How Common Is Unintentional Cannabis Ingestion?
Discussion “[Cannabis] is a genus of flowering plant with three main varieties: sativa, indica and ruderalis.” It has been used for hundreds of years for hemp or fiber and also for psychoactive and medicinal effects. The active compounds are collectively called cannabinoids, of which delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most abundant. The floral buds or calyxes of the plant have the most cannabinoids, but other parts of the plant are also used such as leaves. Hash oil, hashish (or resin) and marijuana (dried leaves) are the common products from strongest to least strongest products. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 11, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Gabapentin Plus Opioids for Chronic Pain?
(MedPage Today) -- Small study shows no superiority over opioids alone (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 10, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Patient with Chronic Pancreatitis, Requesting Demerol
A 47 y/o woman with cirrhosis, HCV, and chronic pancreatitis requests Demerol for the worst abdominal pain she has ever had. What's your diagnosis?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 10, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

3 common types of chronic wounds
  How do you know if your wound is chronic? The severity of your injury, as well as complications that cause significant delays in healing, are common indicators. There are also certain kinds of wounds that often end up high on the chronic scale. Here are the three most common types of chronic wounds: Infectious wounds, surgical sites and ulcers are among the most common chronic wounds. 1. Infectious wounds When infection causes significant delays in healing, the wound often becomes chronic. According to Wound Care Centers, typical signs of chronic infectious wounds include bad odors, pus drainage, dead ti...
Source: Advanced Tissue - March 7, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound Infection chronic wounds Source Type: news

Menopause Symptoms Linked to Chronic Pain in Midlife
THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 -- Menopause symptoms are associated with chronic pain among midlife female veterans, according to a study published online March 4 in Menopause. Carolyn J. Gibson, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the San Francisco VA Health Care System,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease Patients
Title: AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/7/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 7, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

New target for chronic pain relief confirmed by scientists
(Hiroshima University) A research group at Hiroshima University observed a potential new target for chronic pain treatment. Further research using this receptor could lead to new, more effective drugs to use in pain-relieving treatment for chronic pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 7, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Health-care providers say CDC’s opioid guidelines are harming pain patients
In a letter to the government health agency, more than 300 caregivers contend that people in chronic pain are being denied the medication they need. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease Patients
WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Medication options can be limited for people with chronic kidney disease, which is why they often get prescribed opioids to help manage pain. But new research finds that opioids could... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Menopause symptoms nearly double the risk of chronic pain
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) In addition to the other health conditions affected by estrogen, it has also been shown to affect pain sensitivity. This finding was the basis of a study of more than 200,000 records from the Veterans Health Administration that demonstrated a link between menopause symptoms and chronic pain. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Conditioned pain modulation in sexual assault survivors - Hellman N, Sturycz CA, Lannon EW, Kuhn BL, G üereca YM, Toledo TA, Payne MF, Huber FA, Demuth M, Palit S, Shadlow JO, Rhudy JL.
Sexual assault (SA) is associated with increased risk for chronic pain, but the mechanisms for this relationship are poorly understood. To explore whether disrupted descending inhibition is involved, this study used a conditioned pain modulation (CPM) task... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing Carpal Tunnel
Title: Health Tip: Preventing Carpal TunnelCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 4, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Medical Pot: An Elixir for the Elderly?
Title: Medical Pot: An Elixir for the Elderly?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 1, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

tramadol and acetaminophen (Ultracet)
Title: tramadol and acetaminophen (Ultracet)Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/18/2004 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 1, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

FDA OKs Accurian Nerve Ablation Platform for Chronic Pain FDA OKs Accurian Nerve Ablation Platform for Chronic Pain
The minimally invasive ablative procedure destroys small areas of nerve tissue to stop it from sending pain signals, thereby reducing pain, Medtronic says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on opioids in the the UK: poverty and pain | Editorial
These painkillers don ’t work against chronic pain. The UK must find alternatives to help sufferers in deprived areasPeople in Blackpool are twice as likely as the inhabitants of Wokingham to die before they are 70. Arecent paper which measured the distribution of opioids not by the number of prescriptions, but in equivalent units of morphine, found that NHS prescriptions of opioid painkillers have been generally rising in England and Wales, but have risen most in the north of England and more in poorer areas. Blackpool, again,tops the list. In part this is because poverty is correlated with chronic physical pain: bo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Opioids Poverty Social exclusion Society Drugs Science Opioids crisis US news NHS Health GPs Doctors Conservatives Politics Austerity Economics Business Source Type: news

Medical Pot: An Elixir for the Elderly?
THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 -- Your grandparents'chronic aches and pains might best be eased with a little weed, a new study suggests. Not only did folks over 75 who took medical marijuana report less pain, their use of pot-based capsules, tinctures... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medtronic launches Grafton DBM in Japan
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it launched its Grafton demineralized bone matrix bone grafting product in Japan. The Fridley, Minn.-based company touted the Grafton DBM as the first and only demineralized bone matrix product available in Japan, having won clearance from the country’s PMDA last August. The newly launched Grafton DBM is a bone graft extender, bone graft substitute and bone void filler intended for use in bony voids or gaps in the skeletal system. The company added that the Grafton DBM has consistently high osteoconductivity scores and that it is the “most utilized and scientifically-st...
Source: Mass Device - February 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Orthopedics Spinal Medtronic Source Type: news

Could medical marijuana help grandma and grandpa with their ailments?
Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have symptoms like pain, sleep disorders or anxiety due to chronic conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, neuropathy, spinal cord damage and multiple sclerosis, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Pain Medications (Narcotics)
Title: Pain Medications (Narcotics)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 28, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Could medical marijuana help grandma and grandpa with their ailments?
(American Academy of Neurology) Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have symptoms like pain, sleep disorders or anxiety due to chronic conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, neuropathy, spinal cord damage and multiple sclerosis, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4-10, 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mindfulness-based stress reduction may help ease chronic pain
(Reuters Health) - People with chronic pain may experience as much of a decline in symptoms with mindfulness-based stress-reduction training as they do with cognitive behavioral therapy, a small research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sugar high: the yeast that can be used to brew cannabis, not beer
Scientists develop GM strain that can produce cannabinoid compounds with addition of sugarScientists in California have developed a strain of yeast that can be used to brew cannabis extract rather than beer.With just the addition of sugar, the genetically modified yeast fermented to produce pure cannabinoid compounds including mind-altering THC and the non-psychoactive CBD, which is used medically to treat conditions including chronic pain and childhood epilepsy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Cannabis Science US news World news Higher education Drugs California Source Type: news

Nervous about needles? FDA OKs Janssen injection device for the squeamish
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday granted marketing approval to Janssen Pharmaceutical Co.'s Tremfya One-Press, a patient-controlled injector designed for people with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. Tremfya is Horsham-based Janssen Biotech's biologic treatment approved by the FDA in 2017 for psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory disorder that results in the overproduction of skin cells. The condition causes raised, inflamed, red lesions or plaques — which can result in physical pain and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA clears Medtronic Accurian RF nerve ablation device
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Accurian radiofrequency nerve ablation device for treating chronic pain. “Medtronic has a long-established track record of bringing to market improved options to support clinicians with state-of-the-art technology, like the Accurian RF ablation system, which was designed for consistency and efficiency,” pain therapies president Dr. Marshall Stanton said in prepared remarks. “Medtronic is committed to advancing the treatment of pain as we introduce new options to help patients throughout the care continuum.” “The ...
Source: Mass Device - February 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Medtronic Source Type: news

Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Title: Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)Category: MedicationsCreated: 6/3/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 27, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Study reveals the structure of the 2nd human cannabinoid receptor
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) There are two cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) in the human body that can be targeted to alleviate certain pathological conditions, including chronic pain. Researchers from managed to obtain the crystal structure of CB2. While the CB1 receptors are responsible for psychoactive effects, the CB2 receptors are predominantly present in the immune system. Studies indicate that CB2 is a promising target for immunotherapy, as well as treating inflammatory and neuropathic pain, and neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA takes fresh look at whether opioids are effective for chronic pain
But a critic says the agency has all the information it needs to curb long-term use of the addictive painkillers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Effect of chronic low back pain and post-traumatic stress disorder on the risk for separation from the US Army - Benedict TM, Singleton MD, Nitz AJ, Shing TL, Kardouni JR.
INTRODUCTION: Co-morbid post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and low back pain (LBP) are common reasons for increased disability in the Veteran communities. Medical discharge from the military represents a considerable financial cost to society. Little is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

People with chronic pain are coping with the help of Pinterest, new study reveals
(Virginia Commonwealth University) A new study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University that analyzed 502 posts on Pinterest about chronic pain revealed that the social media platform is helping people with chronic pain cope by sharing self-care and pain-management tips, venting about their pain's severity, and supporting others who are similarly suffering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Pendulum Has Swung Too Far The Pendulum Has Swung Too Far
Primary care providers weigh in on the ethics of treating chronic pain in an era of growing restrictions on use of opioids.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Study: FPs Who Learn Acupuncture Prescribe Fewer Opioids
A recently published survey of family physicians found that those who received training in acupuncture prescribed fewer opioids to patients with chronic noncancer pain than those without acupuncture training. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 21, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Fell Short in Preventing Fentanyl Abuse Crisis, Report Claims
Title: FDA Fell Short in Preventing Fentanyl Abuse Crisis, Report ClaimsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 20, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Most Hip, Knee Replacements Last Decades, Study Finds
Title: Most Hip, Knee Replacements Last Decades, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 20, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Bioness StimRouter(R) Neuromodulation System Receives European CE Mark Approval for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder (OAB)
FDA-Approved StimRouter Continues to Improve the Lives of Chronic Pain Patients in the United States VALENCIA, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Bioness, Inc., the leading provider of state-of-the-art, clinically suppor... Devices, Neurology, Urology, Regulatory Bioness, StimRouter, Neuromodulation, Overactive Bladder (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer and Lilly Announce Top-line Results From Phase 3 Study of Tanezumab in Chronic Low Back Pain
NEW YORK and INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 19, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced positive top-line results from a Phase 3 study evaluating tanezumab in patients with modera... Biopharmaceuticals Eli Lilly, Pfizer, tanezumab, low back pain (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer-Lilly drug shown to help reduce back pain in late-stage trial
A non-opioid painkiller developed by Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Co succeeded in reducing chronic low back pain when used in a stronger dose, results from a late-stage study showed on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Higher dose of Pfizer-Lilly drug helps reduce back pain in study
Pfizer and Eli Lilly said on Tuesday that a higher dose of their non-opioid drug tanezumab succeeded in reducing chronic low back pain in patients in a late-stage clinical study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exploring anxiety sensitivity in the relationship between pain intensity and opioid misuse among opioid-using adults with chronic pain - Rogers AH, Shepherd JM, Orr MF, Bakhshaie J, McHugh RK, Zvolensky MJ.
Opioid misuse is a significant public health problem. Chronic pain is one highly prevalent factor that is strongly associated with increased risk for opioid misuse. Anxiety sensitivity (fear of anxiety related physical sensations) is an individual differen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prescription painkillers found to worsen chronic pain, generating more demand for the same drugs
(Natural News) The opioid epidemic that is currently plaguing the United States is no longer a secret; millions of citizens across the nation are struggling with an addiction to the prescription painkillers. One of the primary defenses for these often-harmful drugs is that so many people take them to relieve unyielding and insufferable pain. But... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One size does NOT fit all when it comes to medicine: Genetic study finds wide variation in risk of addiction when opioids are used for chronic pain
(Natural News) Chronic pain often pushes people to use opioid painkillers such as morphine and Vicodin, which may leave sufferers with an increased risk of prescription opioid addiction. Millions of Americans see their doctors for chronic pains, and doctors, in turn, resolve to prescribe these medications for immediate relief. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nevro files patent infringement suit against Stimwave
Nevro (NYSE:NVRO) said today that it filed a patent infringement suit against Stimwave alleging that the company infringed on patents related to Nevro’s Senza system and HF10 therapy. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware yesterday, seeks preliminary and permanent injunctive relief against further infringement as well as damages and attorney’s fees, Redwood City, Calif.-based Nevro said. “Nevro was founded in 2006 to develop meaningful advances in the treatment of chronic pain to improve patients’ lives. Intellectual property is the basis for innov...
Source: Mass Device - February 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Patent Infringement Nevro Corp. Source Type: news

Nevro Files Lawsuit for Patent Infringement Against Stimwave in the U.S.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 15, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO), a global medical device company that is providing innovative evidence-based solutions for the treatment of chronic pain, today announced that it has... Devices, Litigation Nevro Corp, Stimwave Technologies, Senza system, HF10 therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Social Representations of Chronic Pain in Media and Film Social Representations of Chronic Pain in Media and Film
This study explored how chronic pain has been represented in several distinct social sources: newspaper articles, memes, video blogs, and film.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

More U.S. adults reporting chronic pain, study says
U.S. adults are seeking treatment for chronic pain more than ever, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Webinar To Assist Applicants for Grants To Study Specific Cannabis Components
Interested in an NCCIH grant opportunity to identify and develop novel strategies– like cannabinoids– to treat acute and chronic pain? Read this blog post and learn more here. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: David Shurtleff, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Pain Patients to Congress: CDC's Opioid Guideline Is Hurting Us
(MedPage Today) -- Has stoked " climate of fear " leading to inadequate treatment of chronic pain (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

He Ate a 'Pot Lollipop' -- and a Heart Attack Soon Followed
Title: He Ate a 'Pot Lollipop' -- and a Heart Attack Soon FollowedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 12, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

The relationship between parental responses to pain, pain catastrophizing, and adolescent sleep in adolescents with chronic pain - Puzino K, Guite JW, Moore M, Lewen MO, Williamson AA.
This study examines linkages between protective parental responses to pain (PPRP), pain catastrophizing, and adolescent sleep difficulties. Participants included 121 adolescents with chronic musculoskeletal pain and their parents. PPRP were significantly r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news