Category Archives: Pain News

Rebutting Media Hype About Opioids- Pain News

By Angelika Byczkowski Open Letter to the Media: Ever since you started writing about the “Opioid Crisis in America”, you have ignored the millions of us that suffer with serious and incurable, but treatable, pain. You ignore or distort scientific facts and propagate manipulated statistics that conflate pain treatment with addiction. You are being duped…

The “Whole Truth” About Resolving Pain and Opioid Dependency- Pain News

By Stephen Rodrigues, MD Stephen Rodriguez, MD is a pain specialist and author currently writing a book on resolving pain through physical therapy, accupuncture, and holistic methods in an effort to address the source of pain without the necessity of opioid pain killers. When finished, his book will be available at http://drstephenrodrigues.com/index.html. The following is an…

DEA Doesn’t Budget on Marijuana Classification but Relents (A little) on Research- Pain News

By Ed Coghlan If the medical benefits of marijuana are going to be approved by the federal government, it won’t happen while Barack Obama is President. The Drug Enforcement Administration declared marijuana will remain a schedule 1 drug that has “no medical use or purpose” and has a high potential for abuse. It keeps marijuana…

FDA Incentivizing Pharma to Develop Less Abusable Pain Medicines – Pain News

FDA and Pharma commit to balanced solutions to curb addiction, treat pain. By: Sidney H. Schnoll, MD, PhD and Jack Henningfield, PhD With opioid abuse and misuse continuing to be a public health problem in the U.S., there is an urgent need for balanced, commonsense solutions to address this ongoing public health problem without abandoning…

STUDY: Chondroitin + Glucosamine Sulfate No Better Than Placebo for People with Knee Osteoarthritis- Pain News

By Staff Chondroitin sulfate (CS) plus glucosamine sulfate (GS) was shown to be no better than placebo for reducing pain and function impairment for people with knee osteoarthritis, a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology found. Although the use of CS and GS has been recognized since the 1970s, there has been limited data concerning…

Have Fibromyalgia? Study Finds Significant Improvement in Pain Perception, Vitality and Mental Health from Ai Chi Therapy – Pain News

By Staff Ai Chi is a water-based strengthening and relaxation therapy that may help people with fibromyalgia (FM) achieve improved mental and physical health while also increasing quality of life, according to a study published in the July 2016 issue of the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. According to the National Center on Health, Physical…