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Headaches in Pregnancy: When to Worry

Based on a new study published in Neurology, researchers have developed the first clinical recommendations for making diagnostic decisions regarding headaches in pregnant women.

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Long-Term Pain Relief With New Therapy

Patients who received a novel high frequency form of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy experienced significantly greater, long-term relief for both chronic back and leg pain, when compared to a traditional low frequency form of SCS therapy.

Inhaled Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain

Inhaled cannabis had a significant effect on neuropathic pain that appears to be dose-dependent, in the first published research on cannabinoids for painful diabetic neuropathy in humans.

Exercise or Surgery for Knee Pain?

Arthroscopic surgery to relieve chronic knee pain in middle-aged and older patients is only temporarily effective and might be harmful.

Smokers Need More Anesthesia During Surgery

Smokers and patients exposed to secondhand smoke may require more anesthesia and opioids during surgery than nonsmokers.

First Combo Rx for Adolescent Migraines

Pernix announced that the FDA has approved Treximet (sumatriptan, naproxen sodium) for use in patients aged ≥12 for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura.

Abuse-Deterrent Opioid's Effect on Prescribing, Overdoses

Rates of both prescription opioid overdoses and dispensing of prescription opioid pain relievers dropped substantially after the introduction of abuse-deterrent extended-release oxycodone HCI (OxyContin; Purdue Pharma), according to an article in JAMA Internal Medicine.


Acetaminophen Tablets Recalled Due to Dosage Mislabeling

Medline Industries announced the initiation of a voluntary recall of uncoated compressed acetaminophen 500mg tablets at the consumer level due to incorrect labeling.

Supartz FX Injection Launched for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

Bioventus announced the launch of Supartz FX (hyaluronic acid) for the management of knee osteoarthritis pain.

Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain

Patients and loved ones find greater comfort spending final days together in familiar place

Younger Women Experience Less Pain Relief With Opioids - But Why?

A new study in the Journal of Women's Health has found that younger women are less likely to experience pain relief with long-term use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain compared to men of the same age.

Rehab Not Necessary for Uncomplicated Ankle Fracture

Australian research shows similar results for either rehab program or advice only

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