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FDA May Require Opioids Be Packaged in ‘Blister Packs

By Pat Anson The Food and Drug Administration may soon require some opioid pain medications to be packaged in “blister packs” to limit the number of pills that can be prescribed and dispensed at one time. “This is something we’ve been looking at for some time. And it is gaining some traction inside the agency as...

‘We’re not all drug addicts’ — The plight of chronic pain patients during the opioid epidemic

BY JANICE ALLEN We’ve all had ice cream headaches. Picture that 24 hours a day," he told FOX 17 News. "It feels like your head's literally going to explode from the inside out." Debilitating headaches have crippled his livelihood; the result of a bad car crash nearly 10 years ago. At the time, VanEtten was working in the...

FDA moves to kick prescription painkiller off the market

By Carter Sherman The Federal Drug Agency took an unprecedented step in the fight against the opioid epidemic Thursday, asking a drug manufacturer to pull one of its painkillers from the market. But while the FDA is trumpeting the move as essential, experts argue that it will likely have very little impact on the opioid crisis,...

A big change has just been made to benefits for sick and disabled people, starting today

People with "a severe, lifelong disability, illness or health condition" who are unlikely to ever work again are exempted from being reassessed for benefits Debbie Abrahams speaks on effects of 'unfair disability assessments' The government is accused of an "outrageous broken promise" after announcing thousands of life-long sick and disabled people will no longer face cruel...

Raynaud’s phenomenon – what to look out for! Early signs and symptoms of Raynaud’s phenomenon. Now updated with reader’s stories!

Raynaud’s phenomenon is not a well-known medical condition so we felt that it would be useful to write a blog which could help raise awareness.  Also we hope that this will provide people who have Raynaud’s phenomenon with an opportunity to share their experiences of the illness. Simply put, Raynaud’s phenomenon is when the supply...

Radiofrequency Neurotomy for Facet and Sacroiliac Joint Pain

A radiofrequency neurotomy is a type of injection procedure used to treat facet joint pain or sacroiliac joint pain caused by arthritis or other degenerative changes, or from an injury. Watch: Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy Video In this procedure, a heat lesion is created on certain nerves with the goal of interrupting the pain signals to the brain, thus eliminating pain. The terms...

Stop Calling Your Drug Addiction A Disease

BY:Brianna Lyman Drug addiction has increasingly become more problematic over the last few years, with the opioid epidemic tearing apart families and leaving communities vulnerable to drug dealers and violence. Addiction treatment has become more widely available, and the stereotypes surrounding addicts have definitely changed. However, one thing remains constant, and that is addicts and enablers...

Drug Deaths in America Are Rising Faster Than Ever

New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year. UPDATE The first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths shows roughly 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2016. AKRON, Ohio — Drug overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeded 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States,...

Cushing’s Syndrome: How to Diagnose and Treat Cushing’s

BY:Tiffany Vance-Huffman A 2010 article in U.K.’s Daily Mail by Glenys Roberts unveiled much of the mystery surrounding the death of Elvis Presley. In addition to migraines, an enlarged heart, arthritis, and much more, Roberts added, “Hospital tests established that Elvis had hepatitis, an enlarged liver ( possibly from painkillers) and Cushing’s syndrome. The last was a...

How to Treat Stomatitis

BY:Wyatt Redd Stomatitis is a medical term that basically just means an inflamed mouth. And that’s something that everyone has probably experienced at one point or another. But there are a lot of different things that can cause stomatitis, and just as many different ways to treat it. And regardless of what’s causing your mouth pain,...


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