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Pancreatic cancer patients to have routine access to life extending drug after new deal

NICE has recommended nab-paclitaxel for routine NHS use after the company agreed a confidential price discount and provided more evidence on its effectiveness. Nab-paclitaxel, also known as Abraxane, made by Celgene will be routinely available as an option for patients with pancreatic cancer that has progressed. When Abraxane is added to a standard chemotherapy, called gemcibatine...

Gabapentin and pregabalin set to become controlled drugs

Gabapentinoids, like gabapentin and pregabalin, are set to become controlled drugs, after a spike in the number of related deaths. The medication is set to become a ‘Class-C’ controlled medication after evidence has shown a significant increase in the number of related deaths and several studies that have warned healthcare professionals about the adverse effects of...

Addicts purposely hurting pets to get pain meds

By Kim Allen SLINGERLANDS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Reports claim addicts have begun hurting their pets on purpose to get a hold of a pain killer given to animals with arthritis. Veterinarians at The Animal Hospital in Slingerlands said they don’t carry the drug Tramadol in-house because they’re worried addicts will use it for themselves instead of their pets. The U.S....

Low-Dose Naltrexone: A Miracle Therapy for Fibromyalgia, Cancer and Autoimmune Disorders?

By Carolanne Wright A little known therapy is gaining ground in treating some of our most devastating disorders and diseases: low-dose naltrexone (LDN). Originally used to help heroin and opiate addicts overcome their addiction, naltrexone works by attaching to the opioid receptors in the brain, which in turn blocks the “high” of the drugs. But it...

Some People Still Need Opioids

The crackdown on pain medication prescribing is intended to help the addiction crisis—but it’s leaving chronic pain patients in untenable situations. By Stefan Kertesz and Sally Satel On July 26, Todd Graham, 56, a well-respected rehabilitation specialist in Mishawaka, Indiana, lost his life. Earlier that day, a woman complaining of chronic pain had come to Graham’s office in hope of...

This Powerful New Painkiller Could Be The Unexpected Ticket to Replacing Opioids

We desperately need a new drug to treat pain. By MIKE MCRAE Researchers have developed a new class of pain relief that acts on an obscure nerve pathway, opening the way to a medication just as concerns have deepened around the US opioid addiction and overdose epidemic. While any marketable pharmaceutical based on the discovery would still need...

WHEN PAIN MAKES NORMAL EXERCISE IMPOSSIBLE—WITH A GENTLE PASSIVE ALTERNATIVE

Whenever a chronic pain patient reads that they must exercise — and through that pain — it’s not only difficult, and of course painful but we can so easily overdo it, which then leads to a painful flare-up, which can then lead to a set-back. Both of which make the odds of us returning to and regularly...

My Picture is Proof That Healthcare Professionals Lie in Benefit Assessments’

BY JOHN PRING A furious disability benefit claimant has produced what she says is the clearest evidence yet that healthcare professionals working for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are writing dishonest assessment reports. CeaJay Clem, from Gloucestershire, has chronic discoid lupus, which has caused a significant facial disfigurement (pictured). But despite the impact of the condition...

10 Most Powerful Natural Antibiotics Known To Mankind. USA Pain Clinic

The introduction of antibiotics to the field of medicine has saved countless lives, turning serious and life-threatening infections into temporary ones. However, with the millions, if not billions of prescriptions for antibiotic drugs that doctors have filled out over the years there comes a serious price: microorganisms are adapting to our techniques. We now...

6 Dangerous Prescription Drugs You Should Think Twice Before Taking

By medlineplus (NaturalNews) Just because your doctor prescribes it does not necessarily mean it is safe for you to take. Many popular prescription drugs, it turns out, come with the potential for serious side effects, including everything from short-term nausea and headaches to chronic inflammatory myopathy and heart disease or worse. But this important information is often...

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