Tag: pain (pain management)

The Ally in the Waiting Room

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. We think of a patient’s recovery happening in multiple locations –...

Relugolix Combo Effective for Uterine Fibroids Through 1 Year

A combination therapy using the experimental drug relugolix was effective in treating pain and heavy bleeding from uterine fibroids for a full year, according to...

Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   In late March, shortly after New York state closed nonessential...

Late-Stage Lyme Disease and Psychiatric Illness: Final Verdict?

Lyme neuroborreliosis (LN), a late-stage manifestation of Lyme disease, is not associated with an increased risk of developing serious psychiatric illness, results of a large,...

FDA Issues New NSAIDs Warning for Second Half of Pregnancy

The US Food and Drug Administration released new warnings today that most nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) carry an elevated risk for kidney complications in an...

Positive Topline Results for New Cervical Dystonia Treatment

DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection for treatment for cervical dystonia met the primary and all secondary endpoints in the phase 3 ASPEN-1 study, according to topline results...

Pain Pill Abuse Higher in Adolescent CBD Oil Users

Adolescent users of cannabidiol (CBD) oil are far more likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors ― such as illegally taking prescription pain medications ― than...

Weight Loss in Obesity May Stall Neuropathy Progress

Among obese people with polyneuropathy, significant weight loss appears to halt progression of the painful condition while improving some key measures, a new study suggests....

‘Overwhelming Evidence’ FDA’s Opioid Approval Process Is Shoddy

Despite the ongoing epidemic of misuse, overuse, and diversion of opioids, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set a low bar for approval...

Tough to Tell COVID From Smoke Inhalation Symptoms

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The patients walk into Dr. Melissa Marshall’s community clinics in Northern...

Reworked OxyContin Fails to Cut Overall Abuse, FDA Panel Says

The long-awaited post-marketing studies of the abuse-deterrent formulation (ADF) of OxyContin (Perdue Pharma L.P.) received mixed reviews from a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Multiple Sclerosis Prodrome Holds Promise of Earlier Diagnosis

“It is time that the prodromal phase of multiple sclerosis is formally recognized.” That was the conclusion of Helen Tremlett, PhD, delivering the opening plenary...

Hazardous Air Pollutants Make COVID-19 More Serious

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. This article was produced in partnership with The Times-Picayune and The...

The Long Road to a PsA Prevention Trial

About one-third of all patients with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a condition that comes with a host of vague symptoms and no definitive...

Resident Who Sent Anti-Semitic Tweets Barred From Medicine

A first-year resident who was fired in 2018 from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio after her anti-Semitic tweets were discovered has now permanently lost her...

When Viruses Collide: Flu Season During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The medical community is about to find out how prepared it...

Some COVID-19 Symptoms Last for Months, Study Finds

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A British study says many coronavirus patients suffer symptoms such as...

Novel Oral Drug Improves Sunlight Tolerance

Dersimelagon, a novel once-daily oral selective melanocortin-1 receptor agonist, significantly boosted sunlight tolerance in patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria in a multicenter, phase 2, randomized trial,...

How Gutting and Muzzling Public Health Fueled COVID Fire

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On a sweltering July morning, Rose Wilson struggled...

Opioid Use Reduced by 20%, but What About Patients With Cancer?

Regulations to curb opioid abuse might be blocking legitimate access by cancer patients who need opioids for pain, according to a review of Medicare prescription...

NBA Star in the Orlando Bubble

Editor’s Note: This transcript from the August 20 episode of the Blood & Cancer podcast has been edited for clarity. Click this link to listen...

New Guidelines Recommend Topicals for Musculoskeletal Injuries

Opioids don’t belong on the menu for managing acute pain from non–low back musculoskeletal injuries, except in cases of severe injury or when first-line therapies...

Appendix May Be Common Site of Endometriosis

Among women who have a coincidental appendectomy during surgery for chronic pelvic pain or endometriosis, about 15% have appendiceal endometriosis confirmed by pathological examination, according...

Woman Is First in US to Get Second Face Transplant

BOSTON (AP) — For the second time in a decade, a New Hampshire woman has a new face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton underwent a second face...

CMS Seeks Feedback on Electronic Opioid Prescribing Rules

Federal officials are seeking comments about challenges clinicians may face in meeting a January 1, 2021, deadline for electronic submission of prescriptions for opioids covered...