The FDA announced yesterday, 1/13/11, that they were asking manufacturers of prescription acetaminophen and opioid combination medications to 325 mg. per capsule, tablet or dosage unit, whatever may apply. According to the … [Read more...] about FDA Limits Acetaminophen/Opioid Combination Dosages
Columbia University Medical Center researchers have given many chronic pain patients hope with a patent on a potential new pain drug that focuses on the "on/off" switch to pain that the researchers found 4-years ago in their … [Read more...] about New Chronic Pain Medication May Relieve Pain Without Addiction
Please read the following press release from the Interstitial Cystitis Association and click on the link where indicated to sign the petition. We need our pain medications and they should not be taken from us! Instead of … [Read more...] about Sign Petition To Protect Our Rights to Pain Medications!
A new pain medication is now available to help Interstitial Cystitis patients deal with the pain they suffer from. Nucynta (tapentadol ), an opiate pain medication, has similar strength to Oxycodone but is supposed to be … [Read more...] about New Pain Medication Available For Interstitial Cystitis
Darvocet, Darvon and generics for these have not been banned by the FDA but the prescriptions must include stronger warnings about the potential for overdose and death. The advisory panel was recommending that Darvocet … [Read more...] about FDA Says Darvocet Must Include Stronger Warnings
This week an advisory committee voted to ban prescription pain medications Vicodin and Percocet, and to lower the amounts of Acetaminophen in products that we can currently purchase over the counter (Tylenol, several … [Read more...] about Will Acetaminophen Drugs Be Restricted by the FDA?
I received this message via Facebook from my friend Carolyn Noel of the American Pain Foundation. This is very serious and will affect many of us with chronic pain conditions if the FDA gets their way. Please read and do … [Read more...] about APF Urges you to read this alert and TAKE ACTION TODAY Regarding Pain Medications
A cheap drug that has been around for 30 years, known as naltrexone, may be the latest answer to Fibromyalgia pain sufferers. Researchers at Stanford University have reported that a small study using naltrexone, typically a … [Read more...] about Addiction Drug May Help Fibromyalgia Pain
The FDA has released a document that discusses safety concerns with different types of painkillers - this includes both prescription and over-the-counter pain meds. It discusses different types of pain relievers, their active … [Read more...] about FDA Offers Guidance for the Safe Use of Pain Medicine
Yesterday I read a very good article written by a doctor regarding the issues surrounding doctors prescribing prescription pain medications and why it is getting harder for chronic pain patients to get them. After reading … [Read more...] about A Doctor’s Point of View: War On Drugs In The Doctor’s Office