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  1. More Legal Power Could Help FDA Safety Effort

    March 1, 2005 -- A top FDA official says the agency took too long to add safety warnings to the now-recalled pain killer Vioxx. She says officials need more legal authority in order to force manufacturers to change drug labels and conduct safety studies in the future. The statements come as Congress

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  2. Heat Wrap Soothes Knee Pain

    April 1, 2005 (Boston) -- Low-level heat wraps are better at relieving knee pain than acetaminophen and provide more flexibility than ibuprofen, say pain specialists. With the recent warnings about the potential dangers of chronic use of oral pain medications, oral pain medications, doctors and pati

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  3. Despite Risks, Pain Relievers Given OK

    Feb. 18, 2005 - An FDA advisory panel says the arthritis drug Vioxx can return to the market and sister drugs Celebrex and Bextra should stay. But experts say these drugs -- members of a group called Cox-2 inhibitors -- should carry strict warnings that they can raise the risk of heart attacks and s

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  4. Pain Relievers: Questions & Answers

    Feb. 18, 2005 -- After three days of meetings, an expert FDA panel has recommended that the pain relievers Bextra and Celebrex, also called Cox-2 drugs, remain on the market. They also recommended that Vioxx be allowed back on the market. WebMD turned to arthritis expert William Shiel, MD, chief med

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  5. Group Calls for Ibuprofen Warnings

    Feb. 15, 2005 -- A group of doctors and families called on federal regulators Tuesday to warn the public that Advil and similar drugs can cause rare but potentially fatal skin reactions. The group filed a petition with the FDA asking it to order on-label warnings on products containing ibuprofen, th

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  6. Steroids May Beat Surgery for Carpal Tunnel

    Feb. 3, 2005 - Steroid injections may be more effective than surgery for short-term relief of painful carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, according to a new study. Researchers compared the effectiveness of steroid injections vs. surgery in relieving the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome over the cours

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  7. FDA Clears Generic Version of Pain Patch

    Feb. 2, 2005 -- The FDA has approved the first generic version of the Duragesic Patch to treat people with severe chronic pain that cannot be managed with alternative pain killers. The generic version will be sold under the name Fentanyl Transdermal System. The approval will likely result in substan

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  8. FDA Clears Generic Version of Pain Patch.

    Feb. 2, 2005 -- The FDA has approved the first generic version of the Duragesic Patch to treat people with severe chronic pain that cannot be managed with alternative pain killers. The generic version will be sold under the name Fentanyl Transdermal System. The approval will likely result in substan

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  9. Brain Knows Imagined Pain

    Feb. 1, 2005 -- Both real and imagined pain will register very similarly in the brain, new research shows. Yet the brain accurately translates which experience is real and which isn't. Recent studies have shown that pain-related areas of the brain can be activated without any injury -- only through

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  10. Chronic Pain More Devastating to the Young

    Jan. 28, 2005 -- Chronic pain hurts worse when you're young, a U.S. study shows. "Older people may feel that pain is just something that you deal with, perhaps because they were raised in a time when pain was not addressed in the way we deal with it today, or because they feel that pain is just a no

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