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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Chronic Pain Hampers Diabetes Self-Care

    Jan. 14, 2005 -- Treating pain may be a key factor in helping to get diabetes under control. Chronic pain hounds many people with diabetes, making it harder for them to manage their condition through exercise , healthy eating , and medications , a study shows. Sarah Krein, PhD, RN, and colleagues re

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  5. FDA Approves New Pain Reliever

    Jan. 3, 2005 -- The FDA has approved a new pain reliever designed to ease a potentially debilitating type of pain caused by diabetes or shingles. Lyrica is approved for the treatment of pain associated with: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Nerve damage occurs when elevated blood sugar levels are too

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  6. FDA Approves New Pain Reliever.

    Jan. 3, 2005 -- The FDA has approved a new pain reliever designed to ease a potentially debilitating type of pain caused by diabetes or shingles. Lyrica is approved for the treatment of pain associated with: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Nerve damage occurs when elevated blood sugar levels are too

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  7. FDA Approves New Drug for Severe Pain.

    Dec. 29, 2004 -- The FDA yesterday approved Prialt, a new option for treating severe, long-lasting pain in patients who can't tolerate morphine or for whom other pain drugs don't work. Elan, the drug's manufacturer, says Prialt has been tested in patients with various kinds of severe pain. These inc

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  8. FDA Approves New Drug for Severe Pain

    Dec. 29, 2004 -- The FDA yesterday approved Prialt, a new option for treating severe, long-lasting pain in patients who can't tolerate morphine or for whom other pain drugs don't work. Elan, the drug's manufacturer, says Prialt has been tested in patients with various kinds of severe pain. These inc

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  9. Vioxx's Fall No Surprise to Some Doctors

    Oct. 21, 2004 - Earlier this month, drug manufacturer Merck stunned the medical world when it announced it would pull the popular painkiller Vioxx off the market. The decision was based on clinical trial results showing that Vioxx doubles a patient's risks of heart attack and stroke. That risk is sm

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  10. Chiropractic Care May Reduce Surgeries, X-rays

    Oct. 12, 2004 -- Chiropractic care cuts health care costs, a new study shows. The study comes from American Specialty Health Plans Inc. of San Diego. The company provides employers with health insurance coverage for complementary medicine, including chiropractic care and acupuncture. The company com

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