January 2, 2014

One reason pain patient advocates are so passionate about what they do is because they are pain patients themselves — they know the stigma associated with chronic pain; they know how difficult it can be to access appropriate pain therapy sometimes. That’s the story of Gina Libby, volunteer pain patient advocate who has lived with chronic pain for more than 20 years.

March 28, 2014

DSN recently launched a new microsite, DrugStoreNews.com/Pain-Management, to bring attention to a tragic side of the prescription drug abuse story — one that's not often told. The millions of Americans who live in chronic pain who already find it difficult to access the medications they need may soon find it even more difficult — because proposed changes in regulatory policy are expected to place additional hurdles on their treatment pathway.

March 27, 2014

A study from Wahl Therapeutic Massagers released Thursday found that physical aches and soreness are a real threat to travelers of all ages — 92% of adults 18 years of age and older experience physical pain while traveling.

March 11, 2014

A survey by the National Pain Foundation of more than 300 people who live with chronic pain is shedding light on how chronic pain sufferers are treated by their healthcare providers.

March 7, 2014

BioElectronics, maker of consumer medical devices and drug-free pain therapies, earlier this week announced that it is participating in upcoming consumer educational events and programs as part of an international campaign to discuss alternative pain modalities.

January 17, 2014

Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome typically have widespread chronic pain and fatigue. For those with low vitamin D levels, vitamin D supplements can reduce pain and may be a cost-effective alternative or adjunct to other treatment, reported researchers in the current issue of PAIN.

December 4, 2013

For decades, Radene Marie Cook had two complimentary careers: she was a professional actress, dancer and singer in southern California, and she enjoyed a 16-year run as an on-air radio personality, including time spent as an "on the spot" news and traffic airborne reporter for KFWB in Los Angeles. In January of 2000, she won two broadcast awards for her work.

But on March 16, 2000, all that changed.

December 4, 2013

At 42 years old, Gina Libby has lived with chronic pain for more than 20 years. Yet, it hasn't stopped her from making an impact; she's on the front lines of pain advocacy, using her experience to influence healthcare policy and teach others.

October 3, 2013

A patient may be able to eat all of the ice cream he wants after having his tonsils removed, but researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit say he doesn't necessarily need a prescription to reduce post-operative pain — an over-the-counter pain reliever is just as effective.

May 3, 2013

Women who take low-dose oral contraceptives may be at increased risk of chronic pelvic-pain symptoms and pain during sexual climax, according to a new study.

April 9, 2013

A majority of Americans say chronic pain ranks far below drug addiction as a major health problem, according to a new poll.

February 1, 2013

Men taking long-acting medications for chronic pain are almost five times more likely to have low testosterone levels, according to a new study by Kaiser Permanente.

October 9, 2012

There’s a new option for chronic pain sufferers that ought to spark some growth across external analgesics, including heat and ice packs: Omron’s recently approved ElectroTherapy Pain Relief unit.

March 9, 2012

A Food and Drug Administration panel will meet Monday to discuss a class of drugs designed to treat chronic painful conditions that currently are under development and the safety issues possibly related to the drugs.

October 31, 2011

A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary has sent a regulatory application to the Food and Drug Administration seeking approval for one of its drugs in treating diabetes-related pain.

October 31, 2011

Performance Health this summer expanded its Perform product family with the introduction of Perform Pain Relieving Singles.

October 17, 2011

Archimedes Pharma has launched a new drug for breakthrough cancer pain, the drug maker said Monday.

September 29, 2011

The American Pharmacists Association is marking Pain Awareness Month by encouraging patients to talk with their pharmacists about pain and pain medications they're taking.

September 6, 2011

Overweight people with lower back pain is more intense than people of normal weight with back pain, according to a recent study published in the Sept. 15 issue of Spine.

August 26, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for treating chronic pain, a J&J subsidiary said Friday.

August 18, 2011

Johnson & Johnson has launched several new tools on a website aimed at ensuring patients with pain get the drugs they need while staying safe.

July 25, 2011

Boiron is making headway introducing a whole new natural external pain reliever into the mass outlet, having earlier this year won distribution through Walgreens and Duane Reade of its arnica gel Arnicare.

January 28, 2011

A drug made by Johnson & Johnson may be effective in reducing pain in patients with a complication of diabetes, according to a late-stage clinical study.

November 4, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new usage for a drug used to...