April 24, 2014

As part of the launch of DSN’s new microsite, DrugStoreNews.com/Pain-Management, DSN had the opportunity to speak with Carmen Catizone, executive director of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, regarding a new initiative that the association is spearheading to address the current patient access problem when it comes to pain management pharmaceuticals.

January 23, 2014

In a recent report, 59News explored how DEA regulations on pain medications can limit a pharmacy's supply, preventing patients from obtaining their medications.

January 8, 2014

News stories about doctor shopping and prescription pad pilfering in pursuit of a pain-pill induced high have become commonplace, prompting many legislators and regulators to consider further restrictions on pain medicines like hydrocodone compounds. But there may be a story that’s not being told — that the patients who suffer from chronic pain and need that hydrocodone to reclaim their lives are being stigmatized. The prevalence of pain pill abuse has left in its wake as many as 116 million legitimate pain sufferers who are finding it more difficult to access their therapies.

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.

December 8, 2016

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- The Kline Group on Wednesday addressed the impact new wearable OTC devices such as TENS pain-relieving units are having on the category in its latest blog. "As consumers are increasingly demanding more features from these devices, such as being lightweight, easy-to-wear, portable, and most importantly affordable, this segment is expected to continue to thrive," noted Marcela Chifu, marketing executive Kline Group. "While the self-care devices market is still in the nascent stage, it will be interesting to see how it evolves in the following years. ... [T]his market has great potential to become consumers’ next top alternative to traditional nonprescription drugs." (Kline Group)

November 8, 2016

4Jointz is a topical pain reliever combining natural allantoin present in a standardized comfrey extract with tannic acid and eucalyptus oil as part of an herbal formula.

November 2, 2016

In 2014, GM Pharmaceuticals partnered with H-E-B to bring a full line of more than a dozen multi-symptom relief liquid OTC formulas to market.

October 25, 2016

The homeopathic blend of ingredients follow the guidelines of The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United State and is recommended by both by primary care physicians and OBGYNs, the company stated.

August 29, 2016

The survey of nearly 1,300 U.S. adults found that when deciding which OTC pain reliever to take, consumers place the most value on how effectively and quickly the medicine will relieve their pain.

August 12, 2016

Through alternating periods of TENS and Heat, or TENS alone, six pre-set body pain modes, three massage modes and 20 intensity levels can be used on multiple pains throughout the body, Omron noted.

August 10, 2016

Biofreeze Pain Reliever is a safe and effective pain relief alternative because it is non-systemic, non-narcotic and contains no NSAIDs, salicylates or addictive substances.

August 9, 2016

ThermalMAX heat packs deliver customers optimal heat therapy for over 2 hours, which will deliver a new level of long lasting, wearable therapy to consumers in need of deep heat therapy.

August 8, 2016

CopperFixx, a homeopathic remedy also formulated with Arnica, helps assist in reducing aches and pains, in rebuilding new connective tissue and increasing blood circulation and in reducing swelling and inflammation.

July 14, 2016

Aleve Direct Therapy is indicated for the temporary relief of pain associated with sore and aching muscles in the lower back due to strain from exercise or normal household and work activities.

June 22, 2016

There are 38 million migraine sufferers in the U.S., and 75% report that weather pressure changes trigger their attacks, and Cirrus Healthcare Products' new app is looking to help people #killmigraines. 

June 20, 2016

To help clinicians and patients make informed decisions about aspirin use, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a new, free, mobile app, "Aspirin-Guide" that calculates both the cardiovascular disease risk score and the bleeding risk score for an individual patient, and helps clinicians decide which patients are appropriate candidates for the use of low-dose aspirin (75 to 81 mg daily).

June 9, 2016

MigraineX provides relief for migraine and headache symptoms in 81% of sufferers when paired with regular migraine medication, according to data from a clinical study conducted by Princeton Consumer Research.

June 6, 2016

A CHPA survey found that the number of consumers who understand that exceeding the recommended daily dose of acetaminophen may lead to liver damage has increased from 78% in 2010 to 87% in 2013. 

June 1, 2016

Gaps in products on the market, especially those in packaging appealing to children, helped Hyland’s revamp existing products and create new products.

April 27, 2016

Aspergum is a chewable aspirin product indicated to soothe sore throats, control fevers and provide all over pain relief.  

April 20, 2016

Hyland's helps marathoners be 'Boston Strong' by supplying Leg Cramps products in all pre-race, on-course and post-race medical tents.

April 12, 2016
Oska Pulse is selling for a suggested retail price of $399.
April 7, 2016

In 2014, 123 million prescriptions were filled for NSAIDs in the U.S., and it is reported that one-third of the general population have used OTC NSAIDs. 

April 6, 2016

The Migraine Experience is the first simulator designed to give non-sufferers the chance to safely experience symptoms of a migraine including disorientation, aura, sensitivity to light and blurred vision.