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.

March 13, 2015

An Alliance for Aging Research survey found that consumers want to maintain nonprescription access to acetaminophen. 

March 2, 2015

Pain is proving to be a significant factor when it comes to sleeping patterns of Americans, according to a new poll by the National Sleep Foundation. Those suffering with chronic pain reported an average 42 minute sleep debt, whereas Americans who have experienced acute pain within the past week report a deficit of 14 minutes.

 

February 24, 2015

An American Academy of Neurology study found that people who exhibit a resistance to aspirin may be more likely to have more severe strokes. 

February 18, 2015

Baseball's all-time hits leader Pete Rose visited ECRM's Cough/Cold, Analgesics and Allergy EPPS meeting on Monday in support of Ducere Pharma and its Myoflex pain reliever.

February 13, 2015

KT Tape announced Thursday a new partnership with All-Star and Olympic gold medal basketball guard James Harden.

February 2, 2015

Pete Rose, baseball’s all-time hits leader, is the new spokesperson for the topical muscle, joint and arthritis pain reliever Myoflex, Ducere Pharma announced recently. 

January 27, 2015

Emphasizing the importance of promoting policies that improve patient outcomes and lead to healthier, safer communities, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a statement to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health in lead-up to Tuesday’s hearing titled, “Examining Public Health Legislation to Help Patients and Local Communities.”

January 23, 2015

Kacelia recently launched the Tru-Align body system — a self-care treatment system that is clinically proven to alleviate back and neck pain.

January 14, 2015

More than 1-in-10 patients within the National Cardiovascular Disease Registry’s Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence registry were receiving inappropriate aspirin therapy for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

January 14, 2015

The University of Florida's Pharm.D. program recently released an infographic around the risks associated with acetaminophen use. 

January 9, 2015

NeuroMetrix is making a splash at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show with its launch of Quell, an OTC chronic pain relieving device.

December 11, 2014

Australian Dream is one of those hot external analgesic products that has been growing by greater than 20% across all channels. Drug Store News had an opportunity to dig a little deeper regarding the Nature s Health Connection s Australian Dream product with David Biernbaum of David Biernbaum and Assoc., who represents the product.

December 11, 2014

External analgesics is a category replete with growth brands with a base of $497.8 million across total U.S. multi-outlets, and more than 8.1% in growth for the 52 weeks ended Sept. 7, according to IRI data.

December 9, 2014

From 2009 to 2013, the number of Americans using prescription opiates declined 9.2%, yet both the number of opioid prescriptions filled and the number of days of medication per prescription rose more than 8% in that time period. 

December 8, 2014

The pros of giving healthy women regular low dose aspirin to stave off such serious illness as cancer and heart disease are outweighed by the cons, suggests a large study published online last week in the journal Heart.

November 21, 2014

A study being published in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that people with atrial fibrillation who take NSAIDs may be at risk for serious bleeding or thromboembolisms. 

November 20, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) extended‐release tablets CII, a once‐daily, single‐entity medication formulated using Purdue’s proprietary extended‐release solid oral platform, Resistec.

November 18, 2014

Chattem on Tuesday announced that IcyHot SmartRelief, a drug-free, over-the-counter pain management system, is now available nationwide.

October 27, 2014

Prestige Brands on Monday reiterated that it is expanding its partnership between Goody's and NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

October 23, 2014

Preliminary results of an open-label trial carried Thursday in the journal of Headache and Pain reported that a single treatment with ElectroCore’s hand held non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation device GammaCore, completely resolved 44.8% of migraines within 30 minutes.