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.

July 23, 2015

A new coalition has formed to ensure safe access to over-the-counter pain relief remedies. The Protecting Access to Pain Relief Coalition officially launched on June 22 to help ensure that American consumers continue to have access to, and choice of, safe and effective pain relief, including acetaminophen.

July 16, 2015

Hyland’s has launched Hyland’s 4 Kids Bumps ’n Bruises with Arnica, a topical ointment stick that provides safe and effective relief of bruising, pain and swelling with Arnica Montana.

July 15, 2015

Pfizer and the Arthritis Foundation will work togeher on developing educational tools in support of arthritis. 

July 15, 2015

With summer in full swing, natural healthcare product maker Amazing Solutions is highlighting its Pain Spray mist and roll-on products that will help with bug bites, sunburn, minor sports injuries and general soreness.

July 13, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration warns patients that prolonged use of NSAIDs could increase risk of heart attack or stroke. 

July 8, 2015

Aspirin slows down the growth of mesothelioma by blocking the carcinogenic effects of the inflammatory molecule, High-Mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB1).

June 15, 2015

Perfecta Products moves toward positioning the Zim’s Max product line under a single identity, the company announced.

June 2, 2015

GSK and WebMD have partnered on an educational initiative to kick headache pain. 

May 6, 2015

The Arthritis Foundation on Monday realigned its strategic focus to better aligned with consumer advocacy. 

May 6, 2015

The Consumer Pain Advocacy Task Force recently requested the Department of Health and Human Services to begin the budget process for its National Pain Strategy to speed implementation. 

April 29, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Wednesday announced that the Orlando Sentinel published a letter to the editor from NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson that outlines the way pharmacists approach complex prescription pain medication issues. 

March 31, 2015

The drug is Food and Drug Administration-approved to treat opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic, non-cancer pain. 

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.