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.

September 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new dosage strength for a chronic pain patch made by Purdue Pharma, the drug maker said Tuesday.

September 13, 2013

Companies that make long-acting opioid painkillers will be required to conduct studies to assess their safety, while use of the drugs will be restricted, under new requirements from the Food and Drug Administration.

September 10, 2013

More than half of arthritis sufferers are in search of information on natural remedies, according to a recent 2013 National Arthritis Index, a survey of more than 4,500 people concerned about the condition.

September 10, 2013

Pfizer Consumer recently launched its Advil Film Coated tablets, and the first-to-market formulation marks the debut of Advil Ion Core Technology in the United States.

September 3, 2013

HoMedics on Tuesday announced the launch of its Rapid Relief Electronic Pain Relief Pad, a wireless, portable Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) device to be sold over the counter.

August 12, 2013

Moberg Pharma AB announced its U.S. launch of Kerasal NeuroCream, an over-the-counter pain relieving foot cream.

July 30, 2013

Hisamitsu America, the manufacturer of Salonpas, an OTC pain patch that is FDA approved and clinically proven, announced the launch of Salonpas Deep Relieving Gel, a topical analgesic solution.

July 29, 2013

Actavis hopes to become the first to market a generic drug for treating chronic pain, the company said.

July 18, 2013

According to the Administration on Aging, the United States is similar to many other countries in the developed world — and even a few in the developing world — in that the population is getting older.

July 17, 2013

New, abuse-deterrent formulations of two opioid painkillers have not necessarily reduced doctors' unease with prescribing them, according to a new study.

June 17, 2013

Nina Shamayeva, owner of Austin Pharmacy in Forest Hills, N.Y., is launching a health initiative aimed at adults to "Help America be Pain-Free."

June 10, 2013

Prestige Brands on Monday announced the launch of Goody's Headache Relief Shot. The product combines the pain relievers acetaminophen and caffeine in a fast-acting, single-dose liquid.

May 2, 2013

The vast majority of mothers experience pain throughout their bodies, according to a new survey.

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.

March 18, 2013

Galena Biopharma has purchased rights to a treatment for breakthrough cancer pain from a Swedish drug maker, Galena said Monday.

March 8, 2013

With private label across analgesics up an estimated 11.3% to $1.7 billion, retailers are going to need to make some tough decisions as two internal analgesic powerhouses — McNeil's Tylenol and Novartis' Excedrin — make their way back onto market after respective recalls.

March 8, 2013

Omron recently charged analgesic aisles with a new pain relief option.

March 4, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory application for a new painkiller from Iroko Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said.

February 28, 2013

Homeopathic analgesic manufacturer Vireo Systems released a study finding that seniors over the age of 75 were six times more likely to suffer side effects associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

February 26, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for postmenopausal women who experience pain during sex.

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.

January 25, 2013

Wellco Brands on Thursday launched Healerz for Noses, a pain relief cream to soothe the skin under the nose that becomes irritated during cold and allergy season.

January 7, 2013

Topical pain relievers may be better suited for joint pain, according to a report published in the January 2013 issue of the Harvard Men's Health Watch.