It’s time for Tuesday-Newsday! The Featured Blog Post this week is “I Spy With My Little Eye a Life of Chronic Pain,” by Sue Falkner-Wood.
Let Me Know: If you’d like me to watch for articles on your pain condition, just drop me a note in the comments section below.
WARNING: My goal is to provide the most up-to-date news I can, which you can then take to your personal doctor and debate the merits of before you try it. I do not endorse any of the docs, treatments, info, and meds in anything I post nor can I guarantee they are all effective, especially not for everyone. As is the case with any health info, ALWAYS get your doctor's opinion first!
*FDA and CDC ALERT: UPDATE ON MENINGITIS OUTBREAK
Prescription Painkillers not as addictive as feared; Study finds that concerns about the risk of becoming addicted might be "overblown"
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have decided to allow Medicare funds to be used to pay certified registered nurse anesthetists to diagnose and treat chronic pain patients. The American Society of Anesthesiologists is outraged and warns this will jeopardize patient safety and increase the risk of fraud. Nurse Anesthetists applaud the ruling.
The Prescription Drug Shortage Dilemma
In 2012 we're in the midst of a different kind of drug war, fighting to get the ones many people need.
~ To find out if a drug you take is in short supply or if it has become available again you can visit this website and also a second website here
*MIGRAINES and HEADACHES
St. Jude Medical's Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Study Confirms Benefit For Chronic Migraine Patients
*FEMALE PAIN CONDITIONS
New Device Dramatically Reduces Pain in Chronic Pelvic Pain and Interstitial Cystitis Patients, Finds Clinical Study Presented to the International Pelvic Pain Society
*FEATURED BLOG POST
by Sue Falkner-Wood