Time for Tuesday-Newsday! The Featured Blog Post this week is, "Being chronically ill or in pain can feel like a full-time job," by Toni Bernhard.
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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!
*MENINGITIS OUTBREAK NEWS
*NEW CONTAMINATION RECALL
“At least thirteen hospitals in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania (are involved in this recall)...”
note from Shannon: "They think they are doing a good thing with this bill. But to block access to any drug could prevent patients who cannot tolerate side effects or don’t have optimal results from the tamper-proof rx from from getting the relief they need and deserve."
*CHRONIC PAIN NEWS
Read part two HERE
*CENTRAL PAIN SYNDROME
CPS: The Rare Neurological Disease That Often Goes Undiagnosed, But It Is More Common than You Might Think
Survey Highlights Perception Differences Between Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Patients and Healthcare Providers
1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD: Women who are younger, black or Asian at highest risk for short-term symptoms of stress disorder
There is an effort underway in many states to pass legislation to ensure that this does not happen. It will require you and your physician to be notified in order to substitute your biologic for a biosimilar. We believe we have the right know what medications we are taking. Do you live in one of these states and take a biologic? Do you want to help us ensure we know what drugs we are taking? If so, contact Allen Todd at: firstname.lastname@example.org for info on how you can help. Read more about the legislation HERE.
Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Seem to Increase Risk of Shingles: But study finds that high doses of corticosteroids double the odds of developing painful skin disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Be Costly: Study looked at direct health care spending, worker productivity
*FEATURED BLOG POST
by Toni Bernhard