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Purdue Pharma Owners Lied About Dangers of OxyContin: Court Filing

Purdue Pharma Owners Lied About Dangers of OxyContin: Court Filing

The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma directed attempts to play down the dangers of the opioid painkiller, suggest previously undisclosed documents included in a court filing by the attorney general of Massachusetts. Latest Chronic Pain News The filing includes emails and other internal Purdue communications that mention the Sackler family. It’s the first […]

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What is the impact of back pain over time?

What is the impact of back pain over time?

Most people struggle with back pain at some point, and its effects on the quality of life can be far-reaching. A new study looks at the outcomes of different types of back pain over time in a representative cohort. How does back pain affect us? A new study investigates. Past research has shown that back […]

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Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

A study finds that certain pain relievers may promote Clostridium difficile infection. The results may help improve the management of the condition and its symptoms. Clostridium difficile infection is relatively common and can be serious. Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. This health […]

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Get Short Shrift in ERs

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Get Short Shrift in ERs

Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients say they aren’t taken seriously when they arrive in hospital emergency rooms, a new study finds. It included 282 people with diagnosed CFS who completed an online questionnaire. Of those, only 59 percent had gone to the emergency […]

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Many Medical Marijuana Patients Drive While High

Many Medical Marijuana Patients Drive While High

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana may help the thousands of Americans who use it, but far too many of these folks are getting behind the wheel while high, new research shows. In a poll of medical marijuana patients in Michigan, more than half […]

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What does round ligament pain feel like?

What does round ligament pain feel like?

Most people describe round ligament pain as sharp, triggered by movement, and located deep within one or both sides of the lower abdomen or groin. Round ligament pain is a common pregnancy symptom, affecting between 10 and 30 percent of pregnant women. It can be uncomfortable but is harmless. Many women begin to experience it […]

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What is a cervicogenic headache?

What is a cervicogenic headache?

A cervicogenic headache is a pain that develops in the neck, though a person feels the pain in their head. Cervicogenic headaches are secondary headaches. Secondary headaches are those caused by an underlying condition, such as neck injuries, infections, or severe high blood pressure. This sets them apart from primary headaches, such as migraines and […]

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Can Herbal Drug Kratom Kill?

Can Herbal Drug Kratom Kill?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The herbal drug kratom, which U.S. drug regulators have said is essentially an opioid, has been linked to some narcotic overdose deaths, but whether it’s dangerous by itself isn’t clear. In a new study, University of Colorado researchers reviewed 15 […]

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What to know about a stiff neck

What to know about a stiff neck

The neck contains muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. These work together to support the head and allow it to move in many directions. The neck may become stiff or painful when overused or injured. A stiff neck often occurs when one of the muscles becomes strained or tense. Stiffness can also develop if one or […]