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2013-04-23 08:33:29

CAMBRIDGE, England, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Convergence Pharmaceuticals Limited ("Convergence"), the company focused on the development of novel and high value analgesic medicines for the treatment of chronic pain, today announces that it has started a Phase II proof of concept study with CNV2197944 in pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). Convergence is conducting the development of CNV2197944 on behalf of Calchan Ltd. The trial is a randomised...

2013-04-22 08:28:27

11 million people in the U.S. estimated to be suffering from chronic pain and dysphagia CANTON, Mass., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative treatments for chronic pain, today announced the completion of a research study, conducted with an independent market research firm, that identified a significant unmet medical need for improved treatments for patients with chronic pain and...

2013-04-17 08:28:55

-Oxycodone DETERx® resistant to tampering via chewing and crushing CANTON, Mass., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative treatments for chronic pain, today announced top-line results from its recently completed Phase I clinical trial for Oxycodone DETERx®, its extended-release, abuse-deterrent, multi-particulate product in a capsule form. The product utilizes Collegium's...

2013-04-15 23:03:11

Progressive Medical to use Millennium UDT to help address increase in prescription opioid use among workers´ compensation populations. San Diego and Westerville, Ohio (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 Millennium Laboratories, the leading research-based, clinical diagnostic company dedicated to improving the lives of people with chronic pain and/or addiction, and Progressive Medical, Inc., a leading workers´ compensation pharmacy benefit manager, today announced a collaboration for servicing...

2013-04-15 14:19:21

Minimally invasive cryoneurolysis alleviates chronic pain Using a tiny ball of ice, a minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment called cryoneurolysis safely short circuits chronic pain caused by nerve damage, according to data being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans. "Cryoneurolysis could have big implications for the millions of people who suffer from neuralgia, which can be unbearable and is very difficult...

2013-04-15 12:28:17

GLENVIEW, Ill., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) kicks off its 29th year of serving pain physicians and their treatment teams, Lynn R. Webster, MD, its newly elected president, said he hopes to make bold advances in helping the 100 million Americans that are suffering with pain. "Pain affects more people than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined," Webster said, citing the Institute of Medicine's 2011 report: Relieving Pain in...

2013-04-12 12:58:13

Returning veterans with major limb injuries Veterans who sustained major limb injuries during combat reported little improvement in symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health problems up to 2 years post injury, according to research presented today. In contrast, pain showed the most improvement 3-6 months after acute hospitalization, and then leveled off after 1 year. The investigative team, led by Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH, reported...

2013-04-12 08:25:31

World's First and Only System with Illumina 3D(TM) Software and 32 Contacts is Designed to Provide Pain Relief to a Broad Spectrum of Chronic Pain Patients NATICK, Mass., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is beginning a limited launch of the Precision Spectra Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) System. The Precision Spectra System is the world's first and only SCS system with Illumina...

Brain Imaging May Provide First Objective Measure Of Pain
2013-04-11 12:28:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Physicians are often concerned about pain their patients may be experiencing, but without a way to quantify it, the experience of pain can be somewhat subjective and abstract. According to a new report in The New England Journal of Medicine, a group of American researchers has set out to determine how much pain a person is experiencing by looking at the brain´s reaction to it. Using Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI),...

2013-04-11 08:28:53

New Implantable Pump Provides Important New Options for Physicians Treating Chronic Pain Patients MOUNT OLIVE, N.J., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Flowonix Medical Inc., a medical device company focused on providing advanced implantable drug delivery solutions, announced today the US launch of the Prometra programmable intrathecal pump. The Prometra pump provides important new enhancements for physicians who treat patients in chronic pain through the delivery of preservative-free...