Lake County extends moratorium on new pain-management clinics to Oct. 1

They’ve extended a moratorium on permits for clinics that prescribe powerful painkillers such as oxycodone to Oct. 1. The ban was due to expire last week. However, county officials said they need more time to examine further what local regulations, if any, are necessary to deal with pain-management clinics, often fronts for pill mills. Commissioners previously extended the ban to give county staff time to meet with officials of Lake cities to see if they were interested in partnering on local regulations. They also were monitoring the recent legislative session this past spring in Tallahassee, hoping state lawmakers would approve a bill to regulate businesses that dispense addictive prescription drugs . No laws were passed. It was “in the best interests of the citizens of Lake County” to extend the ban for at least three more months, according to county officials. In Florida, 1,054 people died in part to at least one prescription drug in their system in the first half of 2012, the most recent data available.
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Adolescent Knee Pain Management

“In addition, we will leverage our neurology expertise to evaluate NP-1998 for the treatment of neuropathic pain, with an initial emphasis on painful diabetic neuropathy. This adds another potentially important, late stage product to our pipeline.” Acorda made an approximately $8 million payment to acquire development and commercialization rights for Qutenza and NP-1998 in the United States, Canada, Latin America and certain other territories, including $7 million paid to NeurogesX and approximately $900,000 for certain assumed accounts payable. Acorda will also make up to $5 million in payments contingent upon the achievement of certain regulatory and sales milestones related to NP-1998. Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. has exclusive commercialization rights for Qutenza in the European Economic Area (EEA) including the 27 countries of the European Union, Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein as well as Switzerland, certain countries in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Astellas also has an option to develop NP-1998 in those same territories. Qutenza is a dermal patch containing 8% prescription strength capsaicin that is applied once every three months for the management of neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia, also known as post-shingles nerve pain. The drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2010, and had net sales of $2.6 million in 2011. NeurogesX discontinued active promotion of the product in March 2012; net sales were approximately $2.4 million through the end of the third quarter of 2012. Acorda plans to support Qutenza in the United States using the Company’s existing commercial organization, including its specialty neurology sales force of approximately 100 sales professionals, as well as its medical and safety reporting infrastructure. NP-1998 is a topical solution containing 20% prescription strength capsaicin under clinical development as a treatment for pain associated with neuropathic pain conditions such as painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN).
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Pain management : Is John E. Sarno a Genius or a Quack

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Acorda Therapeutics acquires two neuropathic pain management assets from NeurogesX

They found that compared with the control group, women in the acupuncture group had significantly lower pain scores in the two hours following surgery, requested morphine an average of 10 minutes later, and used 30 to 35 percent less morphine within the first 24 hours after surgery. They also experienced significantly fewer opioid-related side effects. Acupuncture for pain relief Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice that consists of inserting thin needles into specific bodily locations (meridians), as indicated by the problem being treated. A growing body of scientific research now supports the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating a wide variety of health conditions, particularly pain. Its use is now covered by many private insurance plans. Indeed, the Cesarean study is not the first to link acupuncture to lower painkiller use following surgery. A study conducted by researchers from Duke University and presented at a 2008 conference of the American Society for Anesthesiology reviewed the results of 15 separate clinical trials involving the use of acupuncture either preceding or following surgery. Whether undergone before and after surgery, acupuncture led to significantly lower pain levels and use of painkillers in post-surgical patients. Less painkiller use also meant fewer side effects.
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Pain management close to home

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Acupuncture significantly reduces pain following C-section: Research

I told the old mother that nothing was really helping my damaged knee 100% except industrial strength pharmaceuticals and, besides x-rays don’t lie about the extent of the damage . She (an obscure type of Yoga instructor which we don’t have here yet) said that I should “read Sarno” and two of her friends, both with knee problems, needing knee replacements had cancelled their ops after reading Sarno, and in the one friend, “her knees responded to her removing herself from some ongoing stresses, in six months she was pain free.” and this friend ” has always been pretty good at, communicating with her subconscious, and ignoring limitations and lack that might emerge from those hidded depths.” but, after a long email interrogation, just short of a virtual waterboarding, she admitted to me the other friend “unfortunately comes under the 5% that cannnot be helped, unless psychotherapy is also used.” So what I want to know is does anyone have experience with the Sarno method of pain control which in a nutshell is this: Sarno treats patients by convincing them that their anger or rage or whatever emotion being repressed is the true cause of their pain and that there is no actual damage to the body parts that hurt. Patients are encouraged to return to normal activity, cease physical therapy and possibly undergo psychological therapy. According to Sarno, once the client recognizes the symptoms for what they really are, they go away. Is he a Messiah or just another mainstream medicine avoiding Quack. I’d like to know because it seems so many people swear by his methods and I can’t seem to find much that refutes them. Originally Posted by Nerfherder 6,618 doesnt sound like something i would even try. but i do try other things some people think is BS like a chiropractor (which saves my back from the squash punishment like you would not believe) Have you tried going to a biokineticist? They obviously cant repair damage already there, but i have had very good results working with one. Strengthening parts that need it, which has had very good results with pains and issues all over my body. He gets the ball, he takes the piss He wears the shirt of Matt Le Tiss Rickie Lambert Southampton goal machine Posts 5,550 Well if its utter rubbish why the accolades. I am a bit confused. Howard Stern.(read the comments following the vid on you tube) Senate hearing On February 14, 2012, John Sarno, MD appeared before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, and Pensions to address ‘Pain in America: Exploring Challenges to Relief’.
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