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NSAIDs Increase the Chance of a Heart Attack or Stroke

After reviewing new safety information, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is strengthening label warnings to reflect an increased chance of a heart attack or stroke when taking anti-inflammatory drugs. The FDA gives examples of these drugs and lists information to be included in the revised labels. Read More

FDA Demands Stronger Warnings About Combining Certain Opioids with Depressant Drugs

The FDA sums up what led to their decision and talks about the extra steps they’re taking to prevent future opioid misuse. Read More

New Guidelines from the CDC Around Pain Medications for Chronic Pain

Finding an appropriate treatment for chronic pain can be difficult. The Chicago Tribune sheds light on why the Centers for Disease Control published new guidelines around pain medications for chronic pain. Read More

New Findings Suggest Acetaminophen Has Little to No Effect on Osteoarthritis Pain

The LA Times talks current pain remedies, their pros and cons, and the challenge healthcare professionals face when prescribing pain remedies for their patients. Read More

Exercise Can be a Helpful Solution for Chronic Low Back Pain Sufferers

Opiates have minimal benefits for lower back pain in the short term, so consider other options for real, long-term relief, like exercise. Harvard Health Publication shares the impactful data on the relationship between opioids and chronic pain and offers alternative solutions. Read More

Are Back Pain Medications Hurting You More Than They Help?

The South China Morning Post discusses recent findings from The George Institute for Global Health that suggest they could actually be harmful. Read More

Link Between Long-Term Opioid Use and the Length of the Initial Prescription

According to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control, there is an increased probability of long-term opioid use based the length of the initial prescription. Arstechnica breaks down the results and offers commentary from the researchers themselves. Read More

NSAIDs Increase the Chance of a Heart Attack or Stroke

After reviewing new safety information, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is strengthening label warnings to reflect an increased chance of a heart attack or stroke when taking anti-inflammatory drugs. The FDA gives examples of these drugs and lists information to be included in the revised labels. Read More

FDA Demands Stronger Warnings About Combining Certain Opioids with Depressant Drugs

The FDA sums up what led to their decision and talks about the extra steps they’re taking to prevent future opioid misuse. Read More

New Guidelines from the CDC Around Pain Medications for Chronic Pain

Finding an appropriate treatment for chronic pain can be difficult. The Chicago Tribune sheds light on why the Centers for Disease Control published new guidelines around pain medications for chronic pain. Read More

New Findings Suggest Acetaminophen Has Little to No Effect on Osteoarthritis Pain

The LA Times talks current pain remedies, their pros and cons, and the challenge healthcare professionals face when prescribing pain remedies for their patients. Read More

Exercise Can be a Helpful Solution for Chronic Low Back Pain Sufferers

Opiates have minimal benefits for lower back pain in the short term, so consider other options for real, long-term relief, like exercise. Harvard Health Publication shares the impactful data on the relationship between opioids and chronic pain and offers alternative solutions. Read More

Are Back Pain Medications Hurting You More Than They Help?

The South China Morning Post discusses recent findings from The George Institute for Global Health that suggest they could actually be harmful. Read More

Link Between Long-Term Opioid Use and the Length of the Initial Prescription

According to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control, there is an increased probability of long-term opioid use based the length of the initial prescription. Arstechnica breaks down the results and offers commentary from the researchers themselves. Read More