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Have Migraines? This Device May Help

By |2016-11-03T08:36:44-07:00March 31st, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , |

According to a recent press release, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed marketing of the first device that can be used as a preventative treatment for migraine headaches. Migraine headaches, unfortunately, are a common condition for many people. Estimates note that up to 10% of people in the [...]

FDA Changes to Opioid Labeling

By |2016-11-03T08:39:31-07:00January 29th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , |

Near the end of 2013 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made some changes to opioid labeling. Specifically, the agency has modified the safety labeling on extended release and long acting medications that fall under the category of opioids. This comes after an organization called PROP (Physicians for Responsible [...]

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies for Opioid Use

By |2016-11-03T08:40:22-07:00January 16th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The misuse of opioids create a huge societal burden. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in 2010 over 16,500 deaths involved opioid use. In 2009 alone, the non-medical use of these drugs caused over 400,000 emergency department visits. To combat this problem, the FDA released risk evaluation and [...]

Pain in the Drain Program Disposes of Unused Medicine Safely

By |2016-11-03T08:40:24-07:00January 14th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , |

Amid concerns of prescription painkiller abuse, many pharmaceutical companies began printing directions on the bottle to flush any unused pills in the toilet. While this approach attempts to fix the problem of others accessing prescription pain pills from an unlocked medicine cabinet, Clark County's Pain in the Drain program does [...]

Are There Unsafe Supplements?

By |2018-04-11T10:28:28-07:00December 19th, 2013|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , |

Food and dietary supplements can have big benefits for health and wellness, unfortunately however, there are more than a few unsafe supplements being sold today. In the U.S., dietary supplements themselves fall into a regulatory black hole. They're not drugs, so they can't be outright banned, but they're also not [...]

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