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FDA OKs Drug for Non-Cancer Opioid Constipation
Movantik (naloxegol), taken once daily, blocks opioid receptors in the gut but does not cross the blood-brain barrier to affect opioid analgesia. It is expected to be available sometime in the first half of 2015.
Small Dark Spot on Forehead
A new dark spot on the forehead; overprescribing of benzodiazepines; alcohol and atrial fibrillation . . . can you answer the quiz questions on these topics?
When New Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Better in Pain Medicine
Three new opioid analgesics that purport to offer benefits that current products lack come with marketing messages that ring both contradictory and redundant.
Blue Sclera and the Magic Bullet for Hypertension
Brown eyes, blue sclera; stress tests when a patient can’t stress; CRPS type I vs CRPS type II: can you answer these quiz questions?
Vitamin D Lessens Pain in Women With Diabetes, Depression
The use of vitamin D decreases pain in women who have type 2 diabetes mellitus and depression, according to a recent study, and more research is in the works.
Hyaluronic Acid Injections on Par With NSAIDs in Knee OA
The news is particularly auspicious for older patients who are at greater risk for NSAID-related events.
Pain Presents in All Shapes and Sizes: A Photo Quiz
Pain has a wide variety of presentations, often making the diagnosis a significant challenge. Test your knowledge of signs and symptoms in this week's photo quiz.
Low Back Pain: Tips From an Expert on the Evaluation
Raymond Haroun, MD, works through the evaluation of low back pain and radiculopathy.
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