Chronic Pain

Lack of evidence for drugs prescribed to treat chronic pain in children

Decisions to prescribe children drugs to treat chronic pain are not guided by sufficient, high quality evidence, according to an important new study. Published as part of a special collection of systematic reviews in the Cochrane [...]

Dixie Botanicals Releases Its First CBD Vape Cartridge

Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, announced today that its subsidiary Dixie Botanicals has released a new cannabidiol (CBD) vaporizer (vape) cartridge, the first of its kind for the company. Dixie [...]

Splenda Could Intensify Crohn’s Symptoms

In a study that has implications for humans with inflammatory diseases, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and colleagues have found that, given over a six-week period, the artificial sweetener sucralose, known by [...]

Researchers: New Zika Complication – Peripheral Neuropathy

Researchers have reported a new neurological complication of infection with the Zika virus after confirming the first case of Zika – associated sensory polyneuropathy, according to a paper published by the Journal of the Neurological Sciences “Zika [...]

The Top 5 California Dispensaries

Uncover the 5 best marijuana dispensaries in California. We talk about several different dispensaries, their operating hours and what makes each dispensary special. Marijuana in California is booming. The industry has a value of over $1.3 billion [...]

Research Supports Surgery as a Second-Line Mesothelioma Treatment

A team of Swiss doctors has released a report on mesothelioma relapse and the most effective ways to treat it. Researchers at University Hospital Zurich analyzed the cases of 136 mesothelioma patients who were treated with [...]

Obama Addresses Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use

Today, President Obama issued a memo to Federal Departments and Agencies directing two important steps to combat the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic: Prescriber Training:  First, to help ensure that health care professionals who prescribe [...]

In a Move by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Patient Limit on Access to Opioid Dependence Treatments to be Expanded

PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 30, 2015  — BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) stated that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Sylvia M. Burwell, announced important new steps to increase access to [...]

Fibromyalgia Considered Lifelong Central Nervous System Disorder

Fibromyalgia is now considered to be a central nervous system disorder, according to University of Michigan professor of anesthesiology, Daniel Clauw, M.D. In a scientific session at the American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Dr. Clauw [...]

Fibromyalgia Treated Best with Marijuana

Medical marijuana is far more effective at treating symptoms of fibromyalgia than any of the three prescription drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat the disorder, according to a survey from In [...]