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FDA Approves New Constipation Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medication for opioid-induced constipation (OIC), a common side effect for patients who take narcotic pain relievers. The drug, known generically as naloxegel, will be sold under the brand name Movantik….

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Your Pain is Your Fault: What Women Are Told by Their Doctors

“There’s nothing wrong with you.” “Your only problem is that you’re fat and lazy.” “You’re too pretty to be sick!” “You brought this on yourself. Your pain is your fault.” These are some of the surprising, disturbing and bizarre things…

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To Needle or Not to Needle?

In 2012, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) published an “educational resource paper” entitled “Physical Therapists & the Performance of Dry Needling”. This important paper focused on the “dry needling” of tender muscles — a popular therapy for chronic pain…

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A Pained Life: Perception and Reality for Women in Pain

The results from National Pain Report’s “Women in Pain” survey are out. To see them, click here. As an advocate for women in pain, I was not surprised by some of the results, but others did surprise me. For instance,…

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Women in Pain Report Significant Gender Bias

Over 90 percent of women with chronic pain feel the healthcare system discriminates against female patients, according to the results of a groundbreaking survey that also found many women feel there is a gender bias in the way their pain…

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