: ' United States'

Caught in the Crossfire: PROMPT vs. PROP

When a group of doctors, public health officials and members of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP) submitted a petition to the FDA to restrict the approved uses of opioid medications, the shockwave that rocked the [...]

Diabetic Nerve Pain More Common than Doctors Think

Diabetics report symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, or nerve pain, at a rate that is double that estimated by healthcare providers, according to a new survey conducted by the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) and Pfizer, [...]

Renewable Solar Energy Looking For A Foothold

  The debate over future sources of electricity is a daily event.  A Wall Street Journal article this week, for instance, was discussing the situation in Japan, a country that has to import all of its [...]

Living with Pain: The Pain Ninja

“I am a Pain Ninja! A Pain Ninja is a stealthy warrior who specializes in covert and unorthodox warfare against pain.” So says Tamara Staples, a newly minted pain coach, or in her words, a Pain [...]

Caught in the Crossfire: Untold Stories of the War on Drugs

I am a chronic pain patient. As a child, never in my wildest dreams did I envision life leading me down this path. I had other plans; things I was going to do that would make [...]

My Battle with Medullary Sponge Kidney Disease (MSK)

By Mary Maston, Columnist I have a rare, congenital kidney disease called Medullary Sponge Kidney or MSK. Because my kidneys didn’t form correctly, they don’t filter properly and form massive kidney stones that I’m unable to [...]

Want to Raise Money? Your Story Matters

When you talk with Katya Andresen about the future of philanthropy in the United States, you come away feeling pretty hopeful. Andresen, who is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer for Network for Good, thinks [...]

Living with Pain: Pharmacy Price Gouging in Florida

If you were in chronic pain and needed oxycodone, how much would you be willing to spend for a vial of the painkiller? A hundred and forty dollars? Eight hundred? How about $1,250? Those were the [...]

A Canadian Pioneer in a Nice Suit

Imagine someone who is called a “Canadian Pioneer”– and an 18th century picture might pop in your head. Some hearty European immigrant who comes west to become a fur trader, a forester, a miner, or a [...]

Ameritox Responds to False Advertisement Ruling

In its first public comments on a federal court ruling that it used false advertising to promote a urine drug screen, Ameritox said the decision would have no impact on its products or services and that [...]