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Fibromyalgia and Epilepsy Drug Lyrica Helps Restless Leg Sufferers, Researchers Say

From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton (UK) Courtesy of attorneyatlaw.com Legal Briefs Lyrica, the Pfizer drug for treatment of the chronic pain disorder fibromyalgia and preventing epileptic seizures, also appears to benefit people who cannot get to … Continue reading

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Lyrica Significantly Reduced Pain and Improved Other Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Peripheral Nerve Pain, New Data Show

From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton (UK) SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE) Patients suffering from post-traumatic peripheral nerve pain treated with Lyrica® (pregabalin) capsules CV experienced significantly reduced pain compared to those taking placebo, according to new data presented today … Continue reading

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Still no treatment in Europe for the 14 million FMS patients trapped in pain!

From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton (UK) Press Release from ENFA – 29.04.2009 Brussels, (29.04.2009) Last week was high on activities for the Fibromyalgia community, on one hand the European Network of Fibromyalgia Associations (ENFA) met with … Continue reading

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One in seven GPs may be told to retrain under revalidation plans

From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton (UK) Courtesy of PulseToday.com On July 2008 the PulseToday.com on line magazine for GPs carried a story concerning compulsory annual assessment for GPs. Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson then formally … Continue reading

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Minister calls for pain indicators in QOF (Quality

From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton (UK) Courtesy of PulseToday.com By Nigel Praities -21 Apr 09 A Government minister has invited applications for new pain management indicators for the QOF in a parliamentary debate held yesterday. Health … Continue reading

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Inexpensive drug appears to relieve fibromyalgia pain in Stanford pilot study

From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton (UK) Courtesy Stanford University Medical Center and Eurekalert.org Margarita Gallardo -17-Apr-2009 STANFORD, Calif. — For Tara Campbell, the onset of her fibromyalgia began slowly with repeated sore throats, fevers and fatigue. … Continue reading

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Chronic Opioid Therapy Guidelines Offer Direction for Physicians

From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Courtesy of Fibromyalgia Network – February 2009 While patients are rightfully concerned about not receiving adequate pain relief, physicians harbor fears about drug abuse, safety issues, and government oversight. New clinical … Continue reading

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MD accused of falsifying findings in 21 important pain-drug studies

“His findings had a huge impact on the field…. Doctors have been using (his) findings very widely.” – Dr. Steven Shafer, editor, Anesthesia and Analgesia

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Is gabapentin (Neurontin) an effective fibromyalgia treatment?

Neurontin: A new treatment for fibromyalgia?

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Those Who Have Chronic Pain May Need to Assess Vitamin D Status

Mayo Clinic research shows a correlation between inadequate vitamin D levels and the amount of narcotic medication taken by patients who have chronic pain. This correlation is an important finding as researchers discover new ways to treat chronic pain. Continue reading

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