Fed panel opposes CDC opioid guidelines


 

cdcA key government panel that oversees pain research will file a formal objection to proposed opioid prescribing guidelines being drafted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those guidelines, which are set to be released next month, would discourage primary care physicians from prescribing opioid pain medications.

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2.5 Times more Suicides than Opioid Overdoses


 
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Every day in the United States,
44 people die as a result of opioid overdoses (16,000/yr) AND
112 people die as a result of suicide (41,000/yr) AND
1,205 people die (every day!) as a result of preventable hospital errors (440,000/yr)
 There’s an epidemic of people dying while in the care of the medical profession.
 Suicide Rates have been mostly climbing 1999-2013 and have increased by about a quarter in that time. The impact of denying patients their opioid pain medication has been greatest in the last couple of years, so we haven’t seen the effects, if any, of that yet.
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THE FUTURE FIBROMYALGIA DRUGS? PHARMACEUTICAL SOURCE PREDICTS FOUR DRUG APPROVALS IN COMING YEARS


THE FUTURE FIBROMYALGIA DRUGS?
PHARMACEUTICAL SOURCE PREDICTS FOUR DRUG APPROVALS IN COMING YEARS

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Both Sleep and Pain Improved
“Our new analyses of the BESTFIT data show that those patients who reported the greatest improvement in sleep quality were the most likely to experience pain relief,” Seth Lederman, MD, Tonix CEO​
Tonix – the developer of the drug – is moving fast. They reported that their Phase II clinical trial for Tonmya was filled in June of this year and reported results on the trial last month.They’ve already begun final (Phase III) trials.
A former study using EEG indicated the drug was increasing restorative sleep, which in turn was associated with reductions in pain, fatigue and depression. In a good sign for those in really severe pain, the most recent studies tied together pain levels and sleep quality; those FM patients in the most pain received the most improvements in sleep quality.
Dr. Lederman, Tonix CEO, emphasized that the drug is not a sleeping pill; it doesn’t just knock you out – it improves sleep quality.

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