Navigation Links
September is National Pain Awareness Month
Date:9/28/2007

SEVERE CHRONIC PAIN - ONE OF COUNTRY'S GREAT HIDDEN HEALTH CRISES - 70

MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER WITHOUT RELIEF Treatment Developed from Sea Snail Offers Relief for Severe Chronic Pain

Sufferers

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The under-treatment of pain is one of the most important public health issues facing the United States today, impacting the lives of an estimated one in three Americans, according to the National Pain Foundation. Unfortunately, many patients who suffer from severe chronic pain do not experience long-term relief from available treatments and key aspects of their daily lives -- including normal physical activity, employment, relationships and a multitude of other capacities -- are often severely compromised.(1)

However, hope exists for those who are suffering in the form of a sea snail. Researchers at Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elan Corporation, plc, have harnessed the venom of the Conus magus sea snail into a non-narcotic alternative to traditional pain medications. PRIALT(R) (ziconotide intrathecal infusion), a synthetic form of a naturally occurring peptide, circumvents concerns over addiction and safety linked to opioid use.

"Chronic pain disrupts an individual's life and can add tremendous physical, emotional and economic burden," said Mary Pat Aardrup, executive director, National Pain Foundation. "Chronic pain is one of the great hidden crises of our time, made all the more urgent by the fact that treatment is often limited mainly to opioid medications that may be inadequate or inappropriate for many patients. PRIALT is an important chapter in the management of severe chronic pain that warrants intrathecal therapy."

Physicians and patients nationwide are discovering the pain-relieving capabilities of PRIALT. Dawn Campbell endured 32 surgeries to relieve severe pain in her bladder, back and legs, including removal of her
'/>"/>

SOURCE PRIALT
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. Phase 3 Results for Dabigatran Etexilate, an Investigational Oral Anticoagulant, Presented Today at the XXIst Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
2. Neose Announces Presentation of Positive Preclinical Data on GlycoPEGylated Factor VIIa at the XXI Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
3. Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals Presents Data From Hemophilia Program at International Society On Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Annual Meeting
4. Portola Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Data from a Phase II Study of its Factor Xa Inhibitor at the XXI Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
5. International ENDORSE Study Shows That the Majority of Hospitalized Patients Surveyed are at Risk for VTE and Many do not Receive Recommended VTE prophylaxis
6. New Drugs in Multinational Study Show Promise in Fighting Drug-Resistant HIV
7. Suven Life Sciences Presenting Pre-clinical data of their NCE’s SUVN-502 and SUVN-507at International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) 2007 World Congress of Neuroscience
8. Nuvelo Announces Presentations on rNAPc2 and NU172 at the XXIst Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
9. Portola Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Phase II EXPERT Results and Additional Oral and Poster Presentations at the XXI Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)
10. Labopharm to Present Poster on Dose Titration of Once-daily Tramadol at 3rd International Forum on Pain Medicine
11. The European Myeloma Platform Reports New Survival data for Revlimid Presented at the International Myeloma Workshop in Greece
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2014)... , Sept. 2, 2014  Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Morgan Stanley ... , New York on Tuesday, September ... parties are invited to listen to the live audio webcast ... at www.hologic.com/investors-overview . An archive of the presentation will ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... SEATTLE , Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... company committed to the development and commercialization ... today announced an update on corporate and ... structure, commitment for future funding, ongoing clinical ... In corporate news, Chief Executive Officer ...
(Date:9/2/2014)...  BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: BSTC ), a ... XIAFLEX ® in the U.S. and XIAPEX ® ... Wegman , will present at the following upcoming investor conferences. ... & Renshaw 16 th Annual Global Investment Conference ... 9, 2014 at 9:10 a.m. EDT , Aegis ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:VentiRx Pharmaceuticals Provides Corporate and Clinical Update 2VentiRx Pharmaceuticals Provides Corporate and Clinical Update 3BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announces Presentations at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2
... (NASDAQ: AMRI ), a global contract services organization ... as part of its ongoing global operations review to improve ... its European operations focused on a reduction of the workforce ... at its Budapest, Hungary operation. As a ...
... Jan. 9, 2012  Xenon today announced a strategic alliance ... RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), to discover and develop compounds ... "We are delighted to be collaborating with ... "Genentech is among the world,s leading biotech companies and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:AMRI Announces Review of Its Hungary Operation 2AMRI Announces Review of Its Hungary Operation 3Xenon to Collaborate with Genentech on Discovery of Novel Targeted Pain Therapeutics 2
(Date:9/2/2014)... 02, 2014 Welcome to Arthritis ... 4.6 million Canadians living with the disease, The Arthritis ... Arthritis” video series featuring well-known Canadians from different walks ... ,      Lloyd Robertson , veteran news anchor ... skier ,      Amy Cotton , two-time ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... prevalence of opioid-involved overdoses has become an increasing concern ... to the New York City Department of Health and ... in 2011 was nearly triple the number of such ... attributed to a dramatic rise in nonmedical prescription opioid ... recently, in heroin use among youth who transitioned from ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... research studies have made it clear that a mother,s ... lactation have a profound impact on her offspring and ... However, until now, the mechanisms behind this phenomenon were ... 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal F ... link between a mother,s diet and an offspring,s risk ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... PA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 ... communications and education, is proud to announce the acquisition ... clinical resource center designed for healthcare professionals who integrate ... offers practitioners comprehensive access to:, , ... Dedicated topic centers for diabetes, oncology, renal ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... ROCHESTER, Minn. How well patients recover from ... their medical conditions and the operations themselves. Family ... risk of surgical complications, a Mayo Clinic study ... operation may reduce patients, stress, speed their recoveries ... The study specifically looked at colon cancer patients, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:‘Voices of Arthritis’ Launches Awareness Month 2Health News:‘Voices of Arthritis’ Launches Awareness Month 3Health News:NYC teens and young adults who abuse prescription at high risk for overdose 2Health News:NYC teens and young adults who abuse prescription at high risk for overdose 3Health News:How genes link a mother's diet to the risk of obesity in her offspring 2Health News:HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, Acquires Nutrition411.com 2Health News:Family conflicts, other non-physical worries before cancer surgery raise patients' complication risk 2
... time you load on the sauce, onto your pizza or spaghetti, ... ones//. , Scientists from Ohio State University have ... tomatoes, is absorbed better by the body, when it comes from ... study is published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. ...
... Defense Services will be bound by a Supreme Court order ... fired due to their health condition. , ,Last week ... soldiers and naval officers with HIV or AIDS. They could ... unsuitable for work. ,Senior officials in the army ...
... that the hormone glucocorticoids may not be as beneficial ... prescribed by many specialists as a thrust to infertility ... glucocorticoids are employed by many specialists to treat infertility, ... responses in a good manner. They are used to ...
... Remanence of anthrax spores in Smailholm and the border ... a decontamination operation// at a village hall where drumming ... deputed the New York-based specialists Sabre, to look into ... of anthrax evident in certain areas in Northumberland and ...
... accident that left a father and young daughter dead in ... ,Two people were killed Monday after the single-engine ... a small local airport in Bedford - into the home ... of the former mother-in-law of the divorced 47-year-old pilot, The ...
... who was seen visibly limping at a film awards function ... film 'Drona' in Bikaner last month. ,'She ... ignored it and kept shooting right through the injury. Because ... Filmfare awards show and even in parliament,' Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya's ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pass the Orange Tomato Sauce Please 2
The True Non-Compliant Balloon....
... Jude Medical® Pacing System Analyzer (PSA Wand), ... implantation testing, programming and interrogation of bradycardia ... easy-to-use accessory to the St. Jude Medical ... obtaining measurements of intrinsic P- and R-wave ...
... The Finnpipette BioControl multichannel ... features as the single ... handle fits all seven ... channel tip cone modules. ...
... Long series in colonies, rows, and microplatesthat ... the multichannel pipette is becoming an ever-increasing ... use) was the main reason that the ... 8- or 12-channel pipette provides effective, precise, ...
Medicine Products: