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Increasing Diagnosis Rates and Growing Use of Key Agents Such as Pfizer's Lyrica Will Drive Eight Percent Annual Growth in the Fibromyalgia Drug Market Through 2018

WALTHAM, Mass., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that increased use of key agents such as Pfizer's Lyrica, Eli Lilly/Boehringer Ingelheim's Cymbalta/Xeristar/Ariclaim and Forest Labora...

VIDEO from Medialink, the National Fibromyalgia Association and Pfizer: The Painful Truth about Fibromyalgia

NFA President and Kim Dupree Jones, PhD, FNP Join Together to Raise Awareness of Common, But Often Overlooked Chronic Pain Condition ANAHEIM, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Fibromyalgia is often called an "invisible" illness because the people who have it typically do not look sick. However,...

Practicing Clinicians Exchange Forms Partnership With National Fibromyalgia Association

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) has formed a partnership with the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) to provide continuing education programs to nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) throughout the United States in 2009. Th...

Certain Antidepressants Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Tricyclic medications helped with pain, fatigue and depression, study shows TUESDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants may help people living with the chronic pain of fibromyalgia experience fewer symptoms and improve their quality of life, new research shows. The study, l...

Scans Reveal Brain Abnormalities in Fibromyalgia Patients

Finding offers more evidence that the condition is 'real,' researchers say MONDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have detected abnormalities in the brains of people with fibromyalgia, a complex, chronic condition characterized by muscle pain and fatigue. "We showed in our s...

Important Information on Fibromyalgia and Access to Treatments

Examining the Foundation of Patient Driven Medicine Note: September is Pain Awareness Month SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Insurance companies are denying Fibromyalgia patients proper access to treatments for their chronic pain condition. Doctors are having a diffic...

Pain in fibromyalgia is linked to changes in brain molecule

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have found a key linkage between pain and a specific brain molecule, a discovery that lends new insight into fibromyalgia, an often-baffling chronic pain condition. In patients with fibromyalgia, researchers found, pain d...

Aquatic Exercises May Ease Fibromyalgia

Exercise in heated pool brought relief from chronic pain, study found FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise in a heated swimming pool can benefit people with the common, painful condition fibromyalgia, a new study suggests. Symptoms of fibromyalgia include chronic an...

Exercise Eases Fibromyalgia Symptoms: Study

Biggest beneficiaries were women who also received training to manage the condition MONDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise may seem best at preventing illness rather than treating it, but a new study suggests that low-impact physical activity could make an immediate difference fo...

Effective Treatment for Fibromyalgia Featured on Oprah Winfrey Show 'You Don't Have to Live With That Agony!'

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- On yesterday's Oprah Winfrey Show, themed "How to Turn Back Time," New York-Presbyterian cardiothoracic surgeon Mehmet Oz, MD, offered anti-aging strategies from his new book YOU: Staying Young-The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty. In the discussion, ...

Frances Winfield Bremer, Wife of Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, III, to Become Spokeswoman for the National Fibromyalgia Association

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Fibromyalgia Association today announced that Frances Winfield Bremer, wife of Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, III, will be its designated spokeswoman to help raise national and international awareness of fibromyalgia, a chronic pain i...

Consumer Reports' Analysis: Drugs for Nerve Pain, Fibromyalgia Effective, But Not Always Best

Caution Urged In Use of Anticonvulsants, Especially When Prescribed 'Off-Label' WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some anticonvulsant drugs are effective in treating bipolar disorder, fibromyalgia, and various kinds of pain, but the widely prescribed drugs are not always the bes...

Brain Imaging Study Sheds Light on Fibromyalgia

Link found between gray matter and dopamine levels in patients FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Changes in the levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine may explain brain gray matter reductions experienced by patients with fibromyalgia, a new study suggests. Previous research found...

Jazz Pharmaceuticals to Present Data From First Phase III Study of Sodium Oxybate in Patients With Fibromyalgia

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) announced today that data from the company's first Phase III clinical trial of sodium oxybate (JZP-6) for the treatment of fibromyalgia will be presented this week during the Associated Professional Sl...

Treatment Options Increase For Millions with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is opportunity to highlight advances for chronic condition; third FDA-approved drug to come onto market. (Vocus) April 27, 2009 -- Each new treatment that becomes available is a step forward for the estimated 10 million people suffering with f...

Addiction Drug May Help Ease Fibromyalgia

In small study, naltrexone offered some women relief FRIDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Low doses of an inexpensive drug called naltrexone -- already used for years to treat drug addiction -- helped reduce pain and fatigue in women with the painful disorder fibromyalgia, a new study ...

Forest and Cypress Announce FDA Approval of Savella(TM) for the Management of Fibromyalgia

New treatment option for the estimated 6 million Americans living with this chronic, debilitating condition NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ) and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYPB ) today announced that Savella(TM) ...

FDA Approves Cymbalta(R) for the Management of Fibromyalgia

Cymbalta Reduces Pain and Improves Functioning in Fibromyalgia Patients INDIANAPOLIS, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cymbalta(R) (duloxetine HCl) for the management of fibromyalgia, a chronic widespread pain disorder, Eli Lilly and Co...

Triangle Group Raises Awareness of Fibromyalgia

RALEIGH, N.C., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 130,000 North Carolinians suffer from Fibromyalgia, a chronic widespread pain condition. Governor Mike Easley and his wife Mary are joining the Triangle Fibromyalgia Positive Energy support group in raising awareness of fibromyalgia during Nat...

Data study suggests cortisol could alleviate for chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia

LOS ANGELES March 19, 2008 Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) are two serious and debilitating diseases with no confirmed cause and limited treatment options. However, results of a new comprehensive literature study propose a simplified treatment process that could help allevia...

Medialink Features: The Painful Truth About Fibromyalgia

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Fibromyalgia is the most common widespread chronic pain condition in the United States, affecting more than six million Americans. But, findings from two new surveys commissioned by the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) show there is still much to be lear...

The Pain from Fibromyalgia Is Real, Researchers Say

Many people with fibromyalgia – a debilitating pain syndrome that affects 2 to 4 percent of the population – have faced the question of whether the condition is real.// Fibromyalgia often has been misdiagnosed as arthritis or even a psychological issue. Increasingly, though, the scientific kn...

Acupuncture Links Positively With Fibromyalgia Cure

A New study says acupuncture helps to reduce the symptoms related with fibromyalgia such as fatigue and anxiety //. Fibromyalgia is a condition with unknown cause, characterized by episodes of chronic widespread aches and pains, fatigue and sleep problems. So treatment generally involves a c...

Acupuncture to Relieve Fibromyalgia Symptoms

A recent study conducted by the Mayo Clinic has revealed that acupuncture reduces the symptoms of fibromyalgia//. Fibromyalgia is a disorder considered disabling by many, and is characterized by chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain and symptoms such as fatigue, joint stiffness and sleep d...

Relief For Women Suffering From Fibromyalgia

According to a recent study researchers say the antidepressant duloxetine, also known as Cymbalta, may significantly reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia in women . Duloxetine works by stopping the reuptake of serotonin and // norepinephrine, two of the brain’s neurotransmitters that are linked to mood...

Cervicogenic headache can be identified with a fibromyalgia test

Findings from a new study presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine by the Medical Director, John McFadden, MD, of the Tupelo Pain Clinic, Mississippi stated that patients with severe headache could benefit from an upper-body fibromyalgia examination to determine...

Pregabalin Proves Durable Pain Relief Option for Fibromyalgia

Pregabalin, typically used to treat nerve pain or seizures, appears to offer extended pain relief for those with fibromyalgia, according to research presented this week at// the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC. Fibromyalgia is an often misundersto...

Cough medication to cure fibromyalgia

Cough medication formula called dextromethorphan may be able to help people// suffering from fibromyalgia. In a research done by scientists of University of Florida the cough medicine seemed to bring relief in the intensity of pain suffered by the people from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia sy...

Exercise therapy for fibromyalgia

Rated exercise works better than relaxation in lessening the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Researchers at Pole Hospital, England, worked with a group of 120 patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a painful muscular condition whose causes are not well understood.// Half of the patients were initiated to...

Minority and Women's Advocacy Groups Send Letter to California Attorney General Jerry Brown Requesting Investigation Into Discrimination by Health Insurance Companies

...pain - including Californians suffering from arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (a painful diabetes-related nerve condit... is more than a quality-of-life issue. When a single mother suffering from fibromyalgia is forced to try multiple pain treatments that do not work, she often must ...

Is Cherry Juice a New 'Sports Drink?'

...ch suggests cherries could affect inflammation related to heart disease, arthritis and may even help maintain muscle strength for those suffering from fibromyalgia (a common, chronic widespread pain disorder), according to a second study presented by the same researchers at the ACSM conference.(2) It's Easy...

Mail Service and Higher Generic Use Helps Keep Spending in Check, Countering Brand Drug Price Inflation and Specialty Medication Growth

...rom specialty drugs Spending on seizure drugs surged 13.9 percent from broadened indications to treat bipolar depression, neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia Higher-cost cancer drugs helped push spending growth 11.8 percent higher, despite only a marginal increase in utilization Among drug ...

Computer use significantly affected by arthritis

... those with arthritis during computer use, but a new study explored this question among people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA) and fibromyalgia (FM). The study was published in the May issue of Arthritis Care & Research ( http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/77005015/home ). Led by ...

Forest Laboratories, Inc. Reports Fiscal Year 2009 Fourth Quarter Reported EPS of $0.31 Including $0.45 Per Share Charge Related to the Ongoing United States Attorney's Office Investigation

... Bystolic and pre-launch spending for Savella(TM), a selective serotonin norepinephrine dual reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) indicated for the management of fibromyalgia that was approved in January. Excluding the USAO investigation charge, SG&A expense increased 5.4% versus the prior year. Research and developme...

Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Commercial Availability of Savella(TM)

...ysical medicine and rehabilitation, including challenging disorders such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. This approach to improving patient care creates a...rm Act of 1995 including statements about the potential of Savella to treat fibromyalgia syndrome and that we expect Savella (milnacipran HCl) to be at pharmacies b...

More Social Security Disability Applicants Are Seeking Representation

...disabilities are alike--the SSA has specific Disability Impairment Criteria for hundreds of specific conditions, from back injuries and arthritis to fibromyalgia and strokes. It's essential to prepare each case with details and in the language required by the SSA to avoid unnecessary delays, a reduced award or ...

Mayo Clinic Study Suggests Those Who Have Chronic Pain May Need to Assess Vitamin D Status

...as of tenderness to palpation -- should strongly consider checking a vitamin D level," he says. "For example, many patients who have been labeled with fibromyalgia are, in fact, suffering from symptomatic vitamin D inadequacy. Vigilance is especially required when risk factors are present such as obesity, darker ...

Mayo Clinic study suggests those who have chronic pain may need to assess vitamin D status

...reas of tenderness to palpation should strongly consider checking a vitamin D level," he says. "For example, many patients who have been labeled with fibromyalgia are, in fact, suffering from symptomatic vitamin D inadequacy. Vigilance is especially required when risk factors are present such as obesity, darker ...

Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Revised Timing for Commercial Availability of Savella(TM)

...ysical medicine and rehabilitation, including challenging disorders such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. This approach to improving patient care creates a...rm Act of 1995 including statements about the potential of Savella to treat fibromyalgia syndrome and that we expect to ship Savella (milnacipran HCl) to wholesaler...

Many Clinical Trials Moving Overseas

...n test drugs that are needed in those countries is also a question, the study authors said, citing, for example, that drugs for overactive bladder and fibromyalgia are being developed in countries where diseases like malaria and tuberculosis are prevalent. "There's a huge benefit to research being conducted in...
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