Tag: FDA

CDC Planning to Update Opioid Guideline in 2021

December 04, 2019 By Pat Anson, PNN Editor The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in the initial stages of updating or expanding its controversial opioid prescribing guideline, which has been widely blamed for patient suffering, abandonment and suicide since its release in 2016. CDC officials outlined their plans today at a meeting in…

Use Caution with Implanted Pumps for Intrathecal Administration of Medicines for Pain Management: FDA Safety Communication

The following article was originally posted by the FDA on November 14, 2018 and which was reposted today December 3, 2019. The link to the original article is listed at the bottom of this post. Thank you. Date Issued: November 14, 2018 Audience:  Patients who have an implanted pump that delivers medicine into the spinal fluid…

Pain Patient Gives the FDA an Earful

Posted on November 24, 2019 by Dennis J. Capolongo Although not having approval from the FDA, Mr. Gary Snook received a series of Epidural Steroid Injections just like thousands of unsuspecting patients do each year. His fourth injection went terribly wrong condemning Gary to suffer from Adhesive Arachnoiditis, a severe debilitating iatrogenic disease of the…