Tag: Food and Drug Administration

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…

Pain Patients Get Relief from War on Opioids

U.S. agencies warn doctors not to abruptly cut off the medications for long-time users ————————————- By Claudia Wallis on April 19, 2019 Pain Patients Get Relief from War on Opioids Credit: Getty Images Ever since U.S. health authorities began cracking down on opioid prescriptions about five years ago, one vulnerable group has suffered serious collateral…