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A Pain Rx That Resists Abuse
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new opioid with abuse-deterrent properties.
New Help for Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery
Having breast cancer is difficult, and pain after breast cancer surgery can make it a double-whammy. A new technique, however, may offer relief.
Why Breast Cancer Surgery Pain Can Linger
Most women with breast cancer undergo some form of surgery ranging from a lumpectomy to remove the tumor and surrounding tissue to a mastectomy that removes the entire breast. Pain after mastectomies may be the most troubling long-term symptom among breast cancer survivors, according to a recent study.
Zapping Cancer Pain Away
Living pain free can make a big difference for cancer patients, especially when the cancer has spread to sensitive areas such as the bone.  
Antidepressant May Ease Cancer Pain
Chemotherapy can and does save lives. These powerful cancer medicines also have side effects that can last years. But an existing medication may come to the rescue.
Cancer Surgery Anesthesia and Chronic Pain
Breast cancer patients who undergo a mastectomy (removal of breast) can have pain for years after the surgery. Does the medication given during surgery make a difference?
Relieving Crippling Bone Cancer Pain
When cancer starts to spread, the bone is often one of its first destinations. Pain is the most common symptom of bone metastasis (spread). A new device has been approved to handle this often crippling pain.
FDA Issues Warning on Natural Supplement
There are countless dietary supplements marketed as natural remedies for pain relief. In some instances, these supplements turn out to be neither natural nor safe, which seems to be the case for Reumofan Plus.
FDA Issues Alert on Reumofan Plus
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that Reumofan Plus, marketed as a “natural” dietary supplement for pain relief and other serious conditions, contains several active pharmaceutical ingredients not listed on the label that could be harmful.
Stem Cell Transplant Recipients Prone to Problems
Stem cell transplant patients may not only be at risk during treatment. A new study suggests that a decade later they are still more susceptible to psychological conditions and chronic illness.