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Production and distribution of Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine products have been temporarily stopped

Production of Two Excedrin Painkillers Halted

Inconsistencies found in ingredients for Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine
A peer-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy-based intervention may improve quality of life among patients with diabetes and chronic pain

Cognitive Behavioral Program Benefits Patients With Diabetes

Peer-delivered program tied to improvements in quality of life, physical activity, pain
For patients with chronic pain

Medical Cannabis May Initially Aid Sleep in Chronic Pain Patients

Compared with placebo, cannabinoids show no improvement in pain scores in adult cancer patients
Four weeks of active transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) results in significant improvement in movement-evoked pain and other clinical outcomes compared with placebo-TENS or no TENS

Four Weeks of Active TENS Beneficial for Fibromyalgia

Greater decline seen in movement-evoked pain, fatigue; more improvement found on global impression of change
From 2014 to 2016

2014 to 2016 Saw Decline in U.S. Adults Prescribed Opioids

Decrease larger for U.S. adults reporting moderate or more severe pain versus less-than-moderate pain

December 2019 Briefing – Pain Management

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pain Management for December 2019. This roundup includes the...
A novel cathepsin K inhibitor

MIV-711 No Better Than Placebo for Pain Relief in Knee OA

But significant reductions seen in medial femoral bone area progression, medial femoral cartilage thinning
The use of acupuncture and/or acupressure is associated with reduced cancer pain and decreased use of analgesics

Acupuncture, Acupressure May Help Cancer Patients Control Pain

Review also shows link between acupuncture or acupressure and reduction in analgesic use
Regional anesthesia may aid pain management if used soon after traumatic injury of the extremities

Early Regional Anesthesia Effective for Extremity Injury Pain

When given soon after traumatic injury, regional anesthesia is valuable pain management intervention
Prescription pain and sleep drug use is significantly associated with an increased incidence of frailty

Use of Pain, Sleep Drugs Ups Risk for Frailty in the Elderly

Findings show 95 percent increased frailty risk for co-use of sleep, pain drugs