Special Report Offers a Summary of Perspectives on Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain

We begin the week on The Daily Dose with a special report from the online journal STAT that reviews the dimensions of the crisis in opioid prescribing for patients with chronic pain. While not breaking new ground in the discussion, the report offers a...

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Product Incorporates Abuse Deterrent Technology

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has announced FDA approval for its new extended release hydrocodone bitartrate tablets. VANTRELATM ER incorporates a proprietary abuse...

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Discovery May Promote Better Oxycodone Prescribing Decisions

A study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has advanced our understanding of the mechanisms underlying oxycodone action that may be of value in the effort to...

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Promoting Nerve Regeneration Through a Well-Known Medication Class

New research on rodent models undertaken by scientists from the US and Canada has discovered that blocking a specific molecular signaling pathway can promote sensory neuron growth and prevent or reverse peripheral neuropathy. Building on previous research...

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Synthesized Steroid Successfully Prevents Toxin Accumulation in Parkinson's Disease Animal Model

Results from a preclinical study conducted at Georgetown University Medical Center show that a synthesized steroid called squalamine was effective in animal models in preventing accumulation of a protein that causes Parkinson's disease. The synthesized compound mimics...

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Comprehensive Survey on Marijuana as Pain Therapy Details Risks, Benefits, and the Unknown

Described by the authors as among the most comprehensive efforts yet undertaken, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine offers a review of scientific research on the health impacts of cannabis and cannabis-related products. More than 10,000 scientific abstracts...

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