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Pain Meds, any new research?

thenadetthenade Posts: 137
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:51 AM in Pain Medications
People on this forum are so knowlegable and are doing constant research re spine issues. Many of us can't have surgery or surgery was not successful.What is the latest regarding medications for chronic pain? Anything in development? A few years down the road? Many can't take the current prescibed opiates, Nsaids, or "nerve meds". Perhaps they are no longer effective. Please share your knowledge.


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,859
    on the market recently. There are still dozens of different types of pain medications to deal with chronic pain.

    But always remember, managing chronic pain is not just using pain medications. The really attempt to control chronic pain you need to take a multi-point approach on this.

    Please take a look at The Blend

    It just describes the various types of disciplines and treatments that go hand and hand when dealing with chronic pain.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • The 7-day buprenorphine patch (similar to the fentanyl patch) has been approved by the FDA and will apparently be available some time this year or next. A once-daily oxycodone tablet (as opposed to OxyContin, which is twice-daily) is in development, according to one of the leading pain management texts. Those are the only ones I aware of, but I know research is going on all the time to develop new pain relievers.
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