Pain News Network: Pharmacies sued for discrimination against pain patients
From the article: “Class action complaints against Walgreens, Costco and CVS Pharmacy were filed in California and Rhode Island on behalf of two women seeking legal relief that will allow them to get their opioid prescriptions filled without delays or restrictions, and without the fear that their prescriptions will be denied.”
LymeDisease.org: Inspecting yourself for ticks? Study says check your thighs first
From the article: “In a recent survey by Upstate Medical University’s Citizen Science Tick Testing Program, central New Yorkers reported finding ticks in various areas of the body, but most ticks were found on the thigh. However, the ticks that were found on the upper back were the most likely to carry the Lyme disease agent, according to the survey.”
From the article: “Talk about an oddball drug. Named after the earth smoke plant, dimethyl fumarate is an old compound used in industrial chemistry. Wikipedia reported that in 2012 you could get it for from $1 to $50 per metric ton (but you had to buy at least two tons of it). Technically, it’s a “methyl ester of fumaric acid” – an acid that has a fruit-like taste and has been used as a food additive. Our skin produces it when exposed to the sun. Plus, fumarate plays a key role in the citric acid cycle that produces ATP.”
The Pain Companion: When no one understands your pain
From the article: “It’s difficult for others to even begin to imagine how pervasive the experience of chronic pain actually is. They just can’t comprehend it. And I guess that’s understandable because, in a way, those of us living with pain every day live in a different world–a world dominated by it and by our response to it.”
From the article: “During the six-month trial, subjects taking memantine had substantially less pain, improved cognitive ability, and better day-to-day function than did patients taking a placebo. Statistically significant improvement occurred within the first month and persisted throughout the entire six months long trial.”
I’ve written about namenda a couple of times over the years. Below are links to those articles:
And an extra…
From the article: “Now that CBD is readily available, consumers are starting to get creative with their use of the miracle plant. Before you get out the mixing bowls and pots and pans, here are a few tips that will help you get started on your new culinary experience.”
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