Lyme Disease Association: FDA clears new Lyme test
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved four new tests for diagnosing Lyme disease. A link to the FDA’s press release is included at the end of the article.
Pain News Network: ‘Opioid of the future’ postponed
From the article: “In an SEC filing, Nektar Therapeutics said it received a letter from the FDA on July 23 saying the agency was postponing all advisory committee meetings for opioid analgesics, including one scheduled for August 21 to discuss Nektar’s new drug application for NKTR-181. The FDA was due to make a final decision on NKTR-181 eight days later, but that too is apparently being postponed while the agency considers ‘a number of scientific and policy issues relating to this class of drugs.’”
It’s finally happened! Generic Lyrica is coming soon to a pharmacy near you…
Buyer beware! Amazon is a popular retailer for purchasing supplements, but some third-party sellers may be pushing counterfeits.
U.S. News & World Report: How to find the best fibromyalgia support group for you
Dr. Ginevra Liptan and others share their top tips for finding the right support group.
And an extra…
Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) is a frequent topic of conversation in the Lyme community, but it’s rarely mentioned among those with fibromyalgia. That’s a shame because many of you diagnosed with fibromyalgia likely have it and don’t realize it. When MCAS is properly addressed, it can lead to a noticeable reduction of symptoms.
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