From the article: “Under the terms of the agreement, Axsome will receive from Pfizer an exclusive U.S. license to Pfizer data for reboxetine and esreboxetine encompassing a full range of nonclinical studies, and short-term and long-term clinical trials involving more than five thousand patients. The licensed data includes results of a positive Phase 3 and a positive Phase 2 trial of esreboxetine in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Axsome will have the exclusive right and sole responsibility of developing AXS-14 (esreboxetine) in the U.S. for the treatment of fibromyalgia and for other indications.”
The latest on a Lyme vaccine under development.
Pain News Network: ‘Opioid of the future’ abandoned
From the article: “The FDA advisory committees had concerns about oxycodegol being snorted or injected by drug abusers and its potential for liver toxicity. While the panels’ recommendation isn’t binding on the FDA, Nektar decided to withdraw its new drug application rather than invest further resources in oxycodegol. That will save the company $75 to $125 million in 2020, according to a news release.”
From the article: “U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tina Smith (D-MN) – co-authors of the bipartisan Kay Hagan Tick Act – last week sent a letter to Alex Azar, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In it, Collins and Smith urge quick implementation of the bill, signed into law last month. They also call for more accurate data about Lyme disease prevalence. They say current estimates are ‘outdated, delayed and incomplete.'”
This article is definitely worth the read if you’re still regularly eating gluten.
And an extra…
This article from Mighty columnist Kelly Lahy has a bunch of useful little nuggets for better managing life with fibromyalgia and similar illnesses.
Attention essential oil fans…
Pain Solution Summit…
Dr. William Pawluk is hosting the free online Pain Solution Summit next week, Jan. 23-26. Register here.
Joint pain masterclass…
Dr. Susan Blum, author of “Healing Arthritis,” is hosting a free masterclass, “Healing Joint Pain and Inflammation,” on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m. Register here.
What works for me: Melissa Reynolds
In this 13-minute video, fellow fibro warrior Melissa Reynolds shares strategies for saving money on bodywork such as physical therapy, massage, chiropractic, etc.