01.17.2020

Jan. 17, 2020 fibromyalgia & Lyme news

Jan. 17, 2020 #fibromyalgia & #Lyme news highlights: Pfizer sells rights to potential new fibromyalgia drug; Lyme vaccine on track to be approved within the next five years; pharmaceutical company halts development of new opioid with fewer addictive properties after negative feedback from FDA; 12 gluten myths that could be making your fibromyalgia symptoms much worse and more! | Fed Up with Fatigue

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Globe Newswire: Axsome Therapeutics enters into exclusive license agreement with Pfizer Inc. for Pfizer’s reboxetine clinical and nonclinical data and for new phase 3 esreboxetine product candidate

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.”

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Forbes: Lyme disease vaccine could be ready in 4 to 5 years

The latest on a Lyme vaccine under development.

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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.”

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LymeDisease.org: Senators urge quick enactment of Tick Act and more accurate counts of Lyme cases

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.'”

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Prohealth: 12 gluten myths that are dangerous to the fibromyalgia community

This article is definitely worth the read if you’re still regularly eating gluten.

And an extra…

The Mighty: My pro-tips for planning my days and managing the unexpected with fibromyalgia

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…

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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.

Jan. 17, 2020 #fibromyalgia & #Lyme news highlights: Pfizer sells rights to potential new fibromyalgia drug; Lyme vaccine on track to be approved within the next five years; pharmaceutical company halts development of new opioid with fewer addictive properties after negative feedback from FDA; 12 gluten myths that could be making your fibromyalgia symptoms much worse and more! | Fed Up with Fatigue

Comments

  1. Nicole says

    Thank you for article #1, that has the potential to be fantastic news. However, regarding article #5 about fibro and gluten… not only is this article from 2014, there is absolutely no scientific evidence stated in the article, it is all her opinion. Also, her chart of things caused by gluten is basically a long list of fibro symptoms with a few extras for good measure. disappointing.

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says

      If you read to the end, then you would have seen this: “This article, originally published on February 8, 2014, was updated on October 8, 2019.”

      Sue, the writer, is a colleague of mine. I feel confident she used clinical research to write her article even though the actual studies are not linked at the end. It is known that gluten is harmful to even healthy people, although I suspect people are actually reacting to the glyphosate sprayed on the wheat, not the gluten itself. I would encourage you to check out the research of Dr. Alessio Fasano on how gluten causes leaky gut in all people, regardless of their health. He has some really interesting findings, which I’ll be covering here on Fed Up in the future.

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