Pain News Network: Study finds ‘evidence lacking’ for most fibromyalgia treatments
From the article: “An international team of researchers from Brazil and Australia reviewed 224 clinical trials of fibromyalgia treatments and found many of them small and of poor quality. High quality evidence was found for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), anti-depressants, and central nervous system (CNS) depressants as short and medium-term treatments for fibromyalgia. No treatment was found to be effective long term.”
From the article: “Pharma giant Pfizer has leaked the private medical data of prescription-drug users in the U.S. for months or even years, thanks to an unprotected Google Cloud storage bucket. The exposed data includes phone-call transcripts and personally-identifiable information, according to vpnMentor’s cybersecurity research team. The victims include people using pharmaceuticals like Lyrica…”
LymeDisease.org: Dapsone + doxy + rifampin very effective for chronic Lyme
From the article: “A groundbreaking in vivo clinical study conducted by Dr. Richard Horowitz has found that an eight-week course of the leprosy drug dapsone combined with doxycycline and rifampin is effective in improving symptoms in 98% of patients suffering from chronic Lyme disease/Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome.”
From the article: “EpicGenetics announced a contract with the Mayo Clinic Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Clinic to perform research to investigate the use of the EpicGenetics FM/a® Test to determine the test’s use and applicability to objectively diagnose fibromyalgia.”
University of Florida College of Pharmacy: Kratom tea study stirs up new support for relieving opioid dependence
From the article: “In a controlled animal study, UF scientists found kratom – which comes from the leaves of a tropical tree originating in Southeast Asia – delivered significant pain-relieving benefits, reduced opioid withdrawal symptoms and caused minimal respiratory depression.”
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Fibro Solutions program…
From the article: “The Fibro Warriors Program is an online health empowerment program that focuses on custom herbal medicine, nutrition therapy, and health coaching to address both the physical and psychological root causes of fibromyalgia,” said the team from Fibro Solution.
LymeMind conference replay…
From the article: “If you missed LymeMIND 2020, an online conference featuring many top speakers, you’re in luck. [LymeDisease.org] has made the four-hour video available for viewing.”
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