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I’ve only had this blog up and running for a couple of weeks now, but there are times when I already get frustrated trying to think up something to write about on a given day. I’ll go take a look at the day’s health news hoping some sort of inspiration will strike, but this past […]

Medtronic’s RestorePRIME Neurostimulation System was approved yesterday March 24 by the FDA for the treatment of chronic pain. More specifically, it is indicated in patients with intractable pain of the trunk or limbs, and works by blocking pain by sending electrical pulses to the spine. “The RestorePRIME System is a significant advancement in the field […]

Merck will be collaborating with Neuromed to develop new treatments for chronic pain. The deal includes Neuromed’s leading compound NMED-160, currently mid-way through testing. These do sound quite hopeful, as Christopher Gallun, the CEO of Neuromed told the New York Times in an interview “We think these have the potential to become very powerful agents […]

In the latest issue of the National Headache Foundation’s Newsletter, Headlines, the future in migraine treatments are discussed. Some of these have made headlines recently, but this piece is packed full of news. Included are the steps a drug goes through before it can be sold to give us an idea of just why it […]

Drug Wars


ABC World News Tonight ran a 3 day segment about migraines last week. I chose not to watch it. I was wary because of past experience with network television specials about migraine. They usually fall very short, to say the very least. I just didn’t want to put myself through the anguish should the same […]