News About Analgesia

One-third of long-term users say they're hooked on prescription opioids

December 9, 2016 | The Washington Post

The surprising number of patients who are dependent on opioids has widely been blamed on the overprescription of opioids used to treat everyday pain. However, opioids continue to play a critical role in managing pain for the millions of people who live with chonic pain in the United States.

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House passes sweeping health innovation bill with $1 billion for opioids

December 1, 2016 | USA Today

The House passed the 21st Century Cures Act aimed at stimulating innovation, improving mental health services, and attending to the nation's opioid epidemic. It provides almost $5 billion in grant funding to the National Institutes of Health, with $1 billion of new funding over the next two years for opioid addiction prevention and treatment programs.

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CDC Has Advice For Primary Care Doctors About Opioids

March 17, 2016 | NPR

The CDC and FDA have both recently been expressing concerns about opioid abuse and potential overprescription.

Expanesthetics' Editors Note: Without new pain relievers that address the underlying issues, there are limited options to address the problems associated with opioids, including addiction.

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Easing The Pain - A Resurgence In Analgesia R&D

November 10, 2015 | Life Sci VC

There have been a number of transactions in the clinical development stage analgesia market, including Biogen's acquisition of Convergence's NaV1.7 antagonist program for $200M upfront and Novartis' acquisition of Spinifex's analgesic program that targets the angiotensin II type 2 receptor.

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