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American Cancer Society: Many opioid drug bills affecting cancer patients pain options

Legislative and other efforts to combat prescription opioid abuse are affecting cancer patients' treatment options for pain in many states, according to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Netwo... read more

Some doctors unaware of long-term side effects of cancer care

Doctors need to be better educated about the significant long-term side effects of chemotherapy that may affect their cancer survivor patients, according to new research published Wednesday in advance ... read more

Aretha Franklin died of advanced neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer. What is that?

When symptoms do appear, they can include abdominal pain that moves into the back, loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss, diabetes, fatigue, depression, and blood clots, according to the Mayo Clin... read more

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Q&A: Options for colon cancer screening

There are several screening options available, including: Colonoscopy. Fecal immunochemical test (FIT). Flexible sigmoidoscopy with FIT. The “gold standard” of colon screening is a colonoscopy. Patien... read more

Trevena announces presentations at the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting

May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trevena, Inc. (TRVN) today announced two presentations at the American Society ... conventional IV opioids to manage acute postoperative pain in approximately 158,000 ... read more

Hydrocodone limits may affect long-term-care patients: critics

Hydrocodone is the most frequently prescribed opioid ... including the American Academy of Pain Management, American Pharmacists Association, U.S. Pain Foundation, the Virginia Cancer Pain Initiative ... read more

Fluoride pills switched for cancer drugs at CVS

is a popular estrogen-blocking drug, used to treat many breast cancer patients with estrogen-receptor-positive cancers. Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society says the ... read more

Cost of cancer drugs varies widely based on who's paying

Uninsured cancer ... specialty drugs has never been greater. The key issue is that millions of no and low-income earners are paying full cost for prescription drugs, without financially-viable options ... read more

Our culture and economic values share the blame for epic opioid crisis

Opioids affect us ... of millions of patients became potential customers. This was hugely consequential. When drugs are approved by the FDA, health insurance pays for them. The big money was not in ac... read more

Health and Wellness News - Los Angeles Times

Here’s a short, simple hilltop walk off one of L.A.’s most famous streets — Mulholland Drive. The hilltop destination offers unimpeded 360-degree views of the city, the valley and the coastline. It al... read more

The Opioid Abuse Epidemic: What's The Investment Angle?

The opioid abuse epidemic is destroying American ... for chronic pain outside active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care. The stated purpose of the guidelines was to "improve commu... read more

Opinion: Medicare pilot will hurt seniors

In the process, it could disrupt care for many thousands of cancer ... drug prices, and work with us on comprehensive approaches that ensure Medicare patients receive the care they need and deserve. J... read more

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