Pain Management Supportive Care

Over Regulation of Opioids May Leave Cancer Patients in Pain (12-2-2013)

A worldwide trend toward over-regulation of opioid-based painkillers such as morphine and fentanyl is leaving billions of cancer patients to suffer intolerable pain, according to the results of a study published in the Annals of Oncology. Many cancer... Continue Reading

Antidepressant Cymbalta May Reduce Pain from Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (05-24-2013)

The antidepressant Cymbalta® (duloxetine) appears to reduce the numbness and tingling associated with taxane or platinum-based chemotherapy, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Peripheral... Continue Reading

Acupuncture Relieves Pain, Improves Functioning After Neck Surgery (04-29-2010)

Acupuncture may reduce pain and improve functioning among patients with cancer who have undergone surgery to the neck, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.[1] As well, acupuncture may relieve xerostomia (dry mouth) among... Continue Reading

Onsolis Approved for Breakthrough Pain (07-28-2009)

Onsolis (fentanyl buccal soluble film) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of breakthrough cancer pain.[1] Pain may be a side effect of cancer treatment or may be caused by the cancer itself. If not adequately... Continue Reading