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When November and Thanksgiving roll around each year, I'm always amazed to realize how much more I appreciate things and am thankful for them because Migraines and headaches have made me more aware and appreciative.
One of the biggest challenges we face as patients with Migraine and other headache disorders is putting together a health care team who have the experience, knowledge, compassion, and cooperative philosophy that it takes for us to partner with them as treatment partners. A 2011 report from the World Health Organization (WHO) included a sobering statement and startling statistic:
"Lack of knowledge among health-care providers is the principal clinical barrier to effective headache management. This problem begins in medical schools where there is limited teaching on the subject, a consequence of the low priority accorded to it... Worldwide, formal undergraduate medical training included just four hours about headache and Migraine; specialist training included 10 h...
Doctor: David B. Watson, MD Address: One Medical Center Drive, Suite 7500 Morgantown, WV 26505 Telephone: 304-598-6127 Recommendation: Patient Feedback
Yesterday Pfizer, Inc. and Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced they had received marketing approval from the FDA for Oxecta, a new abuse-resistant formulation of immediate-release oxycodone. Oxycodone is an opioid analgesic used for the management of both acute and chronic moderate to severe pain. Oxecta is the first immediate-release oxycodone medicine that applies technology designed to discourage common methods of tampering associated with opioid abuse and misuse. This technology, known as Aversion® Technology , uses a unique composition of commonly used pharmaceutical ingredients that prevent the medicine from being dissolved or crushed for the purpose of abusing them. Pfizer is licensing the technology in Oxecta from Acura. In their press release, the companies noted, “Opioid medications are an important treatment option for patients with moderate to severe pain who are not adequately managed by other pain treatments. However, abuse and misuse o...
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