Wednesday, January 4, 2012

About Arthritis & Joint Conditions: Do Chronic Pain Patients Need Zohydro?

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Do Chronic Pain Patients Need Zohydro?
Several drug companies are developing a more potent pain medication containing hydrocodone. The new drug would contain up to 10 times the amount of hydrocodone that is found in drugs currently available, such as Vicodin. Zohydro looks like it will be the first out of the gate. Is there a need for this or reason to fear potential abuse? Read more...

Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements: The Financial Fallout
You have likely heard of the problems associated with metal-on-metal hip replacements. In February 2011, we blogged about the FDA concerns over metal-on-metal hips. According to an article in the New York Times, the problems with metal-on-metal hips have created a financial frenzy. Complaints and lawsuits are stacking up. Read more...

Blood Tests for Evaluating Arthritis
Blood tests can help diagnose arthritis, monitor treatments, and track disease activity. What should you know about sedimentation rate, rheumatoid factor, anti-CCP and other tests your doctor is likely to order? Read more...

How Do You Keep Working With Arthritis?
So many factors contribute to whether you can continue working with arthritis, including the relationship you have with your employer, your work environment, the flexibility of your schedule, and your ability to be a productive worker. What has contributed most to your abilty to keep working? Share Your Story...


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