DEA To Increase Pain Medicine Production Quotas

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced this week that it is increasing Aggregate Production Quotas (APQ) available to pharmaceutical manufacturers for the production of controlled substance medications. Many of those medications—and some doctors who prescribe them —have been targeted by the DEA. The result has been strong complaints from the chronic pain community that patients have … Read more

Fibromyalgia Center of Excellence May Open in 2019

By Ed Coghlan. In what could be a small but dramatic step to improve treatment and education of fibromyalgia, the Fibromyalgia Care Society of America (FCSA) announced it is launching a Fibromyalgia Center of Excellent Program (COE). The FSCA, founded in 2015, has raised the funding necessary to identify and help fund the first COE … Read more

OMG! Do I have my keys?

And other embarrassing brain-fog incidents By Liza Zoellick One of the most troubling and annoying symptoms of both my Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia is brain-fog. I’ve talked about in a previous post but time and again, as symptoms go, brain-fog comes in at the top for winning the “most annoying,” prize. We’ve all been there, … Read more

The 2018 Fibromyalgia Year in Review: The Good News and the Bad News – From this Year’s Headlines

By Ginevra Liptan, MD. CBD (cannabidiol) is everywhere  You can get CBD at the health food store or in your coffee drink now, and everyone is curious about it. Recent New York Times had this to say about CBD “It’s hot, everywhere and yet almost nobody understands it.” Ginevra Liptan, MD What is behind the CBD explosion? … Read more

My Story: Living with Fibro

I was a healthy 22-year-old, I worked 50 hours a week on night shifts at a heavy job that I enjoyed because it kept me in shape. On the weekends I walked pretty much everywhere. I wasn’t a fitness fanatic but I had the energy to look after myself, now I am the opposite. I … Read more