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Pfizer’s Lyrica shows No Relief From Post-Traumatic Nerve Pain

Pfizer Inc said its blockbuster pain drug, Lyrica, had failed to show benefit in patients suffering from a type of post-traumatic nerve pain, in a late-stage study.

The drug did not lead to pain reduction in patients compared with a placebo, the company said on Wednesday.

Currently, there is no approved treatment in the United States for post-traumatic neuropathic pain.

Lyrica, which generated $1.22 billion in sales in the third quarter, is already approved to treat nerve pain associated with diabetes, shingles, spinal cord injury and fibromyalgia.


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Note: Lyrica is also known as Pegabalin. Continue Reading

Actions Taken With Integrity

The wise do not buy into other people’s perceptions of who they are and what they are capable of. Instead, they bypass a person’s public persona and see who they are in their highest expression. When you see actions taken with integrity, instead of words only, you will then know a soul’s worth.

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Dr Joseph Mercola Interviews Dr David Perlmutter: Alzheimer’s Is Directly Related To Elevated Blood Sugar Levels

Insulin resistance also raises your risk for heart disease, so it’s not surprising to find that heart disease is associated with Alzheimer’s as well.

Arterial stiffness (atherosclerosis) is associated with a hallmark process of Alzheimer’s, namely the build-up of beta-amyloid plaque in your brain. According to researcher Timothy Hughes, “the process of vascular ageing may predispose the brain to increased amyloid plaque build-up.”

Recent research also points out that heart disease increases your odds of developing Alzheimer’s — in fact, these two diseases share a number of risk factors. Continue Reading