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Neuralgia is pain in one or more nerves that occurs without stimulation of pain receptor (nociceptor) cells. Neuralgia pain is produced by a change in neurological structure or function rather than by the excitation of pain receptors that causes nociceptive pain.
ContraVir begins pharmacokinetic study of FV-100 for treating shingles

ContraVir begins pharmacokinetic study of FV-100 for treating shingles

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, announced today that it has initiated a pharmacokinetic (PK) study of FV-100, the Company's clinical-stage antiviral for treating shingles. [More]
Immune Pharmaceuticals closes underwriter's exercise of partial over-allotment option of 459,697 units

Immune Pharmaceuticals closes underwriter's exercise of partial over-allotment option of 459,697 units

Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that engages in the development and commercialization of targeted therapeutics for the treatment of inflammatory diseases and cancer, today completed the underwriter's exercise of partial over-allotment option of 459,697 units, at a price of $2.50 per unit, for gross proceeds of approximately $1.06 million, bringing the aggregate gross proceeds of the Company's previously announced underwritten public offering to $9.685 million. [More]
Calchan, Galapagos partner to discover and develop novel target for osteoarthritic pain

Calchan, Galapagos partner to discover and develop novel target for osteoarthritic pain

Calchan Holdings Limited, a UK company focused on the development of novel medicines based on calcium ion channel modulators, and Galapagos NV, a clinical stage biotech company focused on developing novel mode of action medicines, today announce that they have entered into a research collaboration in the area of osteoarthritis pain. [More]
Immune begins bertilimumab Phase II clinical trial for treatment of ulcerative colitis

Immune begins bertilimumab Phase II clinical trial for treatment of ulcerative colitis

Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. announces today that it has initiated the screening of patients for a Phase II proof of concept clinical trial exploring the safety and efficacy of bertilimumab in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). [More]
Decision Resources expands disease-level coverage of Treatment Algorithms Insight Series

Decision Resources expands disease-level coverage of Treatment Algorithms Insight Series

Decision Resources has expanded its disease-level coverage of the Treatment Algorithms Insight Series, which examines U.S. physicians' prescribing behavior, to provide a quantitative analysis of an agent's penetration into each line of therapy. [More]
Researchers determine safety and effectiveness of neurostimulation to treat chronic pain

Researchers determine safety and effectiveness of neurostimulation to treat chronic pain

Chronic pain, which persists despite the fact that an injury has healed, can last for many months or years and may affect up to 15 percent of the adult population at any point in time. [More]
SCILEX completes patient enrollment to study Ztlido for treatment of postherpetic neuralgia

SCILEX completes patient enrollment to study Ztlido for treatment of postherpetic neuralgia

SCILEX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company engaged in the development and commercialization of late-stage pharmaceutical products focused on the treatment of pain, announced today that it has completed patient enrollment for the dermal safety studies and the pivotal pharmacokinetic study related to its investigational product Ztlido (lidocaine patch 1.8%), a next-generation branded lidocaine patch for the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia, also referred to as "after-shingles pain." [More]
Lyfebulb, Immune collaborate to increase awareness of bullous pemphigoid

Lyfebulb, Immune collaborate to increase awareness of bullous pemphigoid

Lyfebulb, the International Pemphigus Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF) and Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc., announced a collaboration to increase awareness of unmet needs in treating bullous pemphigoid last night at an event attended by more than sixty patients, physicians, scientists and other interested parties. [More]
AMS agrees to sell Gamma Knife and radiation therapy services business in Turkey to Euromedic

AMS agrees to sell Gamma Knife and radiation therapy services business in Turkey to Euromedic

AMERICAN SHARED HOSPITAL SERVICES, a leading provider of turnkey technology solutions for advanced radiosurgical and radiation therapy services, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Gamma Knife and radiation therapy services business in Turkey to Euromedic Cancer Treatment Centers BV. [More]
Acorda gets FDA Complete Response Letter for PLUMIAZ Nasal Spray NDA

Acorda gets FDA Complete Response Letter for PLUMIAZ Nasal Spray NDA

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) for the New Drug Application (NDA) for PLUMIAZ (diazepam) Nasal Spray for the treatment of people with epilepsy who experience cluster seizures. [More]
TWi and Endo Pharmaceuticals settle patent litigation over Lidoderm product

TWi and Endo Pharmaceuticals settle patent litigation over Lidoderm product

TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., Teikoku Seiyaku Co., Ltd. and Teikoku Pharma USA, Inc. to settle all outstanding patent litigation related to TWi's lidocaine topical patch 5% product. [More]
AMS' revenues decrease 4.6% to $3,937,000 in fourth quarter 2013

AMS' revenues decrease 4.6% to $3,937,000 in fourth quarter 2013

American Shared Hospital Services, a leading provider of turnkey technology solutions for advanced radiosurgical and radiation therapy services, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and 2013. [More]
Treating long wait-times dictate long-term success of spinal cord stimulation therapy

Treating long wait-times dictate long-term success of spinal cord stimulation therapy

Success rates soared to 75% for patients who waited less than 2 years for a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implant, compared with 15% for patients whose implants happened 20 years after the onset of pain, according to a retrospective analysis. [More]
Loyola physician sheds light on common and painful viral infection, shingles

Loyola physician sheds light on common and painful viral infection, shingles

Shingles is a painful viral infection that affects almost one million people worldwide and 30 percent of Americans every year. [More]
New Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery reduces severe facial pain caused by nerve disorder

New Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery reduces severe facial pain caused by nerve disorder

Research by Beaumont Health System radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons found that symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia, or TN, a nerve disorder causing severe facial pain, were reduced in those treated with Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery. [More]
Spinifex announces results of Phase 2 clinical trial of EMA401 in postherpetic neuralgia

Spinifex announces results of Phase 2 clinical trial of EMA401 in postherpetic neuralgia

Spinifex Pharmaceuticals, an Australian pain drug development company, today announces that The Lancet has published the results of its Phase 2 clinical trial of its lead candidate, EMA401, in postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). [More]
New drug treatment effective against chronic pain caused by nerve damage post shingles

New drug treatment effective against chronic pain caused by nerve damage post shingles

A new drug treatment has been found to be effective against chronic pain caused by nerve damage, also known as neuropathic pain, in patients who have had shingles. [More]
Patient's EMR coupled with pharmacist intervention improves preventative care of shingles

Patient's EMR coupled with pharmacist intervention improves preventative care of shingles

While people over the age of 60 account for more than half of all shingles cases, less than 15% get the vaccination that helps prevent the blistering skin rash, which can cause lingering nerve pain. [More]
Zalicus announces top-line results from Z160 Phase 2 clinical studies in chronic pain indications

Zalicus announces top-line results from Z160 Phase 2 clinical studies in chronic pain indications

Zalicus Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops novel treatments for patients suffering from pain, today announced top-line results from two Phase 2 clinical studies of Z160 in chronic pain indications. [More]
Depomed reports financial results for third quarter 2013

Depomed reports financial results for third quarter 2013

Total revenues were $37.5 million and included recognition of a $5.0 million milestone payment from Mallinckrodt related to the NDA filing of MNK-795. Excluding this milestone and a $10 million upfront payment from Janssen in the third quarter of 2012, total revenues of $32.5 million grew 39% compared to $23.3 million for the third quarter of 2012. [More]