Seniors undertreated for cancer pain

Older Cancer Patients Often Undertreated for Severe Pain Even when suffering severe pain, one-third of older cancer patients were not taking the strongest painkillers (opiods such as morphine, oxycodone or fentanyl) that could have helped ease that pain, according to a…  Read More

Problems Sleeping Bother Both Cancer Patients and Survivors

Nearly one in three people with cancer, both with those with active cancer and cancer survivors, report  having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or sleeping too much. Pain and emotional distress were often associated with sleep problems.

FDA Approves Cancer Breakthrough Pain Drug with Safeguards

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new opiate drug for severe breakthrough cancer pain.  However, Onsolis® will only be available through a restricted distribution program. As part of an FDA-required Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy, or REMS, only health…  Read More