Pregabalin contributed to fatality of woman in New Zealand

A forensic pathologist from Penygroes, New Zealand, determined that pregabalin, a medication used to treat neuropathic pain, was a contributing factor in a woman’s recent death. Dr. Mark Lord noted that although physicians frequently prescribe pregabalin as a pain killer, drug addicts have misused it. “But [pregabalin] is increasingly being used as a drug of […]

Unusual case of optic neuropathy and OTC sexual enhancement products

Can a certain type of optic neuropathy and unregulated use of some over-the-counter sexual enhancement products be linked? Researchers from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida found an unusual case which indicates PDE-5 inhibitors may some serious unintended side effects. The case study An […]

Sufferers of diabetic peripheral neurophathy may find relief with alpha-lipoic acid

Researchers from the University of Athens found certain doses of alpha-lipoic acid, along with a few other ingredients, helped patients get relief from the discomfort of painful diabetic neuropathy in only 40 days. An article titled “Effect of α-lipoic acid on symptoms and quality of life in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy,” produced the following […]