March 22, 1999 |
Imagine a life without pain. No pounding headache after a hellish day at the office. No cricked back after that awful night on Aunt Millie's lumpy sofa bed. No pangs from injuries, childbirth or food poisoning--no pangs, either, to impel us to yank a finger from a flame, rest a broken leg or refrain from romping through poison oak. Put that way, life without pain would be bad. And short.
July 5, 2010 |
Engineer George Lewis would like to move the soothing pain relief of ultrasound out of the doctor's office and into your medicine cabinet. The biomedical engineering student, who is about to receive his doctorate from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., is working on a coin-size device to make ultrasound pain relief available any time, anywhere. Doctors and physical therapists use ultrasound for pain relief for conditions such as muscle spasms, tendonitis, osteoarthritis and sciatica.
April 12, 1999
Your article "Many Specialists, but Little Relief for Most Sufferers" (March 22) discusses many important issues in the field of pain management. However, two need to be highlighted. The reason pain is often poorly managed has nothing to do with concerns about prescribing narcotic medications. In fact, nerve pain that responds better to the antidepressant and anticonvulsant medications and bone pain that is better treated with the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are just as poorly managed as pain best treated with narcotics.
April 23, 1994 |
Ruling that the former manager of PaineWebber Inc.'s Beverly Hills office should have prevented the theft of customer funds, a Securities and Exchange Commission administrative law judge ordered her suspended for six months from acting as a brokerage supervisor. Patricia A. Johnson, 43, had been in charge of the office from 1984 until mid-1991.
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October 15, 2013 |
A Southern California pain doctor who was featured in a 2012 Times investigative article on patient overdose deaths was arrested Tuesday on seven counts of illegally prescribing narcotics and other widely abused drugs. Dr. John Dimowo is charged with prescribing Vicodin, Norco, Adderall and Xanax to undercover agents who pretended to be patients but had no legitimate need for the drugs. Dimowo was not charged in connection with any patient deaths. The Times reported in November that five of Dimowo's patients fatally overdosed on medications he prescribed between 2009 and 2010, coroner's records show.
October 9, 1997 |
Jim Belushi was recalling his first confrontation with the late Tupac Shakur, his co-star in "Gang Related," a cop and crook comic nightmare released Wednesday by MGM that is Shakur's final film. "He was late for the first rehearsal, didn't show up for the second [and was] late for the third, so I turned to him and I go, 'Before we start, I want to get something straight,' " the actor says during an interview in his trailer on the set of the ABC series "Total Security."
March 14, 2000 |
I-Flow Corp.'s stock rose $1.66 a share, or 41%, to $5.69 a share after the Lake Forest maker of infusion systems said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will allow the company to market its new catheter for pain management of large surgical incisions.
December 27, 2000 |
Lake Forest infusion products maker I-Flow Corp. said Tuesday that a federal agency has rescinded its approval for Medicare payments for the company's outpatient pain-management surgical procedures. I-Flow said in a press release that the Health Care Financing Administration decided to deny payments for its proprietary ON-Q and PainBuster pain-management systems because of "budgetary restrictions" on the agency.