Monday, June 04, 2007

Lyrica shown to ease fibromyalgia pain

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By The Lexington Herald-Leader

For decades, people with fibromyalgia suffered from chronic, widespread pain, often without effective treatment.
But that's likely to change, because a new study with University of Kentucky ties has identified a groundbreaking new medication for the disorder.
Dr. Leslie Crofford, a UK rheumatologist and director of UK's Center for the Advancement of Women's Health, presented the research findings at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting in San Diego yesterday.
Researchers and the drug maker are excited because of the significant response many people with fibromyalgia had to the new medication, Lyrica.
About 30 percent of all patients who tried Lyrica had a 50 percent or greater reduction in pain, reducing severe pain to mild or moderate pain.

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