A New BEMA of Light in the Cloud of Chronic Pain

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NEW YORK – (DGIwire) — Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than six months, such as migraines or back or joint pain. For those with chronic pain, life can seem like a never-ending cycle of drug treatments to find relief. Chronic pain might originate from a particular event, such as a car accident or sports-related injury, or it can develop over time, as with arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome. It might affect one particular area of the body or be more generalized. No matter what the type of pain, sufferers deserve treatments that are quick, effective and safe.

Some of the most efficient treatments include opioid analgesics, since opioids bind directly to opioid receptors in the brain, delivering quick and efficient pain relief. However, the side effects of these drugs can include nausea, cognitive impairment, loss of energy and constipation. Since chronic pain necessitates the use of long-term treatment, such adverse events can impact one’s overall quality of life, negating the drugs’ benefits. Additionally, long-term use of opiates can lead to concerns about drug abuse, dependency and addiction.

Dr. Mark Sirgo, is CEO and President of an important player in the search for a safe, effective solution. BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (BDSI), is a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on chronic pain management and addiction medicine. It has taken up the cause of finding treatments to manage chronic pain that might limit some of the complications seen with other opioid analgesics. Much of their work is associated with its BEMA drug delivery platform. BEMA is a small, dissolvable polymer film for application to the inner cheek. These films were designed to rapidly deliver a dose of a drug across the mucous membrane for time-sensitive conditions, or to facilitate administration of drugs with poor oral absorption. The film completely dissolves in a short period of time inside the mouth.

“Those in chronic pain are seeking new and effective solutions that can deliver pain relief. Every day we are committed to developing and introducing new options that might help these patients to get back to living their lives to the fullest potential,” says BDSI‘s Dr. Sirgo commenting on the issue.