FDA Adds More Heat to the Capsaicin Debate: A Blog Entry by Dave R. (February 25, 2012)
"Capsaicin extracts, in the form of creams or patches, had been regarded as one of the three proven ways of effectively reducing neuropathic pain for people with HIV. ... However, the American FDA has just denied approval [of Capsaicin patches for HIV-related neuropathy pain]. ... It makes you wonder what makes things safe in one country and not in another. ... However, in the last year, doubts have been appearing in studies and across the Internet, regarding the efficacy of capsaicin patches ..."
How Neuropathy Is Currently Treated: A Blog Entry by Dave R. (January 3, 2012)
"We are so used to taking a pill, or undergoing an operation to cure us of our illnesses, that it almost seems inconceivable that there’s a disease that can't be completely cured. Then we remember that we also have to deal with HIV and although it's a cruel truth, neuropathy is just as difficult for the medical researchers to find a cure for."
The Body is a service of Remedy Health Media, LLC, 750 3rd Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10017. The Body and its logos are trademarks of Remedy Health Media, LLC, and its subsidiaries, which owns the copyright of The Body's homepage, topic pages, page designs and HTML code. General Disclaimer: The Body is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through The Body should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, consult your health care provider.