FDA approves a new pain-relief patch for PhN (postherpetic neuralgia). THis is for post-shingles pain that affects many people after shingles. Click here for article-painkiller-patch-shares-uters.com/article/us-sorrento-thera-fda/fda-approves-sorrentos-non-opioid-painkiller-patch-shares-jump-idUSKCN1GC2XE
Opthalmologists and dermatologists now recommending the shingles vaccine for ages 50 and over. Click here for article.
The FDA recently approved the Shingrix new shingles vaccine made in the UK. It is new competition for the current vaccine Zostavax. Click here for article
QUESTION: Are you at risk of shingles? ANSWER: Did you ever have chickenpox? If yes, then you are at risk of shingles. Are you an older adult or is your general immunity low? Your risk is higher. The CDC recommends the shingles vaccine for age 60 and above.