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Is Lidocaine Patch effective in managing chronic back pain?

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Dr. Aashish Raghu

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Posted on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 in Back Pain
Question: I would like to know under what conditions the Lidocaine Patch 5% is approved by Medicare. I have chronic back pain and have been unsuccessful in getting approval for assistance in payment -
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not FDA approved

Detailed Answer:
Hi there

Thanks for the query

Lidocaine patch is not yet approved by the FDA so Medicare will not cover this.

I hope I have answered your query.

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Dr. Aashish Raghu
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