|Founder||Amy Baxter, M.D.|
Health & Wellness
|Press Contact||Jennifer Tipping|
Help vaccine fear be a memory - with Power Over Pain! Invented by a mom physician, Buzzy is a powerful palm-sized pal with the right frequency of vibration to cancel nearby pain. Buzzy has been used in +5000 hospitals and clinics to relieve sharp pain during procedures. Buzzy also helps manage needle fear. It has been used in comfort vaccination centers to help ease the process for children and adults during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pain Care Labs (a dba of MMJ Labs) was established in 2006 by pediatric emergency physician and pain researcher Amy Baxter. Distressed by other doctors’ indifference to needle pain, Dr. Baxter decided to help moms get their children vaccinated pain-free. Her prototype was so effective, she decided to “take a year or two” to study and develop the technology formally. Her NIH funding led to the discovery of widespread needle fear, the critical components of pain, and an entire new platform for natural effective pain relief.
Dr. Baxter directs innovation, invention, operations, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research while also founding Pain Care Labs (initially called MMJ Labs). Her contributions to science include creating and validating a pediatric pictorial nausea scale for nausea research, creating a liver enzyme algorithm to time abusive abdominal injury, creating the M-Stim platform for external pain relief, and extensive NIH scientific review group work. Accomplishments include pain and sedation textbook chapters, publications, national and international invited lectures, and testimony before HHS on the impact of needle fear on vaccination adherence; innovation impact comes from multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks and patents developing Buzzy, VibraCool, and Duotherm pain relief and opioid-sparing devices.