Painkillers

Acetaminophen May Not Relieve Back Pain

Doctors often suggest taking acetaminophen for low back pain relief. But according to a new study, the popular painkiller isn’t any more effective in alleviating an aching back than letting the pain naturally subside. A study published Thursday in...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Timbaland Talks Quietly Losing 130 Pounds, Overcoming Painkiller Addiction After Having ‘death’...

Source: Paras Griffin / Getty Timbaland Reveals Struggles With PainKillers, Talks losing Weight Timbaland has made some major life changes and is revealing the journey in Men’s Health. The iconic producer says he quietly overcome addiction and...

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Why This Opioid Painkiller Is Killing Nektar Therapeutics Stock

Nektar Therapeutics shares were crushed on Wednesday after the FDA did not recommend the company’s pain drug.
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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When Opioids Backfire

Our most powerful painkillers can actually make some patients more sensitive to pain -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Many Drugstores Misinform On Disposal Of Unused Meds

TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 -- "Secret shoppers" calling California drugstores to find out how to dispose of unneeded antibiotics and opioid painkillers were given bogus information more than half the time, a new study finds. Even fewer stores provided...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research

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Rwanda Avoids Us-style Opioids Crisis By Making Own Morphine

While people in rich countries are dying from overuse of prescription painkillers, millions in poor countries are suffering from a lack of them
Related topics: Rwanda

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More Kids, Teens Landing In Ers After Opioid Overdoses

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 -- An alarming number of young people are showing up in America's emergency rooms after overdosing on opioid painkillers, a new study finds. In a study of more than 200,000 cases of kids misusing and abusing opioid...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Rise In Serious Harm To Children Caused By Powerful Painkillers, Says Study

The proportion of high-strength painkiller poisonings among children which result in emergency hospital admissions has increased, according to research published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Toxicology.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Mother Found Guilty Of Pouring Liquid Morphine Into 15-year-old Son's Beer

The mother of a 15-year-old boy who died of a drugs overdose has been found guilty of child cruelty after pouring liquid morphine into her son's beer before his death. Holly Strawbridge, 35, shared powerful painkillers with Tyler Peck and a...

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Juice Wrld Swallowed Tons Of Percocet To Hide From Feds, Cops Say

Juice WRLD might've made a fatal decision as law enforcement searched his private jet -- swallowing a bunch of painkillers in an attempt to hide them from the feds. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the pilot who was flying Juice's private...
Related topics: Police

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Future Painkillers: Activation Of Opioid Receptor Uncovered

Researchers have uncovered the binding mechanism of an important pain receptor. The results facilitate the development of new active substances. The opioids used today to treat severe pain can be addictive and sometimes have life-threatening side...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Business Highlights

___ Drugmakers, distributors facing federal opioid probe At least a half-dozen companies that make or distribute opioid painkillers are under a federal investigation of their role in a nationwide addiction and overdose crisis, according to a report....

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Uganda Finds A Solution For Painkiller Shortage

There's a massive shortage of painkillers in Africa. But Uganda has come up with a low tech solution: mixing morphine powder with water and providing bottles of it to patients for free.
Related topics: Uganda

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The Human Cost Of Overregulating Opioids

Jeffrey Miron and Erin Partin Many people blame excessive painkiller prescriptions for the rise in opioid overdose deaths over the past two decades; and the government has responded with strict limits on how physicians prescribe opioids. Many pain...

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Lil Xan Admits To Relapsing Back On Painkillers

But he claims he's back on track for good.

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Medicines Pose Global Environmental Risk, Experts Warn

Residues from billions of doses of antibiotics, painkillers and antidepressants pose a significant risk to freshwater ecosystems and the global food chain, a new analysis said Thursday.
Related topics: Antibiotics, Depression, Antidepressants

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Opioids Won't Help Arthritis Patients Long-term: Study

SATURDAY, Nov. 9, 2019 -- Opioid painkillers may temporarily ease the discomfort of arthritis, but they have no clear lasting benefit, a research review finds. In an analysis of 23 clinical trials, researchers found that, on average, opioid...
Related topics: Arthritis, Medical Research, Clinical Trials

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As Tennessee Forces Opioid Prescription Cutbacks, More People Are Dying Of Overdoses

The state of Tennessee last year put into place regulations limiting and controlling the duration and dosages of opioid painkillers that doctors could legally prescribe, all in the name of fighting addiction. Yet now the state is seeing a new record...

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Obvious Ventures Makes Cbd Sporty With Beam, Which Sells Cannabis Products To The Gnc Set

Athletes looking to take a break from all their worries over prescription painkillers and anyone who’s hankering to try out the new cannabinoid-based treatments for their conditions (without worrying about potentially getting dosed with some...

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Us Drug Behemoths Agree On $50 Billion Deal To Solve Opioid Addiction Cases – Reports

At least 400,000 people in the US reportedly died after overdosing on prescription painkillers and illegal opioids between 1999 and 2017, in what is considered one of the worst public health crises in the country’s history.

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