Painkillers

Boss Tells Employee She Can't Use Her Heating Pad For Cramps At Work Because It's 'unsanitary'

Post by Maressa Brown. Menstrual cramps are no joke. Many of us spend our lives trying to find the thing -- or combo of things -- that will give us some relief, whether that's a painkiller, an herbal supplement, or a heating pad. All of those items...

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Fda: Doctors Should Discuss Opioid Od Antidote With Patients

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 -- Doctors should tell patients and caregivers about the overdose antidote naloxone when they prescribe opioid painkillers such as Percocet and OxyContin and medicines to treat opioid addiction, including buprenorphine,...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Antidote

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Muscle Relaxants For Back Pain Are Soaring: Are They Safe?

WEDNESDAY, July 1 , 2020 -- Back pain plagues many Americans, and new research shows that doctors are doling out muscle relaxant prescriptions to treat the pain -- often along with an opioid painkiller. Experts worry that muscle relaxants may not...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Avoiding Pain And Addiction After Sports-injury Surgery

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2020 -- With opioid addiction soaring in the United States, it should come as good news that an opioid painkiller may not be needed after a sports-injury repair. A mix of non-addictive medicines may be safer and equally...

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1 In 10 Americans Uses A Prescription Painkiller: Cdc

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2020 -- Americans continue to look to the medicine cabinet for pain relief, with 1 in 10 using some type of prescription painkiller, a new U.S. government report says. But use of prescription opioid painkillers leveled off from...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Suits Accuse Retail Chains Of Flooding Ohio With Painkillers

New lawsuits filed by two Ohio counties against five retail chains claim they flooded communities with painkillers through their pharmacies for years and did little to stop drugs from being abused or diverted
Related topics: Lawsuits

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Could An Injected Electrode Control Your Pain Without Drugs?

THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 -- An injectable electrode could prove a better way to ease chronic nerve pain than opioid painkillers or bulky and expensive implants, animal research suggests. It's called an "injectrode." It appears easier and cheaper...
Related topics: Chronic Pain, Medical Research

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Should You Buy This Biotech That Makes A Lower Risk Painkiller?

Investing in opioid manufacturers is an endeavor few investors wish to partake in. Between 2011 and 2017, more than 40,000 Americans died each year due to opioid overdose, which has become a full-blown public health crisis. Over 2,500 lawsuits...
Related topics: Lawsuits

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New Molecular Probes For Opioid Receptors

Strong painkillers are very important in the management of patients with cancer and heart attack or requiring surgery. They extert their effect by binding to so-called opioid receptors in the body.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Health Agencies: No Evidence Ibuprofen Worsens Coronavirus

The World Health Organization and other leading agencies say there is no evidence to support the idea that taking painkillers like ibuprofen might worsen the symptoms of COVID-19
Related topics: Ibuprofen

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On The Path Toward Non-addictive Painkillers

Opioid-containing painkillers have severe side effects and have also been associated with extensive misuse, particularly in the United States. Recent findings represent a significant step towards the development of a new generation of painkillers....

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Too Many Antibiotics, Opioids Given To Dental Patients In The Er

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- Too many patients who go to U.S. emergency rooms for dental problems are prescribed antibiotics and opioid painkillers, a new study claims. The findings show the need for continued efforts to combat both opioid abuse and...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research

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Nurse Accused Of Taking Drugs From Patients Pleads Guilty

A Cedar Rapids nurse accused of taking painkillers from hospital patients' intravenous lines and injecting herself has pleaded guilty. Associated Press
Related topics: Nursing

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Dentists Among Top Prescribers Of Opioids

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 -- American dentists often prescribe more than the recommended supply of opioid painkillers to patients, a new study finds. Not only that, they are more likely to prescribe more powerful opioids, the researchers found. In...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Sf Tech Biz Forks Out $146m In Fines, Settlements After Painkiller Makers Bribed It To Design...

Practice Fusion pocketed kickbacks for crafty alerts and drop-down menu A US software developer must cough up $145m in fines and settlements – for building an application that counseled doctors to prescribe highly addictive pain pills against...
Related topics: Cough

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Insys Founder Gets 5½ Years In Prison In Opioid Kickback Scheme

The company executive, John Kapoor, was accused of bribing doctors and misleading insurers to increase sales of a highly addictive painkiller.

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Production Of Two Excedrin Painkillers Halted

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 -- Production and distribution of Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine products have been temporarily stopped, maker GlaxoSmithKline said Tuesday. "Through routine quality control and assurance measures, we...
Related topics: Migraine, GlaxoSmithKline

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Fda Panels Show Little Love For New Painkillers

]]>(MedPage Today) -- FDA advisory committees had little love for investigational painkillers this week, soundly rejecting two proposed drugs and deadlocking decisions on two others. Thumbs-down went to Nektar's oxycodegol for chronic low back...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Chronic Pain

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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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