A New York physician faces 20 years in prison after admitting he distributed painkillers to people he knew were drug addicts. This follows on from news that deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses have risen sharply among women.
Stocks of the common painkiller Reumofan Plus have been recalled from drug store shelves across the U.S. The reason for the recall is due to mislabeling, which hides the actual ingredients from consumers.
A new report states that six times as many people died of methadone overdoses in 2009 as died in 1999 and four in ten overdose deaths involving single prescription painkillers involved methadone, twice as many as any other prescription painkiller.
A nutritionist who worked for Jackson repeatedly rejected his demands for the intravenous drug Diprivan, used to induce sleep. She was phoned on June 21, and recalls Jackson very frantic and saying "One side of my body is hot... and the other is cold."
The hot part of chilies, capsaicin, may be able to help kill pain without loss of nerve or sensory functions. It’s a steroid which can allow targeting of pain receptors with a new molecular painkilling agent.
Will the pet food nightmare ever end?
A Texas laboratory has found acetaminophen (aka Tylenol) in dog and cat food. The FDA is investigating, and one cat may have already died as a result.
Deciding which medicine to give a child in pain just got easier: The first head-to-head study of three common painkillers found that ibuprofen works best, at least for kids with broken bones, bruises and sprains.