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Vaccine developed against opioid overdose

A vaccine has been developed that blocks the pain-suppressing effects of certain opioid drugs. It is hoped the vaccine with decrease the risk of fatal opioid overdose.

Use of prescription painkillers surpasses tobacco

A new trend exposes the use of prescription painkillers in the U.S.; the use of opioid-based medication now exceeds that of tobacco. This is based on a U.S. government backed survey.

Health warning over opioid painkillers and pregnancy

Washington - Opioid medications are commonly used among women of reproductive age. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that taking these medications early in pregnancy can increase the risk for some birth defects.

New painkillers to be patterned after girl who doesn’t feel pain

In a perfect world, one painkiller would be enough to alleviate the hurt. Unfortunately, painkillers could take time before they take effect. Today, this could all change as medical experts are looking for ways to increase the potency of painkillers.

Increasing painkiller overdoses found in women

Prescription painkiller overdoses are still a lot more common in men than in women; however, the death rate is increasing rapidly among the ladies. The deaths due to overdosing in women have increased five times since 1999.

Painkiller pills recalled due to higher dosage risk

The pharmaceutical company Mylan has voluntarily recalled three types of painkiller tablets due to the risk that the tablets are more potent than the label indicates. The risk is that consumers could overdose.

Irish radio presenter allegedly commits sex offence on aeroplane

Cork - A popular Irish radio presenter issued a sincere apology on-air last week after reports that he allegedly committed an inappropriate sex act on an Aer Lingus flight.

Canada releases guidelines for prescription painkillers

The Canadian Medical Association has issued national guidelines to assist the prescription of pain medication. The aim is to ensure that proper assessment and treatment are conducted to prevent abuse, addiction and overdose of opioid painkillers.

Op-Ed: Did Prescription Drugs Kill Michael Jackson?

All the evidence points to prescription painkillers as being the cause of Michael Jackson's death. The case gives parents an opportunity to discuss with their kids the potential effects of abusing prescription drugs.

Discovery may lead to new painkillers for cancer patients

German scientists have completed a study that suggests blocking a specific type of hormone-like molecule may help alleviate the pain experienced by cancer patients.

FDA Pronounces New Warnings for Over-the-Counter Painkillers

The FDA tells us now that familiar over-the-counter medications can cause health problems. Health warnings will now be placed on labels of many common medications.

More people locked in Gaza turning to painkilling drugs

More Gazans are turning to the painkilling drug Tramadol to take the edge off the life they have been forced to live. It is addicting but helps many cope with life.

Why Pregnancy And Painkillers Don't Go Together

Researchers have found a link between miscarriages and women who take painkillers around the time they had conceived. It has also been found that taking over the counter painkillers can also stop an embryo implanting at all

ER Doctors Show Racial Bias in Prescribing Painkillers

Racial minorities are less likely than whites to receive painkillers in U.S. emergency departments, a new study reports. The reasons for the disparity are not clear, but there is enough evidence to warrant change in protocols for pain management.

Woman Adopts Her Dog's Name To Buy Painkiller

What addiction and/or greed can do to you.

Painkillers turned bird killers

It's sad that we are trying to help one species of animal and in turn killing another...
 

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