pain medications

Pain Killers: Famous Pain Doctor Linked To Patient Deaths From Drug Overdoses

By | Fri, 12/20/2013 - 15:52

Doctors who aggressively prescribe pain medications are under scrutiny as the stories of several overdoses come into the spotlight.

salt

Sodium In Aspirin, Ibuprofen May Increase Risk Of Stroke By 16%

By | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 18:02

The sodium in some types of medicine may increase a patient's risk of stroke by up to 16 percent.

Marijuana's Memory Loss Blocked

Memory Loss From Marijuana Blocked By Ibuprofen

By | Thu, 11/21/2013 - 16:18

Painkillers may prevent memory loss from marijuana — the drug combo helped prevent Alzheimer's progression in a mouse model.

Botox injections

Botox Injection May Treat Arthritis, Cancer Pain

By | Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:59

A new Botox injection may alleviate arthritis and cancer pain without the side effects of painkillers.

Prescription drugs

1 In 10 Teens Misuse Prescription Painkillers

By | Tue, 10/29/2013 - 16:17

One in 10 teens who visit the ER misuses prescription painkillers and sedatives.

Pain

Girl Who Can't Feel Pain Motivates Scientists To Invent New Painkillers

By | Mon, 09/16/2013 - 15:14

Researchers studying a girl who can't feel pain say they can develop more effective painkillers by using her gene sequencing.

Tylenol

New Tylenol Cap To Warn Consumers Of Acetaminophen's Dangers

By | Thu, 08/29/2013 - 23:17

The company producing Tylenol will begin labeling drug bottles with a warning of acetaminophen to prevent accidental overdoses.

The View

Prescription Drug Overdose Deaths A Growing Epidemic, Especially Among Middle-Aged Women

By | Tue, 07/02/2013 - 14:33

A July report by the CDC found that female drug overdose deaths are increasing at an alarming rate, especially among the middle aged.

Opioid Receptor Discovery Could Lead to Painkillers with Fewer Side Effects, Lower Addiction Risk

Opioid Receptor Discovery Could Lead To Painkillers With Fewer Side Effects, Lower Addiction Risk

By | Mon, 06/10/2013 - 23:37

The discovery of a new binding site in pain-sensing nerve cells could lead to prescription drugs that are as effective as morphine, Vicodin, and Oxycontin, but have lower risk of side effects, tolerance, and addiction.

black mamba snake

Snake Venom Contains Painkiller "More Effective" Than Morphine

By | Wed, 10/03/2012 - 15:52

Its power could help fuel the search for a better painkiller.

aspirin

Have a Headache? Why You Should Think Twice About Taking Painkillers

By | Wed, 09/19/2012 - 12:53

Doctors say that, for as much as 5 percent of the worldwide population, taking painkillers could be making their agony worse.

U.S. Revoking 2 CVS Stores' Controlled Substance Licenses

By | Wed, 09/12/2012 - 09:55

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is revoking the controlled substance licenses of two CVS Caremark Corp drugstores in Florida as part of a government crackdown on potentially addictive painkillers, especially oxycodone.

A sprained ankle

Over-the-Counter Painkillers Increase Risk of Death In Heart Attack Survivors

By | Tue, 09/11/2012 - 11:06

In a new study, drugs such as Celebrex as well as over-the-counter painkillers such as Advil, Motrin and Aleve, all carry higher risks for heart attack survivors.