By Lecia Bushak | 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.
By John Ericson | 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.
By Justin Caba | 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.
By Lecia Bushak | Thu, 08/29/2013 - 23:17
The company producing Tylenol will begin labeling drug bottles with a warning of acetaminophen to prevent accidental overdoses.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | 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.
By Ashik Siddique | 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.
By Makini Brice | Wed, 10/03/2012 - 15:52
Its power could help fuel the search for a better painkiller.
By Makini Brice | 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.
By Martin Grens | 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.
By Nikki Tucker | 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.