News tagged with painkillers
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(HealthDay)—A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel met Thursday and Friday to discuss the fate of certain painkillers that contain the opioid known as hydrocodone, concluding in a vote in favor ...
Medications Jan 26, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Federal health advisors want new restrictions on hydrocodone, the highly addictive ingredient found in Vicodin and other widely abused prescription painkillers.
Medications Jan 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will meet Thursday and Friday to discuss the fate of certain painkillers that contain an opioid known as hydrocodone.
Medications Jan 24, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Drivers who have taken even a small dose of opioid painkillers have an increased risk of being injured in a car accident, a new study has found.
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(HealthDay)—Prescription painkillers are second only to marijuana when it comes to drug abuse, a new government report claims.
Medications Jan 10, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—Five more people have been diagnosed with the same strain of hepatitis C a former traveling hospital worker is accused of spreading through tainted needles. The total is now 44 in four states.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
France should allow doctors to "accelerate the coming of death" for terminally ill patients, a report to President Francois Hollande recommended Tuesday.
Health Dec 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—U.S. government health experts overwhelmingly voted against a stronger version of hydrocodone on Friday, questioning the need for a new form of one of most widely abused prescription painkillers.
Medications Dec 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Painkilling drugs that make many therapies possible are a blessing for patients. Thanks to modern anesthetics, not only can surgical operations be conducted without causing pain, they are also used for various ...
Neuroscience Nov 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Today's teens and young people are abusing prescription painkillers more than any other age group or any other youth in history. Availability of these drugs from their parents' medicine cabinets may be ...
Medications Oct 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Prescription painkillers are responsible for more fatal overdoses in the United States than heroin and cocaine combined. And while most states have programs to curb abuse and addiction, a new report from Brandeis University ...
Medications Sep 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Although most victims of sexual assault experience severe pain after their attack, fewer than one-third receive medication to ease their discomfort, according to a new study.
Health Sep 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Heart attack survivors who take common painkillers after a heart attack have a higher long-term risk of dying or having a second heart attack, according to a new study published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journa ...
Cardiology Sep 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 4
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently introduced a series of safety measures designed to reduce the risk of extended-release and long-acting opioid medications, ...
Medications Aug 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A change in the formula of the frequently abused prescription painkiller OxyContin has many abusers switching to a drug that is potentially more dangerous, according to researchers at Washington University ...
Medications Jul 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0