News tagged with sedative

Study finds doctors prescribing more sedatives

(HealthDay)—Doctors in the United States are writing more prescriptions for sedatives than ever before, and the frequent use of these powerful drugs in combination with narcotic painkillers may be causing ...

Mar 08, 2014
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Plant-made drug reverses breathing paralysis

Paralytic drugs like succinylcholine (SC) are often used during surgery or when critically ill patients require endotracheal intubation. But if the drug is not swiftly cleared from the patient's system, the results can be ...

Jul 09, 2013
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Australian woman wins thalidomide hearing: court

A woman born without arms or legs on Monday won the right to have the class action she is leading against the firms behind thalidomide, a sedative blamed for birth defects, proceed in Australia.

Dec 19, 2011
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US state turns to different lethal injection drug

After surrendering its supply of a lethal injection drug to federal agents in 2011, Arkansas turned to a somewhat surprising place to look for another drug: a list from lawyers for several death row inmates.

Apr 20, 2013
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