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Canada opioid deaths hits 8,000

More than 1,000 Canadians died of an apparent opioid overdose in the first three months of this year, bringing the toll since the public health crisis erupted in 2016 to 8,000, the public health agency said Tuesday.

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Sugar pills relieve pain for chronic pain patients

Someday doctors may prescribe sugar pills for certain chronic pain patients based on their brain anatomy and psychology. And the pills will reduce their pain as effectively as any powerful drug on the market, according to ...

Sep 12, 2018
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A new generation of pain medication

Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Zuse Institute Berlin have developed a new generation of pain medication. The researchers used computer simulations to develop new opioids that will only work at sites affected by injury ...

Sep 10, 2018
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FDA: montelukast tablet bottles recalled

(HealthDay)—Some bottles of montelukast (Singulair) tablets for asthma have been recalled by Camber Pharmaceuticals because they contain the wrong medication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Sep 05, 2018
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A nursing perspective on the opioid crisis

Addictions nursing specialists have a unique role to play in caring for patients, families, and communities affected by the crisis. A series of original research and expert commentaries provide the nursing specialist's perspective ...

Sep 05, 2018
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