Medications

Omega-3s may be useful adjunct to opioids in pain therapy

(HealthDay)—Chronic omega-3 fatty acid (O3) supplementation has an additive effect when combined with acute dosages of morphine in an animal model, according to a study published online May 25 in the Journal of Pharmacy ...

Oncology & Cancer

Added corticosteroid deemed ineffective for cancer pain

(HealthDay)—The addition of methylprednisolone (MP) to opioid therapy does not appear to increase the analgesic effect for cancer pain, according to research published online July 7 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Medications

Placebo effects of different therapies not identical

Not all placebos are equal, and patients who respond to one placebo don't always respond to others, according to research published July 31 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Jian Kong from Massachusetts General Hospital, ...

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