Category Archives: Painkillers

Acute psychological stress reduces ability to withstand physical pain

Traffic slows to a crawl, then a stop. You are trapped in a bottleneck nightmare, and late for a meeting. The stress takes a toll on you psychologically - but your body is at risk as well, according to a … Continue reading

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Costly, complex headache treatment on the rise

(Reuters Health) - Contrary to most treatment guidelines for uncomplicated headaches, doctors are ordering expensive scans and referring patients to specialists more often, racking up unnecessary healthcare costs, a new study finds. “In U.S. healthcare we have a general overtreatment … Continue reading

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Backache, Stress, and Tension: Understanding Why You Have Back Pain and Simple Exercises to Prevent and Treat It

Today’s busy world provides too much stress and not enough time for exercise. Instead of walking, running, and doing physical chores, we sit for hours at a desk, use machines to do work for us, and drive a car for … Continue reading

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Hospital-Based Exercise Program Improves Quality of Life for Adults with Arthritis, Other Muscle and Joint Conditions

Newswise — It may seem counterintuitive, but exercise can be beneficial for people suffering from arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions. A new study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that older adults experienced less pain, reduced stiffness … Continue reading

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Pain drug compliance detectable by doctors with new method

Newswise — CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2014 — Assuring appropriate drug theory is important for effective pain management, and a new study published in The Journal of Pain reported that use of a short compliance checklist by clinicians can best identify … Continue reading

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FDA approves extended-release, single-entity hydrocodone product with abuse-deterrent properties

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate), an extended-release (ER) opioid analgesic to treat pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Hysingla ER has … Continue reading

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Arthritis/Pain Relieving Drugs May Contribute to Stroke Death

Newswise — MINNEAPOLIS – Commonly prescribed, older drugs for arthritis and pain may increase the risk of death from stroke, according to a study published in the November 5, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American … Continue reading

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19 per cent of US adults have persistent pain

Newswise — CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2014 – A new study published in The Journal of Pain reports that 39 million people in the United States or 19 percent have persistent pain, and the incidence varies according to age and gender. … Continue reading

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AMA Statement on Final Rule Regarding Disposal of Controlled Substances

Statement attributed to: Robert M. Wah, MD President, American Medical Association “The American Medical Association (AMA) strongly supports the need to remove unused medications from medicine cabinets across the country as an important component of a multipronged effort to prevent … Continue reading

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Postoperative pain may be eased by antidepressants

After a systematic review of clinical trials based on administering antidepressants for acute and chronic postsurgical pain, researchers have concluded that more trials are needed to determine whether these drugs should be prescribed for postsurgical pain on a regular basis. … Continue reading

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Irritable bowel syndrome patients find pain treatments less effective

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that the immune system is defective in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, which is a major reason why sufferers have ongoing issues with pain. The research – the first of its kind in … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia patients hypersensitive to pain may benefit from lidocaine

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their bodies, but often doctors have difficulty detecting what causes the pain, and therefore, how to treat it. These patients also complain of hyperalgesia, or increased sensitivity to … Continue reading

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Tylenol overdosing is easy to do

A new analysis from Consumer Reports calls out the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for inconsistent and potentially dangerous labeling of acetaminophen painkillers The rise in prescriptions and non-prescription use of painkillers in the U.S. is no secret – in … Continue reading

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