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Pain Sensitivity Heightened By Continued Use Of Codeine
2013-09-13 04:44:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Adelaide's Discipline of Pharmacology have found that a heightened sensitivity to pain might result from using large and frequent doses of the pain-killer codeine, without the same relief offered by morphine. The findings, published in Neurology Reviews, are the result of what is believed to be the world's first experimental study comparing the pain relieving and pain worsening effects of both codeine...

2013-06-24 23:19:47

New research has found that a missing enzyme in the body could lead to pain killer addiction. Anyone who is suffering from a problem with prescription drugs should contact a detox center such as Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 As reported by Headline and Global News(6/18), a new study conducted at the University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles has found that a missing enzyme found in the body is the reason behind a drug addict's dependency on prescription...

2013-05-20 23:23:19

Codeine Addiction Treatment and Prescription Drug Rehab Announced by Recovery Associates, Offering Support and Guidance for Those Addicted to Narcotic. WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Recovery Associates, through its multiple therapeutic tracks, is placing an emphasis upon codeine addiction treatment, helping men and women break free from this harrowing and potent prescription drug. Codeine is a prescription pain reliever classified as an antitussive and opiate analgesic. This...

2013-04-02 23:01:38

The prescription-strength cough syrup has been linked to a number of fatalities and its growing popularity is cause for concern. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 Rap superstar Lil Wayne, also known as Weezy, was reportedly recovering in Cedar's Sinai after experiencing multiple seizures, according to a recent report in the LA Times, following an unsuccessful attempt to quit drinking the popular Southern concoction known widely as “Purple Drank.” A combination of soda, Jolly...

More Sleep, Less Painkillers
2012-12-02 09:47:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online People who find themselves relying on painkillers to ease their discomfort might be better off just trying to catch a few extra hours of sleep, according to a new study published in the December issue of the journal Sleep. According to The Telegraph, research conducted by experts at the Henry Ford Hospital and Wayne State University discovered that getting 10 hours of sleep per night is more effective at reducing pain...

Prescription Drugs: Still Potent Years After Expiration Date
2012-10-09 08:29:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every year millions of people are tossing out drugs that have reached or passed their expiration dates; many could be doing so because they believe such drugs are not as potent as they once were. However, a new analysis of eight prescription drugs that have well-surpassed their discard date, some by as much as 40 years, has found that these drugs are just as potent as the day they were manufactured. Just as most consumers are...

Serious Illness And Death Found In Children Who Were Given Codeine
2012-08-16 13:12:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently stated that a few children who were given codeine, a pain reliever, after surgery may have developed serious breathing problems that lead to death. The FDA first learned about the issue from perusing articles in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2009 as well as the journal Pediatrics in 2012. According to My Health News Daily, the FDA stated that it would begin reviewing...

2012-06-11 11:35:35

French researchers have found a way to identify quickly the 5-10% of patients in whom the commonly used painkiller, tramadol, does not work effectively. A simple blood test can produce a result within a few hours, enabling doctors to switch a non-responding patient on to another painkiller, such as morphine, which will be able to work in these patients. Dr Laurent Varin, an anesthesiologist at the Caen Teaching Hospital (Caen, France), presented the findings to the European Anaesthesiology...

2012-03-12 19:40:10

Prescribing opioids for pain to older patients within seven days of short-stay surgery appears to be associated with long-term analgesic use compared to those patients who did not receive prescriptions for analgesics after surgery, according to a study published in the March 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Patients are frequently prescribed analgesics after ambulatory or short-stay surgery in anticipation of postoperative pain and the most...

2012-02-28 09:40:46

A new report from researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health identifies patterns in the misuse of illicit drugs among young adults  who also misuse prescription drugs.  The report, “Misuse of Prescription and Illicit Drugs among High-Risk Adults” in Los Angeles and New York, was recently published in the first issue of the Journal of Public Health Research. This is the first report to compare patterns of prescription and illicit drug misuse among...


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