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2013-10-02 10:27:47

In a group of patients who took chronic opioids for noncancer pain and who underwent bariatric surgery, there was greater chronic use of opioids after surgery compared with before, findings that suggest the need for proactive management of chronic pain in these patients after surgery, according to a study in the October 2 issue of JAMA. "Bariatric surgery is used to treat obesity, as well as its comorbid conditions such as cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and chronic pain. Bariatric...

Russian Flesh-Eating Drug Makes It Into The US
2013-09-27 04:58:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A flesh-eating drug that first surfaced in Russia over a decade ago has found its way to US shores, with poison control center officials confirming that two people have been treated for using the substance this week. Dr. Frank LoVecchio, co-medical director at Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center in Arizona, told Lee Moran of the New York Daily News on Thursday that there were two patients who had used...

2013-09-26 13:46:13

A team of researchers led by Michel De Waard, Inserm Research Director at the Grenoble Institute of Neurosciences  (Inserm, University Joseph Fourier, CNRS), has discovered that an African medicinal plant produces large quantities of molecules with analgesic properties. Even more surprising, analysis show that the molecule is identical to Tramadol, a wholly synthetic medication that is used world-wide as a painkiller. According to the research team, this is the first time ever that a...

2013-09-23 23:33:24

In response to the shift in opiate prescription practices, Nexus Vitale launches their new Ritiro system for opiate withdrawal. This system helps users of opiates and pain killers to minimize their withdrawal symptoms. Provo, UT (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Ritiro Total Withdrawal Support was formulated by a medical doctor to help people free themselves of opiate dependence. Each of the four products in the Ritiro system works to target specific withdrawal symptoms. The ingredients in...

Opioid Prescriptions Nearly Double
2013-09-16 11:11:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More research has been released this week which examines the extent of America’s growing addiction to opioid painkillers. In the last three weeks two studies have been published highlighting this disturbing trend and warning of the dangers therein. A study published last week found that the number of opioid prescriptions for non-cancer pain has almost doubled in the past decade. What’s more, prescriptions for non-opioid...

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...

Opioid Painkillers To Get New Addiction-Warning Labels
2013-09-11 11:01:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The FDA announced plans to change the way opioid painkillers will be labeled in an effort to sheer off climbing addiction numbers. The new labels will emphasize the potential dangers of the drugs, particularly extended-release and long-acting varieties, while emphasizing that safer options should be considered before prescribing these drugs. Going beyond the labels, the FDA will also begin requiring drug manufacturers to do their...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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