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2009-09-26 09:21:31

Researchers explore mechanisms of how infant pain changes sensitivity in adults Scientists at Georgia State University have uncovered the mechanisms of how pain in infancy alters how the brain processes pain in adulthood. Research is now indicating that infants who spent time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) show altered pain sensitivity in adolescence. These results have profound implications and highlight the need for pre-emptive and post-operative pain medicine for newborn...

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2009-09-25 05:20:04

Discovery of way to balance effects of two drugs sets stage for safer pain relief University of Michigan scientists have developed a combination drug that promises a safer, more precise way for medics and fellow soldiers in battle situations to give a fallen soldier both morphine and a drug that limits morphine's dangerous side effects. They use nanotechnology to devise ultra-small polymer particles capable of carrying the drugs into the body. The development of the combination drug makes...

2009-09-21 05:00:00

LONDON and SAN CARLOS, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca and Nektar Therapeutics announced today that they have entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement for two drug development programmes: NKTR-118, a late stage investigational product being evaluated for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation, and the NKTR-119 programme, an early stage programme that is intended to deliver products for the treatment of pain without constipation side effects. Both...

2009-09-13 18:00:00

SAN ANTONIO and SAN CARLOS, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR) presented clinical study data today demonstrating that the oral tablet formulation of NKTR-118 has favorable systemic bioavailability and a low risk for mediating significant drug-drug interactions. NKTR-118, an oral peripherally-acting opioid antagonist, is in clinical development for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation. These findings were presented today at the 38th...

2009-08-28 07:20:00

For years, placebos have been given as a medical alternative to falsely reinforce a patient's expectations of feeling better. New research shows this dummy medicine may serve a higher purpose. A new study conducted at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany shows that simply expecting a treatment to reduce pain can act as a pain killer. Endogenous opioids, produced naturally within the brain, are released into the body in small doses when placebos are taken. Hypothetically,...

2009-08-26 10:41:00

BALTIMORE, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A study published in the August issue of the peer-reviewed journal Population Health Management revealed that the majority of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain were unlikely to be taking their medicine in a manner consistent with their prescribed regimen. In the study, titled "Inappropriate Drug Use in the Chronic Pain Population," 938,586 urine toxicology tests conducted on over 500,000 patients prescribed chronic opioid therapy were analyzed...

2009-08-18 00:48:13

Exercise is always being advised for good health but a study in rats found extreme exercise may be physically addicting, U.S. researchers found. Lead author Robin Kanarek of Tufts University said excessive running shares similarities with drug-taking behavior. As with food intake and other parts of life, moderation seems to be the key, Kanarek says in a statement. Exercise, as long as it doesn't interfere with other aspects of one's life, is a good thing with respect to both physical and...

2009-08-17 16:03:40

 Although exercise is good for your health, extreme exercise may be physically addicting. Rats given a drug that produces withdrawal in heroin addicts went into withdrawal after running excessively in exercise wheels, according to new research. Rats that ran the hardest had the most severe withdrawal symptoms.The scientists who conducted the study reason that if excessive exercise is addicting, then maybe, to feel good, addicts could take moderate exercise instead of drugs. The findings...

2009-08-13 14:59:00

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- King Pharmaceuticals((R)), Inc. (NYSE: KG) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved EMBEDA(TM) (morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride) Extended Release Capsules for oral use, a long-acting Schedule II opioid analgesic for the management of moderate to severe pain when a continuous, around-the-clock opioid analgesic is needed for an extended period of time. EMBEDA(TM) is the first FDA-approved...

2009-05-18 06:00:00

-Here to Help(TM), a new support program designed to improve treatment outcomes for patients dependent on prescription painkillers or heroin, from Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals- RICHMOND, Va., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals has launched Here to Help(TM), an unique patient support program designed to improve outcomes for people in opioid dependence treatment with SUBOXONE(R) (buprenorphine HCl/naloxone HCl dihydrate [2 mg/0.5 mg and 8 mg/2 mg]) C-III Sublingual...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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