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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
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.