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2013-10-18 12:05:28

Death from analgesic overdose, including the painkillers oxycodone and codeine, is more concentrated in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods with a prevalence of high divorce, single-parent homes than deaths from unintentional causes, according to research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Yet, compared to heroin overdose deaths, analgesic overdoses were found to occur in higher-income neighborhoods. This study is among the first to provide a framework...

2013-10-14 23:02:04

The law firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson is announcing the launch of its new fentanyl pain patch website, Fentanyl Patch Lawsuits (http://fentanylpatchlawsuits.com/). The site will serve as a news and information resource for patients and their families whose lives have been affected by fentanyl prescriptions. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 The law firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson is announcing the launch of its new fentanyl pain patch website, Fentanyl Patch Lawsuits...

Opioids In The Brain Ease Social Pain
2013-10-11 04:48:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While previous research has shown that our brains release pain-killing opioids when the body experiences physical harm, a new study in the journal Molecular Psychiatry has revealed that this system is also activated by social pain. The study researchers also discovered that those who score high on a personality attribute called resilience, or the capacity to cope with environmental change, showed the highest level of natural painkiller...

2013-10-08 11:47:46

New pain management approaches range from a readily available bedside treatment to an experimental prolonged drug delivery system New combinations of postoperative pain treatment decreased both pain and the use of narcotic pain relievers according to two studies presented this week at the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. One pain treatment utilized the simple but nonstandard application of ice packs after major abdominal operations in patients, and the other...

2013-10-02 11:03:56

Study first to assess long-term use of prescription painkillers for chronic, non-cancer pain management among patients pre- and post-obesity surgery Chronic use of prescription painkillers, also known as opioids, among obese patients prior to bariatric surgery continues after surgery, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers examined the electronic medical records of 11,719 obese patients who underwent...

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...


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