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

A study published last week found that the number of opioid prescriptions for non-cancer pain has almost doubled in the past decade.

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

Researchers 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.

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

New FDA labels will emphasize the potential dangers of addictive painkillers, particularly extended-release and long-acting varieties, while emphasizing that safer options should be considered before prescribing such drugs.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.