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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.

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/).

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

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.

2013-10-08 11:47:46

New combinations of postoperative pain treatment decreased both pain and the use of narcotic pain relievers.

2013-10-02 11:03:56

Chronic use of prescription painkillers, also known as opioids, among obese patients prior to bariatric surgery continues after surgery.

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.

2013-09-30 23:43:38

On October 1, 2013 a national coalition of advocate organizations called the Fed Up! Coalition will hold a major rally to call for an immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal response


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.