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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
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.