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2012-03-27 05:16:05

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Opioid-based painkillers, such as morphine, have been the standard treatment of postoperative and chronic cancer pain for over 200 years. Two new studies show that opioid drugs may stimulate the spread and growth of tumors! "Epidemiologic findings suggest that the type of anesthesia we do for cancer surgery influences recurrence rate, and laboratory studies demonstrate that opioids influence tumor progression and metastasis. These studies have caused anesthesiologists...

2012-03-23 23:02:00

Dealing with Rising Rates of Oxycodone Abuse New York, NY (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 New York physician Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD has long advised that the abuse of the drug Oxycodone (OxyContin) would become not only a major medical issue among chronic pain users, as more and more legislation is being passed to narrow the prescriptive use of this drug, but also would drive the rates of drug crimes sky high as these medicinal use patients found themselves without this powerful drug for the...

2012-03-21 15:43:24

The findings open the door to the development of better medicine for pain, depression and other conditions Scientists have for the first time determined the three-dimensional atomic structure of a human opioid receptor, a molecule on the surface of brain cells that binds to opioids and is centrally involved in pleasure, pain, addiction, depression, psychosis, and related conditions. Dozens of legal and illegal drugs, from heroin to hospital anesthetics, work by targeting these receptors....

2012-03-21 15:41:34

At the molecular level, drugs like salvinorin A (the active ingredient of the hallucinogenic plant Salvia divinorum) work by activating specific proteins, known as receptors, in the brain and body. Salvinorin A, the most potent naturally occurring hallucinogen, is unusual in that it interacts with only one receptor in the human brain – the kappa opioid receptor (KOR). Scientists know of four distinct types of opioid receptors, but until now the structure of the 'salvia receptor', and...

2012-03-21 10:30:33

Opioid drugs used to relieve pain in postoperative and chronic cancer patients may stimulate the growth and spread of tumors, according to two studies and a commentary in the 2012 annual Journal Symposium issue of Anesthesiology, the academic journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. "Epidemiologic findings suggest that the type of anesthesia we do for cancer surgery influences recurrence rate, and laboratory studies demonstrate that opioids influence tumor progression and...

2012-03-20 23:02:40

New Location Opens in Tucson, Arizona Tucson, Arizona (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Pain Center of Arizona has now expanded to include a clinic in Tucson, Arizona. Opening Monday, March 19th, this clinic is a solution for those seeking pain relief in the southern part of Arizona. Dr. Eric Cornidez will be the physician available at the clinic, and comes to The Pain Center with years of expertise in pain management. Dr. Cornidez is excited to work with The Pain Center and...

2012-03-19 23:00:52

On March 12th 2012, BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. announced that the U.S. re-launch of Onsolis (Fentanyl buccal soluble film) is being postponed until the product formulation can be modified to address two appearance issues raised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Fentanyl (brand names Duragesic, Onsolis and others) is a potent synthetic narcotic analgesic used to treat breakthrough cancer pain and is commonly used in pre-procedures as a pain reliever as well as an...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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