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2012-06-11 11:35:35

French researchers have found a way to identify quickly the 5-10% of patients in whom the commonly used painkiller, tramadol, does not work effectively.

2012-06-07 23:03:05

Increasing opiate overdose deaths have outnumbered traffic fatalities in the country and effective solutions are needed to stop the prescription epidemic. Canadian,

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2012-06-02 07:26:57

Scientists studying opium poppies say that they have pinpointed the genes responsible for producing a compound which can be used as a cough suppressant and cancer-fighting agent.

2012-05-31 23:03:22

Increased emphasis on arrests of drug dealers, especially those who provided drugs that resulted in overdose, helps make communities safer but can never be a complete solution. McAlester,

2012-05-31 13:17:51

Individual use of prescription opioids has increased four-fold since the mid-1990s, in part due to increased awareness of pain control for chronic conditions such as low back pain and fibromyalgia and a Joint Commission mandate that hospitals assess patients' pain as a "vital sign" along with their blood pressure and temperature.


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