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Drug saves heroin addicts

... doctors, during emergency resuscitation following narcotic overdose. After giving 124 drug users in Berlin, Germany, training in emergency resuscitation with the aid of the injectable drug naloxone, the researchers report on the experiences of 22 addicts who had an opportunity to put their newfound skills t...

Radiation for Bone Pain

...d that 33 percent of the patients no longer needed narcotic medications....

Radiation for Bone Pain

...d that 33 percent of the patients no longer needed narcotic medications....

Finding relief from Excruciating Headaches a challenge

...p a month to the emergency room, where she's given narcotic drugs that help her sleep. "And that's a good month," Gohmann says.Doctors say that anywhere from 1 percent to 5 percent of the population, including young people, suffer from chronic daily headaches. Roughly an equal number of boys and girls suff...

Fentanyl Narcotic Pain Patch under Scrutiny

...tanyl skin patches (brand name Duragesic) a potent narcotic medication for pain management// is under FDA scru... be fully aware of the dangers of this very strong narcotic painkiller; hence they feel the need to highlight important safety information about the drug which ...

HIV Infection Higher In Drug Trafficking Countries

...tan, Iran and Tajikistan produce 420 tonnes of the narcotic every year. Afghan heroin on its way to Eastern Europe takes a direct route through Tajikistan, the poorest country of the former Soviet Union. HIV prevalence among its drug users was 12% in 2004, up from 4% in 2001. HIV prevalence among Iran’s two t...

Ambiguous Efficacy Of Opioid Drugs In Chronic Inflammatory Joint Pain Relief

...r pain management, just as morphine, a problematic narcotic derived from the opium poppy. It has previously been found that endomorphins are able to sidestep concerns// of side effects by virtue of their hard-wired relationship to the body's own pain control receptors. Such receptors, known as u-opioids, appe...

Wake Up Call: U.N Takes Stock to Curb Fake Medicines Racket

...s uncompromising as that applied to the pursuit of narcotic smuggling. The WHO’s task force mandate will encompass legislation, law enforcement activities, trade, risk communications and innovative technology solutions. Additionally, WHO plans to extend the reach of the Rapid Alert System Communication Newt...

Gender Difference In Pain Experience Explained By Brain Diversity

...males. Additionally, morphine, an opioid drug or narcotic was found to reduce the response of this circuit to pain to in males. This effect however was not observed in the opposite sex. Morphine is being increasingly used in the treatment of post-operative pain. The results of the study provide important cl...

Seizure of Low Quantity of Heroin is No Ground for Bail: HC

... being in possession of "intermediate" quantity of narcotic substances can be sentenced for a period that may extend up to 10 years besides being fined upto Rs one lakh. After the trial court rejected the bail pleas, the accused appealed to the High Court. (Source:PTI )...

Allergy OTC Medicines–Speak With Your Pharmacis

...sedative effects such as anti-anxiety medications, narcotic pain killers, or sleep medications, plus, consumption of alcoholic beverages, can play a role in drug interactions,” Hussar said. “Diphenhydramine or Benadryl is used for the treatment of allergy but is also the active ingredient in many nonprescript...

Chronic Pain- A Daily Struggle for Most Americans

...ree months, and while 4.2 percent of adults used a narcotic drug in the past month for pain relief. NLA...

Long Term Opioid Drug Usage May Lead to Addiction

...n in chronic cases. A new study finds that these narcotic drugs should only be used to treat pain for a short term and not be continued for long as it would result in its abuse. 'Opioids may be effective for short-term relief,' said study author Dr. Bridget A. Martell. 'But all studies [reviewed] were les...

Neck Pain Treatment Safer Without Significant Risk of Paralysis

...ents for neck pain are physical therapy, traction, narcotic and non-narcotic pain medication and, in some cases, surgery. During the procedure, an interventional radiologist utilizes real-time, continuous X-ray imaging to guide a small needle into the base of the neck between the C7 and T1 vertebrae, the la...

Use Caution With All Pain Medications, Warns Experts

...od pressure. For short-term pain in some people, a narcotic pain reliever such as tramadol (Ultram), codeine, or fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic) may be an option. The 'Harvard Heart Letter' notes that you shouldn't be afraid to take aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, or Aleve for occasional aches and pains. But if you ne...

This 'Grass' is Not Green - Say, 'No Thanks, I Am Fine Without Drugs'

... To put a figure on the extent of penetration of narcotic drugs, there are close to 16 million people who us.... That makes more than 200 million in the grips of narcotic drugs. Cannabis is widely cultivated in many regions of the world. Propelled by the huge demand fo...

Purdue Pharma Agrees to Pay $600 Million Fine for Misbranding Oxycontin

...oxycodone. OxyContin is a powerful, long-acting narcotic that provides relief of serious pain for up to 12 hours. Initially, Purdue Pharma contended that OxyContin, because of its time-release formulation, posed a lower threat of abuse and addiction to patients than traditional, faster-acting painkiller...

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