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Pain Doctor in Virginia Sentenced to Five Years Imprisonment

...said. "The mere prescription of huge quantities of opioids doesn't mean anything." The most serious charges of drug trafficking resulting in death was thrown out by Judge Leonie Brinkema. The case against Hurwitz was part of a long-running federal, state and local investigation dubbed "Operation Cotton C...

A New Pain Killer With Less Side Effects

...s a lecturer Professor Lambert has been working on opioids and opioid receptors with particular emphasis on u...ural lecture he will describe the current place of opioids in the clinic and development of UFP-101. Source-Eurekalert PI...

Using Morphine to Hasten Death Is a Myth, Says Doctor

...ecipitously with high, often intravenous, doses of opioids are being misled into bad practice by the continuing promotion of double effect as a real and essential phenomenon in end of life care. Using double effect as a justification for patient assisted suicide and euthanasia is not tenable in evidence-b...

Long-Term Narcotics Use for Back Pain May Be Ineffective and Lead to Abuse

...is of opioid dependence. According to the report, opioids may be effective for the short-term (less than four months) treatment of chronic low back pain, but long-term effectiveness was not conclusive. “Our results also demonstrate that the quality of the literature on these topics is generally weak and m...

Long Term Opioid Drug Usage May Lead to Addiction

...alysis does not show statistical significance that opioids work any better than placebo,' she said, although 'they possibly work for short-term relief.' Five reports included in the reviewed studies revealed medication-taking behaviors such as ordering refills before they are needed, which led health exper...

Opioid Abuse More Prevalent than Heroin

...scribed as pain-killers (analgesics). Prescription opioids that are commonly prescribed in Canada include Oxy...ights that in a large number of cases prescription opioids used by street drug users originate from the medical system and not from illicit production and dist...

Prescription Opioids Abused More Than Heroin - A Report Says

...ntry. The research shows that the users turning to opioids or prescription painkillers are at increasing rate...Percodan and Tylenol 3 or 4 are some of the common opioids prescribed and many people get those drugs from legitimate medical sources by visiting walk-in medic...

Opioids Linked to Worse Outcomes After Back Injury

...// Although most were using substantial amounts of opioids when they entered the program, all patients had ta... debate in the medical community about the role of opioids in the treatment of chronic, nonmalignant pain. The new report suggests that in certain individuals ...

Bitter Pill: Thrills That Kill

...ine, methamphetamine, phencyclidine, nicotine, and opioids from reaching the brain, are being developed and tested. Opioid addiction is being challenged with medications like Buprenorphine, which is effective in treating addiction of this type. 'Legal treatment' and cracking the whip on drug abusers and pe...

It may be possible to switch off acute pain

...ox-2 inhibitors carry severe risk of side effects, opioids are highly addictive, Tylenol is ineffective for chronic pain, and other pain drugs cause significant drowsiness. The discovery is published on the website of the journal Neuroscience, and will appear in the publication's August issue. Source: E...

Sudden Opioid Withdrawal Results in ‘Broken Heart Syndrome

...with caution when removing patients from high-dose opioids in order to avoid serious complications and hospitalizations, says Juanita Rivera, M.D., an anesthesiologist with Mayo Clinic Rochester and lead author of the report. The authors also note the importance of patients being familiar with their medica...

Alcoholism Drug Vivitrol Approved By FDA

...ioid blockade produced by Vivitrol using exogenous opioids may result in fatal overdose," the companies said. "Should a patient receiving Vivitrol develop progressive dyspnea and hypoxemia, the diagnosis of eosinophilic pneumonia should be considered. Patients should be advised to seek medical attention f...

Inhibition of morphine tolerance by spinal melanocortin receptor blockade

...agonist tested may widen the options of the use of opioids for treatment of chronic pain by reducing the need for opioid dose escalation, which is often associated with unwanted side effects and by attenuating the development of analgesic tolerance and hyperalgesia following chronic use of morphine. ...

Opioids And Abnormal Pain Perception

...man studies show that under certain circumstances, opioids can elicit unexpected changes in pain sensitivity,...ralgesia following the prolonged administration of opioids for the treatment of chronic or cancer pain have yet been published. However, using the cold pressor...

Elderly people with chronic pain can use narcotics safely

...s that 60% of the elderly people show less risk of opioids doses from rising than young adults. The results of this study will be seen in the new issue of the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia....

Back pain treated with Opioids

...ack pain. Doctors have observed from studies of opioids used to treat back pain and reported that there ap...isk of dependence appears to be low. Longer-acting opioids seem to be the best choice for the back pain patient. The researchers acknowledge that there is a ...

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