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Scientists Revealed the Key Molecule That Controls Pain

...pidly advance research into the next generation of painkillers for relief of chronic conditions such as migraine and backache. Complete and lasting relief of chronic pain is rare and often the clinical goal is pain management through one or more medicationsBut now researchers at The University of Manchester hav...

Human Pain-controlling Molecule's Structure Identified

... . The research might lead to the development of painkillers for recurring migraine and backache. The study was conducted by a team of researchers including Dr Chris Thompson, Professor Alan North and Dr Sam Fountain at The University of Manchester. Researchers examined slime moulds, microscopic amoeboid o...

Pain Doctor in Virginia Sentenced to Five Years Imprisonment

...ates to his clinic in McLean for prescriptions for painkillers such as morphine and OxyContin. Brinkema said she had read news accounts of the first trial and had seen some of the massive prescriptions Hurwitz had given out, including one patient who was given 1,600 pills a day. "The amount of drugs Dr. Hurwit...

Wrestler Chris Benoits Son was Sedated - Says Investigators

...ician, Dr. Phil Astin, with improperly prescribing painkillers and other drugs to two patients other than Benoit. "Through prescription records for Mr. Benoit maintained at a pharmacy in Fayetteville, Georgia, Dr. Astin was identified as prescribing, on average, a 10-month supply of anabolic steroids to Mr. Beno...

Winona Ryders Arrest Got Her Rid of Drug Dependence

...hat just before her arrest, she got hooked to some painkillers that a quack had administered to her to ebb her su...fter settling her court issues, stopped taking the painkillers after her arrest. "No one ever got angry with me. Concerned, yes, but not concerned with a drug pr...

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

...iction to patients than traditional, faster-acting painkillers like Percocet or Vicodin. That claim became the linchpin of an aggressive marketing campaign that helped the company sell over $1 billion worth of OxyContin a year. Purdue Pharma, based in Stamford, Connecticut, heavily promoted OxyContin to doc...

New Gene Therapy may Be Helpful in Eliminating Arthritis Pain

...ber of receptors, which accept naturally occurring painkillers called opioids, on the surfaces of nerve cells that carry pain messages back and forth between an osteoarthritic jaw joint and the spinal cord, by about one thousand times. They found that the increased opioid receptors on the surfaces of nerve ce...

Ancient Healing Technique Gains New Popularity in Iraq

... no modern medicine can. "I got fed up with the painkillers doctors were prescribing for my neck ache, so I decided to use hijama and it's great -- I urge others to try it," he said. Increasingly Iraqis are following this advice and the ancient technique is finding renewed popularity in central and southern I...

A Call To Band Online Drug Pharmacies and Online Consultation by So Called “Cyber Doctor

...asy access to extremely powerful sleeping tablets, painkillers and antidepressants are leading to an increasing number of people suffering form heart attacks, blindness and in some extreme cases, death. It is felt, that the rise of internet pharmacies, are also largely to blame for the epidemic of “prescriptio...

Alarming Trend in Prescription Drug Abuse

...h Asia. The abuse of tranquilizers, stimulants and painkillers alone has shot beyond the illicit drugs (with the ...sold as Subutex there. In the American market, the painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone are being used by 7.4% of college students. There is also a dramatic rise ...

Regular Use of Painkillers may Cause Blood Pressure in Men

Middle-aged men who regularly use painkillers may have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure compared with those who do not use such medications//, according to a report in the February 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. Acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin are among the ...

Parents Cautioned About Prescription Drug Abuse Of Their Children

... parents are being swiped by their children. The painkillers like Oxy Contin and Vicodin are the common drugs that are being consumed by the kids. Hence the parents are requested to keep track of their medicines and throw away expired ones immediately. This report also indicates that children are buying these ...

Viagra to Be an OTC Drug Soon

...ovided in this way. Other examples are diamorphine painkillers for people who have had a heart attack, antidotes to biological weapons and antiviral drugs in flu pandemic. Viagra, the blue diamond –shaped anti-impotence pill launched in 1998, will now be sold at 50 pounds for four tablets, to those in the age ...

Doctors’ Own Fear of Death Linked to Hastening Death of Very Sick Newborn

...verly burdensome” or futile. They said they used painkillers or sedatives in both situations to alleviate pain ... But one in three specialists was prepared to use painkillers or sedatives to relieve pain and suffering by intentionally hastening death in newborns with severe ...

Meningitis Case Dismissed as Viral Infection Proves Fatal for Child

...y ache. The doctor allegedly sent them home with painkillers As Wesley developed a rash that evening, NHS Direct advised Diane, to take the child to hospital. He was taken to Doctor Payne of Royal Infirmary Manchester, who likewise diagnosed a viral infection. The next day by afternoon, Diane brought the b...

FDA Proposes Stringent Warnings Labels for Pain Relievers

...on have proposed that labels of commonly available painkillers should carry sterner warnings, that mention potential side effects. Drugs such// as Tylenol and Aspirin used as pain relievers are easily available to the public. The FDA has ruled that, the warnings will be compulsory and will have to be displayed...

Painkillers may Reduce the Risk Enlarged Prostate

Aspirin and other similar painkillers may reduce the risk of developing an enlarged prostate, the condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, a new research suggests. // Researchers-led by Jenny St Sauver at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic examined the impact of taking Non Steroidal Anti-I...

Risk Of Prostate Enlargement Reduced By Aspirin

...linic, Minnesota ‘taking aspirin and other similar painkillers reduces the risk of developing// enlarged prostates up to 50%.’ The results of this study were published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition that could make urination difficult or trigger a need to uri...

Painkillers may Reduce Effectiveness of Vaccines

The intake of painkillers at the time of vaccination may reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine, suggests a new study.// When a person is vaccinated, the goal is to produce as many antibodies as possible to effectively neutralise the infection, reported science portal Eurek...

Prescription Opioids Abused More Than Heroin - A Report Says

... that the users turning to opioids or prescription painkillers are at increasing rate though heroin addiction is one of the most significant problems in Canada for years. Dr. Benedikt Fischer, a researcher and leader of the study funded by Canadian Institute of Health Research says: 'It is surprising because w...

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