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When is a Painkiller Not a Painkiller? A Patient's Right To Choose by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:17pm Most patients trust their doctors. If prescribed a treatment, therapy or drug, many would not question the necessity, or authenticity of the physician's advice or prescribing strategy. Indeed. In a study published this month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, of 466 physicians surveyed at medical schools in the Chicago-a ... Read on »
A quick guide to over-the-counter painkillers – find the best pharmacy painkiller to treat your pain. by ModernHealth Posted Thu 04 Jul 2013 2:42pm Not all painkillers are created equal – some are better than others at treating different types of pain.  Some painkillers also go together safely to make a stronger mix; and how often should you take painkillers? In this article we’re … Continue reading → Read on »
Pfizer Takes Painkiller Bextra Off Market by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:25pm WASHINGTON - The painkiller Bextra was taken off the market Thursday, and the government wants other drugs in the same class to carry the strongest possible warnings about increased risk of heart attack and stroke among the millions of people who rely on them. Pfizer Inc. suspended sales of Bextra in the United States and the European Union ... Read on »
Las Vegas Entertainer Danny Gans Died Accidentally – Caused by Prescription Painkiller by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 10 Jun 2009 4:54pm When you read something like this, it really makes you think seriously about the potential of medical devices that maybe can help in some of these areas.  BD  Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans' death was accidental, caused by a prescription painkiller, a coroner said Tuesday. Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy said an autopsy, toxicology an ... Read on »
With Rise Of Painkiller Abuse, A Closer Look At Heroin by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 08 Nov 2013 7:59am English: Pre-war Bayer heroin bottle, originally containing 5 grams of Heroin substance. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   The number of people who had used heroin in the previous year increased between 2007 and 2012, from 373,000 to 669,000. Meanwhile, federal data from 2011 finds that nearly 80 percent of people who had used heroin in ... Read on »
FDA reversal OKs morphine painkiller – still ok for dying patients by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 10 Apr 2009 11:47pm If it were not available I would anticipate more visits to the ER with 911 calls for relief possible.  The liquid form can be used by care givers with a few drops on the tongue to relieve pain.  FDA is still looking at other pain killing drugs with their study.  BD (AP) -- A liquid morphine painkiller given by family caregivers to dying pati ... Read on »
Painkillers and the FDA – Warnings and Other advisories by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 5:01pm Acetaminophen is the newcomer to the FDA tracking list.  The dosages of the painkiller were also reduced today.  Also the panel was recommending something be done with Percocet and Vicodin.  If those are abolished, perhaps others with some other potential side effects could play havoc.  For short term pain relief, i.e. after surgery they seem to ... Read on »
FDA Met with Painkiller Pharma Companies to Deal With Abuse To Develop Risk Management Plans by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 30 Jan 2010 9:40pm Wait a minute, don’t these same companies have business models to sell painkillers?  As you can see pharma suggested more education, which is always a good thing and there has been talk along with one company submitting a reformulated version of a drug to the FDA for approval.  Pharma no doubtedly will offer help and add suggestions, but don’t ... Read on »
Mind Over Matter: Beating Pain and Painkillers by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 18 Feb 2014 2:35pm 2 Comments Findings were recently published on a study of a mindfulness based intervention for chronic pain and opioid misuse. To test the treatment, 115 chronic pain patients were randomly assigned to eight weeks of either MORE or conventional support group therapy, and outcomes were measured through questionnaires at pre- and post-treatment, ... Read on »
Painkillers increase risk of going deaf by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Mar 2010 3:20pm Regularly popping painkillers such as paracetamol can significantly increase the danger of going deaf, new research has revealed. Users of the three mainstream painkillers widely available over the counter from pharmacists – paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen – are all at risk of damaging their hearing. Researchers fo ... Read on »