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Deaths by prescription painkillers on the rise in US, Canada

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 13:30

More people in the US and Canada are dying from common prescription painkillers than from overdoses of heroin and cocaine combined, a study reveals.

New painkiller pill set to kill people as soon as it hits shelves!

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 17:58

A new FDA-approved painkiller isn`t set to hit pharmacy shelves until next month, but critics are already warning that popping just two pills could be lethal.

US approves more powerful, pure hydrocodone drug

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 21:24

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a stronger, single-ingredient version hydrocodone, the widely-abused prescription painkiller.

Our bodies produce natural painkillers

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 13:50

Researchers have uncovered groundbreaking new information about how the body responds to traumatic injury.

Codeine can increase users` sensitivity to pain

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 11:19

Using large and frequent doses of the common pain-killer codeine may actually produce heightened sensitivity to pain, without the same level of relief offered by morphine, according to a new research.

Overuse of painkillers leads to more headaches

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 19:30

Health experts have warned that taking too many painkillers and other treatments for migraine attacks can lead to more headaches.

Proven painkiller lowers blood sugar in type 2 diabetes

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 15:28

An aspirin-like anti-inflammatory drug may help patients with type 2 diabetes obtain better glycemic control when added to their regular drug regime, researchers found.

Painkiller overdose killing more American women

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 09:19

Deaths due to overdose of prescription painkillers have risen sharply in recent years among women in the United States, a medical report said.

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