Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 15:14
A "pandemic of over-regulation" of opioid-based painkillers such as morphine and fentanyl means billions of cancer patients around the world suffer intolerable pain, researchers said on Thursday.
Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 12:58
Researchers have found that people who have been using pain-relieving medications, like Opioid analgesics, for a longtime are at higher risk of developing depression.
Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 14:25
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Nursing a broken heart? Brain will give you a natural painkiller!
Brain`s natural painkiller system responds to social rejection and not just the physical injury, scientists have found.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 22:44
Scientists have identified a molecule in centipede venom which can be used to develop powerful painkillers that are as effective as morphine.
Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 19:17
Tylenol and other painkillers containing the ingredient acetaminophen can cause a potentially deadly skin rash known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, U.S. health regulators said on Thursday.
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 16:05
Many people with cancer and other chronic health issues depend on painkillers such as morphine and Vicodin to relieve pain.
Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 11:06
A group of most commonly used drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can increase long-term users` heart-attack risk by more than a third, a study has shown.