Last Updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 19:03
A new discovery by University of Leeds researchers could explain the current failings in the drug development process for painkillers and may offer opportunities for a new approach.
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 18:52
Painkillers are better in relieving women of labour pain than softer approaches like massages, electronic pain relief machines and hypnosis, according to experts.
Last Updated: Saturday, March 10, 2012, 14:19
Despite suffering severe pain, about one in three older cancer patients do not end up taking opioids, the most potent of analgesics.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 11:55
People suffering from mood and anxiety disorders are more likely to abuse opioids or painkillers.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 08:54
Women who take over-the-counter painkillers during early pregnancy have a higher risk of having babies with certain rare birth defects.
Last Updated: Friday, December 02, 2011, 18:19
Paracetamol, one of the most popular painkillers, could cause fatal liver damage and even death if taken in large doses for uninterrupted periods, according to new research.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 18:59
Common painkillers and anti-viral drugs could beat some of the most lethal forms of cancer.
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 14:32
A medication commonly used in treating neuropathic pain, seizures may lead to an absence of orgasm.