54 min ago
Hillbilly Heroin Over-Prescribed
"Oxycodone has contributed to a number of deaths in New Zealand in recent years, yet the Government isn't doing anything to curb rising prescription numbers.
5 hrs ago
Warning on overuse of hillbilly heroin
Alarming prescription rates for an addictive painkiller known as "hillbilly heroin" have prompted a nationwide call for doctors to curb its use.
9 hrs ago
Best Cure for Pain
Move over, morphine. As someone who has endured her fair share of muscle pain, I have turned to various treatments over the years, everything from Thai massage to electrical nerve stimulation.
9 hrs ago
Decoding an overdose epidemic
On the afternoon of Friday, June 14 - around when White House Deputy Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli entered a closed-door meeting with health and law enforcement officials in Woonsocket, arranged in light of the region's recent rash of overdoses - the Rhode Island Department of Health issued a press release.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Medical Marijuana for Headaches: Safer and Less Toxic than NSAIDS
The anti-marijuana folks will take great offense at this, but it is a fact. Although NSAIDS are relatively non-toxic as compared to morphine, etc., they do have toxic attributes.
Variant Of Main Painkiller Receptor Designed
Opioids, such as morphine, are still the most effective class of painkillers, but they come with unwanted side effects and can also be addictive and deadly at high doses.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
RI pharmacist loses license as kids given morphine
A pharmacist and former state senator had his license revoked by the state director of health on Monday after two young children who got medicine from his pharmacy were mistakenly given morphine.
Missing enzyme linked to drug addiction
A missing brain enzyme increases concentrations of a protein related to pain-killer addiction, according to an animal study.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
New Research Paves the Way for Oxycontin, Vicodin Alternatives
Researchers have discovered a novel way to handle moderate to severe pain that paves the way for lower dosage painkillers.
Always Your Daughter
If I had known that what he was about to tell me would be the last words my father would ever speak to me, I might have said something powerful in return.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Natural Holistic Health
Emotional Wellness - The Endorphins and Serotonin Connection
To understand whether there is a connection between emotional wellness and endorphins and serotonin at all, it is important to understand what endorphins and serotonin are.
Medical marijuana is about quality of life
In regard to your recent "Taking Sides" column on the battle over medical marijuana, I have been in severe pain since 1994 after an accident, with fibromyalgia, gout and RSD reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and I have been using everything from morphine, Vicodin and other painkillers, and I have pain 24 hours a day and am disabled because of it.
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Heroin antidote saves local lives
Heroin overdose deaths in Marathon County have skyrocketed in the past three years, but some officials say the death toll would be even higher if not for a drug that reverses the effects of heroin in just minutes.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Special Needs Parenting: I did NOT sign-up for this
Life has not been easy for my Asperger/ADHD/Bipolar/Asthma/PANDAS Syndrome son lately.
Penn Researchers design variant of main painkiller receptor
Hydrophobic groups on the exterior of the mu opioid receptor makes experimenting on new painkilling drugs difficult, since the receptor can't be taken out of cellular membranes and put in... Opioids, such as morphine, are still the most effective class of painkillers, but they come with unwanted side effects and can also be addictive and deadly at ... (more)
Wed Jun 12, 2013
QRxPharma Granted US Patent On Hybrid Opioids
QRxPharma Limited announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued the Company U.S. Patent #8,461,171 titled "Hybrid Opioid Compounds and Compositions," which expires in 2031.
Researchers On A Path To Lower-Risk Painkillers
For patients managing cancer and other chronic health issues, painkillers such as morphine and Vicodin are often essential for pain relief.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Authorities warn heroin hitting Hershey area
"The Sweetest Place on Earth" may have a bitter underbelly, according to authorities.
Cape Business News
A history of painkillers
It is a curious fact that in spite of more than a century of medical research, most of our presently used analgesics are still based on the poppy seed-pod , extract of willow-bark and certain coal tar derivatives such as paracetamol.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Opioid Receptor Discovery Could Lead To Painkillers With Fewer Side Effects, Lower Addiction Risk
The discovery of a new binding site in pain-sensing nerve cells could lead to prescription drugs that are as effective as morphine, Vicodin, and Oxycontin, but have lower risk of side effects, tolerance, and addiction.