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12 hrs ago | Radio Times

Jamie Oliver: My top family recipes

Anything with chilli lifts my spirits. On a chemical level, the capsaicin in it is a form of natural morphine.

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Related Topix: Recipes, Medicine, Health, Pain

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Business Insurance

Reclassification of opioid painkillers may boost workers compensation costs

Tighter controls on opioid prescription painkillers issued by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration last month may increase workers compensation costs in the short term, but over the long term they could help reduce overuse of opioids.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs, Medicine, Ultram, Tramadol (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

A son succumbs to heroin; a father struggles to understand

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Hudson, WI

Daily Mail

Family launch A 300k lawsuit against bicycle shop after father...

Family launch A 300k lawsuit against bicycle shop after father watched helplessly as son hurtled to his death when the brakes failed... on bike repaired hours earlier Kadian Harding, pictured, died after the brakes failed on his bicycle just hours after he had sent it in for a service to a shop in Marlborough, Wiltshire It was a tragedy that is ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hampshire County, England, West Sussex County, England, United Kingdom

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

Prescription Drug Abuse situation in Tennessee

Abuse of prescription opioids, ie: pain medications, is the number one drug problem for Tennesseans receiving publicly funded assistance for treatment services.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Tennessee Government, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Methadone

Wed Aug 27, 2014

RedOrbit

Bioengineers Close To Creating Painkillers...

A decade-long effort in genetic engineering is close to creating yeast that makes palliative medicines in stainless steel vats.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Beer, Biotech, Science / Technology, Biology, Science

Ottawa Life

Canada Slow to Respond to Prescription Opioid Crisis

In my first career as a pharmacist, I worked in more than 30 pharmacies across Nova Scotia, filling more than 100,000 prescriptions between 1990 and 1995.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Toledo Blade

Managing painkillers

In a major policy shift that affects tens of millions of patients, the federal government is tightening rules for prescribing the nation's most common painkillers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drugs, Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Opinion

ThinkProgress

Legalizing Medical Marijuana Can Help Prevent People From Overdosing On Painkillers

A recent study confirms what medical marijuana advocates have long tried to argue: the cannabis plant can serve as a less addictive alternative to prescription painkillers.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health, Pain

New Scientist

Modified yeast makes opiates for the first time

Severe pain? Reach for the yeast. Genetically engineered yeasts can now efficiently produce a range of opiates, including morphine and oxycodone.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Drugs, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Science / Technology

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Stanford

From plant to pill: Bioengineers aim to produce opium-based medicines without using poppies

Stanford bioengineer Christina Smolke , PhD, and her team have been on a decade long mission to replicate how nature produces opium in poppies by genetically engineering the DNA of yeast and then further refining the process to manufacture modern day opioid drugs such as morphine, codeine and the well-known painkiller Vicodin.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Life, Beer, Homebrewing, Hobbies

Iol.co.za

Buthelezi pays tribute to brave 'son'

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has paid tribute to his former adviser and "son", Dr Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, who, in spite of battling terminal cancer, long resisted using morphine so that he could remain clear of mind.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine, Marijuana

Echo-news.co.uk

Teen beats illness to get 8A*s and 3As

A TEENAGER has gone from a hospital bed to outstanding GCSE success in the space of a few short months.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

EurekAlert!

Stanford bioengineers close to brewing opioid painkillers without using opium from poppies

A decade-long effort in genetic engineering is close to re-programming yeast cells to make palliative medicines in stainless steel vats Stanford Bioengineer Christina Smolke has been on a decade-long quest to genetically alter yeast so they can "brew " opioid medicines in stainless steel vats, eliminating the need to raise poppies... For centuries ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Beer, Biotech, Science / Technology, Biology, Science

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Forbes.com

What You Need To Know About New Restrictions On Hydrocodone Combinations

I'm a pharmacologist, freelance science and medical writer, educator, and public speaker with a passion for public science communications.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine

The Charlotte Observer

Family members say Lincolnton man died in hospice care from drug overdose, not cancer

In late March, Coffey had shot the footage on a daylong outing with his 77-year-old dad who had just gone under hospice care for pain management.

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Related Topix: Lincolnton, NC, Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law, Sherrills Ford, NC, Lincoln County, NC, Statesville, NC

Seattle Times

Feds limit availability of painkiller hydrocodone

Drug abusers are usually highly motivated. They are not going to be deterred by these new rules.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Nursing, Drug Enforcement Administration

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Newkerala.com

Pain pills less effective in irritable bowel syndrome

Australian researchers have discovered that the immune system is defective in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and this renders pain treatment ineffective in such people.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Prince Albert Daily Herald

Canada slow to respond to prescription opioid crisis

In my first career as a pharmacist, I worked in more than 30 pharmacies across Nova Scotia, filling more than 100,000 prescriptions between 1990 and 1995.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Opinion

Tue Aug 19, 2014

IcTamworth

Sunday Mercury feature writer Zoe Chamberlain tells how writing a novel saved her life

A pelvis problem left Sunday Mercury feature writer Zoe Chamberlain unable to walk, drive or even lift her own children.

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Related Topix: Health, Pain

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