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3 hrs ago | KLIQ-FM Hastings

Prescription Drug Deaths Continue to Rise

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says deaths from opioid prescription painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin nearly quadrupled between 1999 and 2011. According to CDC data, there were 4,263 deaths linked to opioid drugs in 1999.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health

8 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

New restrictions for hydrocodone

New restrictions are on the way for hydrocodone products and it'll change the way you get refills. Soon it will be classified as a level two drug, which means refills cannot be called or faxed in.

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Related Topix: Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Medicine, Drug Enforcement Administration, Health

12 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Startup commercializing innovation to reduce neurotoxin that damages nerve cells, triggers pain

Purdue researcher Riyi Shi is commercializing a technology that could reduce the symptoms and pain of neurological disease and injury, including multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain and Parkinson's disease through his startup Neuro Vigor LLC. The innovation could reduce symptoms and pain by identifying and reducing the amount of a neurotoxin that is produced in the body after nerve cells are injured. Credit: Purdue University photo/Michel Schweinsberg A Purdue startup is commercializing a technology that could reduce the symptoms and pain of neurological disease and injury, including multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain and Parkinson's disease.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Hypertension

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Medical News

Combating prescription drug abuse: an interview with Mark Trudeau and Carmen Catizone

For example, the very same medications that are so critical for alleviating pain in legitimate patients could easily be diverted and misused by other people. In addition, something as basic as failing to discard old, unused medications could lead to abuse.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

WHO-TV Des Moines

Acupuncture Helps Restore Stressed Bodies

CLIVE, Iowa - Acupuncture is a type of traditional Chinese medicine that's been around for thousands of years. most commonly used to treat pain, it's also known to reduce stress, increase energy and detox the body.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Acupuncture, Clive, IA

Time

Cities Ask the Federal Government to Fight Painkiller Deaths

Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont. On the heels of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the rate of prescription painkiller overdose deaths on Tuesday, a coalition of big city health officials traveled to Capitol Hill to ask for federal action to help cities reduce overdose deaths caused by prescription painkillers and heroin.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Control Group, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health

Crescent-News.com

YouDocs: Eyelashes loss may be form of alopecia areata

Q: I am losing my eyelashes! It's not like I've got thinning hair or any skin conditions that I know of.

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Related Topix: Bakersfield, CA, Medicine, Hair Loss, Health, Arthritis, Opinion

Los Angeles Times

Rate of fatal overdoses involving pain medications slows, CDC says

A new study finds that deaths related to prescription painkillers increased every year for more than a decade. Fatal overdoses involving prescription painkillers have increased every year for more than a decade, but a government study has found for the first time that the rate is slowing.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Drugs, Marijuana

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Chronic pain support group meets weekly

A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group has started a six-week support session for people who suffer from chronic pain. The group meets Mondays from 3:30-5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. at Platinum Bank, 6502 Slide Road, Suite No.

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Related Topix: Chronic Pain, Medicine, Health

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Prescription painkiller deaths up, but not as fast

Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers are still rising in the U.S., but not like they used to - probably because of new restrictions on methadone, according to government scientists. In 2011, there were more than 41,000 drug overdose deaths nationwide, up from more than 38,000 the previous year.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Methadone, Drugs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

St. Clair County urging doctors to fight prescription drug abuse

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. The abuse of prescription pain killers has led to what some call a heroin epidemic St. Clair County physicians are urged to join a program that has been in place for years.

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Related Topix: St Clair County, IL, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Drugs, Medicine

PhysOrg Weblog

Combining epilepsy drug, morphine can result in less pain, lower opioid doses

Adding a common epilepsy drug to a morphine regimen can result in better pain control with fewer side effects. Moreover, the combination can reduce the dosage of the opioid needed to be effective, according to a team of pain researchers at Indiana University.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Epilepsy, Carbamazepine (generic), Tegretol, Seizures, Pharmacology

Newswise

Combining Epilepsy Drug, Morphine Can Result in Less Pain, Lower Opioid Doses

Adding a common epilepsy drug to a morphine regimen can result in better pain control with fewer side effects. Moreover, the combination can reduce the dosage of the opioid needed to be effective, according to a team of pain researchers at Indiana University.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Epilepsy, Carbamazepine (generic), Tegretol, Pharmacology

Examiner.com

Costochondritis: Chest pain that is not coming from your heart

Having pain in the chest is very scary, but when it involves the sternum and ribs, this pain is not a heart attack but one called costochondritis. Learn about this syndrome and how it can be treated.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Heart Attack, Inflammation

Medical Daily

Buprenorphine Linked To Young Deaths; Medication 50 Times Stronger Than Morphine

Anti-addiction drugs are effective for adults but can pose a serious threat to kids and teens who can gain access to them accidentally and intentionally. Prescription painkiller and heroin addiction has laced its way through America, and effective anti-addiction treatments line the medicine cabinets of thousands of homes.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, Family, Kids, Health

Click2Houston

Treatment promises relief for pregnancy hand pain

BRITTA MERWIN IS GOING TO HAVE YOUR FULL FORECAST IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS. YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD OF PREGNANCY BACK PAIN AND SWOLLEN FEET, BUT A THIRD OF WOMEN EXPERIENCE EXCRUCIATING HAND PAIN AS WELL.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

In-PharmaTechnologist.com

Singapore researchers develop microneedle patch to better deliver pain meds

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed a microneedle patch that can deliver lidocaine in what they say is a " faster, more effective and painless " way. The researchers used a photolithography-based process to fabricate a novel transdermal patch with polymeric microneedles.

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Related Topix: Medicine, World News, Indonesia, Health, Xylocaine, Lidocaine (generic)

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Yahoo!

WA Uniting Church backs medical cannabis

At its annual meeting at the weekend, the WA church's synod voted in favour of changes to state law so doctors could prescribe medicinal cannabis, which would be administered under supervision. Medical cannabis has a high proportion of cannabidiol, which has a range of medical benefits and a low proportion of the intoxicating tetrahydrocannabinol.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Medicine, Health

Daily Monitor

How painkillers could affect your body

When people develop pain associated with headaches, colds, menstrual cramps and muscle aches, the first remedy they usually reach out for is painkillers. However, doctors are warning about the abuse of such medications, saying it could have adverse effects on the body system.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Headache, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic), Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Audiology, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer

Island Gazette Newspaper Online

Chronic Pain and Painkillers: Why You Should Consider Alternatives...

Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain lasting more than six months, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Naturopathy, Recreational Vehicle, Bison

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