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Patients with chronic conditions are said to be beating the province's medicine shortage by borrowing drugs from each other, putting their lives in danger.
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The prescribed version of fentanyl is dangerous enough if used incorrectly. There have been local cases where young people ate fentanyl patches, which are meant to treat severe pain in cancer patients.
A migraine without a headache? Isn't that kind of like fat-free half and half? Isn't a headache what a migraine is ? That's what my patient Lisa thought until just a few weeks ago.
A new opiate called Zohydro, developed by Zogenix and approved by the FDA, will enter California markets this month , despite the protests of a number of doctors and experts.
Without realizing it, I was holding my breath. I watched the nurse as she carefully and methodically ran the ultrasound wand up and down my legs, watching the computer screen in front of her like a hawk.
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What does stand out about the Newport News doctor, however, is the length of the Virginia Board of Medicine report - 43 pages - and the number of allegations involving more than two dozen patients: One who died of drug toxicity from a medication Phillips prescribed the previous month.
Jamie Beeler has put together a bowling career in which he's established himself as a gifted league player who's the prototypical pressure-resistant anchor man.
Researchers at the School of Medicine have identified a subset of nerve cells that mediates a form of chronic, touch-evoked pain called tactile allodynia, a condition that is resistant to conventional pain medication.
A potent new painkiller hit the US market this week, despite warnings from top experts that the drug may deliver a deadly setback in America's battle with opioid addiction.
Go back to the 19th century and people freely used drugs, tobacco and booze, a far cry from our more restrictive days.
March 7, 2014, Phoenix, AZ -- Most patients with multiple defects of the cytochrome P450 system, which is largely responsible for metabolizing opioids, naturally gravitated toward an opioid regimen primarily metabolized through the cytochrome P450 3A4 enzyme or a non-cytochrome, metabolic pathway, a new study suggests.
Two-thirds of states prefer methadone above other opioid medications to treat chronic pain, particularly in low-income residents - a practice that pain experts say adds unnecessary risk.
Equally important, no safety concerns were observed during the study. During the study, febrile hospitalized children ranging in age from less than 1 year to 16 years, were administered Caldolor injection or oral or rectal acetaminophen as a single or multiple dose therapy for up to five days.
From the beginning, the U.S. government's decade-long crackdown on abuse of prescription drugs has run an unsettling risk: that arresting doctors and shuttering "pill mills" would inadvertently fuel a new epidemic of heroin use.
A painkiller slated to hit the market this month is so potent that some medical experts say just one accidental dose could kill.