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1 hr ago | PhysOrg Weblog

New drug promises relief for inflammatory pain

Pain from inflammation sidelines thousands of Americans each year. Many face a tough choice: deal with the pain, take a potentially addictive opioid or use a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that may increase risk for cardiovascular disease or gastrointestinal bleeding.


Related Topix: Health, Startups, Stanford University

5 hrs ago | Newswise

Patent Issued for Research Related to Alleviating Pain in Cattle

MANHATTAN, Kansas - A U.S. patent was recently awarded for technology created by researchers at Kansas State University that improves the health and welfare of beef cattle and other ruminant animals suffering from lameness and following castration, dehorning and other painful but necessary management procedures.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Manhattan, KS, Kansas State University, Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Non-Profit, Pharmacology

8 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Too Late to Wean America Off Vicodin? By Russell Saunders

The DEA's newest regulations target hydrocodone, an ingredient in America's most prescribed drug: Vicodin.


Related Topix: Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drug Enforcement Administration, Health, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

13 hrs ago |

Stanford bioengineers close to brewing opioid painkillers

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 and then industrially refine derivatives of opium into pain pills Stanford bioengineers have hacked the DNA of yeast, reprograming these simple cells to ... (more)


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Beer, Drink, Biotech, Science / Technology, Agriculture, Science

Tue Aug 26, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Study: Medical marijuana laws may ease painkiller overdose rates

In a finding that could ripple through Florida, a study released this week reported that the average number of narcotic painkiller overdoses in medical marijuana states are 25 percent lower than would be expected if pot use weren't legal.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Florida, Florida Government, Medicine, Health

Examiner Rules The Death Of Drew Barrymore's Sister An Accidental Overdose

Jessica Barrymore, 47, had methamphetamine, alcohol, methadone, the pain reliever tramadol and the muscle relaxant/anti-anxiety drug nordiazepam in her system when she died last month and the San Diego County Medical Examiner has listed the death as accidental.


Related Topix: The Wedding Singer, Comedy Movies, Music!, Celebrities, Drew Barrymore, Drugs, Methadone, Medicine, Health, Ultram, Tramadol (generic)

Cape Gazette

Info session set Sept. 23 for new pain support group

Integrative Health at Beebe Healthcare has supported the initiation of Pain Linx, a Sussex County chronic pain education and support group.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

P&T Community

FDA Recommends Not Using Lidocaine to Treat Teething Pain

The FDA has warned that prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Xylocaine, Lidocaine (generic)

Kansas City InfoZine

Treating Pain by Blocking the Chili-pepper Receptor

Scientists exploring the chili pepper's effect are using their findings to develop a new drug candidate for many kinds of pain, which can be caused by inflammation or other problems.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Chemistry, Science

Fox News

Medical marijuana may reduce painkiller-related deaths

Buds are removed from a container at the "Oregon's Finest" medical marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon April 8, 2014.


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

Medical News Today

The effect of serotonin on sensitivity to pain

In a study published in the scientific journal PLoS One , researchers at the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme establish the effect of serotonin on sensitivity to pain using a combination of advanced genetic and optical techniques.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Genetics

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

UAB launches online diagnosis and treatment program

Are you feeling under the weather but don' t want to drive to a doctor? UAB has a new service for you.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health


Clinical solution: Chest pain while mowing the lawn

Hats off to Bob Peterson for the best response to this month's scenario. Bob correctly identified the right BLS treatment including withholding oxygen based on current AHA guidelines.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Chest Pain, Nitroglycerin (generic), Nitrostat, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, Angina, Heart Attack

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Marijuana laws may reduce painkiller abuse

States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Jackson Sun

Study: Medical pot might reduce drug overdose deaths

Access to medical marijuana appears to have saved thousands of lives over the past few years by reducing accidental overdose deaths from drugs like Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin, a new study says.


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

Medical Daily

States With Medical Marijuana Laws See Fewer Opioid Overdose Deaths:...

Medical marijuana's growing acceptance in the U.S. is prompted mostly by evidence showing effectiveness in treating cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, among others.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Medicine, Health, Cancer, Arthritis

The Lebanon Daily News

Good Samaritan Hospital evaluating new pain treatment guidelines

New guidelines for pain treatment to be used in hospital emergency departments have been adopted by the state Department of Health and Drug and Alcohol Programs in partnership with the Pennsylvania Medical Society, officials announced recently.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Good Samaritan Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Marketing, Lebanon, PA

Customer Interaction Solutions

Iroko Pharmaceuticals Gains FDA Approval of ZORVOLEX for Management of Osteoarthritis Pain

Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing the science of analgesia, announced today the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved ZORVOLEX capsules, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug , for the management of osteoarthritis pain.


Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Arthritis, Food and Drug Administration, Diclofenac (generic), Voltaren, Cataflam


A Better Way to Approach Pain, and America's Pain-Pill Epidemic

You may have noticed headlines about the rise of prescription drugs as a major cause of addiction and death by overdose.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Drugs, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Opinion

Sys-Con Media

New PalexiaA Study Confirms Effective Pain Relief in Long-term Use

A recent study published in the medical journal "Current Medical Research and Opinion"* has results that are good news for chronic pain patients.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health