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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.
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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.
NSAIDs wedge the effects of Cox-1 and Cox-2. These enzymes are influential in the production of prostaglandins, which are behind the pain and inflammation of a cat.
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, a time to bring attention to a disease that affects approximately 176 million women worldwide, including more than 8.5 million in North America.
Exercise and strengthening may not be the best approach for all kinds of neck- and whiplash-related pain, according to a new analysis by Canadian researchers.
Muscle strain is an injury that results to the damaged internal structure of the muscle.
A woman was saved by a mystery driver and her dentist when she suffered a heart attack after hitching a lift to work.
During the stage between idea and the big time, a nonprofit generally experiences growing pains.
Addiction doctors have petitioned the US FDA to prevent Zohydro ER, the first single-entity hydrocodone painkiller, hitting the market this month citing its potential for abuse.
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Q: I have heard that aspirin can prevent heart attack and stroke. Should I take it every day even if I am healthy? A: Aspirin was developed in 1897 by the German chemist Felix Hoffmann, and since that time, has been invaluable as an analgesic.