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Prescription Painkiller Use Doubles in NYC

Prescription Painkiller Use Doubles in NYC

New Yorkers are filling more prescriptions for the opiate-based painkiller oxycodone (brand name OxyContin) than ever before—way more. The number of prescriptions doubled in three years to reach one million in 2010.

 

That turns out to be around one prescription for every eight people in the city population. Continue reading

 

Football and Painkillers

Football and Painkillers

Collisions and bone-jarring injuries caused by football lead to chronic pain and use of painkilling drugs.

 

Retired NFL players use painkillers at a much higher rate than the rest of us, according to new research conducted by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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FDA Warns on Tylenol, Acetaminophen Risks

FDA Warns on Tylenol, Acetaminophen Risks

Deadly Side Effects of Painkillers

 

Like a mid-winter snowstorm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a flurry of publications on it’s website on the risks of Acetaminophen.

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Opioid Risks: Codeine, Oxycodone, and Tramadol

Opiod Risks: Codeine, Oxycodone, and Tramadol

Side Effects of Painkillers Compared

 

Opioids such as codeine and hydrocodone have been linked to more side effects for older adults with arthritis in comparison to analgesics such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID’s) and coxibs, according to two recent studies from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Continue reading