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  1. FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new formulation of a powerful narcotic painkiller that discourages potential abusers from snorting or injecting the drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Called Targiniq ER and made by Purdue Ph

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  2. Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though its use is often advised by doctors, the painkiller acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- does not help treat lower back pain, according to a new Australian study. The researchers found the drug

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  3. Many Anesthesiologists Fail to Wash Hands: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anesthesiologists may need to improve their hand hygiene habits during surgery, because they might be putting patients at risk for infections, a new study suggests. Researchers observed anesthesiologists during operations a

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  4. Painkiller Prescriptions Vary Widely Among States

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in some states seem to wield a freer hand issuing prescriptions for powerful narcotic medications, leading to wide variations in narcotic drug use among states, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday. Physicians

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  5. Painkillers: 7 Warning Signs of Addiction

    "Pain medication is ... not really meant to be a way to maintain or manage chronic pain.” -- Joe Schrank, MSW Many people worry that taking narcotic painkillers will lead to addiction. If your doctor prescribed medication to treat your pain and you take it as directed, you shouldn't have a problem.

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  6. Men Feel More Pain After Major Surgeries: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gender may play a part in how much pain a patient feels following surgery, new research suggests. An Austrian study involving more than 10,000 people found that men experience more pain after major surgery, while w

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  7. Medical Marijuana OK’d in More States in 2014

    May 22, 2014 -- More than half the states in the country now have laws that in some way permit medical marijuana -- even in the most conservative states. This week, Minnesota became the 22nd state, along with Washington, D.C., to allow broad use of medical marijuana. Nine other states passed laws th

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  8. States Oppose New Powerful Painkiller

    April 7, 2014 -- Some state officials are taking steps to limit the availability of a controversial new painkiller because they believe it could worsen an already serious prescription drug abuse problem. Zohydro was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last fall and became available last mon

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  9. What's Your Pain Tolerance?

    Why is back pain or a knee injury annoying to one person and sheer agony to another? Turns out, an individual's tolerance to pain is as unique as the person, and is shaped by some surprising biological factors, as well as some psychological factors that we can actually try to control. There are two

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  10. Medical Marijuana's Legalization and Crime Rates

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Legalization of medical marijuana does not lead to increased crime, and may even be tied to lower rates of offenses such as assault and murder, a new study suggests. The findings challenge claims by opponents that lega

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