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  1. Critics Oppose FDA Approval of Painkiller Zohydro

    Feb. 27, 2014 -- A new narcotic painkiller is due to come on the market in March, and critics want the FDA to reverse its approval of the drug, Zohydro ER. They claim it could become the next OxyContin, another opioid that’s become a popular drug of abuse. Critics of the FDA's ruling include attorne

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  2. 'Nerve Block' to Neck Might Help Ease Hot Flashes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women suffering from hot flashes might get some relief through an injection of an anesthetic near a nerve bundle in the neck, a small new study finds. This technique, called a stellate ganglion block, is a common treatme

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  3. FDA Panel: No Heart-Safety Advantage With Naproxen

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The science isn't convincing enough to say that naproxen -- the key pain reliever in Aleve -- is safer for the heart than other popular anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin), U.S. health advisers

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  4. How to Keep Your Feet From Aching

    Feet. You get only two. Don't let foot pain ground you. These tips can help you keep on the right path. Ill-fitting shoes can cause your feet problems like bunions, corns, hammertoe, and crossover toe. If  shoes don't feel right in the store, don't buy them, no matter how much you like their style.

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  5. Common Pains as You Age: Feel Better

    An ache here, a cramp there. As your body ages, you may have more and new pains. There are things you can do to feel better. Headaches. Your 30s can be a hectic time of life. Stress at work and home is common at this age -- and can lead to headaches. Sitting at a computer all day with your head in o

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  6. Study Questions Value of Common Knee Surgery

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Improvements in knee pain following a common orthopedic procedure appear to be largely due to the placebo effect, a new Finnish study suggests. The research, which was published Dec. 26 in the New England Journal of Med

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  7. Medical Marijuana

    More states are passing laws that allow people to use medical marijuana. So what does it treat, and who can and should use it? Pain is the main reason people ask for a prescription, says Barth Wilsey, MD, a pain medicine specialist at the University of California Davis Medical Center. It could be fr

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  8. FDA Urges Tighter Controls on Certain Painkillers

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recommended tighter controls on prescriptions for painkillers such as Vicodin and Lortab that contain the powerful narcotic hydrocodone. The change will cut in half the number of ref

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  9. Myths About Treating Chronic Pain

    When you have chronic pain, it's hard to sort out the myths from the facts. To feel better, are you supposed to rest in bed or go jogging? Should you talk to your doctor about trying potent opioid painkillers or should you steer clear? Is it worth trying that "miracle cure" that your co-worker absol

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  10. 9 Pain Pill Mistakes

    It's been a hard day, and Joe's back is killing him. His wife has some Percocet left over from a trip to the dentist, and there's that big bottle of Tylenol under the sink, so Joe grabs a couple of each and washes them down with a slug of beer. Luckily for Joe, he's a fictional character invented fo

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