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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Timing Is Key to Massage's Benefits for Neck Pain

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Massage can relieve neck pain if it's done often by a professional therapist and for the correct length of time, according to new research. One-hour sessions two or three times a week appear to be best, said study resea

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  4. Knee Pain May Not Be Helped by Glucosamine

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dietary supplement glucosamine does not slow cartilage damage in people with chronic knee pain, according to a new study. Millions of Americans take glucosamine in an effort to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and ot

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  5. Hormones Might Offer Relief From Chronic Pain

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, March 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of two hormones might make a difference in reducing suffering in people with chronic pain, according to a small, preliminary study. Seven of 9 patients reported a 30 percent to 40 percent decrease in pain a

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  6. 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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  7. '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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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