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  1. Body's Pot-Like Chemicals May Help Curb Pain

    June 22, 2005 --The body makes compounds that work like marijuana to suppress pain, a new study in the journal Nature shows. "This study shows for the first time that natural marijuana-like chemicals in the brain have a link to pain suppression," says researcher Daniele Piomelli, PhD, in a news rele

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  2. Pain Poll: Many Americans in Pain

    May 10, 2005 -- Pain plagues most American adults, a new poll shows. More than half of Americans suffer from chronic or recurrent pain, and nearly half (46%) of poll takers reported pain in the last two weeks. That doesn't count the "usual minor annoyances," says the ABCNews/USA Today/Stanford Unive

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  3. More Legal Power Could Help FDA Safety Effort

    March 1, 2005 -- A top FDA official says the agency took too long to add safety warnings to the now-recalled pain killer Vioxx. She says officials need more legal authority in order to force manufacturers to change drug labels and conduct safety studies in the future. The statements come as Congress

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  4. Heat Wrap Soothes Knee Pain

    April 1, 2005 (Boston) -- Low-level heat wraps are better at relieving knee pain than acetaminophen and provide more flexibility than ibuprofen, say pain specialists. With the recent warnings about the potential dangers of chronic use of oral pain medications, oral pain medications, doctors and pati

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  5. Pain Relievers: Questions & Answers

    Feb. 18, 2005 -- After three days of meetings, an expert FDA panel has recommended that the pain relievers Bextra and Celebrex, also called Cox-2 drugs, remain on the market. They also recommended that Vioxx be allowed back on the market. WebMD turned to arthritis expert William Shiel, MD, chief med

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  6. Despite Risks, Pain Relievers Given OK

    Feb. 18, 2005 - An FDA advisory panel says the arthritis drug Vioxx can return to the market and sister drugs Celebrex and Bextra should stay. But experts say these drugs -- members of a group called Cox-2 inhibitors -- should carry strict warnings that they can raise the risk of heart attacks and s

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  7. Group Calls for Ibuprofen Warnings

    Feb. 15, 2005 -- A group of doctors and families called on federal regulators Tuesday to warn the public that Advil and similar drugs can cause rare but potentially fatal skin reactions. The group filed a petition with the FDA asking it to order on-label warnings on products containing ibuprofen, th

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  8. Steroids May Beat Surgery for Carpal Tunnel

    Feb. 3, 2005 - Steroid injections may be more effective than surgery for short-term relief of painful carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, according to a new study. Researchers compared the effectiveness of steroid injections vs. surgery in relieving the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome over the cours

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  9. FDA Clears Generic Version of Pain Patch.

    Feb. 2, 2005 -- The FDA has approved the first generic version of the Duragesic Patch to treat people with severe chronic pain that cannot be managed with alternative pain killers. The generic version will be sold under the name Fentanyl Transdermal System. The approval will likely result in substan

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  10. FDA Clears Generic Version of Pain Patch

    Feb. 2, 2005 -- The FDA has approved the first generic version of the Duragesic Patch to treat people with severe chronic pain that cannot be managed with alternative pain killers. The generic version will be sold under the name Fentanyl Transdermal System. The approval will likely result in substan

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