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    1. Deaths Seen With Fentanyl Narcotic Pain Patch

      July 15, 2005 -- The FDA today has issued a health advisory regarding the safe use of fentanyl skin patches (brand name Duragesic) in response to reports of deaths in patients using this potent narcotic medication for pain management. The FDA is conducting an investigation into the deaths associated

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    2. Study: 1 in 3 Workers in Pain

      July 15, 2005 -- Nearly one in three workers suffers from pain that affects not only their health but their productivity as well, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed employees of a major Fortune 500 company and found nearly 30% were in pain beyond the normal everyday aches and pains, like

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    3. Palladone Pain Drug Pulled Off the Market

      July 14, 2005 - Purdue Pharma has voluntarily taken its pain-relieving Palladone capsules off the market, the drugmaker says in a news release. The company took the action on July 13 following an FDA request to withdraw Palladone because of safety concerns. The FDA approved Palladone in September 20

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    4. Massage, Chiropractic Top Medical Alternatives

      June 30, 2005 -- Healing hands are the best alternative medicine, Consumer Reports readers say. The nonprofit consumer magazine asked its readers how well alternative medicines work for what ails them. More than 34,000 readers took part. "We asked them to rate the effectiveness of conventional and c

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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