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    1. Combination Therapy Needed to Fight Chronic Pain

      June 23, 2011 -- The last decade brought advances in our understanding of chronic pain, but this has not translated into better treatments yet, an analysis shows. The analysis was published in The Lancet. It found that treatments for chronic, non-cancer pain such as low back pain, arthritis, headach

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    2. Pain Relief Strategy: Cross Your Arms?

      May 20, 2011 -- Crossing your arms may confuse the brain and help fight pain, according to a new study. The study suggests crossing arms at the wrists mixes up the brain's perception of pain signals sent from the hands to the brain and reduces the intensity of pain. Researchers say the findings may

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    3. Many Unaware of OTC Pain Relievers' Ingredients, Risks

      May 2, 2011 -- Many Americans may be unaware of the active ingredients and potential side effects of popular over-the-counter pain relievers, according to a new study. Tylenol contains acetaminophen, Bayer contains aspirin, Advil and Motrin contain ibuprofen, and Aleve contains naproxen sodium. But

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    4. FDA Launches Painkiller Abuse Strategy

      April 19, 2011 -- Ignoring its expert advisory panel's strong "no" vote, the FDA today launched an education program to cut abuse of long-lasting opioid pain drugs. The action calls for companies that make long-lasting or extended-release opioid pain drugs to develop a shared plan to educate patient

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    5. Johnson & Johnson Recalls Even More Tylenol

      March 30, 2011 -- Yet another lot of Tylenol has been recalled by Johnson & Johnson's McNeil division. The latest recall involves one lot -- 34,056 150-count bottles -- of Tylenol 8-Hour Extended Release caplets. The recalled Tylenol 8-Hour Extended release caplets are 150-count bottles with the lot

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    6. Positive Thinking May Make Drugs Work Better

      Feb. 16, 2011 -- When it comes to taking medicine, you may get what you expect. A new study has found that your expectations can affect how well pain medications work. Being optimistic may boost their effectiveness in blocking pain, while being pessimistic may lower their effectiveness. Unlike earli

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    7. Knee Replacement Patients Thrive, Study Says

      Feb. 17, 2011 (San Diego) -- Knee replacement patients tend to remain active 20 years after their surgery, despite some age-related declines, according to a new survey of 128 patients. "If you have a good knee replacement and are blessed with good health, you have an excellent chance of walking as m

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    8. Warming Anesthetics Reduces Pain of Injections

      Feb. 10, 2011 -- Warming local anesthetics may reduce the pain experienced during injections, a new study finds. “Warming an injection is a cost-free step that emergency physicians can take to reduce pain from a shot,” study author Anna Taddio, MD, of the University of Toronto, says in a news releas

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    9. Tylenol Products Recalled

      Jan. 18, 2011 -- McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which makes Tylenol pain relief drugs, says it is recalling a number of lots of its Tylenol products as well as some lots of Sinutab, Benadryl, and Sudafed PE because the medications were made at a plant where production was suspended in April 2010. McNei

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    10. FDA Warns of Acetaminophen in Prescription Pain Drugs

      Jan. 13, 2011 - The FDA is warning about the dangers of acetaminophen in popular prescription pain drugs, but did it go far enough? Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, is found in a wide range of over-the-counter and prescription drugs. At normal doses, when not taken with alcohol, acet

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