TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Relief for chronic pain may be just a phone call away, according to a new study.
Pain is a major health problem in the United States and costs the country more than $600 billion each year in lost productivity and health care.
For this study, published in the July 16 [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of U.S. soldiers returning home are caught in the grip of chronic pain, with a substantial number of them relying on addictive narcotic painkillers to help them cope, a new study finds.
About 44 percent of the members of an Army infantry brigade [...]
MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new drug holds promise as a safe and effective treatment for constipation caused by prescription narcotic painkillers, new research states.
Constipation is a common side effect experienced by patients taking these powerful medications for chronic pain. When laxatives failed to provide relief, two phase 3 trials found the [...]
FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Powerful prescription painkillers known as opioids are often involved in accidental overdoses, so experts offer tips on how to take these highly addictive medications safely.
“Prescription painkiller misuse is a growing epidemic. However, most people who abuse these drugs are struggling with an addiction they never intended to have,” [...]