painkiller


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painkiller

1. an analgesic drug or agent
2. anything that relieves pain
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Gonzalez said treatment for painkiller addiction first involves inpatient stabilization, or detox, and then outpatient psychosocial treatments including drug counseling, cognitive behavioral management, support groups and coping-skills training to prevent relapse.
Gross advises: "Even taking six to eight painkillers a week over a long period, without diagnosis or specialist input, can definitely put you at risk of dependency, especially if you are susceptible to it.
1 in 3 Brits Do Not Know the Difference Between Common Painkillers
Florida has tightened their regulations for prescribing painkillers, and it is observed that the death rate in drug related cases dropped by 23 per cent
Medications often used for anxiety can interact with painkillers to cause respiratory problems.
Law enforcement and public health officials say many turned to heroin after becoming addicted to prescription painkillers.
You don't need a painkiller for every pain," Dr Ghassan said.
Presenting the results of a large international study into a class of painkillers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), the researchers said high doses of them increase the risk of a major vascular event - a heart attack, stroke or dying from cardiovascular disease by around a third, Khaleej Times Reported.
People in the region are also the most likely in the country to take more than the recommended safe dose of painkillers, a survey by Nuffield Health has revealed.
SeeNews) - Nov 26, 2012 - Belgian pharmaceutical company Omega Pharma NV has acquired the business related to the Optalidon painkiller from Swiss pharma major Novartis (VTX:NOVN), Omega Pharma's CEO Marc Coucke told Belgian daily De Tijd on Friday.