painkiller


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painkiller

1. an analgesic drug or agent
2. anything that relieves pain
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Reading it is fairly dull, if I'm honest, but last week it published an article which found that 90% of the world's opioid painkillers are taken by the richest 10% of the world.
The inquest heard a post-mortem examination found he had extremely high levels of Tramadol - a very powerful prescription-only painkiller - in his system.
PEOPLE who take strong painkillers to manage chronic pain could be putting themselves at risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and strokes.
A British woman was imprisoned in Egypt after flying into the country with painkillers for her husband's sore back.
People living in the same household as a long-term user were more likely to report that the user's painkiller use was having a negative impact.
His lawyer William Mauzy said the doctor had been called to treat Prince's painkiller addiction as the star was having "a grave medical emergency".
CODEINE An opioid painkiller (and therefore potentially addictive) which acts on the pain centre in the brain, damping down sensations of pain.
3m prescriptions for painkillers including morphine, codeine, paracetamol and ibuprofen to ease their pain.
Improving how opioids are prescribed will help us prevent the 46 prescription painkiller overdose deaths that occur each day in the United States.
Recent statistics released through the Centers for Disease Control indicate a 400% increase in deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses among women since 1999.
Others include morphine, heroin and oxycodone, the painkiller in OxyContin.