painkiller


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painkiller

1. an analgesic drug or agent
2. anything that relieves pain
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Patients with intractable pain from cancer and other conditions will still be able to get opioid painkillers.
DIn the UK, the average adult takes 373 painkillers each year, according to a report by the British Medical Association, with one in 20 taking at least six painkillers every time they feel ill.
OPIOID painkillers will soon have to carry a prominent warning about the risk of addiction in a bid to tackle growing concerns around prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
The move comes as Health Secretary Matt Hancock tries to stem growing numbers of people hooked on painkillers.
And while everyone has been busy panicking about GPs A-overprescribing antibiotics, no one has noticed how painkillers -- opioids -- are being churned out.
Q Is it true that taking too many painkillers for headaches can actually cause more headaches?
The rate of new heart problems was 50 per cent higher for diclofenac users than for people who weren't taking any painkillers.
After all, it would not be ethical to give humans potentially risky painkillers just to see how it played out in the lab.
This one's an opioid painkiller and therefore potentially addictive.
16 (ANI): Doctors have always advised caution against consuming painkillers during pregnancy due to various reasons.
Ross is thrown as Rhona asks him about the painkillers He's thrown when the vet starts asking questions, and his frustration soon turns to anger.
A recent study published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) suggests that the key to decreasing rates of addiction causes by prescribed painkiller medications may be to provide fewer refills, and offer higher dosages of the painkiller.