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# pain relief

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Changing the drug used during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural
Pethidine is the most widely used drug but new research suggests remifentanil may work better.
Thousands support campaign to have Versatis patches reinstated for chronic pain sufferers
Only patients suffering from post-shingles pain are automatically covered under drug payment and medical card schemes.
Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief
Experiments using lab mice found the rodents showed no sign of pain once injected with the fish venom.
Nurofen feels the pain in Australia after being slapped with massive fine over false advertising
The pain relief brand had advertised five different pain relief pills – all of which contained the same ingredients.
Medicinal cannabis: 'It's magic. I now swim three times a week and can take steps in the water'
This evening the Dáil is debating the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
Son of woman suffering with chronic pain to hold vigil in bid to legalise cannabis
The man has been campaigning for the legalisation of cannabis for the past number of years;.
The search for a cure for migraine - one of the most disabling illnesses in the world
More than half a million people in Ireland suffer from migraine, and this can have a serious impact on their ability to reach their potential.
Opinion: Marijuana is legal in nearly half of US States – Ireland should follow suit
Robbing murderous criminals of revenues for selling a drug that’s no more harmful than tobacco and alcohol is a no-brainer.
Suffer from lower back pain? Paracetamol might not be effective in relieving symptoms
A study has found the drug to be no more effective than a placebo in treating the condition.
Debilitating impact of migraine on sufferers is 'not recognised' by people
New drug trials announced in America could bring hope to migraine sufferers.
New treatment for most common type of arthritis could be here in 5 years
Around 400,000 people in Ireland suffer from osteoarthritis.
Pharmacists express concern over addiction to pain relief
Regulations around the sale of products containing codeine were introduced in 2010. Pharmacists heard that up to one in three adults may be suffering from chronic pain, which can affect quality of life.
Government examining whether to approve cannabis-based drug
Minister Róisín Shortall has said the Department of Health is looking at the issues involved in controlling the sale of medical marijuana products.