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# painkillers

Last month
May 2023
# Codeine
Waiting lists and shortage of pain specialists blamed for dependency on codeine painkillers
Over 1.1 million prescriptions for codeine-based products were issued last year.
Last year
# Research
Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'
University of Aberdeen researchers looked at more than 151,000 pregnancies over a 30-year period.
All time
# painkillers
The US is suing Walmart over the opioid crisis
The opioid crisis has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the US since 1999.
# painkillers
'Any time there is medication involved everyone needs to be very, very cautious'
Leinster coach Leo Cullen underlined the quality of the province’s medical team.
# heineken rugby weekly
How common is the use of painkillers in modern rugby?
Brian O’Driscoll spoke frankly about the use of pills last night.
# Pain Game
'A difene and a couple of co-codamol': O'Driscoll opens up on painkiller use in rugby
‘It almost became like habit where it gave me a fighting chance if I wasn’t feeling 100%.’
# Fertility
Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study
One in three women are estimated to use ibuprofen in the first three months of pregnancy.
# opioids
Singer Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, medical examiner says
The 66-year-old passed away on 3 October 2017.
# painkillers
British woman sentenced to three years for smuggling 290 Tramadol tablets into Egypt
Laura Plummer says she was bringing painkillers for her boyfriend.
# painkillers
Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day
Many people buy pills illegally when their prescriptions run out.
# Highly Effective
New painkiller is as powerful as morphine - but without the dangerous side-effects
The synthetic drug, PZM21, also does not produce addiction.
# Dementia
Simple painkillers 'can help dementia patients'
Research claims that drugs like paracetamol reduces agitation in patients – and could be substitute for antipsychotic meds.
# Health
Study finds that the brain can block the effect of painkillers
Researchers discover that the opposite of the placebo effect also exists – if we believe a drug isn’t working on our bodies, then it probably won’t.