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FDA Urges Tighter Controls on Certain Prescription Painkillers

FDA Urges Tighter Controls on Certain Prescription Painkillers

Oct 25, – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recommended tighter controls on prescriptions for painkillers such as Vicodin and Lortab that contain the powerful narcotic hydrocodone. The change will cut in half the number of refills that patients can get before seeing their doctor to get a new prescription, the agency said Thursday. […]

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Stress Leads Some Doctors to Abuse Prescription Drugs, Study Says

Stress Leads Some Doctors to Abuse Prescription Drugs, Study Says

Oct 12, – In general, doctors abuse alcohol and drugs at about the same rate as everyone else: Studies estimate that 10 percent to 15 percent develop a substance-abuse problem in their lifetime. When doctors abuse painkillers or other prescription drugs, they’re usually not doing it to get high. Instead, they’re doing it to deal […]

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Brain damage ‘very common’ after intensive care

Brain damage ‘very common’ after intensive care

Oct 03, –  The problem is ‘very common,’ with a condition known as delirium affecting about three-quarters of those treated in the ICU and subsequent brain damage enduring for at least a year in up to one in three of them, said the study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Many people hospitalised in […]

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People take High Doses of Common Painkillers face a greater Risk of Heart problems

People take High Doses of Common Painkillers face a greater Risk of Heart problems

May 30 – Although NSAIDs are used around the world to help people with inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, a review of nearly 650 randomized trials found that taking either 2,400 milligrams (mg) of ibuprofen or 150 mg of diclofenac daily increased the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death by about one-third. The […]

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