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Americans Are Dying From Kratom Overdoses: CDC

Americans Are Dying From Kratom Overdoses: CDC

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Although many people believe the herbal drug kratom to be harmless, new research has found that, in an 18-month period, 91 Americans lost their lives to fatal overdoses in which the drug was a contributing factor. In seven of those […]

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Don’t Suddenly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid, FDA Warns

Don’t Suddenly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid, FDA Warns

Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Because of the danger of “serious harm” to patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising doctors not to suddenly stop patients from taking opioid painkillers, or drastically lower the dose. In a statement released Tuesday, the agency said it is adding a […]

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Woman Feels No Pain, Thanks to Her Genes

Woman Feels No Pain, Thanks to Her Genes

Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Jo Cameron, 71, has lived a life without pain. The Scottish woman has experienced childbirth, broken limbs, cuts, burns and surgeries with little or no discomfort. She’s leaned on her own hot stove and not realized there’s a problem until she smelled something burning. […]

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Health Tip: Dealing with Tendinitis Pain

Health Tip: Dealing with Tendinitis Pain

(HealthDay News) — Tendinitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon. Immediately after injury, those with tendinitis should apply ice to the spot, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Chronic Pain News Icing the area for 15 to 20 minutes will numb pain and constrict blood vessels to reduce swelling. Icing should be done every four […]

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metaxalone (Skelaxin)

metaxalone (Skelaxin)

What is metaxalone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Metaxalone is an oral drug that relaxes skeletal muscle the muscles that control movement of the body. It does not act directly on skeletal muscle, and the exact mechanism of action of metaxalone is unknown. Metaxalone relaxes muscles possibly by affecting the central nervous […]

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CBD Products Now Available at Hundreds of CVS Stores

CBD Products Now Available at Hundreds of CVS Stores

Creams, sprays and lotions infused with the nonintoxicating hemp component cannabidiol (CBD) are now being sold at more than 800 CVS stores in eight states. Latest Chronic Pain News The products will be sold in store aisles, according to a company spokesman, who added that the drugstore chain is not selling any supplements or food […]

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ketoprofen

ketoprofen

What is ketoprofen, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ketoprofen is an oral drug that belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve) and many others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, […]