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Scans Make Pain Visible
Using Functional MRI scans researchers can "see" pain, study reports. The finding should be useful in evaluating pain-relievers.
The only doctor to ever be convicted of murder for recklessly prescribing drugs in the United States was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison.
Are opioid abusers switching to heroin because prescripton painkillers are more difficult to get? Not necessarily, study finds.
One of the main concerns tied to prescription painkillers is their addictive properties. But those worries may be put to rest with the development of a new drug that provides the same relief without the side effects.
Although opioids serve as a lifeline for some patients with chronic pain, the medication’s potentially addictive properties make prescribing a slippery slope.
The public isn't buying the idea that addiction is a brain disease, researchers found in a review of the literature.
It’s prime time for runny noses, sore throats, and just overall not feeling well. But if you’re taking medicine for a pesky cough, do not take Licorice Coughing Liquid.
A drug trial in France has officially gone from bad to worse.
A phase I trial in France has gone terribly wrong as officials confirmed on Friday, January 15 that one person has been declared brain dead and five additional people are being hospitalized.

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