Some over-the-counter painkillers could increase the risk of cardiac arrest.
The battle against addiction to opioids is still ongoing.
Prescription painkillers are generally safe -- if used appropriately. Once it is abused, there is a tendency that this will be the start of search for street drugs such as marijuana and heroin.
A new study showed that Substance P, which activates pain signal in the central nervous system, also acts as a painkiller in the peripheral nervous system.
A new study found a link between 11 of the most common type of surgery and inrease risk of chronic use of opioid painkillers.
Opioid Presciptions in the United States have decrease after 20 years due to the stricter guidelines in prescriptions and tremendous efforts of health care facilites to fight opioid addiction.
Researchers from the University College London (UCL) have finally deciphered the recipe for painlessness with the help of genetically modified mice.
When you hear "spider bite," the first thing you probably think of is pain or incessant itching. You may even picture paralysis, which is what some of the most venomous spiders can cause. However, new research has determined that spider venom could contain some promising compounds capable of relieving even the most stubborn pain.
Researchers have recently figured out how "brew" major pain-killer ingredients from yeast alone, eliminating a reliance on poppies, which are finicky plants, and far too easily used for other illegal purposes.
Prescription painkiller overdoses in women was five times higher in 2010 than in 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday.