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    Recovery from Pain Pill Addiction: How to Identify Symptoms & Get Addiction Treatment

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    According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 130 people die every day from opioid overdose; moreover, the economic burden of opioid abuse nationwide is over $78 billion. This public health crisis is having...
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    CDC Report: Clear Link Between Kratom and Overdose Deaths

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    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked kratom and overdose deaths. Kratom, an herbal supplement marketed for its opioid-like effects, is now connected to 152 deaths in 27...
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    What Is Opioid Addiction?

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    Talk about the opioid epidemic in America has been all over the news recently. It is an issue of vital concern affecting Americans today, and with so much information available, it can be challenging...
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    7 Common Medications for Fibromyalgia Pain

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    Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat because symptoms and response to the treatment vary from person to person. To date, no universally effective treatment for fibromyalgia has been found. Medication does not provide a...
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    Kratom for Chronic Pain: Is It Effective and Legal?

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    Combatting chronic pain is an ongoing battle. As the interest in natural options continues to grow, so does the popularity of kratom. Kratom for chronic pain is sold in health and vitamin stores as a herbal extract that...
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    What are the Gabapentin (Neurontin) Side Effects?

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    Gabapentin(Neurontin) is a medication prescribed to treat seizures. It can be used alone or in combination with other medications to treat epilepsy in children age 12 or older or adults. This drug is also...
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    Narcan: What Is It and How Did it Revive Demi Lovato?

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    When news broke that Demi Lovato overdosed on heroin, people were in shock. The singer had been sober for six years. It was only when she released her song ‘Sober’ in June that we...
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    Ancient Pain Remedies That Are Still Used Today

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    Ancient Remedies for Pain Overview Medical treatment has changed a lot since the days of using alcohol as a cure-all, but it may surprise you to find out there are many ancient remedies for pain...
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    Overcoming Stereotypes as a Medical Marijuana User

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    The legalization of marijuana on a state level is encouraging for patients who use medical marijuana to ease symptoms from debilitating, chronic conditions. Despite the fact that medical cannabis helps patients escape a life...
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    News Update: Is Kratom Safe?

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    Is Kratom Safe? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning letters to three marketers and distributors of kratom products (Front Range Kratom of Aurora, Colorado; Kratom Spot of Irvine, California; and...
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    Can I Get Addicted to Pain Medicine?

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    Sometimes, strong medications called opioids are needed to control pain. Opioid pain relievers are generally safe when taken for a short time as prescribed by your doctor, but they can become addictive, especially if they are...
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    NIH study explains why opioid therapy may not always work well for chronic pain

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    Researchers have shown that pain-induced changes in the rat brain’s opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain and may play a role in the depression that often...
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    Advanced Preventive Migraine Treatment Gets FDA Approval

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    If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic or episodic migraines, a new Federal Drug Administration approved drug may be for you. Aimovig is a monthly injectable drug that is...
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    The Opioid Crisis: The Making of an American Epidemic

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    The United States has struggled with the abuse of opioids since the1800s. As a result of this epidemic, many people with chronic pain have a hard time getting the medications they truly need to...
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    What are the Side Effects of Taking Opioids?

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    Opioid medications are prescribed to provide relief for severe pain among patients of all ages. However, they frequently cause bothersome side effects, which is often a reason for patients to abandon treatment. Therefore, knowing...
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    Prince Died from a Fentanyl Overdose – What does this mean for Pain Sufferers?

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    A toxicology report released on Monday revealed that Prince had an excessive amount of fentanyl in his system at the time of his passing, experts reported. We are nearing the two-year anniversary of his death,...
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    Study Finds That Celebrex Slows Cancer Growth

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    Living with pain is difficult enough. But dealing with pain and cancer – or, worse, pain caused by cancer – is a nightmare no one should have to endure. Luckily, there is new hope...
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    4 Ways to Manage Medication Side Effects

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    Yes, You can Manage Medication Side Effects Most medications come with minor side effects that many people never even notice. However, some side effects are not minor, and they certainly do not go unnoticed. If...
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    Can Medical Marijuana Treat Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

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    Medical marijuana has gained more widespread popularity and acceptance over the past several years, and is now legal in 33 states and Washington, D.C. Cannabis, the Latin name for marijuana, has been said to...
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    Do Women Get Too Much or Too Little Pain Medication?

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    A new study found that women are significantly more likely than men to be prescribed pain medication, regardless of age or socioeconomic status. You may not be surprised. Women worldwide have pain more often than...
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    Health Innovation: Sublingual Pill for Post-Surgical Pain

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    In this occasional series, PR looks at companies, organizations, and individuals doing groundbreaking work that aims to help pain patients live more and hurt less.   BloombergBusinessWeek recently reported that shares of specialty drugmaker AcelRx Pharmaceuticals...
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    Study: NSAIDs Raise Risk of Heart Problems

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    High doses of these common painkillers double the risk of heart failure, finds a new study. As every pain patient knows, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs--better known as NSAIDs--are the backbone of pain relief. So any risks...
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    Painkillers for Back Pain Linked to Erectile Dysfunction

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    By Margaret Jaworski Regular use of opiod prescription painkillers is associated with a higher risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men, according to a study published on May 15, 2013 in the journal Spine. Looking at...
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    Pill Disposal Alert: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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    On April 27, almost 743,000 pounds of prescription medications were collected from the public at more than 5,800 locations staffed by state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in partnership with the federal government....

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