The future of pain management

Pain h86f4ds

Access to painkilling medications that can’t cause addiction, abuse, and overdose would make life easier for prescribers and could save the lives of patients.

Development of such drugs has been slow-going, in part because scientists don’t completely know how chronic pain works. They believe the body has multiple pathways to chronic pain, and that means multiple targets for painkillers. But researchers don’t have proven ways to identify which pathway is causing the pain in each person.

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More babies born addicted to prescription painkillers

newborns addicted to painkillers

Every hour a baby is born in the United States with symptoms of withdrawal from opiates.

During the last decade the U.S. has seen a sharp increase in the number of pregnant women addicted to opiate drugs and the number of babies born experiencing withdrawal symptoms as the fastest growing abuse of prescription drugs has hit hospital maternity wards across the country.

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Cocaine And LSD Discovered in the Air of Spanish Cities

Scientists Discover Cocaine And LSD in the Air of Spanish Cities

Study finds the air in Madrid and Barcelona is also laced with at least five drugs  

 Spanish scientists have discovered traces of cocaine and LSD in the air in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona.

Air pollution has long been a fact of life in Spanish cities, but scientists now say that it is not just smog that chokes people as they walk to work or stroll through the park.

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