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Gov. Cuomo’s proposed prescription opioid surcharge under fire, critics call it tax on pain

A proposal by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to impose a surcharge on the sale of prescription opioids is drawing fire from a coalition of doctors, pharmacists and patients who say it amounts to a tax on pain. Continue reading

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At what temperature can you get frostbite? Signs, symptoms and everything else to know

A bitter cold spell is sweeping across the eastern U.S. with temperatures dropping below zero in some spots, leaving many with concerns for their health and safety. Continue reading

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Florida doctor sells cannabis-infused ice cream

A doctor in Florida has taken an unconventional approach to help his patients deal manage pain: ice cream — specifically cannabis-infused ice cream. Continue reading

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Tragic photo shows parents comforting daughter, 5, hours before her death

An emotional photograph shows the parents of Zoey Daggett holding her in their arms just hours before her death. Continue reading

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Dr. Marc Siegel: The opioid crisis has a solution — Here it is

Locking up addicts in jail and prisons instead of providing the treatment they desperately need is the wrong way to deal with the opioid addiction epidemic. Continue reading

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Man’s throat began to rot after he mistakenly swallowed bleach tablet

Thinking he picked up paracetamol the man swallowed the tablet and felt an immediate burning sensation in his throat and mouth, followed by severe coughing Continue reading

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Will medical marijuana replace opioids in war on cancer?

Medical marijuana is still a controversial topic when it comes to doctors recommending it to their cancer patients. Some doctors like Dr. Nick Spirtos, an oncologist from Nevada is looking into whether medical marijuana could turn into an alternative f… Continue reading

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Texas doctor accused of administering chemo to patients who didn’t need it

Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada was accused of falsely administering chemotherapy to patients who didn’t need it and he was also charged with fraud and money laundering. Continue reading

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The opioid epidemic’s forgotten victims: Pets

While law enforcement fights to control the influx of illegal opioid abuse in the streets, doctors across the nation are scrambling to keep supplies in stock. Continue reading

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US homes need Narcan to aid in opioid overdose epidemic, surgeon general advises

The nation’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and save lives. Continue reading

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Surgeon general urges Americans to carry drug that reverses opioid overdose

The nation’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and save lives. Continue reading

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Herbal drug kratom is linked to salmonella illnesses, CDC says

The popular botanical drug kratom is being linked to salmonella according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading

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OxyContin maker says it will no longer market opioid to doctors

In a surprise reversal, the maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said Saturday that it will stop promoting opioid drugs to doctors. Continue reading

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Many people take dangerously high amounts of ibuprofen

Many adults who use ibuprofen and other so-called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs take too much, increasing their risk of serious side effects like internal bleeding and heart attacks, a U.S. study suggests. Continue reading

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Large dosages of ibuprofen could kill sperm count in men, study says

The maximum allowed dosage of Ibuprofen for adults, 1,200 mg a day, may result in male infertility, according to a new study. Continue reading

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Frostbite: Know the signs and symptoms

When old man winter comes to town, it’s important to make sure you and your family are ready for more than just a heavy snow fall. Continue reading

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British woman detained in Egypt for bringing painkillers made ‘honest mistake,’ brother says

A British woman detained in Egypt for bringing painkillers into the country made “an innocent, honest mistake,” her brother said. Continue reading

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Pain drugs in pregnancy tied to ADHD

Women who use a lot of the common pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than those who don’t use the drug, a Norwegian study suggests. Continue reading

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Lady Gaga’s chronic pain: What is fibromyalgia?

Singer Lady Gaga recently revealed that she has fibromyalgia; the painful condition is often hard to diagnose, and its causes are still unclear. Continue reading

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Little evidence shows cannabis helps chronic pain or PTSD

Even though pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are among the most common reasons people use medical marijuana in the U.S., there isn’t much proof cannabis works for either one of these conditions, two research reviews suggest. Continue reading

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