Routinely prescribing narcotics to men undergoing vasectomy appears unnecessary and associated with long-term use, according to new study findings published in the Journal of Urology.
David W. Barham, MD, and colleagues from Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, reviewed the medical charts of 228 patients from
Amid controversy and confusion over the use of prescription opioids to treat chronic pain, the federal government on Thursday published new guidelines on how, when and whether the millions of patients who use the painkillers should be forced to cut back.
The main point of the
The use of an increasingly popular herbal supplement, kratom, has been touted by consumers as an alternative approach to pain management and as a way to curb opioid addiction.
But, federal agencies and local health providers are warning it may not be so simple, suggesting kratom has
The increasing use of Kratom as a painkiller and substitute to opioids globally got the US drug agencies worried.
Kratom, which has a scientific name of Mitragyna speciosa, is a tropical tree leaf native in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea. Due to its mind-altering
The markets are sending a message to drugmakers facing opioid litigation: Settle up.
Johnson & Johnson late Tuesday announced its first legal settlement over the pharmaceutical giant’s alleged role in spurring the opioid crisis, a modest $20 million deal with two Ohio counties. The agreement will