15 hrs ago
Africa: Easing Africa's Pain - the Need for Palliative Care
With the prevalence of chronic diseases rapidly increasing in Africa, expanding palliative care will be essential to help patients live with dignity.
Riding his bike, climbing trees, raiding the biscuit jar. Since her...
They're there, I can see them on the paintwork. Greasy fingerprints; four distinct black smudges on the wall left carelessly by my 14-year-old son, no doubt on his return to his bedroom after oiling his bicycle and typically bypassing the bathroom sink and any attempt to clean up.
Thu May 16, 2013
The Modesto Bee
Kids burned by instant soup cups
On a typical June day last year, 3-year-old Jolan Jackson was sitting at the dining room table in his booster chair waiting for his meal.
Wed May 15, 2013
Drug overdoses up in Kent County - pain-relieving narcotics most common drug
Drug-overdose deaths were up in Kent County last year and narcotic analgesics such as morphine and fentanyl were the primary choice of users, according to the county medical examiner.
Tue May 14, 2013
Destiny Spitler death: Family's heartbreak as girl, 12, dies after...
Family's heartbreak as 'happy and bubbly' girl, 12, dies from 'overdose' after she put grandma's used painkiller patch on her leg Destiny Spitler, 12, was found lifeless in her bed in Clinton on Saturday morning and investigators called to the scene discovered a Fentanyl patch on her thigh The girl's grandmother, Diane Spitler, uses the medication, ... (more)
The Critical Thing Your Doctor Needs to Know
From time to time, pain grips Anna's belly so severely that she has to excuse herself, hide in the bathroom, double over on the toilet, and dab herself with lavender oil to try to keep from puking.
Faced with a terminal illness? Home-based care can offer relief
Terminal illnesses - The common scenario in the Ugandan setting is that terminally-ill patients are taken to the countryside/village to await their death, or simply left in secluded rooms within the family house.
Only on 3TV: Firefighters unknowingly injected patients with wrong drug
To cover up his crime and addiction, a Valley paramedic broke into numerous fire stations to steal a pain killer and replace it with another drug.
Mon May 13, 2013
A slide into abuse that enthralls, ravages addicts
Heroin is a life-altering low point in an old line of damaging recreational drugs and usually beneficial medicines, essentially the same substances, born from the opium poppy.
Born into drug dependence
He's less than 20 weeks old, but he shows the telltale signs of a baby agitated and in pain: an open sore on his chin whe ... Wade Payne/Associated Press Baby Liam receives a dose of morphine at East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn.
Paralyzed British men fight right-to-die case in court
Two Paralyzed British men who want to die but cannot kill themselves went to court on Monday seeking protection from prosecution for those who could help them end their lives.
Sun May 12, 2013
College of Physicians asking P.E.I. doctors to review narcotic prescribing
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of P.E.I. is sending notices to Island doctors, advising them to review how they prescribe narcotic painkillers now that the provincial government has passed a law to monitor opiate prescriptions.
Fri May 10, 2013
Portsmouth Daily Times
Brown proposes Medicaid Lock-In legislation
It comes as no surprise to residents of Scioto County - ground zero for the war on prescription drug abuse - that prescription drug abuse is an epidemic in Ohio.
Meet a Muscular Dystrophy Sufferer Who's Getting Screwed Over by the DEA's War on Pain Pills
At 17, the Marathon, Florida, resident contracted muscular dystrophy, followed by rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and "mixed connective tissue disease." Today, it's not unusual for Sullivan's knuckles to swell "nearly to the size of golf balls," her father, George Sullivan, writes.
Drugs like OxyNEO, Dilaudid and Morphine are being sold at schools across Prince Edward Island
An initiative driven by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the RCMP and all municipal police agencies throughout the province have co-ordinated several sites where citizens can drop off unused medications to police and local community... It seems appropriate that with recent discussions and heightened awareness of the growing ... (more)
Thu May 09, 2013
The Huffington Post
Dr. Tian Dayton: Why We 'Self-Medicate' Our Own Depression or Anxiety
This is mental health awareness month. Which means, in my experience, that it is still, to some extent at least, alcohol awareness month.
Tue May 07, 2013
Terminally Ill to Gain Easier Access to Drugs
For cancer patients in Russia, who may be gravely ill or in severe pain, getting medication to relieve the agony often turns into a bureaucratic nightmare.
Sat May 04, 2013
Two worlds come together
For just over two years, a volunteer organization known as Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration has been helping the extremely poor in India access pain management for cancer treatment and palliative care.
Fri May 03, 2013
Sublingual Sufentanil More Effective Than IV Morphine in Phase III Trial
Additional clinical results for the Sufentanil NanoTab patient-controlled analgesia system are being presented at the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine spring meeting, held May 25, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts.