painkillers

Newly discovered painkiller could replace addictive opioids

Researchers from the University of Texas have discovered what they say is a powerful painkiller that acts on a previously…

Why the new ibuprofen might not be the ‘game changer’ it’s being made out to be

A new formulation of ibuprofen may allow people to take higher doses without experiencing the cardiovascular side effects associated with…

The perils of a potent painkiller: my stupid run-in with Tramadol

Prescription painkillers are now more widely used in the United States than tobacco, the Washington Post reported this month. Thirty-five…

Painkillers like ibuprofen ‘increase risk of heart failure’. But we don’t have to stop taking them

Using common anti-inflammatory painkillers is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, according to research published in the British…

From diazepam to diagnosis: how I finally found an answer to chronic pain

Seven years ago I was trapped in a very deep black hole. I was in constant pain, had stopped working…

Modified chilli ingredient may be a new way to relieve severe pain

Capsaicin, the component of chilli peppers that causes a burning sensation on the skin, has long been available for pain…

The case against opioid painkillers has just got stronger

People who use certain prescription painkillers increase their risk of heart-related deaths, according to a report published in the Journal…

Prince: killed by a painkiller far more potent than heroin

So now we know what killed Prince. He died trying to control the pain in his hips that had become…

Opioid painkillers ‘show little benefit for back pain’

Common and regularly prescribed painkillers are ineffective against back pain, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Internal…