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#pain relief

# pain-relief - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Changing the drug used during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural

Pethidine is the most widely used drug but new research suggests remifentanil may work better.

# pain-relief - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Thousands support campaign to have Versatis patches reinstated for chronic pain sufferers

Only patients suffering from post-shingles pain are automatically covered under drug payment and medical card schemes.

# pain-relief - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief

Experiments using lab mice found the rodents showed no sign of pain once injected with the fish venom.

# pain-relief - Friday 16 December, 2016

Nurofen feels the pain in Australia after being slapped with massive fine over false advertising

The pain relief brand had advertised five different pain relief pills – all of which contained the same ingredients.

# pain-relief - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Medicinal cannabis: 'It's magic. I now swim three times a week and can take steps in the water'

This evening the Dáil is debating the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

# pain-relief - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Son of woman suffering with chronic pain to hold vigil in bid to legalise cannabis

The man has been campaigning for the legalisation of cannabis for the past number of years;.

# pain-relief - Saturday 17 September, 2016

The search for a cure for migraine - one of the most disabling illnesses in the world

More than half a million people in Ireland suffer from migraine, and this can have a serious impact on their ability to reach their potential.

# pain-relief - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Opinion: Marijuana is legal in nearly half of US States – Ireland should follow suit

Robbing murderous criminals of revenues for selling a drug that’s no more harmful than tobacco and alcohol is a no-brainer.

# pain-relief - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Suffer from lower back pain? Paracetamol might not be effective in relieving symptoms

A study has found the drug to be no more effective than a placebo in treating the condition.

# pain-relief - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Debilitating impact of migraine on sufferers is 'not recognised' by people

New drug trials announced in America could bring hope to migraine sufferers.

# pain-relief - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

New treatment for most common type of arthritis could be here in 5 years

Around 400,000 people in Ireland suffer from osteoarthritis.

# pain-relief - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Pharmacists express concern over addiction to pain relief

Regulations around the sale of products containing codeine were introduced in 2010. Pharmacists heard that up to one in three adults may be suffering from chronic pain, which can affect quality of life.

# pain-relief - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Government examining whether to approve cannabis-based drug

Minister Róisín Shortall has said the Department of Health is looking at the issues involved in controlling the sale of medical marijuana products.

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