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#painkillers

# painkillers - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day

Many people buy pills illegally when their prescriptions run out.

# painkillers - Sunday 21 August, 2016

New painkiller is as powerful as morphine - but without the dangerous side-effects

The synthetic drug, PZM21, also does not produce addiction.

# painkillers - Monday 18 July, 2011

Simple painkillers ‘can help dementia patients’

Research claims that drugs like paracetamol reduces agitation in patients – and could be substitute for antipsychotic meds.

# painkillers - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Study finds that the brain can block the effect of painkillers

Researchers discover that the opposite of the placebo effect also exists – if we believe a drug isn’t working on our bodies, then it probably won’t.