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# painkillers - Friday 2 February, 2018

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study

One in three women are estimated to use ibuprofen in the first three months of pregnancy.

# painkillers - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Singer Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, medical examiner says

The 66-year-old passed away on 3 October 2017.

# painkillers - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

British woman sentenced to three years for smuggling 290 Tramadol tablets into Egypt

Laura Plummer says she was bringing painkillers for her boyfriend.

# 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.