Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds, Study FindsIn patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.
Electric Stimulator Could Bring Relief To Those Suffering From Chronic PainThere was an important development Friday, for the estimated 90-million Americans who suffer with chronic pain.
New Legislation Would Limit Number Of Painkiller Pills Prescribed To First-Time PatientsNew York lawmakers are considering limiting how many prescription pills patients can get on their visit to a doctor.
New Jersey Lawmakers Hoping To Limit Opioid Prescriptions To TeensA new bill in New Jersey could help fight the national epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
Experts: Painkillers May Be Especially Addictive, Dangerous For TeensYoung athletes are often given powerful pain medication – and that can create some major problems.
Suburban NY Physician Traded Painkillers For Sex: FedsDr. Michael Fagin is accused of accepting sexual favors in exchange for controlled substance prescriptions.
Former Players: NFL Teams 'Conspired' To Push PainkillersThe lawsuit reprises some of the allegations made in a federal lawsuit last year on behalf of 1,300 former players against the NFL.
Judge Dismisses Painkiller Lawsuit Against NFLA lawsuit brought by retired NFL players against the league for routinely mishandling painkillers has been tossed.
LI Dentist Charged In Illegal Painkiller Distribution CaseJohn Gordon was arraigned Tuesday in federal court in Central Islip.
NFL Seeks To Dismiss Ex-Players' Painkillers LawsuitThe National Football League on Thursday asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.
Federal Agents Arrest Long Island Doctor In Ongoing Painkiller Prescription CrackdownDr. Michael Randall is the latest physician to be arrested in the federal and state crackdown on doctors who illegally pedal painkillers.
Patient Testifies Dr. Stan Li Prescribed Him Several Powerful Drugs At OnceA patient testified Monday that Dr. Stan Li prescribed him half a dozen powerful medications at once and showed no concern when he complained about side effects.

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