Rheumatoid Arthritis: Pollutants and Genetics

Researchers from the University of Michigan School of Medicine report that environmental factors such as cigarette smoke and other pollutants may heighten the risk for...

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Stopping the Itch: Relief for a Common Side Effect of Opioid Therapy?

Researchers at Washington University report that nalfurafine hydrochloride, branded in Japan as Remitch, can provide relief from the intense itching that can be a...

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NSAIDs Plus Aspirin: Safety Edge Still Goes to Celecoxib

Following the 2004 withdrawal of rofecoxib (Vioxx) from the market, the FDA mandated a clinical trial to determine if celecoxib (Celebrex) shared a...

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Opioids and Spinal Surgery

Findings from a recent study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine adds to evidence reported last month in the Daily Dose on the risks of...

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Diverting Their Child's Opioids

Diversion has long been recognized as one aspect of the overall public health issue presented by opioid misuse, and SAMHSA has reported that almost 50% of US teenagers...

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Opioid Safety and Service Members

New policies and training invoked by Navy Medicine, providing medical services to sailors, Marines, and family members, are designed to...

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