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An article in the journal of Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience states that people who take over the counter acetaminophen feel less scared, less negative, and potentially more willing to do risky things. In multiple studies discussed, people were given acetaminophen or placebo, and asked...

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Over-the-counter analgesics are easy to access and are, for many, a way to control pain. However, a study published in the journal of Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety brought to light some sobering statistics. Almost half a million suicide related cases called in to Poison Control Centers in the...

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Every year in the United States, 250,000 adults and children go through having an appendectomy. Unfortunately, complication rates from the surgery are as high as 15%. Is nonoperative management an option? Yes, according to the literature, which reports a success rate as high as 75% at 1 year. A JAMA...

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From the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Highlights:

• We describe a novel class of diethylaminocarbonyl-2-benzenesulfamide analogs to acetaminophen/paracetamol.

• Compounds, 3b and 3r, lack the hepatotoxicity present in acetaminophen/paracetamol.

• 3b and 3r maintain analgesia...

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Medicine and science builds and grows on the foundations of what has come before. Although pain management discoveries have been at a relative snail’s pace, there have been recent advances in existing medications and analgesic devices, as well as exciting new molecules and formulations on the...

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As clinicians and patients scramble for opioid analgesic alternatives and ways to blunt opioid withdrawal, kratom (also known as mitragynine) use among desperate patients has surged. What should practitioners know?

  • Kratom is not part of the usual standard test for urine screens
  • At low doses...

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The medical education team at Pacira Biosciences, Inc., will be offering “Ahead of the Curve,” a podcast focused on topics related to healthcare services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Anesthesiologist Dr. Jeff Gonzales will moderate. 

Episode 1 is The World As We Know It. Future podcast subjects...

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