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painkillers

Spring-clean your medicine cabinet

Follow these tips for proper storage and disposal to help safeguard your kids.

Aches and pains? Find out which med will work best

Choosing the right drug for what ails you can be a painful process, but a pharmacist offers up his cheat sheet to make it easier.

Patient Story

‘Don’t wait to get help’

After seeking treatment for addiction during her pregnancy, a mom shares a message of hope and recovery.

Mental health myths abound in the U.S.

For instance, survey finds less than half can recognize anxiety.

Opioid painkillers and anxiety meds: A deadly mix?

Thirty percent of fatal opioid overdoses involved both types of meds, but number of people prescribed both has spiked.

Troubling trend in senior prescriptions

In patients 65 and older, use of opioids, antidepressants, tranquilizers and antipsychotics more than doubled from 2004 to 2013.

Common painkillers don’t ease back pain

Patients who took NSAIDs were also 2.5 times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal side effects.

Non-addictive painkiller shows promise

Preliminary research on animals shows potential, but human studies have yet to be done.

Over-the-counter painkiller use raises alarm

People run risk of stomach bleeds, ulcers and liver damage from meds.

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