Pregnancy Can Raise Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pregnant women carrying babies with a different genetic makeup in their immune systems may have a greater risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research being presented at the American Society of Human Genetics’ annual meeting in San Diego….

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FDA Approves New Anti-Abuse Label for Embeda

The Food and Drug Administration has approved new labeling for Pfizer’s Embeda extended-release capsules, an opioid pain reliever that combines morphine with naltrexone to discourage drug abuse. When taken properly, Embeda relieves pain by releasing only the morphine in the…

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Pills for Breakfast: My Affair with Opioids

I’m at the doctor’s office. It’s the second week of February, 2013. She thinks the sharp pain in my ribs is from an ulcer. Probably the result of taking 20 to 25 Advil a day for weeks on end when…

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Migraines: A Bigger Problem Than We Think?

If you’ve ever had a migraine headache, you tend not to forget the pain. According to, the number of people who suffer from migraines is considerable: 37 million people suffer from migraines in the United States alone. We had…

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Pain Patients Say Drugs Don’t Work

Nearly nine out of 10 Americans with chronic pain say they are not satisfied with the drugs they take, according to the results of a new survey that also found that half of pain patients on opioid painkillers have had…

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