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painkiller

(pān′kĭl′ər)
n.
An agent, such as an analgesic drug, that relieves pain.

pain′kill′ing adj.

painkiller

, pain killer (pān′kil″ĕr)
A colloquial term for a medication or a procedure that decreases a patient's discomfort caused by pain or alleviates hurtful or unpleasant sensations.
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Co-author of the study Dr Kirstie Anderson, an honorary senior lecturer at Newcastle University and consultant neurologist, says the findings highlight the risks of overusing strong painkillers.
According to the findings, the Northeast, especially Maine and New Hampshire, had the most prescriptions per person for long-acting/ extended-release painkillers and for high-dose painkillers.
Many consider prescription painkillers to be safer to use, because they are prescribed by a doctor, nurse practitioner or dentist.
Also Thursday, Shumlin released a letter to the Canadian ambassador in Washington urging that country to require drug companies to make prescription painkillers harder to abuse.
Always ensure you closely read the patient information leaflet to check if the painkiller you have may affect your driving if you are unsure ask your pharmacist.
Summary: Making over the counter painkillers a habit could bring more pain, doctors warn
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In fact, people abusing painkillers are most likely to obtain them from friends or family than from any other source, reports the Harvard Mental Health Letter.
But while over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers usually do a great job of keeping pain at bay, some people just don't use them as well as they should.
On reading the leaflet which came with the patches, she discovered they release high dosages of a painkiller into the bloodstream.
The researchers hope that the findings "can be used to develop prevention and treatment interventions for nonmedical prescription stimulant and prescription painkiller use among college students.