Scientists are rushing to discover alternative pain treatments as the opioids epidemic in the U.S. continues to be deadly.
I just checked out of life completely. The withdrawals are unimaginable.
"The pain was just beyond unbearable. The body gets to a pain threshold and then I started vomiting," Naomi Lewis, who was stung by the plant, said.
The FDA's lopsided inspection process isn't helping America's pharmaceutical industry keep pace with overseas competitors.
The children, who were wheelchair bound and addicted to opioids when their parents were dosing them, are now able to walk, play sports, and are medication-free.
"With increasing medical marijuana legalization, marijuana may be substituting for opioids for cancer-related pain," a researcher said.
According to the CDC, "overdose deaths involving opioids increased from an estimated 70,029 in 2020 to 80,816 in 2021."
Despite having their lower leg chopped off with no antibiotics or painkillers, the individual lived for a number of years after the amputation.
The properties of the toxins in the venom have already shown promise in medicine, researchers say.
"Brent Dennis resolved this case without making any admission of guilt in order to eventually return his life to normalcy," attorney Richard Schonfeld said.
Until relatively recently most children as old as 15 months would not be given pain relief during surgery in hospitals across the U.S.
The coronavirus vaccine can have side effects, which are the result of the body's immune response being activated.
The Florida Department of Health has issued an emergency suspension order (ESO) for the registered pharmacy technician license of Katrina Fahlberg.
Researchers looked at data from all 55 U.S. poison centres.
Increasingly strict drug regulations are creating a new health crisis outside the U.S.
More than 60 percent of NFL teams play in states where medical marijuana is legal.
Acetaminophen, the active agreement in Tylenol, poses a greater threat than ibuprofen, the main ingredient in Advil and Motrin.
The drugs stemming from the opium poppy have sparked wars, been used as a painkiller the world over and currently a prescription abuse epidemic in the U.S.
By biohacking yeast to produce opium, researchers hope to shut down poppy fields