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Opioid painkillers ‘must carry prominent warnings’

Media playback is unsupported on your device All opioid medicines will carry prominent warnings on their labels stating they can cause addiction, the health secretary has announced. Matt Hancock acted after figures in England and Wales revealed a-more-than 60% increase in prescriptions for opioid painkillers in the last decade. People needed protection “from the darker… Read More »

Painkillers for dogs, cats may be worsening human opioid crisis: study

The study was led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine. (iStock) A new study suggests painkillers prescribed to pets could possibly be contributing to the opioid crisis in the U.S. The study, led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine… Read More »