Forgotten pain-killing drug could fill gap in the market left by codeine crackdown

With codeine products no longer available over the counter at Australian chemists from today (1 Feb 2018), the compounding pharmacy sector may have a gentler, non-addictive answer for sufferers of chronic pain. The alternative pain-killing medication has a name that’s enough to cause you some additional pain – Palmitoylethanolamide. In clinical trials, this curious old 

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Sports injury pain relieved by capscaisin from chilli

If you’ve ever bitten into a big juicy cayenne chilli and given it a good chew you will be intimately familiar with the concept of true pain. Your eyeballs will turn to molten lava, and you’ll gasp for air as a thousand fire ants wielding flame throwers torch the inside of your head. At least 

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Arthritis sufferers cautioned on using ibuprofen

  Health professionals in Australia are taking notice of a recent European study¹ which has demonstrated a link between ibuprofen and an increased risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in patients suffering arthritis. The study, released in August of this year by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), found that patients receiving ibuprofen 

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Customising medication for better pain management

Health professionals in Australia are taking notice of a recent European study¹ which has demonstrated a link between ibuprofen and an increased risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in patients suffering arthritis. The study, released in August of this year by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), found that patients receiving ibuprofen had 

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