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Questions tagged [pain-control]

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Do pain killers “target” pain?

Everyday I hear advertisements that some painkiller directly targets the pain. e.g. Nurofen's UK web-site Targets pain fast. [...] Targets pain twice as fast as standard ibuprofen ...
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Was propoxyphene (Darvocet) as dangerous as claimed when it was banned?

I recently found out that Darvocet had been banned in the US. Being allergic to pain killers in the Vicodin family this severely limited my doctors choices in prescribing pain killers for me. So I ...
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Did Mother Teresa's hospices lack strong painkillers?

I've seen several articles claiming that Mother Teresa refused to make use of pain-killers within her hospices. For example: The formulary at the facility Fox visited lacked strong analgesics ...
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Is alcohol a good enough pain killer to allow for surgery without the patient noticing?

Some urban legends and myths revolve around surgery occurring to a person who has had too much to drink. Is it possible to, as a side effect of the patient drinking too much, reach a point where ...