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Tamper-Resistant Opioids May Not Stop Addiction

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Tamper-resistant opioid pills — one attempt to curb prescription painkiller abuse — aren’t stopping overuse and overdosing, at least in Australia, new research shows. “This formulation was developed with the specific aim of reducing tampering, targeting behaviors such as injection or snorting,” said the study’s lead author, Briony Larance.But there was also the hope that tamper-resistant formulations of oxycodone might reduce opioid-related harms — such as overdose — more broadly, she said. Larance is

Rain May Not Cause Achy Joints After All

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Many people insist their joints ache more when it rains. But that popular notion might be all wet, a new study suggests. The study of more than 1.5 million older Americans found that people were no more likely to visit the doctor with joint or back pain during rainy weeks than sunny ones. Even among people with arthritis, there was no connection between rainfall and patient complaints about aches and pains. The findings

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