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TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Programs to reduce prescription painkiller abuse are effective but underused, a new study suggests.

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  • By Randy Dotinga
    HealthDay Reporter
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MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In the wake of the musician Prince's death from a painkiller overdose, a new study suggests some opioid-related deaths could be prevented by routinely prescribing an antidote for certain patients who take the medications.

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  • By Steven Reinberg
    HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. laws designed to curb abuse of opioid painkillers haven't reduced misuse or overdoses by disabled Medicare beneficiaries, a new study suggests.

SATURDAY, June 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Swimmer's ear -- a common summertime problem among children -- is easy to prevent, an expert says.

(HealthDay News) -- Back pain is a common reason for poor sleep. So taking steps to alleviate or prevent pain can help you sleep better.

  • By Alan Mozes
    HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While the dangers of overdose among patients prescribed powerful opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin and fentanyl are well known, a new study found unexpected heart risks with the medications.

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the United States continues to grapple with the painkiller addiction epidemic, a new study reports that fewer injured workers are getting prescriptions for opioids in most of the 25 states included in the research.

  • By Alan Mozes
    HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half the patients prescribed opioid painkillers in a recent U.S. study received more than they needed. And many shared the drugs or failed to store them securely, a new survey indicates.

FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A significant number of patients continue to take powerful prescription opioid painkillers many months after joint replacement surgery, a new study shows.

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The top prescribers of opioid painkillers in Florida wrote far fewer prescriptions for those drugs the year after the state implemented tough new drug policies, a new study reveals.

  • By Dennis Thompson
    HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new long-acting implant that can help treat people addicted to heroin and prescription painkillers was approved Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

(HealthDay News) -- Back pain is not typical in children, and can signal something more serious.