Spain: Travel warning as painkiller linked to ten British tourists deaths BANNED from sale

Spain has issued a ban on the painkiller Nolotil, also known as metamizole, from being prescribed to British tourists, according to The Local. A recent inquiry has linked the medicine to the deaths of to ten British tourists in the country. The ten tourists reportedly fell ill with agranulosis, which can result in blood poisoning […]

Emmerdale spoilers: Ross' painkiller addiction to have SINISTER consequences for Rhona?

Ross Barton (played by Michael Parr) recently returned to Emmerdale after suffering second-degree burns as a result of Debbie Dingles’ (Charley Webb) foiled plan to get back at Joseph Tate (Net Porteous). The horrific acid attack has left Ross in agony and painkillers appear to be the only way to relieve the soreness. But when […]

Alzheimer’s: This over-the-counter painkiller could prevent onset of disease

GETTY Just one ibuprofen a day could be enough to slash the chance of getting the disease In research published today Canadian experts suggest people should start taking a daily dose of anti-inflammatories to help prevent dementia following a positive saliva test. And if started early, just one a day could be enough to slash […]

Drug maker hikes price of 2-in-1 painkiller >2,000%—$36 drugs now $3,000

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Mario Tama) Irish drug company Horizon Pharma has hiked the price of a two-in-one painkiller by more than 2,000 percent in the past five years, according to a report in Financial Times A 60-pill bottle of the drug combo, Vimovo, cost $ 138 in 2013 when AstraZeneca sold it to Horizon. […]

Black market painkiller fentanyl claims almost TEN lives every month

DEATHS linked to super-strength opioid painkiller fentanyl have trebled in the last three years to almost 10 a month, figures show. National Crime Agency data illustrates how the potentially deadly prescription medicine, up to 100 times more potent than morphine, is leaking on to the black market where it is mixed with heroin and other […]