from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An agent, such as an analgesic drug, that relieves pain.
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- n. A drug that numbs the pain in the body
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A medicine used in to relieve pain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a medicine used to relieve pain
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•Clemens says: He's never wanted to put anything harmful in his body and was troubled when he heard Vioxx, a painkiller from the pharmaceutical company Merck, may lead to heart attacks and had been taken off the market in 2004.
It's bizarre that the puritans out there are so concerned with "addiction" that they ignore the problems that really might come of long-term painkiller use.
Doctors don't know, for example, whether regular mammograms for women in their forties save lives, and they ignore evidence that Celebrex, a widely prescribed and much ballyhooed prescription painkiller, is no more effective than ibuprofen, which costs one tenth as much.
Experts said that future studies should follow young patients to determine if long-term painkiller use can alter the odds of developing dementia.
Of course, you've got to apply a local short-term painkiller first to deaden the burn from the caspacin, but it seems to do the trick.
JOE JOHNS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Anderson, South Florida has been called the painkiller capital of the U.S.
A victory for drug maker Merck in the latest trial over its now recalled painkiller, Vioxx.
A jury awarded $50 million to a man who blamed the recalled painkiller for his heart attack.
Jurors in Texas say Merck's responsible for the death of a man who took its now-recalled painkiller Vioxx.
Peterson sued Merck and its Australian subsidiary, Merck Sharpe & Dohme, arguing the painkiller was the cause of his 2003 heart attack, which left him unable to work.