Tox Tuesday: Nerve pain and gabapentinoids

Due to the ongoing opioid crisis, some health care providers are being advised to exercise caution when prescribing opioid painkillers to patients, because of the risk of dependency or abuse. Now, some say this situation could end up reflected with another medication: gabapentinoids, a category of drugs that includes gabapentin and pregabalin.

Gabapentinoids are analgesics […]

Tox Tuesday: Acetaminophen and other non-opioid painkillers may be as effective as opioids

With more and more people becoming addicted to opioids each year — there are an estimated 91 opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. every day — researching non-addictive painkillers has become a top priority for scientists. If existing drugs, like ibuprofen and acetaminophen, could be used to treat pain, fewer addictive opioid prescriptions may be […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Could Feeding Livestock Hemp, Contaminate Food with Cannabis? – The Pig Site European scientists and food safety experts have called for more research and information on the risks to consumers of […]

Get in the know with the Monday Links

Can you believe it, we’re already at our last Monday Links for July! This year is going by quickly—and lots of news, too. Read below for your latest in food safety, toxicology and agricultural news.

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Tox Tuesday: Tramadol

A painkiller that has become more popular in recent years also is facing increasing restrictions.

Tramadol is used to alleviate moderate to severe pain. It is an opiate agonist, which works by altering the way the body senses pain, according to Medline Plus. It is similar to the painkiller codeine, and is used to treat […]

Welcome to a new week with the belated Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, life sciences and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food safety

5 of 7 E. coli cases in western New York linked; source a mystery – Food Safety News

Officials believe water is the source of the outbreak but don’t […]