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noun as in anesthetic

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In their suit, Justice Department lawyers contend Walmart executives set up a system that turned its 5,000 in-store pharmacies into one of the country’s biggest suppliers of highly addictive opioid painkillers.

From Fortune

In this case, Turner’s son wanted to see her so he could refill his prescription for painkillers.

Patients still needed infusions and relied on painkillers, mostly opioids, to manage episodes of intense, often debilitating pain.

From Ozy

Members of the Sackler family own and formerly directed Purdue Pharma, which introduced the powerful opioid painkiller OxyContin in 1996.

When you hear about people using, and dying from, heroin — an illegal drug — you might think of them as a different category of drug user than the people who take legal prescription painkillers.

His arthritic knees are at their worst, despite the endless shots of painkiller.

Among the states with the most painkiller prescriptions per person, Alabama, Tennessee, and West Virginia were the top three.

Zohydro is the new FDA-approved painkiller that some doctors think the FDA had no business approving.

The FDA-approved painkiller is raising red flags in medical circles and consumer protection groups.

Dr. Garg arrived to confirm the procedure and ask if I had any questions, and the anesthesiologist ordered a painkiller.

Stuffed himself till his hide was stretched as tight as a sausage skin, and then howled for painkiller.

Gordon found one tablet of painkiller left in the bottle and swallowed it with the dregs of the coffee.

Painkiller would come next; after that, if need be, would come libations of red ink.

He once had some painkiller administered to him by Tom Sawyer.

"I guess you'll do well enough without any painkiller," he said to himself.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to painkiller, such as: aspirin, drug, medicine, morphine, ointment, and opiate.

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