All pain relief articles

  • Woman taking a pain killer tablet
    Podcast

    Ibuprofen

    2020-03-20T15:15:00Z

    Brian Clegg on the popular over-the-counter painkiller, developed by a high-street pharmacy chain

  • Oxycodone pill bottles
    Podcast

    Oxycodone and hydrocodone

    2019-12-06T11:45:00Z

    Frances Addison examines how our quest to control and manage pain has led to a modern medical crisis, as opioids oxycodone and hydrocodone are among the most abused prescription medications in the US

  • Aspirin in blister pack
    Podcast

    Aspirin

    2012-11-07T00:00:00Z

     A powerful yet humble compound

  • Red chilli powder
    Podcast

    Capsaicin

    2012-08-29T00:00:00Z

    The spicy compound that caused one of the big doping scandals of the 2008 Olympics