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2012-05-09 09:22:09

During the six years following the withdrawal of the analgesic co-proxamol in the UK in 2005, there was a major reduction in poisoning deaths involving this drug, without apparent significant increase in deaths involving other analgesics. These are the findings of a study by Keith Hawton of the University of Oxford, UK and colleagues and published in this week's PLoS Medicine. Co-proxamol, a prescription analgesic (or pain killer) containing paracetamol and the opioid dextropropoxyphene,...

2011-10-12 13:00:00

Pharmaceutical lawyer selected by federal judge Danny C. Reeves to serve on the plaintiffâs executive committee for cases in the Darvocet multidistrict litigation. East Alton, IL (PRWEB) October 12, 2011 Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC pharmaceutical attorney, Andrew Williams, has been chosen to fill a leadership position in the national litigation surrounding the pain killer drug Darvocet, which has been banned by the Food & Drug Administration for...

2011-06-28 04:53:00

LONDON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stronger and Effective for Longer Versus Standard Paracetamol Tablets, as Shown in a Dental Pain Study[1] A new non-prescription painkiller is now available in pharmacies across the UK, heralding the first UK painkiller combination of ibuprofen and paracetamol in 'over-the-counter' pain relief. NUROMOL is the UK's first clinically-proven painkiller to combine the power of ibuprofen and paracetamol in one tablet. In a dental pain...

2011-05-06 00:00:29

The US Drug Watchdog says, "Darvocet, Darvon, and Propoxyphene are perhaps the most prescribed pain pills in history, and they may also be the deadliest. Most US citizens do not know these drugs could have contributed to a heart attack, severe heart rhythm issues, the need to control their heart beat with medication, or a pacemaker to normalize their heart's rhythm." The group fears millions of Americans could still be using these pain medications-because they never heard about the recall....


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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