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Even Slight Overdose Of Tylenol Can Be Lethal: Study
2011-11-24 05:56:18

Taking even just a little too much of the pain reliever acetaminophen, the main ingredient in Tylenol, over time is more likely to be fatal than taking a single, massive overdose, British researchers warned on Tuesday. These "staggered overdoses" occur when people with ongoing pain repeatedly take slightly more acetaminophen than they should, said Dr. Kenneth Simpson of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and lead author of the study. "They haven't taken the sort of single-moment,...

2011-11-23 11:33:25

Repeatedly taking slightly too much paracetamol over time can cause a dangerous overdose that is difficult to spot, but puts the person at danger of dying. Patients may not come to hospital reporting the overdose, but because they feel unwell. This clinical situation needs to be recognized and treated rapidly because these patients are at even greater danger than people who take single overdoses. These so-called staggered overdoses can occur when people have pain and repeatedly take a...

2011-11-22 17:26:52

Researchers at King's College London have discovered how one of the most common household painkillers works, which could pave the way for less harmful pain relief medications to be developed in the future Researchers at King's College London have discovered how one of the most common household painkillers works, which could pave the way for less harmful pain relief medications to be developed in the future. Paracetamol, often known in the US and Asia as acetaminophen, is a widely-used...

2011-11-07 11:30:00

Inflexxion's findings may help focus prevention efforts and intervention strategies for prescription opioid abuse reduction. Newton, MA (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 Inflexxion's findings may help focus prevention efforts and intervention strategies for prescription opioid abuse reduction. Aim of this study was to derive and describe typologies of prescription opioid use in a large and diverse population of adults being assessed for substance abuse treatment Researchers obtained data...

2011-11-07 13:00:00

New Study Reveals a Shocking 15,000 Americans Die Annually From Prescription Painkiller Overdose Beverly Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that in 2008 approximately 15,000 Americans died from overdoses from prescription painkillers, like Vicodin, Oxycontin and Opana. These findings show a three-fold increase over the past decade, from 4,000 deaths in 1999. Dr. Michael Lowenstein, who specializes...

Prescription Painkiller Overdoses Tripled In Past Decade
2011-11-01 13:54:34

According to a report released on Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the death toll from overdoses of prescription painkillers has tripled in the past decade. The CDC said the new finding shows that over 40 people die every day from overdoses on prescription pain killers like hydrocodone (Vicodin), methadone, oxycodone (OxyContin) and oxymorphone (Opana). “Overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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