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2011-07-29 06:05:00

Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday that it is lowering the maximum dose of Extra Strength Tylenol to lessen risk of accidental overdose of acetaminophen, the pain reliever’s active ingredient and the leading cause of liver failure.

2011-07-22 14:48:37

A new study by researchers at Drexel University’s School of Public Health suggests that abuse of prescription painkillers may be an important gateway to the use of injected drugs such as heroin, among people with a history of using both types of drugs.

2011-06-23 15:00:00

SAN CARLOS, Calif., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmacoFore, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation abuse-resistant prescription drugs, today announced positive results from a Phase I human proof-of-concept (hPOC) study of its hydromorphone (HM) Bio-Activated Molecular Delivery(TM) (Bio-MD(TM)) product candidate, PF329.

2011-06-13 13:34:24

Deaths related to prescription opioid therapy are under intense scrutiny, prompting those in pain medicine—clinicians, patient advocates, and regulators—to understand the causes behind avoidable mortality in legitimately treated patients.

2011-05-19 11:27:43

Many of the prescriptions issued by GPs for paracetamol either give less than recommended doses to older children or exceed recommended doses in young children.

2011-05-09 14:16:00

HINSDALE, Ill., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Robert Crown Center for Health Education (RCC), in partnership with the Reed Hruby Foundation and the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy, is developing one of the nation's first heroin education and prevention projects.

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.

2011-05-05 14:23:00

SAN CARLOS, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmacoFore, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation abuse-resistant prescription drugs, announced today that it is a sponsor of the 2011 CLAAD National Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Policy Consensus Meeting, scheduled for November 29, 2011 in Washington, DC.

2011-05-03 13:13:48

People take billions of doses of over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol every year, but many do not pay attention to the active ingredients they contain, such as acetaminophen.

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2011-05-02 08:55:00

Prescriptions for narcotics often contain too much medication per dose.


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