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Drug-related deaths outnumbered motor vehicle related fatalities in 2009.
NYU School of Medicine researchers have discovered that dendritic cells in the liver have a protective role against the toxicity of acetaminophen, the widely used over-the-counter pain reliever and fever reducer for adults and children.
Study Finds Prescription Drug Overdoses Eclipse Those from Heroin and Cocaine Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and reported by Bloomberg, the death rate of overdoses from prescription drugs in Florida have more than doubled in the past ten years.
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 relieverâ€™s active ingredient and the leading cause of liver failure.
A new study by researchers at Drexel Universityâ€™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.
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.
Deaths related to prescription opioid therapy are under intense scrutiny, prompting those in pain medicineâ€”clinicians, patient advocates, and regulatorsâ€”to understand the causes behind avoidable mortality in legitimately treated patients.
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.
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.
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.
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