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2012-06-21 23:01:15

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of professional consumer advocates makes it its mission to provide free online educational resources regarding the potential dangers associated with certain medications, has a Web site URL located at http://www.tylenolliverfailure.com. The CJF hereby alerts the public to an article published on the Philly.com Web site that states that children who accidentally overdose on acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, face...

2012-06-06 05:33:33

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Acetaminophen, a widely available over-the-counter medication, can cause liver toxicity in children if doses are exceeded. It is the most common single agent responsible for a life-threatening event, longer-term illness or death. “Acetaminophen overdose is a major cause of acute liver failure and is the most common identifiable cause of acute liver failure in children,” Dr. Rod Lim of the Department of Pediatrics at the Children´s Hospital in...

Medication Overdose Of Acetaminophen Causes Problems
2012-06-05 04:44:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Panic. Fear. These are thoughts that run through a parent´s mind when they find out their child is hurt or injured. It can be even more alarming if the situation is a medical emergency. Some medical-related incidences can be avoided, such as accidental medication overdoses with drugs like acetaminophen. An article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) stated that acetaminophen, a popular over-the-counter medicine, can lead to liver...

2012-05-31 23:03:22

Increased emphasis on arrests of drug dealers, especially those who provided drugs that resulted in overdose, helps make communities safer but can never be a complete solution. McAlester, Oklahoma (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 As heroin deaths increase across America, law enforcement and civic groups push for more arrests to deal with the problem. In many cities, when an overdose death occurs, the person who supplied the drug is arrested for homicide. While this provides a certain degree of justice...

2012-05-31 13:17:51

Penn researcher calls for expansion of programs to identify potential drug abusers and protect pain patients Individual use of prescription opioids has increased four-fold since the mid-1990s, in part due to increased awareness of pain control for chronic conditions such as low back pain and fibromyalgia and a Joint Commission mandate that hospitals assess patients' pain as a "vital sign" along with their blood pressure and temperature. During the same timeframe, however, the number of...

2012-05-19 23:01:29

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report reveals extraordinary loss of life due to prescription drug abuse in New Mexico and West Virginia. Canadian, OK (PRWEB) May 19, 2012 Recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal the extraordinary loss of life to prescription drug overdoses is being suffered by families in some states. This report shows that New Mexico has the highest rate of overdose deaths and West Virginia has the second highest...

2012-05-07 10:24:29

Customized NCPIE campaign targets teen influencers, collegians, older adults & caregivers ROCKVILLE, Md., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) today launched three customized, online educational modules to promote safe use of acetaminophen products. The most common drug ingredient in America, acetaminophen, is found in more than 600 different prescription and over-the-counter medicines, including pain relievers,...

2012-05-02 02:27:26

SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX), a pharmaceutical company commercializing and developing products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders and pain, announced today that the Company has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Zohydro(TM) (hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release capsules), Zogenix's lead investigational product candidate for the treatment of chronic pain. Zohydro is a novel,...

2012-04-18 10:25:12

OTTAWA, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Health Canada is advising Canadians that Vita Health Products is conducting a voluntary recall of five lots (see chart below) of Compliments Extra Strength Acetaminophen Gelcaps 500mg (bottles of 120 gelcaps). The products are being recalled because its packaging suggests the product is child resistant but the product has been packaged with a non child resistant cap. As such, there is no child safety mechanism, which presents a risk to children...

2012-04-17 23:00:24

The death rate due to unintentional injuries decreased by nearly 30% in the past decade according to CDC Vital Signs Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 Unintentional injuries to children and teens aged 0 to 19 are preventable, yet more than 9,000 children and teens died from injuries in the U.S. in 2009 according to CDC´s Vital Signs released today. Car crashes, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fires, and falls are some of the most common ways children are hurt or killed. The number...