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2011-05-12 12:14:18

The banning of a painkiller that causes visceral gout, a fatal kidney ailment in vultures, has shown first signs of progress in the populations of South Asian vultures, according to scientists. But the study warns that the death rate from the drug is still too high, and that the complete removal of the painkiller, diclofenac, is needed to see further recovery of the wild vulture populations. Veterinary use of diclofenac in the treatment of cattle and buffaloes was banned in 2006 by India,...

2011-05-11 07:35:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Even short-term use of some painkillers could be dangerous for people who've had a heart attack. Researchers analyzed the duration of prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) treatment and cardiovascular risk in a nationwide Danish cohort of patients with prior heart attack. They found the use of NSAIDs was associated with a 45 percent increased risk of death or recurrent heart attack within as little as one week of treatment, and a 55 percent...

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2011-05-11 06:15:00

Frequent users of acetaminophen are at a slightly increased risk for blood cancers, according to new research from scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. Although increased, the risk remains low overall, and it's still unclear what role the drug plays in the increase. Earlier research has shown that aspirin use might lower the odds of dying from colon cancer but increase the risk of bleeding ulcers. But for blood cancers, the picture has been less...

2011-05-10 13:20:54

Even short-term use of some painkillers could be dangerous for people who've had a heart attack, according to research published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers analyzed the duration of prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) treatment and cardiovascular risk in a nationwide Danish cohort of patients with prior heart attack. They found the use of NSAIDs was associated with a 45 percent increased risk of death or recurrent heart attack...

2011-05-09 13:10:00

CHADDS FORD, Pa., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Endo Pharmaceuticals, a leading healthcare solutions company, today announced the launch of the "Apply Yourself!" Campaign, created to encourage people suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) hand and knee pain to make pain relief a top personal priority. Former professional basketball player Allan Houston has joined the campaign to share his personal journey of how he approached his OA knee pain and developed a strategy in partnership with...

2011-05-03 13:13:48

Study seeks to raise awareness of ingredients such as acetaminophen to prevent harm 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, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. That lack of knowledge about popular pain relievers plus particular ignorance of acetaminophen's presence in more than 600 over-the-counter and prescription medicines could be a key...

2011-04-28 00:00:28

American Pain Foundation, the nation's leading advocacy group for people with pain, releases new pain medication safety resources on acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This new safety module will be launched with the release of a national public service announcement emphasizing the safe use of pain treatment options. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 The American Pain Foundation (APF) announced today the launch of new information and resources on pain...

2011-04-27 07:00:00

Without GI protection, 87 per cent of NSAID users are at increased risk of developing GI complications To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/vimovo/health-canada-approves-vimovo MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ - AstraZeneca Canada Inc. announced today that Health Canada has approved VIMOVO(®) modified-release tablets for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing...

2011-04-26 23:01:00

BALTIMORE, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Pain Foundation (APF) announced today the launch of new information and resources on pain medication safety for acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as a part of its PainSAFE(TM) educational initiative. The new information will be launched with a national public service announcement (PSA) emphasizing the safe use of pain treatment options, particularly medications containing NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen,...

2011-04-11 05:00:00

DENVER, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Life-saving Colorado start-up UrgentRx today announced the company's new line of fast-acting, powdered medications in convenient credit card-sized packets are available now at Dahl's pharmacies, Hy-Vee grocery stores, and convenience stores throughout Iowa. UrgentRx® first made its powdered medications available across Colorado in February. The company's initial product line consists of UrgentRx Aspirin to Go, UrgentRx Headache...


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