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America Consumes 80% World's Painkillers
2012-05-11 13:01:26

According to a congressional testimony by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, 80 percent of the world's painkillers are consumed in the U.S. BBC News reports that Americans consume enough painkillers for each of its citizens to have 64 Percocets or Vicodin. The report said that prescription drug abuse leads to 14,800 deaths a year, which is more than what heroin and cocaine total combined. The number of those who are taking painkillers is a 600 percent increase...

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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. The company's McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division said the new dosing instructions lower the maximum daily dose for single-ingredient Extra Strength Tylenol products sold in the U.S. from 8 pills per day (4,000 mg) to 6 pills per day (3,000 mg). "Acetaminophen...

2011-03-05 22:18:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Florida Society of Pain Management Providers (www.Flspmp.org) urges all to cease with the ridiculous comparisons of pain clinics to McDonald's(TM) and work to solve the issue of Rx diversion without resorting to such tactics. To make McDonald's(TM) comparisons to pain management clinics where the vast majority are staffed with (or operated by) respectable, well trained physicians who provide necessary and legitimate care to...

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2011-01-13 14:20:00

The FDA is ateempting to limit the amount of acetaminophen in prescription pain medicines in an effort to curb the risk of liver damage. The move, announced on Thursday, is an ambitious attempt to limit combination drugs like the opioids Percocet and Vicodin to 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per pill and calls for them to carry a "black box" warning about potential liver failure. Some of these medicines now contain as much as 750 milligrams of acetaminophen, which is a drug that is sold...

2011-01-13 08:30:00

Agency strategy caps maximum at 325 milligrams to reduce risk of liver toxicity SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking manufacturers of prescription combination products that contain acetaminophen to limit the amount of acetaminophen to no more than 325 milligrams (mg) in each tablet or capsule. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The FDA also is requiring manufacturers to update labels of all...

2010-07-20 15:30:00

CHADDS FORD, Pa., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP) will announce its second quarter 2010 financial results on July 30, 2010 and will host a conference call and webcast at 10:00 a.m. ET that day to discuss these results. David P. Holveck, president and CEO of Endo, Julie McHugh, chief operating officer, Dr. Ivan Gergel, executive vice president of R&D, and Alan Levin, executive vice president and chief financial officer and Blaine Davis, vice...

2010-07-19 06:30:00

CHADDS FORD, Pa., July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP) CEO Dave Holveck, along with company executives, will mark Endo's 10th anniversary as a publicly traded company by ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ Marketsite on Monday, July 19, in Times Square in New York. Endo and its employees will be recognizing this milestone at an important juncture in the company's history. In recent years, Endo Pharmaceuticals has elevated itself from a marketer of...

2010-06-08 13:00:00

CHADDS FORD, Pa., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP) today announced that it will present at the Jefferies 2010 Global Life Sciences Conference on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Alan Levin, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Endo, will review the company's products and development programs. The presentation will be webcast live and can be accessed from Endo's website at www.endo.com under the investors section. About...


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