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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...

2012-02-27 07:25:57

New way for doctors to predict who needs liver transplants University of Utah mathematicians developed a set of calculus equations to make it easier for doctors to save Tylenol overdose patients by quickly estimating how much painkiller they took, when they consumed it and whether they will require a liver transplant to survive. "It's an opportunity to use mathematical methods to improve medical practice and save lives," says Fred Adler, a professor of mathematics and biology and...

New Painkiller Is 10 Times Stronger Than Vicodin
2011-12-27 09:10:09

Drug companies are working to develop a prescription painkiller much more powerful than Vicodin, worrying addiction experts that it could lead to a new wave of drug abuse. With prescription painkiller abuse treatment climbing 430 percent over the past decade, addiction experts and drug control advocates are concerned that a new mega-dose of hydrocodone, the powerful ingredient found in the drugs Vicodin and OxyContin, will make things worse. The new painkiller has up to 10 times the...

Even Slight Overdose Of Tylenol Can Be Lethal: Study
2011-11-24 05:56:18

Taking even just a little too much of the pain reliever acetaminophen, the main ingredient in Tylenol, over time is more likely to be fatal than taking a single, massive overdose, British researchers warned on Tuesday. These "staggered overdoses" occur when people with ongoing pain repeatedly take slightly more acetaminophen than they should, said Dr. Kenneth Simpson of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and lead author of the study. "They haven't taken the sort of single-moment,...


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