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2011-11-07 13:00:00

New Study Reveals a Shocking 15,000 Americans Die Annually From Prescription Painkiller Overdose Beverly Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that in 2008 approximately 15,000 Americans died from overdoses from prescription painkillers, like Vicodin, Oxycontin and Opana. These findings show a three-fold increase over the past decade, from 4,000 deaths in 1999. Dr. Michael Lowenstein, who specializes...

CDC: Drug Deaths Outnumber Traffic Fatalities
2011-09-19 05:06:32

  Drug-related deaths outnumbered motor vehicle related fatalities in 2009, according to reports published Sunday by the Associated Press (AP) and the Los Angeles Times. The AP, citing "preliminary" Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, shows that there were 37,485 drug-related fatalities that year. The Times noted that there were 36,284 traffic-related deaths in 2009, and that drug-induced deaths had also surpassed motor vehicle related ones in 23 states...

2011-09-07 20:07:37

Inhibition of protein protects liver from acetaminophen toxicity in mice New research from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) may help prevent damage to the liver caused by drugs like acetaminophen and other stressors. Acetaminophen, more commonly known as Tylenol, helps relieve pain and reduce fever. The over-the-counter drug is a major ingredient in many cold and flu remedies as well as prescription painkillers like Percocet and Vicodin....

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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...

2011-07-28 13:00:00

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. ("McNeil") today announced plans for new dosing instructions lowering the maximum daily dose for single-ingredient Extra Strength TYLENOL® (acetaminophen) products sold in the U.S. from 8 pills per day (4,000 mg) to 6 pills per day (3,000 mg). The change is designed to help encourage appropriate acetaminophen use and reduce the risk of accidental overdose....

2011-05-17 06:35:00

PISGAH FOREST, N.C., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding quickly to the FDA's proclaimed new limits on acetaminophen in prescription painkiller combination products, Pisgah Laboratories, Inc., http://www.pisgahlabs.com, files a patent application on abuse deterrent features for opioid drug products. Filed with the US Patent & Trademark Office (http://www.uspto.gov), this new patent application is the eighteenth filing for Pisgah and represents a substantial R&D effort directed...

2011-04-26 23:36:57

Approximately 27,500 people died from unintentional drug overdoses in 2007, driven to a large extent by prescription opioid overdoses. This is 4.6 times as many deaths as all U.S. fatalities in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Unintentional overdose deaths in teens and adults have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. In some 20 states in 2007 the number of unintentional drug poisoning deaths exceeded either motor vehicle crashes or suicides, two...

2011-04-15 00:00:28

Baby Boomers are aging in massive numbers. But behind closed doors the silent specter of drug addiction is also rising. This increase in substance abuse among the elderly, particularly prescription drug abuse, negatively impacts health, finances, and dims the idea of golden years. The Recovery Place takes a proactive stance to educate and support these seniors and soon-to-be-seniors quietly battling a "shhh! We don't talk about these things!" drug addiction. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB)...

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2011-03-11 11:31:46

Hydrocodone, a strong painkiller commonly sold under the name Vicodin, may be safe for nursing mothers in smaller doses, according to US researchers. Dr. Jason Sauberan of the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues found a relatively small amount of the drug ended up in breast milk, and assert that up to 30 milligrams of Vicodin per day might be acceptable if weaker pain drugs like acetaminophen do not take care of pain. Hydrocodone is a narcotic known as an opioid. Opioids can...


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