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2009-10-01 14:25:00

Poisoning deaths involving methadone in the US have increased nearly sevenfold in less than a decade, according to a new report from the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention. In the CDC's report on fatal poisonings, researchers noted that poisoning is the second leading cause of injury related death, and the leading cause of injury death among people aged 35-54. In the 35-54 age group, poisoning resulted in more deaths than both firearms and motor-vehicle injuries, according to the...

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2009-09-29 10:56:44

The New York Medical Examiner's office says the death of celebrity disc jockey Adam Goldstein last month has been declared an accidental drug overdose. Goldstein, who was known professionally as DJ AM, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment at the age of 36. The recovering drug addict reportedly suffered a lapse after years of sobriety when he took painkillers to ease his suffering following a 2008 plane crash that left him and his musician friend, Travis Barker, seriously injured and...

2009-07-20 16:11:00

FLEMINGTON, N.J., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national media study among 589 physicians revealed that the majority of physicians (82%) do not believe that drugs containing acetaminophen should be pulled off the market. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071204/NYTU133LOGO ) The study was conducted by HCD Research using its MediaCurves.com(R) website during July 17-19, to obtain physicians' perceptions of a CNN news clip which outlined an FDA committee's recent concern...

2009-07-02 14:59:00

FORT MYERS, Fla., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acetaminophen is an ingredient found in many over-the-counter and prescription medicines to help relieve pain and reduce fever. Many people refer to acetaminophen by a brand name, Tylenol and prescription brand names, Vicodin and Percocet. An advisory committee for the FDA met on June 30, 2009 to address liver related injuries due to the use of acetaminophen. The committee voted 20-17 to urge the FDA to put a ban on Vicodin and Percocet....

2009-07-01 20:07:16

A U.S. government advisory panel says it recommends a ban on Percocet and Vicodin, which contain acetaminophen, because of their effects on the liver. The two drugs combine a narcotic with acetaminophen -- the ingredient found in Tylenol and Excedrin -- and high doses of acetaminophen are a leading cause of liver damage, The New York Times reported. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel said patients who take Percocet and Vicodin over longer periods often need higher and higher doses...

2008-12-30 13:37:17

Prescription-drug abuse is rising in parts of the United States as the economy falls, drug-rehabilitation and law-enforcement officials said. We're seeing an extreme uptick in the abuse of pharmacological drugs, said Jeff Benz, a founder of Mainstream Kansas City Inc., an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center in Bonner Springs, Kan. We have noticed it for several years, but it really became more pronounced in the last few months, he said. The use of addictive pain relievers and mood...

2008-10-24 08:50:00

By A.J. Perez Website hosting companies are moving swiftly to rid their servers of sites that advertise the illegal sale of controlled substances -- including performance-enhancing drugs -- even though legislation signed by last week President Bush won't take effect for months. The wide-ranging statute sets new standards for online pharmacies, including the requirement that a patient has to see a doctor and needs a prescription for a controlled substance, which can range from pain killers...

2008-10-21 09:00:54

US-based healthcare company Abbott Laboratories has received a complete response letter from the FDA for its new drug application for a controlled-release form of hydrocodone with acetaminophen. Abbott is evaluating the FDA complete response letter. The company said that it will discuss the letter with the FDA and will provide an update when appropriate. Abbott is seeking the approval of controlled-release hydrocodone with acetaminophen as the first extended release medication in the...

2008-09-16 12:00:50

As part of an ongoing consumer education and hearing health awareness campaign, which includes informational videos, an "Ask An Expert" forum, and the recently released "Hearing And Balance Report," AuDNet, Inc. has created a tip sheet for consumers that reveals certain over the counter and prescription drugs that may generate temporary and permanent hearing loss or deafness. "Over 100 prescription and over-the-counter drugs are known to cause hearing loss," remarked Robert M. DiSogra, Au.D....

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2008-09-10 08:20:00

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in teenagers according to a report posted Tuesday. Almost 7% of teens are using prescription drugs that were not prescribed for them. According to Dr. Li-Tzy Wu of Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, one third of these adolescents are dependent on, or are abusing these drugs. Abusing drugs such as Vicodin, OxyContin and Percodan is more common with teens, with one report discovering that 13 percent of high school seniors had...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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