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Systems toxicology approach to identifying paracetamol overdose - Mason CL, Leedale J, Tasoulis S, Jarman I, Antoine DJ, Webb SD.
Paracetamol (acetaminophen (APAP)) is one of the most commonly used analgesics in the United Kingdom and the United States. However, exceeding the maximum recommended dose can cause serious liver injury and even death. Promising APAP toxicity biomarkers ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Painkillers in Pregnancy May Affect Fertility of Offspring Painkillers in Pregnancy May Affect Fertility of Offspring
Experimental studies show total germ cell number dropped significantly and pluripotency gene expression changed after one day of acetaminophen use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Prolonged acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to increased ASD and ADHD risk
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Acetaminophen is one of the most common medications used for treatment of pain and fever reduction during pregnancy and is considered safe in humans. Now, in a first-of-its-kind meta-analysis, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found a link between prolonged use of drugs containing acetaminophen (paracetamol or Tylenol) during pregnancy, and increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Ibuprofen, acetaminophen more effective than opioids in treating dental pain
(Case Western Reserve University) Ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone or in combination with acetaminophen are better at easing dental pain than opioids, according to new research conducted with the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Painkillers in pregnancy may affect baby's future fertility
(University of Edinburgh) Taking painkillers during pregnancy could affect the fertility of the unborn child in later life, research suggests. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh looked at the effects of paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen on samples of human fetal testes and ovaries. Their findings add to a growing body of evidence that the medicines should be used with caution during pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Association of Pain Meds With IBD Flares'Inconsistent'Association of Pain Meds With IBD Flares'Inconsistent '
Contrary to generally accepted belief, there is no consistent association between acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or COX-2 inhibitor use and the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) exacerbations, a new analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Frequency of poison center exposures for pediatric accidental unsupervised ingestions of acetaminophen after the introduction of flow restrictors - Brass EP, Reynolds KM, Burnham RI, Green JL.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the temporal association of flow restrictor introduction and the rate of accidental unsupervised ingestions (AUIs) of liquid acetaminophen products. STUDY DESIGN: The National Poison Data System was used to identify AUIs of single ingr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Analysis challenges link between pain medications and inflammatory bowel disease
(Wiley) Contrary to generally accepted belief, a recent review and analysis of published studies did not reveal a consistent association between the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or acetaminophen and exacerbation of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Painkiller overuse spikes during cold and flu season
Reuters Health - A growing number of people are taking high doses of the painkiller acetaminophen, and many take so much during cold and flu season that they run the risk of liver and kidney damage, two studies suggest. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fighting a Cold or Flu? Beware of Overdosing on Tylenol
MONDAY, March 12, 2018 -- A brutal flu season has had people reaching for relief in their medicine cabinet, but a new study warns that overdosing on acetaminophen (Tylenol) is more common when bugs and viruses are circulating. It turns out that the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Overdosing Common With Cold/Flu
Acetaminophen Overdosing Common, Especially in Cold/Flu Season (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Overdosing Common, Especially in Cold/Flu Season Acetaminophen Overdosing Common, Especially in Cold/Flu Season
Even in noninfluenza months, a significant number of users are surpassing the maximum daily adult dose of 4 g. Study authors suggest more guidance may be necessary.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Opioids Unnecessary After Surgery in Some Cases Opioids Unnecessary After Surgery in Some Cases
Surgeons are questioning how necessary opioids are after certain procedures, and are making a case for pain relief with acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and compassion as alternatives.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds For Chronic Pain
CBS Local — A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain. In patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping. They also provided slightly less pain relief. Opioids tested included generic Vicodin, oxycodone or fentanyl patches although few patients needed the most potent opioids. Nonopioids included generic Tylenol, ibuprofen, and prescription pills for nerve or muscle pain. The study randomly assigned patients to take opioids or other ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Addiction Chris Melore Local TV opioid crisis opioids Painkillers talkers Tylenol Source Type: news

Apadaz (Benzhydrocodone and Acetaminophen) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 7, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

ESO Launches Surveillance Form for Overdose
AUSTIN, Texas – ESO Solutions, Inc., the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services (EMS), hospitals and fire departments, today announced the launch of its Surveillance Form for Overdose. The new form will help standardize definitions and create a process that captures all essential data related to overdoses in a simple, easy-to-use format while eliminating duplicate entry of information. Additionally, the form is designed to highlight issues related to the well-being and safety of providers by identifying any injury-related events associated with a response.  “We feel the new Su...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - March 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions, Inc. Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Industry News Source Type: news

ESO Launches Surveillance Form for Overdose
AUSTIN, Texas – ESO Solutions, Inc., the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services (EMS), hospitals and fire departments, today announced the launch of its Surveillance Form for Overdose. The new form will help standardize definitions and create a process that captures all essential data related to overdoses in a simple, easy-to-use format while eliminating duplicate entry of information. Additionally, the form is designed to highlight issues related to the well-being and safety of providers by identifying any injury-related events associated with a response.  “We feel the new Su...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions, Inc. Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Industry News Source Type: news

Opioids no better than NSAIDs for chronic back or arthritis pain
(Reuters Health) - Acetaminophen, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are better than opioids at easing the intensity of chronic pain in the back, knees or hips, a U.S. experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why Are Devices the Last-in-Line Treatment for Chronic Pain?
Between 2000 and 2016, more than 600,000 people died from drug overdoses. More than half of those deaths involved opioids, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although the amount of opioids prescribed is gradually decreasing, it's still too high—about three times as high as in 1999, a CDC report states. CDC guidelines call for using acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, exercise therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for chronic pain. Guidelines don't list minimally invasive care such as spinal cord stimulators (SCS) and other neuromodulation devices. ...
Source: MDDI - February 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

FDA Approves Apadaz (benzhydrocodone and acetaminophen) for the Short-Term Management of Acute Pain
CORALVILLE, Iowa, Feb. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KemPharm, Inc. (NASDAQ:KMPH), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of proprietary prodrugs, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - February 23, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

SECOND OPINION | Over-the-counter medicine could be affecting your mood
You're probably reaching for them when you have a headache or when that old knee injury flares up. But over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be affecting your thoughts and emotions, too. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Use Alters Sex Hormones, May Cause Birth Defects? Acetaminophen Use Alters Sex Hormones, May Cause Birth Defects?
Metabolomics study identifies'unexpected effects of a commonly used drug, acetaminophen, on hormone metabolism. Closer scrutiny of this commonly used medication is warranted. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Rectal Acetaminophen With IV Opioid Post-Open Heart Repair Rectal Acetaminophen With IV Opioid Post-Open Heart Repair
Is rectal acetaminophen used as an adjunct to IV opioids an effective means of pain control for infants who have undergone open heart repair?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Can we improve prognostic indications in acetaminophen-induced hepatic failure?
The objective was to compare the markers of hypoglycemia (glucose
Source: The Poison Review - February 9, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical acetaminophen poisoning hepatic failure king's college criteria liver transplantation Source Type: news

Can over-the-counter pain meds influence thoughts and emotions?
(SAGE) Over-the-counter pain medicine such as Ibuprofen and acetaminophen may influence how people process information, experience hurt feelings, and react to emotionally evocative images, according to recent studies. Examining these findings and how policymakers should respond, a new article is out today in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a Federation of Associations in Behavioral& Brain Sciences (FABBS) journal published in partnership with SAGE Publishing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Georgia Teen Dies of the Flu Despite Initially Testing Negative
(ATLANTA) — A Georgia county coroner says a 15-year-old girl is the state’s first flu-related child death this season. Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk told news outlets that Kira Molina died Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital. He says the Newnan High School student had initially tested negative for the flu upon developing symptoms last week, but was found unresponsive on Sunday. She was hospitalized in Newnan and then airlifted to Atlanta. Hawk says Molina’s liver failed because of influenza A, not an acetaminophen overdose, referencing accounts from other media outlets. The Georgia Department of Public He...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW flu georgia healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Increased risk of congestive heart failure in patients with acetaminophen poisoning: a nationwide cohort study - Chung WS, Lin CL.
Acetaminophen poisoning increases cytochrome P450 2E1 expression and reactive oxygen species production, which may lead to maladaptive myocardial remodeling and congestive heart failure (CHF). We conducted a nationwide cohort study to investigate the incid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

What Treatment is Recommended for Common Headaches?
Discussion Headache is pain in the scalp, forehead, orbits and temple. Facial and neck pain are usually excluded from this definition. It is a common problem with more than 6 million pediatric patients having migraine. Headaches can also have co-morbidities and more than 1 primary headache type can co-exist. The costs are high both economically and in the quality of life for the patients and families. A review of common headache types and indications for neuroimaging can be found here. Treatment is necessarily multi-pronged. Patients should understand their diagnosis so they can understand what reasonably can be expected...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 15, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Long-term mortality of acetaminophen poisoning: a nationwide population-based cohort study with 10-year follow-up in Taiwan - Huang HS, Ho CH, Weng SF, Hsu CC, Wang JJ, Su SB, Lin HJ, Huang CC.
BACKGROUND: The long-term mortality of acetaminophen (APAP) poisoning has not yet been well studied; hence, we conducted this study to gain understanding of this issue. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide population-based cohort study by identifying... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Linked to Language Delay
Number of APAP tablets, urinary APAP concentration linked to increased odds of language delay in girls (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is acetaminophen really safe in pregnancy?
More than two thirds of pregnant women take acetaminophen at some stage during their pregnancy. New research supports claims that this may be harmful. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Prenatal Acetaminophen Exposure and Language Delay in Girls Prenatal Acetaminophen Exposure and Language Delay in Girls
Exposure to acetaminophen in utero was more likely to be associated with language delay in girls than in boys.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Go-to pregnancy pain-relieving drug delays babies' speech
Researchers from  Mount Sinai hospital in New York found women who take acetaminophen over six times during their early pregnancies are more likely to have daughters with limited vocabularies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Tied to Language Delays -- in Baby Girls
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 -- Toddlers whose mothers used acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- early in pregnancy may have a heightened risk of language delays, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when moms-to-be used the painkiller... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acetaminophen use during pregnancy associated with elevated rate of language delay in girls
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found an elevated rate of language delay in girls at 30 months old born to mothers who used acetaminophen during pregnancy, but not in boys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prenatal Exposure to Acetaminophen Tied to Impaired Fertility in Female Offspring — in Rodents
Patients may ask about a study suggesting that acetaminophen use during pregnancy could have detrimental effects on the reproductive health of female offspring. The findings... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Acetaminophen poisoning may increase coronary artery disease risk: a nationwide cohort study - Chung YT, Chou CY, Tsai WC, Chen WK, Lin CL, Chung WS.
The purpose of this nationwide cohort study was to investigate the incidence and risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with acetaminophen (APAP) poisoning. We identified the patients with APAP poisoning and randomly selected comparison patients... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Is there a better way to administer IV N-acetylcysteine?
3 out of 5 stars Fewer adverse effects with a modified two-bag acetylcysteine protocol in paracetamol overdose. McNulty R et al. Clin Toxicol 2017 Dec 8 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Current recommendations for dosing intravenous N-acetylcysteine (Acetadote) for treating acute acetaminophen (paracetamol) poisoning involves a somewhat complex three-bag protocol, using 3 direct concentrations of the antidote given over a 21-hour period. Unfortunately, this protocol results in a high incidence of (usually mild) adverse events, including cutaneous effects, nausea and vomiting, and anaphylactoid reactions. Severe rea...
Source: The Poison Review - December 14, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical Acetadote acetaminophen antidote N-acetylcysteine paracetamol three-bag protocol toxicity two-bag protocol Source Type: news

Pediatric poisonings: the risk of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals - Hines EQ.
Every week in the United States, 56% of children younger than age 18 years and 82% of adults take at least one medication. Nonprescription medications, including acetaminophen and ibuprofen, are among the most commonly used pharmaceuticals across all age g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Way Over-The-Counter Drugs Are Regulated Is A Mess — And Congress Is Ready To Step In
By Erin Mershon WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has, for years, limited the amount of acetaminophen in any (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen for Pain (Differences between Side Effects adn Dosage)
Title: Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen for Pain (Differences between Side Effects adn Dosage)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 11, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure is more common and more severe in women - Rubin JB, Hameed B, Gottfried M, Lee WM, Sarkar M.
BACKGROUND& AIMS: Acetaminophen overdose is the leading cause of acute liver injury (ALI) and acute liver failure (ALF) in the developed world. Sex differences in acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity have not been described. METHODS: We collected ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Checkup: Does an A.D.H.D. Link Mean Tylenol Is Unsafe in Pregnancy?
In a Norwegian study, pregnant women who took acetaminophen for 29 days or more had a more than twofold risk of having children with A.D.H.D. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Fever Tylenol (Drug) Source Type: news

Tips for surviving this cold and flu season
Don't overdo the over-the-counter meds: high doses of acetaminophen send nearly 60,000 people to the ER each year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risks to watch for when taking cold and flu remedies
Last year, Americans reportedly spent nearly $6 billion on remedies for runny noses and sore throats. But over-the-counter medications can have risks. High doses of acetaminophen send nearly 60,000 people to the emergency room each year. Consumer Reports deputy editor Lisa Gill joins "CBS This Morning" to offer practical tips for the cold season. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are ibuprofen plus acetaminophen as good as opioids in treating acute extremity pain
3.5 out of 5 stars Effect of a Single Dose of Oral Opioid and Nonopioid Analgesics on Acute Extremity Pain in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Chang AK et al. JAMA 2017;318:1661-1667. Abstract As Dr. Demetrios Kyriacou points out in a must-read editorial accompanying this paper, a growing body of evidence clearly indicates that even short-term opioid use for painful injuries or procedures carries a significant risk of leading to chronic use and potential abuse. We are now realizing the importance of avoiding even limited use of drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone in opioid-naive patients...
Source: The Poison Review - November 22, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical acute pain analgesic emergency department opioid Source Type: news

Ibuprofen and acetaminophen combination may be as effective as some opioids for acute extremity pain
According to a study published in the Nov. 7 issue of JAMA, single-dose treatment with ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be as effective as three different opioid and acetaminophen combination analgesics for reducing acute extremity pain in patients who present to the emergency department (ED).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen + Acetaminophen Seems as Effective as Opioids + Acetaminophen for Acute Extremity Pain
Ibuprofen and opioids are similarly effective for short-term relief of acute extremity pain when combined with acetaminophen, according to a JAMA study. Some 400... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

OTC Painkillers Offer Similar Pain Relief as Opioids in ED OTC Painkillers Offer Similar Pain Relief as Opioids in ED
A combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen was as effective as opioid-acetaminophen combinations in patients presenting to the emergency department with acute extremity pain in a randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Over-The-Counter Pain Relievers Worked As Well As Opioids In New Study
CHICAGO (AP) — Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found pain relievers sold as Tylenol and Motrin worked as well as opioids at reducing severe pain. The results challenge common ER practice for treating short-term, severe pain and could prompt changes that would help prevent new patients from becoming addicted. The study has limitations: It only looked at short-term pain relief in the emergency room and researchers didn&rsq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Confronting The Crisis opioid crisis Source Type: news