What Besides Opioids Can Help Post-C-Section Pain?
Pain after a C-section can be controlled effectively with ibuprofen and acetaminophen, researchers said. For those who do need opioids, a lower dose can work. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Machine Learning Approach Gives Insight on Toxin Exposure
Harvard Medical School investigators have developed a machine learning approach using high-quality, large-scale animal model data that sheds new light on the biology of the liver and kidneys after toxin exposure. The findings were recently published in Molecular Systems Biology, and reveal new mechanisms of toxin vulnerability and tolerance that may be broadly relevant to studies of human disease, the authors said. Researchers found nine distinct patterns of response to chemical exposure that the authors termed "disease states." These states shed light on the dynamics of toxin-induced liver and kidney injury, inc...
Source: MDDI - March 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Availability of drug at convenient stores is not associated with an increased incidence of their poisoning - Jung KY, Kim T, Hwang SY, Yoon H, Shin TG, Sim MS, Jo IJ, Cha WC.
The objective o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to mix ibuprofen and alcohol?
Ibuprofen is a common medication that people use to reduce pain and inflammation. In this article, we discuss the risks of mixing alcohol and ibuprofen. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

The Guardian view on opioids in the the UK: poverty and pain | Editorial
These painkillers don ’t work against chronic pain. The UK must find alternatives to help sufferers in deprived areasPeople in Blackpool are twice as likely as the inhabitants of Wokingham to die before they are 70. Arecent paper which measured the distribution of opioids not by the number of prescriptions, but in equivalent units of morphine, found that NHS prescriptions of opioid painkillers have been generally rising in England and Wales, but have risen most in the north of England and more in poorer areas. Blackpool, again,tops the list. In part this is because poverty is correlated with chronic physical pain: bo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Opioids Poverty Social exclusion Society Drugs Science Opioids crisis US news NHS Health GPs Doctors Conservatives Politics Austerity Economics Business Source Type: news

Prescription painkillers do more harm than good for back pain
(Natural News) From over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers like ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin to prescription drugs like tramadol, morphine, and hydrocodone, these meds are omnipresent in modern American life. They have become more widely used than tobacco, according to a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration report. In 2015, more than 36 percent of Americans, aged 12... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescribe antibiotics immediately for elderly with UTI
Sepsis and all-cause mortality rates higher in older people given no or delayed antibiotics Related items fromOnMedica Fund specialist dementia training to improve care and save money Antibiotics courses often longer than guidelines Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s New evidence on benzodiazepine link to Alzheimer ’s Ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for uncomplicated UTIs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study reveals common painkillers are associated with heart attacks
(Natural News) Overuse of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with a higher incidence of coronary health risks. Did you know that taking too much Motrin, Aleve, and Advil can put you at increased risk of having a heart attack? A new study warns against overuse of over-the-counter pain killers such as diclofenac, naproxen, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen a'Reasonable' Option for Early Pain Control After Hip Replacement Ibuprofen a'Reasonable' Option for Early Pain Control After Hip Replacement
Combining paracetamol (acetaminophen) with ibuprofen does not cut postoperative use of morphine in a clinically meaningful way relative to ibuprofen alone, in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA), results of a Danish randomized trial suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Drugmaker behind ibuprofen recall has history of FDA violations
Federal watchdog previously found significant violations of manufacturing rules by Tris Pharma (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen: Dr Stewart Adams who helped discover drug dies at 95
Dr Stewart Adams, who got a clear head to deliver a speech after taking the drug he helped find, dies aged 95. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug company expands voluntary recall of infant ibuprofen
A New Jersey company has expanded its voluntary recall of infant ibuprofen because it may contain overly high concentrations of the drug (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Drugmaker doubles recall of infant ibuprofen
Some batches found with overly high concentrations of the drug, with infants especially vulnerable to adverse effects (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Infant Ibuprofen Recalled Due to Higher Concentrations
Title: More Infant Ibuprofen Recalled Due to Higher ConcentrationsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/30/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/31/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - January 31, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Expanded Recall Announced for Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- An expanded recall of ibuprofen oral suspension drops that may contain higher-than-specified levels of ibuprofen that could harm infants'kidneys has been announced by Tris Pharma, Inc. The original recall last November... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tris Pharma, Inc Expands Its Voluntary Nationwide Retail Recall of Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, Due to Higher Concentration of Ibuprofen
Monmouth Junction, NJ, Tris Pharma, Inc. is expanding the scope of its November 2018 recall by adding three (3) additional lots of Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail (pharmacy) level. Some units from these batches have been found to have higher levels of Ibuprofen concentration. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 30, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

More infant ibuprofen recalled over fears it contains dangerously high levels of the drug
The drug made by Tris Pharma, sold by three different brands, is meant to contain 50mg of ibuprofen per 1.25 ml. But routine tests found some units contained 10 percent more. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugmaker doubles recall of infant ibuprofen
Some batches found with overly high concentrations of the drug, with infants especially vulnerable to adverse effects (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin, ibuprofen increase head, neck cancer survival rates
Taking aspirin and ibuprofen regularly significantly improves survival rates for about 33 percent of patients with head and neck cancer, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin offers fresh hope to patients with head cancer
COMMON painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen could triple a patient's chances of surviving head and neck cancer, a study revealed yesterday. More than a third of people with head and neck cancer have a gene mutation that means they could benefit from regularly taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common pain reliever can improve survival in head and neck cancer
(University of California - San Francisco) Regular use of a common type of medication, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, significantly improves survival for a third or more patients with head and neck cancer, a new study led by UC San Francisco has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 25, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The most powerful and effective home remedies you can use instead of ibuprofen
(Natural News) Ibuprofen is a type of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is often used to relieve pain, fever, and inflammation related to a wide range of health conditions. Some people treat this over-the-counter (OTC) drug as a “cure all” panacea for many of their ailments. However, ibuprofen can often cause unwanted side effects, such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over-the-counter painkillers like aspirin and ibuprofen may make C.difficile more aggressive  
A study by Vanderbilt University found just 20 per cent of mice treated with the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin before being exposed to C.difficile survived the infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioids after wisdom teeth removal should be a last resort, not a routine prescription
In most cases, post-surgical dental pain can be controlled without opioids, through anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, in combination with non-opioid pain relievers, such as acetaminophen. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

GP prescribing patterns for all meds linked to high antibiotic prescribing
Efforts to curb antibiotic resistance need to target general prescribing behaviours, study suggests Related items fromOnMedica Ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for uncomplicated UTIs Antibiotic scrip rates lower in CAM-trained practices Otoscopic findings crucial to treatment Point-of-care CRP tests could save NHS millions Painkillers could cause patients ’ headaches (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pfizer inks deal to bring Advil, St. Louis-made Tums under one roof
Two pharmaceutical giants have agreed to combine their consumer health-care units to create a new company. New York-based Pfizer Inc. confirmed Wednesday that it has teamed up with UK-based GlaxoSmithKline PLC to create "a premier global consumer healthcare company" that owns both companies' over-the-counter medicines and other drug store items. Included in the deal would be GlaxoSmithKline's Tums ant acid products, made in a plant in downtown St. Louis. Pfizer's new $200 million Chesterfield research… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

Pfizer inks deal to bring Advil and Excedrin under one roof
Two pharmaceutical giants have agreed to combine their consumer health-care units to create a new company. New York-based Pfizer Inc. confirmed Wednesday that it has teamed up with GlaxoSmithKline PLC to create "a premier global consumer healthcare company" that owns both companies' over-the-counter medicines and other drug store items. The two companies were in talks earlier this year, but discussion s stalled. Now the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer to create over-the-counter drug giant
The two drugmakers are merging their healthcare divisions, bringing together brands such as Sensodyne and Advil (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advil and Panadol to MERGE: Will this affect the painkillers that YOU buy?
ADVIL and Panadol are set to merge as pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Pfizer Inc begin a joint venture. But what does this mean for the painkillers that you buy? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paracetamol and ibuprofen: Can you take both together? Hangover advice this festive season
PARACETAMOL and ibuprofen are both used for treating pain and fever, proving particularly helpful in the case of a hangover. But can you take both together - is this more effective or is it in fact dangerous? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Midstream urine test 'flawed'
Researchers say it must be replaced by genome sequencing Related items fromOnMedica Dipstick test children ’s urine before prescribing antibiotics UTI self-management Ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for uncomplicated UTIs GPs should consider restricting antibiotics for COPD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Infant ibuprofen recalled from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar
Three lots of liquid ibuprofen for infants sold as store brands by Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar have been recalled by the manufacturer, Tris Pharma, Inc. The recalled lots of the product have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen, and children inadvertently given a higher dose could suffer side effects including kidney damage, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or diarrhea, the company said in a statement.  The recalled doses of the pain reliever and fever reducer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

More effective than drugs: Indian Lycium alleviates symptoms of rheumatism
(Natural News) Most people take non-steroidal drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen to treat inflammatory diseases. What a lot don’t know is that these medications are harmful to the body. They are associated with potentially fatal side effects like bleeding, peptic ulcers, and increased permeability of the gastric mucosa. To protect patients from these consequences, many researchers are now... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Tecentriq for NSCLC; Bad Ebola News; Infant Ibuprofen Recall
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - December 7, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Infant ibuprofen recalled from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar
Three lots of liquid ibuprofen for infants sold as store brands by Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar have been recalled by the manufacturer, Tris Pharma, Inc. The recalled lots of the product have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen, and children inadvertently given a higher dose could suffer side effects including kidney damage, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or diarrhea, the company said in a statement.  The recalled doses of the pain reliever and fever reducer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Liquid Ibuprofen Recalled at Walmart, CVS, Others Liquid Ibuprofen Recalled at Walmart, CVS, Others
Tris Pharma Inc. has voluntarily recalled three lots of infants liquid   ibuprofen   sold at Walmart, CVS, and Family Dollar, because they may contain too much ibuprofen.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

WATCH: Baby ibuprofen recalled from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar
Tris Pharma voluntarily recalled the medication. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Liquid Ibuprofen Recalled at Walmart, CVS, Others
Infants run a small risk of permanent kidney damage from the higher concentration of ibuprofen. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Google voice has an app called drug dose helper which gives dosing for Tylenol and Motrin after Google asks what the child's weight is.To view the app go to:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsXJXS83wfQ  (Source: Pediatric Health Associates)
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - December 6, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Tris Pharma Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Infants ’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, Due to Potential Higher Concentrations of Ibuprofen
Tris Pharma, Inc. has voluntarily recalled three (3) lots of Infants ’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail level. The recalled lots of the product have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Tris Pharma Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Infants ’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, Due to Potential Higher Concentrations of Ibuprofen
Tris Pharma, Inc. has voluntarily recalled three (3) lots of Infants ’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail level. The recalled lots of the product have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Tris Pharma recalls infant ibuprofen
Tris Pharma has voluntarily recalled three lots of Infants'Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension because the products have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Infant ibuprofen sold at CVS, Walmart and Family Dollar recalled
A recall has been issued for infant ibuprofen sold by CVS, Family Dollar and Walmart, Tris Pharma said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infant ibuprofen recalled from Walmart and CVS over kidney damage fears
Tris Pharma, Inc has issued a voluntary recall of several lots of its infant ibuprofen after lab tests showed a higher potency that could lead to permanent renal or kidney damage in babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infant ibuprofen recalled from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar
Pharmaceutical firm says medicine for reducing kids' pain and fever may contain overly high concentrations of the drug (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should You Take Aspirin Every Day? Here ’s What the Science Says
Aspirin is best known as an over-the-counter painkiller. But acetylsalicylic acid, as it’s called chemically, has many other health benefits, as well as side effects, in the body that have only become clear in recent years. Here’s what the latest science says about the health benefits and side effects of aspirin, as well as which conditions it may treat and those it doesn’t appear to improve. (If you are taking aspirin for any reason other than for periodic pain relief, it’s best to consult with your doctor to confirm whether the benefits outweigh the risks in your particular case.) How aspirin affe...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime Source Type: news

Medherant touts results for ibuprofen transdermal patch
Medherant said today that it successfully finished two Phase I studies with its ibuprofen transdermal drug-delivery patch. According to the UK-based company, the Tepi patch was well tolerated by the participants of a skin irritation study. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Medherant touts results for ibuprofen transdermal patch appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals medherant Source Type: news

Strep Throat Could Trigger Debilitating Mental Illness In Kids
HOLLISTON (CBS) – Just about every kid comes down with strep throat at one time or another, but what many parents don’t realize is that common ailment could trigger a debilitating mental illness. That’s what happened to 18-year-old Patrick Dillon of Holliston. When he was in elementary school he suddenly developed severe obsessive-compulsive disorder and became paranoid. Patrick Dillon. (WBZ-TV) “He couldn’t be in the same room with his sisters,” his mother, Heather recalled. “My sister Susie especially. I wouldn’t go near her. I thought she was like, toxic,” Patrick to...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall IVIG OCD PANDAS Source Type: news

Do legal cannabis products really work as well as over-the-counter Ibuprofen?
It comes after Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced that from next month ‘specialist’ doctors — such as neurologists — will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news