NHS spent nearly £100MILLION on prescribing paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen last year
The NHS in England prescribed £111million on common drugs like paracetamol in 2021/22 despite a government crackdown on 'over-the-counter' prescriptions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Growing Number of Young People Are Attempting Suicide by Self-Poisoning
Suicides among young people have been on the rise for a long time. Among 10 to 24 year olds, overall rates of deaths by suicide in the U.S. increased 57% from 2000 to 2018, according to federal data. Now, a new study published in the journal Clinical Toxicology has looked more closely at a particular method of attempted suicide—self-poisoning—and turned up some disturbing results: From 2015 to 2020, suicide attempts by ingesting toxic substances or overdosing on medications soared by 26% among people ages 6 to 19. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The research, led by Dr. Jennifer Ross, a medical tox...
Source: TIME: Health - June 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Mental Health Source Type: news

New research may explain unexpected effects of common painkillers
New research may help explain why common anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen have unexpected effects on heart disease, cancer, and more. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 18, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Common Medications Can Prolong Back Pain, Study Says
A clinical trial will be needed to verify the research, which offered a warning about taking steroids or nonprescription drugs to soothe aches that many experience. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Back (Human Body Part) Pain Chronic Condition (Health) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Mice Steroids Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Ibuprofen (Drug) Dexamethasone (Drug) Research Science Translational Medicine (Journal) your-f Source Type: news

Using Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Prolong Back Pain Using Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Prolong Back Pain
Steroids and anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen offer relief from acute pain but may actually increase a person ' s chances of developing chronic pain.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Taking ibuprofen or paracetamol in pregnancy raises premature and stillbirth risk by 50%: study
Aberdeen University researchers found there were higher rates of preterm birth and stillbirth among those who took over-the-counter pain relief, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Medications Can Prolong Back Pain When Overused, Study Says
A clinical trial will be needed to verify the research, which offered a warning about taking steroids or nonprescription drugs for weeks on end. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Back (Human Body Part) Pain Chronic Condition (Health) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Mice Steroids Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Ibuprofen (Drug) Dexamethasone (Drug) Research Science Translational Medicine (Journal) your-f Source Type: news

Using ibuprofen with high blood pressure drugs together can cause significant kidney damage
Using the common over-the-counter pain killing drug ibuprofen alongside hypertension drugs can for a dangerous combo, a new study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking ibuprofen can PROLONG pain - new study
TAKING anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen to treat acute pain may actually prolong suffering, a study suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warning as anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen could 'prolong suffering'
TAKING anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen to treat acute pain may actually prolong suffering, a study suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combining ibuprofen with certain meds can cause permanent kidney damage warns new study
IBUPROFEN is a painkiller millions of Britons depend on. Although the drug's effects are mostly benign, new research found combining ibuprofen with certain high blood pressure drugs can cause permanent kidney damage. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox: Dr Punam warns against giving ibuprofen to your children - ‘Really important'
THE UK is currently seeing "lots of outbreaks" of chickenpox as it enters the season for this virus. As parents will be reaching for products and remedies to ease the "worst" symptom - constant itching, Dr Punam Krishan stresses not to use ibuprofen. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports Q1 2022 Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (April 19, 2022) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for first-quarter 2022. “Our first quarter results demonstrate strong performance across the enterprise, despite macro-economic headwinds. I am incredibly proud of Johnson & Johnson’s 144,000 employees for their relentless passion and Credo-based commitment to delivering transformative healthcare solutions to patients and customers around the world,” said Joaquin Duato, Chief Executive Officer. “Looking ahead, I remain confident in the future of Johnson & Johnson as we continue advancing our portfolio and inno...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Financial Source Type: news

The sky isn ’t the limit for NSAIDs analgesia
Using the one-dose/one-size approach is detrimental to patient health. As an ED clinician, I take enormous pride in taking care of patients presenting to my ED in pain. I take even bigger pride in the progress that Emergency Medicine has made over the past 15 years to perfect pain management. Armed with a solid knowledge base, great evidential support, and a broad array of analgesics, ED doctors across the country are providing effective and safe relief of pain. However, from time to time I am still reminded that so-called “traditional” teaching is pushing for the “one-dose,” “one-size” fits all approach (0.1 m...
Source: EPMonthly.com - April 11, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeffrey Lyles Source Type: news

Are you under treating pain in your ED?
Conclusion While I commend efforts to minimize any harm our therapies may have on patients, I remain unconvinced that using the maximum recommended dose of NSAIDs in the Emergency Department will have a net negative effect on them. In fact, given the systemic issue of oligoanalgesia in the ED, I’ll happily stick with 800 mg of ibuprofen, whether it be for my patients or myself. References: Motov S, Masoudi A, Drapkin J, et al. Comparison of Oral Ibuprofen at Three Single-Dose Regimens for Treating Acute Pain in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2019;74(4):530-537. doi:10.1016/j.anne...
Source: EPMonthly.com - April 11, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeffrey Lyles Source Type: news