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Surgery Can Be Trigger for Teen Opioid Abuse
FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 -- Teens and young adults who have surgery may be at increased risk for opioid painkiller abuse, a new study indicates. Opioids such as oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin) are commonly prescribed for pain after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Codeine vs. Vicodin
Title: Codeine vs. VicodinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - September 13, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Psychosocial and behavioral factors in acetaminophen-related acute liver failure and liver injury - Pezzia C, Sanders C, Welch S, Bowling A, Lee WM.
OBJECTIVES: Acetaminophen overdoses result in nearly 500 deaths annually and a much larger number of hospitalizations. Suicidal overdoses are exceeded in number in the United States by unintentional overdoses. We evaluated clinical, demographic and psychos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Increased acetaminophen related calls to Finnish PIC better reflect acetaminophen sales than serious poisonings - Parry MJ, Isoniemi H, Koivusalo AM, Hoppu K.
OBJECTIVE: Acetaminophen (APAP) or paracetamol is a commonly encountered medicine in poisonings. We studied the changes in APAP related calls to the Finnish poison information centre (FPIC), and serious intoxications, involving hepatotoxicity or death in 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Orbivan (Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Capsules, USP) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 24, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hospitals Not to Blame for Most Opioid Addiction: Study
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 -- Painkiller prescriptions that lead to prolonged opioid use tend to be written by doctors in outpatient settings, not hospitals, new research indicates. Initial use of opioids such as OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Are the Side Effects of Acetaminophen?
Title: What Are the Side Effects of Acetaminophen?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/4/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/4/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - August 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Addition of another concentration of liquid acetaminophen marketed for infants
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Study: Nearly Half Of People Who Use Cannabidiol Products Stop Taking Traditional Medicines
Forty-two percent of surveyed CBD users said they had stopped using traditional medications like Tylenol pain relievers or prescription drugs like Vicodin and had switched to using cannabis instead. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Debra Borchardt, Contributor Source Type: news

Survey: Nearly Half Of People Who Use Cannabidiol Products Stop Taking Traditional Medicines
Forty-two percent of surveyed CBD users said they had stopped using traditional medications like Tylenol pain relievers or prescription drugs like Vicodin and had switched to using cannabis instead. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Debra Borchardt, Contributor Source Type: news

Do Diuretics Interact with Vicodin?
Title: Do Diuretics Interact with Vicodin?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/2/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - August 2, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Comprehensive Initiative Has Positive Impact on Opioid Rx
Reductions in all tracked outcomes, including 95 % drop in brand name opioid - acetaminophen products (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Policy Changes Reduced Use of Certain Prescription Opioids: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 -- Tighter U.S. government restrictions on prescription painkillers containing hydrocodone led to reduced use of opioid medications such as Vicodin, a new study says. Between 2007 and 2014, more prescriptions were written in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Potential acetaminophen and opioid overdoses in young children prescribed combination acetaminophen/opioid preparations - Basco WTJ, Garner SS, Ebeling M, Hulsey TC, Simpson K.
INTRODUCTION: Combination preparations of acetaminophen/opioid are the most common opioid form prescribed to children. We tested the hypothesis that dispensed prescriptions of acetaminophen/opioid preparations more appropriately match acetaminophen dosing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Public health: acetaminophen (APAP) hepatotoxicity- isn't it time for APAP to go away? - Lee WM.
Acetaminophen (APAP) is the most commonly used drug for the treatment of pain and fever around the world. At the same time, APAP is capable of causing dose-related hepatocellular necrosis, responsible for nearly 500 deaths annually in the U.S. alone, as we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Ext, Little Fevers Children's Fever/Pain)
Title: acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Ext, Little Fevers Children's Fever/Pain)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 20, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

When Can a Doctor Help Your Back Pain?
Treatment TermsBack pain TagsBack pain Sub-Title Answers to Common Back Pain Questions Overview More than eight in 10 people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. In most cases, the pain goes away over time. If your back pain is severe or does not improve, you may need medical care. Here are answers to some common questions about back pain and tips on when to seek help. Content Blocks Header Why Does My Back Hurt? ContentThere are various reasons why your back can hurt, including muscle pain, disc pain, joint pain, or nerve pain. In most cases, these are not harmful or dangerous. “There are...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Tramadol with or without paracetamol (acetaminophen) for cancer pain
This Cochrane Review finds very low quality data suggesting tramadol produced pain relief in some adults with pain due to cancer and is not as effective as morphine. There is no evidence for children. The place of tramadol in managing cancer pain and its role as step 2 of the WHO analgesic ladder is unclear. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Crisis: Analgesic Mechanisms of Mu Opiate Drugs (Heroin, Vicodin, Morphine)
U.S. Department of Justice. 04/18/2017 This 31-minute video is a presentation from the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, held on April 17-20, 2017. The speaker provides background and understanding of the opioid crisis, and the increase in opioid use, overdoses, and deaths. She also describes the National Institutes of Health Opioid Research Initiative. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Does paracetamol taken in pregnancy affect masculinity?
Conclusion Headlines like those in the media about this study are likely to alarm pregnant women who have taken or may need to take paracetamol in pregnancy. While the study's results can't be dismissed altogether, there are three important things to bear in mind: Studies in mice don't always translate into results in humans. The doses of paracetamol that produced the effects in mice were the equivalent of three times higher than the maximum daily dose for adult humans. The pregnant mice were fed paracetamol every day throughout the last two-thirds of their pregnancy. Most pregnant women take paracetamol at the re...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Medication Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Prenatal acetaminophen may affect masculinity
New research examines the effects of prenatal exposure to the common painkiller acetaminophen on the behavior and brain structure of adult male mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Lannett Receives Approval For Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets USP, 5 mg/300 mg, 7.5 mg/300 mg And 10 mg/300 mg
PHILADELPHIA, June 22, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) today announced that it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Hydroc... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, FDA Lannett, Hydrocodone, Acetaminophen, Vicodin (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

2017 Eureka! Innovation award winner: HealthPartners/Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center
Industry category: Health Care Services Organization size: Large — revenue greater than $200 Eureka! idea: A nonopioid pain program that reduces costs and improves outcomes What the judges said:"It's all about pain intervention, reducing costs and serving patients better." Cancer-related pain is a common source of difficulty when i t comes to quality of life for these patients. While opioids like Percocet and Vicodin are often used to manage pain, they carry an addiction risk, and can even affect… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

2017 Eureka! Innovation award winner: HealthPartners/Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center
Industry category: Health Care Services Organization size: Large — revenue greater than $200 Eureka! idea: A nonopioid pain program that reduces costs and improves outcomes What the judges said:"It's all about pain intervention, reducing costs and serving patients better." Cancer-related pain is a common source of difficulty when i t comes to quality of life for these patients. While opioids like Percocet and Vicodin are often used to manage pain, they carry an addiction risk, and can even affect… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Acetaminophen: A viable alternative for preventing acute mountain sickness
(Elsevier) Trekking and mountain climbing are quickly growing in popularity, but.one of the challenges that climbers face is acute mountain sickness (AMS). Previous studies have shown that ibuprofen is an effective way to reduce the risk of AMS. Investigators wanted to find out if acetaminophen, a commonly used anti-pain medicine like ibuprofen, would have a comparable effect. They found almost no difference in the performance of both drugs, suggesting that acetaminophen may be another effective prophylactic treatment for AMS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Allzital (Allzital Butalbital and Acetaminophen Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 5, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Roxicet (Oxycodone and Acetaminophen ) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 5, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Tylox (Oxycodone and Acetaminophen Capsules) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

My Experience With Vicodin Taught Me That Any Of Us Could Be Tiger Woods
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CertaDose, the Revolutionary Children ’s Syringe Can Prevent Accidental Overdoses, Launches on Indiegogo
Denver, Colo. - CertaDose, an innovative syringe that addresses the most common type of medical error in children - medication dosing errors - launched today on Indiegogo. CertaDose is a fast, accurate and safe way to measure children’s medication and helps eliminate dosage errors, which medical experts believe to be the number one killer of children. Emergency Room Doctor Caleb Hernandez developed the CertaDose Syringe to provide a simple method to measure and confirm the correct dose for any infant or child. “Each year, 140,000 children are harmed and about 7,000 children die needlessly due to dosing err...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CertaDose Tags: Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

CertaDose, the Revolutionary Children ’s Syringe Can Prevent Accidental Overdoses, Launches on Indiegogo
Denver, Colo. - CertaDose, an innovative syringe that addresses the most common type of medical error in children - medication dosing errors - launched today on Indiegogo. CertaDose is a fast, accurate and safe way to measure children’s medication and helps eliminate dosage errors, which medical experts believe to be the number one killer of children. Emergency Room Doctor Caleb Hernandez developed the CertaDose Syringe to provide a simple method to measure and confirm the correct dose for any infant or child. “Each year, 140,000 children are harmed and about 7,000 children die needlessly due to dosing err...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CertaDose Tags: Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

Tramadol vs. Vicodin
Title: Tramadol vs. VicodinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 5/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - May 9, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Risk prediction of hepatotoxicity in paracetamol poisoning - Wong A, Graudins A.
CONTEXT: Paracetamol (acetaminophen) poisoning is the most common cause of acute liver failure in the developed world. A paracetamol treatment nomogram has been used for over four decades to help determine whether patients will develop hepatotoxicity witho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Biologists Are Using Robots and Technology to Battle Alien Plants and Animals
(WASHINGTON) — A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam’s trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns and catches Asian carp in the U.S. Midwest. In the fight against alien animals that invade and overrun native species, the weird and wired wins. “Critters are smart — they survive,” said biologist Rob “Goose” Gosnell, head of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s wildlife services in Guam, where brown tree snakes have gobbled up nearly all the native birds. &ldquo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Seth Borenstein / AP Tags: Uncategorized Environment onetime technology Source Type: news

Co-ingestion of willow bark tea and acetaminophen associated with fatal infantile fulminant liver failure - Dinakaran D, Bristow E, Armanious H, Garros D, Yap J, Noga M, Sergi C.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

p53 critical to recovering from acetaminophen overdose
A new study shows that after an acetaminophen overdose, the p53 protein plays a key role in preventing the progression of liver damage and signaling the liver to repair itself. The findings could lead to new treatments for people who overdose on this popular pain reliever and fever reducer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Opioid addiction raises mortality rate for those getting care in medical offices, hospitals
People who are addicted to opioids and receiving their medical care in a general health care setting were more than 10 times as likely to die during a four-year period than people without substance abuse problems, UCLA researchers have found. The new study, published in the  Journal of Addiction Medicine, suggests that health care systems should have better infrastructure and training for primary care physicians to diagnose and treat opioid use disorder, a condition that includes addiction to both prescription and illicit opioids.UCLAYih-Ing HserThe study, led by Yih-Ing Hser, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sc...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Unsealed Documents Reveal Prince's Doctor Prescribed Meds For Singer Under Another Name
Opioid painkiller were found in pop star Prince’s home after his sudden death a year ago, and investigators were told that the musician had history of withdrawals “believed to be the result of abuse of prescription medication,” according to court documents unsealed on Monday. According to a search warrant of Prince’s Paisley Park complex outside Minneapolis, investigators found several pills labeled Watson 853 - the identifier for the generic hydrocodone-acetaminophen - in various rooms. A search also turned up other “numerous narcotic controlled substance pills” in various containers, s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatotoxicity of paracetamol and related fatalities - Tittarelli R, Pellegrini M, Scarpellini MG, Marinelli E, Bruti V, di Luca NM, Busard ò FP, Zaami S.
Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, is the most commonly used antipyretic and pain reliever and since 1955 it is available over-the-counter as a single formulation or in combination with other substances and, as indicated by the World Health Organiza... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Kids' Solid-dose Acetaminophen Products Transition to Single Strength
Manufacturers of pediatric solid-dose acetaminophen products are transitioning to a single strength of 160-mg chewables in the United States, which will be dubbed " Children's. " (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Acetaminophen and children: Why dose matters
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would Legalizing Medical Marijuana Help Curb The Opioid Epidemic?
This study and a few others provided some evidence regarding the potential positive benefits of legalizing marijuana to reduce opioid use and abuse, but they are still preliminary,” she said in an email. Dr. Esther Choo, a professor of emergency medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, was intrigued by the study’s suggestion that access to cannabis might reduce opioid misuse. “It is becoming increasingly clear that battling the opioid epidemic will require a multi-pronged approach and a good deal of creativity,” Choo, who was not involved in the study, said in an email. “C...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Longer Duration of NSAID, Acetaminophen Use Associated With Hearing Loss in Women
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - March 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news

"Tampering to death": a fatal codeine intoxication due to a homemade purification of a medical formulation - Fais P, Pigaiani N, Cecchetto G, Montisci M, Gottardo R, Viel G, Pascali JP, Tagliaro F.
Many homemade tamper processes of medical codeine formulations are available on selected "forums" on the Internet, where recreational codeine users claim to be able to purify codeine by removing additives, such as acetaminophen, to avoid or limit adverse e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Percocet (Oxycodone and Acetaminophen) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Consumer Healthcare Products Association response to Major et al., "Trends in rates of acetaminophen-related adverse events in the United States", Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety, May 2016, 25: 590-8 - Sirois JE.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Response to Consumer Healthcare Products Association letter to "Trend in rates of acetaminophen-related adverse events in the United States" - Pham T, Major JM, Chai G, Moeny D, Wang C, Blum MD.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lupin launches pain relief drug in US
Lupin said it had received final approval from the US health regulator for its Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen tablets used for providing pain relief. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Looking for relief, pregnant women turn to marijuana despite medical advice
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’s National Vital Statistics Reports, more than one in five U.S. births now occur in states where marijuana is legal. That ’s triggered a concern among health professionals about the use of marijuana by pregnant women.Along with the broader availability of marijuana comes the perception that it is a harmless substance, health professionals say. But pregnant women, who may be seeking relief from a variety of ailments, should be aware of the potential health consequences of marijuana use.To understand how marijuana affects expectant mother...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news