Dentists' Group Issues New Pain-Control Guidelines for Teens, Adults
TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2024 -- New guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA) are cracking down on the use of opioids for tooth pain.The guidelines say that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) taken alone or alongside acetaminophen... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 6, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Don ’t Overuse Acetaminophen
Over 600 medications – both prescription and nonprescription – have acetaminophen to help relieve pain and reduce fever. Be cautious not to exceed the daily limit of acetaminophen, which can lead to overdose and severe liver damage. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - January 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Prenatal Acetaminophen Exposure Linked to Attention Problems
THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2024 -- Prenatal acetaminophen exposure, especially in the second trimester, is associated with attention problems at ages 2, 3, and 4 years, according to a study published in the January-February issue of Neurotoxicology and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 25, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study Links Use of Acetaminophen in Pregnancy With Child Behavioral Issues
THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2024 -- Expecting moms who often turn to acetaminophen for their aches and pains are more likely to wind up with kids who have behavioral issues, a new study warns.Children between the ages of 2 and 4 were more likely to have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fifty years of paracetamol (acetaminophen) poisoning: the development of risk assessment and treatment 1973-2023 with particular focus on contributions published from Edinburgh and Denver - Bateman DN, Dart RC, Dear JW, Prescott LF, Rumack BH.
INTRODUCTION: Fifty years ago, basic scientific studies and the availability of assay methods made the assessment of risk in paracetamol (acetaminophen) poisoning possible. The use of the antidote acetylcysteine linked to new methods of risk assessment tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Linked to Poorer Early Language Development
FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2024 -- Prenatal acetaminophen use during pregnancy is associated with poorer early language development, especially among male offspring, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in Pediatric Research. Megan L. Woodbury,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 5, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could Mom's Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Lead to Language Delays in Kids?
THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2024 -- Acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol in the United States, is a go-to pain med for millions. However, a new study is raising doubts about its safe use by women who are pregnant.The researchers found kids born to women who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 4, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Planning to travel? Health experts warn your prescription could be illegal in these 10 countries
Rules governing prescribed drugs vary by country, and some prescription drugs available in the US may be illegal overseas, from cannabis to painkillers like Vicodin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

KinderFarms, LLC Voluntarily Recalling all KinderMed Pain & Fever Products Due to Acetaminophen Instability
– KinderFarms, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of KinderMed Infants’ Pain& Fever (oral suspension) and KinderMed Kids ’ Pain& Fever (oral suspension) to the retail and consumer level. These products are being voluntarily recalled due to acetaminophen instability. The two products were manufa (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - November 17, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

America ’s opioid epidemic
For most of the 1980s, drug overdose deaths in the US remained fairly steady, at well under 10,000 per year, largely because illegal heroin markets remained relatively small and stable. Then, in the 1990s, deaths rose sharply. By 2000, nearly 20,000 people were dying from overdoses annually. In…#worldwars #oxycontin #fda #purdue #vicodin #mexican #stanford #drcurtiswright #merrickgarland (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Update on herbal and dietary supplement-induced liver injury: current gaps and future directions - Weber S, Gerbes AL.
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition, which accounts for the majority of acute liver failure cases in the US and EU. Unlike direct hepatoxicity, which is mainly caused by acetaminophen, idiosyncratic DILI is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Matthew Perry Wanted to Be Remembered for Helping Others Get Sober Instead of Just ‘Friends’: ‘I’m Gonna Live the Rest of My Life Proving That’
Matthew Perry discussed what he wanted to be remembered for most during an interview that occurred a year before his death. The “Friends” star died Saturday at age 54. Perry spoke publicly about his legacy on the “Q With Tom Power” podcast in 2022 while promoting his memoir “Friends, Lovers and…#matthewperry #perry #tompower #friendslovers #bigterriblething #vicodin #malibu #perryhouse #chandlerbing #jenniferaniston (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Maxigesic IV to be Marketed in the U.S. as Combogesic IV (acetaminophen and ibuprofen) for the Management of Pain
Maxigesic® IV, a potent non-opioid painkiller, to be marketed in the U.S. under the tradename Combogesic® IV Liège, Belgium– 18 OCTOBER 2023 - Hyloris Pharmaceuticals SA (Euronext Brussels: HYL), a specialty biopharma... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - October 18, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Why is it so hard to get my ADHD medication in the US?
Obviously, I made sure to bring as much Vyvanse as possible with me. “As much as possible” turned out to be two months’ worth, and the first month of our return was occupied exclusively with finding a place to live. Once that was sorted, though, my Vyvanse supply had started to wane, and with a…#vyvanse #vicodin #hoo (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advances in the understanding of acetaminophen toxicity mechanisms: a clinical toxicology perspective - Chiew AL, Isbister GK.
INTRODUCTION: Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is a commonly used analgesic and antipyretic agent, which is safe in therapeutic doses. Acetaminophen poisoning due to self-harm or repeated supratherapeutic ingestion is a common cause of acute liver injury. Acety... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news