Tylenol may cause neurological damage in children, warn researchers
(Natural News) Our love for over-the-counter drug acetaminophen (Tylenol) is a classic example of a logical fallacy turned deadly, wherein our belief that “just because everyone takes it” suddenly makes a substance safe and effective. Scores of literature now suggest that Tylenol may have detrimental effects on human health, particularly on developing infants. It is for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds IV and pill form of acetaminophen work equally well after hip replacement
(Hospital for Special Surgery) Pain management after surgery is a vital part of patient care. Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery compared acetaminophen in the intravenous versus pill form as part of the overall pain management plan after hip replacement. They found that both forms worked equally well. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acetaminophen hepatotoxicity - Ramachandran A, Jaeschke H.
Acetaminophen (APAP) is one of the most popular and safe pain medications worldwide. However, due to its wide availability, it is frequently implicated in intentional or unintentional overdoses where it can cause severe liver injury and even acute liver fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety 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

tramadol and acetaminophen (Ultracet)
Title: tramadol and acetaminophen (Ultracet)Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/18/2004 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 1, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Tylenol-Codeine (Acetaminophen and Codeine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 26, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Fioricet with Codeine (Butalbital Acetaminophen Caffeine Capsules) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 25, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Quiz Time: What's the IV Acetaminophen-Delirium Connection?
(MedPage Today) -- You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

IV Acetaminophen May Combat Delirium After Cardiac Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Older patients also had shorter ICU stays in single-center randomized trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

One size does NOT fit all when it comes to medicine: Genetic study finds wide variation in risk of addiction when opioids are used for chronic pain
(Natural News) Chronic pain often pushes people to use opioid painkillers such as morphine and Vicodin, which may leave sufferers with an increased risk of prescription opioid addiction. Millions of Americans see their doctors for chronic pains, and doctors, in turn, resolve to prescribe these medications for immediate relief. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 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

Study finds long-term use of acetaminophen during pregnancy may increase a child’s risk of ADHD
(Natural News) Life begins at conception, but is molded in gestation. Pregnancy is the most important stage of a human being’s development, especially in the early stages when the central nervous system (including the brain) is formed. Through science, we discovered that genes from both contributors, the mother and father, are passed down and inherited... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Painkiller danger: Studies conclude paracetamol (acetaminophen) taken during pregnancy alters reproductive development of females, resulting in compromised fertility of daughters
(Natural News) Many health experts have recently begun finding more evidence on the risks of painkillers. This evidence includes the dangers of taking too many analgesics such as paracetamol and the potential damage it can cause to our liver, kidneys, and other body systems. According to a study, which was published in the online journal Endocrine Connections, pregnant women... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can acetaminophen/dimethyl sulfoxide formulation prevent accidental and intentional acetaminophen hepatotoxicity? - Algfeley SG, Al-Rejaie SS, Nagi MN.
An overdose of acetaminophen (APAP) causes liver injury in experimental animals and humans. The activation step (formation of reactive metabolite, N-acetyl-p-benzoquinone imine by cytochrome P450 system) and the consequent downstream pathway of oxidative s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Acetaminophen found to be a potent liver toxin... and it's the No. 1 ingredient in Tylenol
(Natural News) Acetaminophen is a popular over-the-counter pain reliever also sold under the brand name Tylenol. The accessibility of acetaminophen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) lends credence to pharma industry’s claims that these drugs are safe. But research has consistently shown that acetaminophen and other NSAIDs can be quite dangerous. Statistics show that acetaminophen... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin vs. Tylenol (acetaminophen)
Title: Aspirin vs. Tylenol (acetaminophen)Category: MedicationsCreated: 1/28/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - January 28, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Acetaminophen can induce a zombie-like state that makes people emotionless and uncaring
(Natural News) Is your over-the-counter pain reliever turning you into a zombie? New research has shown that might just be the case. While you may not have a hankering for brains that you can’t explain, it turns out acetaminophen (the active ingredient in drugs like Tylenol) can turn off more than just your pain — it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 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

A natural source of antioxidants, this humble plant native to the Middle East is effective in treating stress-related disorders
(Natural News) A study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, reveals that Fagonia olivieri has antioxidant potential that makes it a prospective treatment for acetaminophen-induced liver damage. The group of researchers, who come from Quaid-i-Azam University and Government College Women University Sialkot, evaluated the antioxidant content of the crude methanol extract of the whole... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MORE DANGEROUS than a nuclear weapon, Fentanyl – the heroin-based prescription painkiller – could be the next WMD
(Natural News) Opioids are the class of pain-relieving drugs made from the illegal and deadly drug heroin. Fentanyl is by far the most dangerous, but you’ve certainly heard of some other popular ones, including oxycodone (a.k.a. Oxycontin), hydrocodone (a.k.a. Vicodin), morphine and codeine. Fentanyl is so strong that just a few too many milligrams can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen Vaping Rises Dramatically; Drinking, Opioid Use Declines
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — Vaping among America’s teenagers continues to climb, while the use of other substances — such as alcohol and opioids — has declined in recent years, according to a new report. Monday’s report, called Monitoring the Future, comes from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and is based on an annual survey of drug and alcohol use and attitudes among eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders in the United States. This year’s survey included 44,482 students from 392 public and private schools across the country. Behind drinking...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN opioid abuse vaping Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Suppositories (Acephen) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 15, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pittsburgh rad gets 2-year conviction in opioid case
A federal judge in Pennsylvania has sentenced a radiologist to two years in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 2nd Pittsburgh rad pleads guilty in Vicodin case Pittsburgh radiologist pleads guilty in opioid case Pittsburgh radiologist charged in opioid case (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)
Title: Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine (Alagesic LQ, Capacet, Dolgic Plus, Esgic, Fioricet, and Others)
Title: butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine (Alagesic LQ, Capacet, Dolgic Plus, Esgic, Fioricet, and Others)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - December 10, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Study: Painkillers Prescribed By Dentist May Be Linked To Later Abuse
BOSTON (CBS) – A new study in JAMA finds that painkillers prescribed to teens and young adults by dentists may be associated with the abuse of these medications later on. Many people ages 16 to 21 have their wisdom teeth removed and sometimes dentists or oral surgeons send patients home with a prescription for opioids, like Vicodin or Tylenol with codeine. It is often the first time a young person has ever been exposed to opioids. Researchers at Stanford looked at tens of thousands of young people who received these painkillers for the first time from their dentists and found that almost 6 percent of them were later ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dentist opioid abuse Painkillers Source Type: news

Is acetaminophen the most dangerous OTC pain reliever of all?
(Natural News) If a natural health product or supplement was known to cause 56,000 emergency room visits, over 100,000 calls to poison control centers, 26,000 hospitalizations and more than 450 deaths each year, what are the chances that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would allow its manufacturer to continue distribution? The answer is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Designing a safer building block for drug discovery by harnessing visible light
(University of Michigan) When you reach for a bottle of acetaminophen, you may be looking for relief from a headache. But if you take more than what is recommended, the drug can damage your liver. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Role of extracellular vesicles in release of protein adducts after acetaminophen-induced liver injury in mice and humans - Duan L, Ramachandran A, Akakpo JY, Weemhoff JL, Curry SC, Jaeschke H.
Formation of acetaminophen (APAP) protein adducts are a critical feature of APAP hepatotoxicity, and circulating protein adducts have recently been utilized in bioassays for identification of APAP overdose in humans. Despite their clinical significance, me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Xodol (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 9, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology 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

Xodol (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 8, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin, Norco)
Title: hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin, Norco)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 5, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Poison center exposures due to therapeutic misuse of nonprescription acetaminophen-containing combination products in the United States 2007-2016 - Brass EP, Burnham RI, Reynolds KM.
BACKGROUND: Overdoses due to therapeutic misuse result when the maximum dose of a drug is exceeded while using it for its intended purpose, due to either intentionally exceeding the label dose, misunderstanding the label or use of more than one product wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Here ’s How to Tell if You Have a Cold or the Flu
Your nose is dripping like a leaky faucet, your throat is sore and you can’t stop sneezing. You don’t have a fever, but you feel wiped out—like you could curl up on the floor and fall asleep. Do you have a cold or the flu? If you guessed cold, you’re probably right. But experts say that differentiating the common cold (an upper respiratory infection) from the flu (influenza) can be trickier than most people assume. “There is huge overlap among non-influenza viruses and the symptoms produced by influenza and other bugs,” says Dr. Bruce Barrett, a professor of family medicine and community...
Source: TIME: Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

How a common drug causes liver failure
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) A study of liver cells exposed to the common painkiller acetaminophen found a novel mechanism for the drug's toxicity at high doses. Researchers say a protein modification called glutathionylation, kicked off by acetaminophen treatment, impairs liver cell mitochondria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Can Reduce Recurrence of Febrile Seizures
TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 -- Acetaminophen can reduce the risk for febrile seizure (FS) recurrence during the same fever episode among infants and children, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in Pediatrics. Shinya Murata, M.D., Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bupap (Butalbital and Acetaminophen Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 8, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Senate opioid bill includes provision for ultrasound treatment
In a 99-1 vote, the U.S. Senate on September 17 passed the Opioid Crisis Response...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Senate passes 'minibus' bill that includes health funds 2nd Pittsburgh rad pleads guilty in Vicodin case Pittsburgh radiologist pleads guilty in opioid case Study eyes interventional rads and opioid prescriptions Medical images reveal toll of opioid epidemic (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What's the difference between Vicodin and tramadol?
Tramadol and Vicodin are pain relief medications that a doctor may prescribe when over-the-counter (OTC) medications do not prove effective. Both medications are opioids and are very powerful. They both have side effects and interactions with other drugs. Learn more about the difference between Tramadol and Vicodin. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

The suppressed truth about Tylenol: It's toxic to children
(Natural News) If you were to ask your average mainstream doctor, or investigate the issue in official scientific journals, chances are you’d discover that acetaminophen (Tylenol) is generally classified as being safe for pregnant women and developing children. But a closer look at actual science tells a much different story. While the internet is saturated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Recommendations for Hand Osteoarthritis Released New Recommendations for Hand Osteoarthritis Released
The 2018 EULAR update on management of hand OA begins with education, exercise, orthoses, and topical NSAIDs as first-line pharmacological treatment. Use of acetaminophen is discouraged.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Opioid Maker to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development
A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it's helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma announced Wednesday that it's making a $3.4 million grant to Harm Reduction Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, to help develop a low-cost naloxone nasal spray. The announcement comes as lawsuits from local governments blaming Purdue, based in Stamford, Connecticut, and other companies in the drug industry for using deceptive marketing practices to encourage heavy prescribing of the powerful a...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Opioid Maker to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development
A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it's helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma announced Wednesday that it's making a $3.4 million grant to Harm Reduction Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, to help develop a low-cost naloxone nasal spray. The announcement comes as lawsuits from local governments blaming Purdue, based in Stamford, Connecticut, and other companies in the drug industry for using deceptive marketing practices to encourage heavy prescribing of the powerful a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

The therapeutic benefits of coconut water vinegar in treating liver damage
(Natural News) Vinegar made from coconut water has been commonly consumed in some cultures to treat diseases, such as liver disorders and inflammation. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, coconut water vinegar was found to help treat liver damage induced by acetaminophen. A team of researchers from Malaysia and Vietnam... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The influence of acetaminophen and observational conditioning on the acquired capability for suicide - Chiurliza B, Joiner TE.
The effects of acetaminophen and a reading task on physical pain tolerance and fearlessness about death were tested in 106 undergraduate students. Participants were randomized into four groups, each receiving either acetaminophen or no medication, along wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to mix acetaminophen and alcohol?
People take acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol or Tylenol, to treat pain and fever. In combination with alcohol, this drug can cause side effects, such as stomach upset, or severely damage the liver. In this article, we outline the risks of combining acetaminophen and alcohol and give tips on how to stay safe. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Taking acetaminophen during pregnancy delays speech development in baby girls
(Natural News) A new study found that taking the painkiller acetaminophen during pregnancy slows down the speech development of baby girls by up to six times. Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol, is the active ingredient in hundreds of over-the-counter and prescription medicines for pain relief and fever. To study the effect of the pain reliever on the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen, Roxicet, Tylox, Oxycet)
Title: Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen, Roxicet, Tylox, Oxycet)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 16, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

2nd Pittsburgh rad pleads guilty in Vicodin case
A second radiologist from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has pleaded...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Pittsburgh radiologist pleads guilty in opioid case Pittsburgh radiologist charged in opioid case (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news