Category Archive for: ‘Tylenol’

F.D.A. Plans New Limits on Painkillers

By GARDINER HARRISPublished: January 13, 2011New York Times WASHINGTON — The government announced Thursday that it would sharply restrict some of the nation’s most popular prescription painkillers, saying they cause many patients to poison themselves with overdoses of the drug acetaminophen. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration fell short of the ban on pills like Percocet and Vicodin …

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Reasons Not to Panic Over a Painkiller

July 7, 2009By TARA PARKER-POPENew York Times Few drugs are more ubiquitous than acetaminophen, the pain reliever found in numerous over-the-counter cold remedies and the headache drug Tylenol. But last week, a federal advisory committee raised concerns about liver damage that can occur with overuse of acetaminophen, and the panel even recommended that the Food and Drug Administration ban two …

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Ban Is Advised on 2 Top Pills for Pain Relief

July 1, 2009By GARDINER HARRISNew York Times ADELPHI, Md. — A federal advisory panel voted narrowly on Tuesday to recommend a ban on Percocet and Vicodin, two of the most popular prescription painkillers in the world, because of their effects on the liver. The two drugs combine a narcotic with acetaminophen, the ingredient found in popular over-the-counter products like Tylenol …

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Alcohol And Medication: A Dangerous Cocktail

By: Lisa ElyThe Johns Hopkins News-Letter10/2/08 My roommate suffers from atrocious allergies. Her immune system is generally shot, which I attribute to the ludicrous amounts of work she does, and she is likely to contract a semi-lethal strain of streptococcus and be down for the count for the next eight weeks if anyone within a radius of seven kilometers sniffles. …

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