Category Archive for: ‘Vicodin’

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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If 2 Painkillers Are Banned, What Next?

July 2, 2009HealthDay NewsForbes.com Banning the popular painkillers Percocet and Vicodin, which a U.S. health advisory panel has urged, would not be as drastic as it sounds, some medical experts contend. The reason, they say, is that other options are available. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel made its recommendation Tuesday. It followed the release in May of …

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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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