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Some Painkillers Tied to Certain Birth Defects in Study

Posted 10 Sep 2013 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 10 – Women taking prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin and Percocet early in pregnancy are twice as likely to give birth to babies with devastating neural tube defects such as spina bifida, a new study suggests. Despite the doubled risk, researchers described the escalation as "modest" since neural tube defects – which include those of the brain and spine – seldom occur. With study participants' use of prescription opioids, the risk of these birth defects translated to a prevalence of nearly six per 10,000 live births. "We want to keep in mind that major birth defects of any kind affect only 2 percent to 3 percent of live births, so the risks we've identified should be kept in perspective," said study author Mahsa Yazdy, a postdoctoral associate at Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University. "Even though we found a doubling in the risk of neural tube ... Read more

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Tylenol to Come With New Warning

Posted 4 Sep 2013 by Drugs.com

September 3, 2013 – Caps on bottles of the popular pain reliever Tylenol that are sold in the United States will soon come with warnings alerting consumers to the potential for liver failure and even death, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The warning will state that Tylenol's active ingredient is acetaminophen, the nation's leading cause of sudden liver failure. The new cap is designed to alert consumers who may not read similar warnings that already appear in small print on the product's label, the AP said. In addition to Tylenol, acetaminophen is contained in more than 600 over-the-counter products used by nearly one in four American adults every week. Those other products include such popular brands as Nyquil cold formula, Excedrin pain tablets and Sudafed sinus pills, the AP reported. Tylenol's maker, Johnson & Johnson, said the warning will appear on the cap of each new ... Read more

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FDA Warns of Rare Skin Reactions to Acetaminophen

Posted 2 Aug 2013 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 2 – The widely used painkiller acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, can cause rare but serious skin reactions and a warning about this danger will be added to product labels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. Acetaminophen is also often used in combination with other medicines, including opioids for pain and medicines to treat colds, coughs, allergy, headache and sleeping problems. According to the FDA, acetaminophen can trigger three serious skin reactions. Two of them – Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis – usually require hospitalization and can be lethal. The reactions usually begin with flu-like symptoms followed by rash, blistering and extensive damage to the skin surface. Recovery can take weeks or months, and possible complications include scarring, skin color changes, blindness and damage to internal organs. A third skin ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Acetaminophen: Drug Safety Communication - Association with Risk of Serious Skin Reactions

Posted 1 Aug 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that acetaminophen has been associated with a risk of rare but serious skin reactions. Acetaminophen is a common active ingredient to treat pain and reduce fever; it is included in many prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) products.  These skin reactions, known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), and acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP), can be fatal. These reactions can occur with first-time use of acetaminophen or at any time while it is being taken.  Other drugs used to treat fever and pain/body aches (e.g., non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen and naproxen) also carry the risk of causing serious skin reactions, which is already described in the warnings section of their drug labels. BACKGROUND: This new information resulted from the Agency’s rev ... Read more

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Drug Addicts, Dealers Are 'Doctor Shopping' for Pain Pills

Posted 19 Jul 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 17 – One of every 50 prescriptions for addictive prescription painkillers in the United States is filled for so-called "doctor shoppers" who obtain the drugs for recreational use or resale on the street, a new study finds. Although doctor shoppers make up less than 1 percent of all patients who bought painkillers in 2008, they purchased an estimated 4.3 million prescriptions for opioid drugs such as Oxycontin or Vicodin, the researchers found. That amounts to about 4 percent of all of this class of narcotic sold by weight that year. "There's a hole in our prescription control system in the United States," concluded study co-author Douglas McDonald, a researcher with Abt Associates Inc., a think-tank located in Cambridge, Mass. "Lacking a universal health record, doctors have to rely on what patients tell them about what they've been prescribed by other doctors." That ... Read more

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Tylenol-Induced Liver Failure Presents Own Set of Problems: Study

Posted 19 Jul 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 17 – People with liver failure caused by an overdose of acetaminophen (Tylenol) have poorer health than patients whose liver failure was caused by other problems, a new study finds. They reported more days of poor mental and physical health, activity limitations because of poor health, pain, anxiety and depression than other liver failure patients, U.S. researchers found. Acetaminophen-overdose patients also had higher rates of substance abuse and psychiatric disease than other liver failure patients, the study found. And patients who suffered an accidental acetaminophen overdose were less likely to have psychiatric disorders than those who intentionally overdosed, 48 percent versus 82 percent. For the study, published online in the journal Liver Transplantation, the researchers analyzed data from more than 280 patients who were diagnosed with acute liver failure ... Read more

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Sharp Rise in Drug Overdoses Among U.S. Women: CDC

Posted 2 Jul 2013 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 2 – The rate of fatal overdoses of prescription painkillers and other drugs among U.S. women quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, federal officials reported Tuesday. Long thought of as primarily a male problem, drug addiction is increasingly affecting women, and the new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 42 women in the United States die each day from prescription drug overdoses. "Prescription drug overdose deaths have skyrocketed in women," CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said during a noon press conference. "Mothers, wives, sisters and daughters are dying from overdoses at rates we have never seen before." The CDC said that nearly 48,000 women died of overdoses from any form of prescribed drug between 1999 and 2010. The annual death rate for women from drug overdoses now surpasses that of car crash deaths, the agency said. Emergency ... Read more

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7 out of 10 Americans Take a Prescription Drug: Study

Posted 27 Jun 2013 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 27 – Nearly 70 percent of Americans take prescription drugs, with antibiotics, antidepressants and painkillers being the most widely used, according to a new study. Researchers also found that more than half of patients take two prescription drugs, while 20 percent take five or more prescription medications. One other key finding: "As you get older you tend to get more prescriptions, and women tend to get more prescriptions than men," study author Dr. Jennifer St. Sauver, of the Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, said in a Mayo news release. The findings come from an analysis of 2009 statistics from people living in Olmsted County, Minn., near the Mayo Clinic. St. Sauver believes the findings are comparable to people living elsewhere in the United States. According to the study, 17 percent of patients took antibiotics, 13 percent took ... Read more

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More Kids Being Poisoned by Prescription Drugs: Study

Posted 3 Jun 2013 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 3 – As the number of adults taking prescription drugs has grown, so has the number of children being accidentally poisoned by them, a new study finds. "We found between 2000 and 2009 [that] rates of pediatric exposure to adult medications were increasing," said lead researcher Dr. Lindsey Burghardt, from the division of emergency medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. In addition, there was an association between the number of prescriptions written for these medications for adults and the increase in the number of children being poisoned by them, she said. "This is the first step, to identify the extent of the problem," Burghardt said. "Despite all these precautions that have been put in place to try to prevent these poisonings in kids the problem persists," she said. "In fact, the number of poisonings has been increasing." The next step is to try to identify why this is ... Read more

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Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Long-Term Narcotic Use in Men

Posted 15 May 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 15 – If you're a man, the pain-killing medications known as opioids may do more than relieve pain – they may also put a damper on your sex life. A new study found that men who were prescribed medications for erectile dysfunction or low testosterone levels were more likely to be taking opioid (narcotic) medications for chronic back pain. "People who have persistent pain problems need to know that a potential side effect of long-term opioid use may be erectile dysfunction," said lead study author Dr. Richard Deyo, a clinical investigator for the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore. "This is not a well-known potential side effect among patients, and it should be considered when thinking about treatment." Deyo also noted, however, that "the nature of this study as an observational study limits our ability to make a causal [cause-and-effect] ... Read more

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Know What's in Your Child's Medications, FDA Warns

Posted 17 Mar 2013 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, March 17 – It's the time of year when cold season and allergy season overlap, and parents need to know the active ingredients in the medicines they give their children for these conditions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Taking more than one medicine at a time could cause serious health problems if the drugs have the same active ingredient, which is the component that makes the medicine effective against a particular condition. For over-the-counter products, active ingredients are listed first on a medicine's Drug Facts label. For prescription medicines, active ingredients are listed in a patient package insert or consumer information sheet provided by the pharmacist, the FDA said. Many medicines have just one active ingredient. But combination medicines – such as those for allergy, cough or fever and congestion – may have more than one. Antihistamine is an ... Read more

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Neurology Group Lists Procedures That May Be Unneeded

Posted 8 Mar 2013 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 8 – Five tests, procedures and treatments that neurologists and their patients should question are outlined in a list released by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign. "With one in six people affected by a brain disease, such as headache, multiple sclerosis and stroke, our goal is to have patients discuss our Choosing Wisely recommendations regarding medical procedures, therapies, and tests with their neurologists," AAN president Dr. Bruce Sigsbee said in an academy news release. The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation-led Choosing Wisely campaign involves about 35 medical specialty groups and is intended to encourage patients and doctors to discuss appropriate care while avoiding unnecessary tests and treatments. The AAN is one of 17 medical societies that recently released advice lists. Here are the AAN's five ... Read more

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Program to Spot Painkiller ODs Saves Lives: Study

Posted 1 Feb 2013 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 1 – Teaching people how to recognize and respond to prescription painkiller overdoses could significantly reduce the number of overdose deaths, a new study suggests. Overdoses of these powerful opioid drugs are a major cause of emergency hospital admissions and preventable deaths in many countries. Opioids include hydrocodone (brand name Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine and codeine. Since 2005, Massachusetts has had more opioid-related overdose deaths than motor vehicle deaths, so the state introduced several strategies to tackle the problem, including training drug users, their families and friends, and potential bystanders to prevent, recognize and respond to opioid overdoses. The participants in the overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) programs received instruction in how to recognize signs of overdose, seek help, stay with victims ... Read more

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Doubling Up on Cold, Flu Remedies May Harm Liver

Posted 30 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 – Taking too much acetaminophen, an active ingredient in many commonly used drugs for fever and pain relief, including Tylenol, can cause liver damage, experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warn. People suffering from a cold or the flu may be tempted to take a combination of medicines to treat several symptoms. Used correctly, acetaminophen can be safe and effective. More than 600 prescription and over-the-counter medications contain acetaminophen, however, and doubling up on these remedies can be dangerous, the FDA cautioned. Complicating matters, signs of an acetaminophen overdose may not become apparent for days. "If you're taking more than one medicine at a time, you may be putting yourself at risk for liver damage," Dr. Fathia Gibril, a supervisory medical officer at the FDA, said in an agency news release. Over-the-counter medications are used by 70 ... Read more

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Parents Not Too Worried About Kids' Use of Pain Meds: Poll

Posted 28 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Jan. 26 – Many American parents are not very concerned about the misuse of narcotic pain medicines by children and teens, despite the fact that rates of abuse and overdoses involving these drugs are rising in all age groups, a new survey finds. The number of drug overdose deaths attributed to narcotic pain medicines such as Vicodin or Oxycontin is greater than overdose deaths from heroin and cocaine combined, according to national data. The survey, conducted last September, included over 1,300 parents with children aged 5 to 17. Among the participants, the investigators found that only 35 percent of parents were very concerned about the misuse of narcotic pain medicines by children and teens in their communities, and only 19 percent were very concerned about the misuse of these medicines in their own families. Black parents (38 percent) and Hispanic parents (26 percent) were ... Read more

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