The maker of Tylenol is changing its packaging to better warn consumers of the risks of taking too much acetaminophen. Overdosing can cause dangerous, even deadly, liver damage, and consumers aren't always reading the fine print.
Reuters - US Online Video (Mar. 7, 2014) Painkiller 'Zohydro' -- said to be 10 times stronger than Vicodin -- is about to hit the U.S. market, and it has doctors concerned. Gavino Garay reports.
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AP (Mar. 13, 2014) A powerful, new opiate painkiller is now at some major pharmacies. Zohydro is a twice-a-day pure hydrocodone pill that addiction experts fear will be abused widely but some pain specialists say ... watch video
Newsy (July 24, 2014) The FDA approved Targiniq ER on Wednesday, a painkiller designed to keep users from abusing it. Like any new medication, however, it has doubters.
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AP (Apr. 8, 2014) Scientists in a London hospital are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. The lab is among several around the world working on the futuristic ... watch video
CBC (Aug. 29, 2013) A review of 120 studies examining cannabis and teenage brain development points to strong evidence that early cannabis use puts some teens at risk of developing addiction and mental health problems ... watch video
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June 22, 2015 New research could help reverse deadly side effects caused by excessive doses of the drug acetaminophen, the major ingredient in Tylenol and many other medicines. Researchers have developed a ... read more
June 2, 2015 Any box or bottle of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine lists its active ingredients prominently on the label. But are consumers using that information to make wise choices about taking two or more OTC ... read more
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May 3, 2011 Billions of people take pain relievers like Tylenol, but many do not pay attention to the active ingredients they contain, such as acetaminophen, a new study reports. That lack of knowledge plus ... read more