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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July 10, 2013 Efforts to develop a safer form of acetaminophen -- the pain and fever-reducer that is one of the most widely used drugs -- have led to discovery of substances that may have less potentially toxic ... read more
Apr. 16, 2013 Researchers have found a new potential use for the over-the-counter pain drug Tylenol. Typically known to relieve physical pain, the study suggests the drug may also reduce the psychological effects ... read more
Sep. 7, 2011 New research shows that inhibition of the Sab protein prevents liver damage associated with acetaminophen overdose. The results suggest that inhibition of the protein can protect against various ... read more
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