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acetaminophen

uh see tuh mi nuh fuhn

  • n  an analgesic for mild pain but not for inflammation; also used as an antipyretic; (Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, and Anacin III are trademarks of brands of acetaminophen tablets)

  • The recent recommendation by an FDA advisory panel to do away with acetaminophen-containing prescription painkillers raised many questions for consumers.
  • Joe Raedle Getty The FDA advisory panel, made up of scientists, doctors and consumer representatives, voted to make four major changes in the way acetaminophen is dispensed and .
  • Once again, acetaminophen was linked to as many as 35% of the cases, most of them preventable.
News & Articles

  • Baby Aspirin Recalled After Acetaminophen Discovery
    Baby Aspirin Recalled After Acetaminophen Discovery
    June 28, 2013 - WebMD
  • Aspirin Recalled Over Acetaminophen Mix-Up
    A nationwide baby aspirin recall is underway after a CVS pharmacist discovered a 120-pill bottle of baby aspirin was filled with acetaminophen pills. Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. voluntarily recalled 16,440 bottles of pills labeled to contain 81-mg aspirin pills because at least one bottle in the lot...
    June 28, 2013 - ABC News via Yahoo! News
  • Aspirin Recalled Over Bottle Mix-Up
    A nationwide baby aspirin recall is underway after a CVS pharmacist discovered a 120-pill bottle of baby aspirin was filled with acetaminophen pills. Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. voluntarily recalled 16,440 bottles of pills labeled to contain 81-mg aspirin pills because at least one bottle in the lot...        
    June 28, 2013 - ABC News
Quotes

  • Ted Schroeder in CNNMoney.com
    We remain keenly focused on executing the development programs for our two Phase III product candidates, intravenous acetaminophen and Omigard(TM),said Ted Schroeder, Cadence's President and Chief Executive Officer. "As a result, we are on...
  • Jerry Avorn in WTOK
    If there is the same ingredient in something for cold, something for sleep, and something for pain, in fact, they may all have acetaminophen. That's how patients get into trouble,said Dr. Jerry Avorn of Harvard Medical School.
  • Julian Fontana in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    There are an estimated 60,000 cases of acetaminophen overdose annually, most of which are intentional suicide gestures,Fontana wrote.

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