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3 hrs ago | Medical News

Minister Ambrose calls for proposals to tackle prescription drug abuse

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today issued a national Call for Proposals to improve the prescribing practices for prescription drugs that have a high risk of abuse or addiction.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

7 hrs ago | Switched

8 Health Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

We've all ignored medical symptoms from time to time, usually without dire consequences.

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Related Topix: Montvale, NJ, Medicine, Health, Heart Attack, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, Headache

11 hrs ago | Switched

9 Must-Know Facts About The Chikungunya Virus

Cases of chikungunya virus seen in the United States are atypically high this year because of an outbreak of the virus in the Caribbean currently underway.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Control Group

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Mother Jones

Doctors Aren't Really Very Smart About Buying Generics

Sarah Kliff takes a look today at our use of generic drugs. Long story short, it's surprising how few of us save money by buying generic pain medicine instead of name brands .

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Related Topix: Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, Medicine, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic), Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Health

InteliHealth

Tylenol May Not Relieve New Back Pain

Though it's used widely for many kinds of pain, acetaminophen may not help new back pain, a study suggests.

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Related Topix: Health, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Inflammation, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic)

Examiner.com

Pain Relief

A recent study has found that acetaminophen, the generic name for products such as Tylenol, is not the best choice for back pain .

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Related Topix: Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Medicine, Health, Inflammation, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic), Naproxen (generic), Aleve, Naprosyn

Canada.com

Ottawa calls for proposals to improve prescribing of opioids, other abused drugs

Ottawa has issued a national call for proposals to improve prescribing practices for opioids and other drugs that pose a high risk of abuse or addiction.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

New York Daily News

Tylenol, Panadol not effective for back pain: study

Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, is the active ingredient in Tylenol and Panadol, two drugs commonly recommended for back pain.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Back Pain, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic)

NewsTarget.com

Seven reasons why THC in cannabis is good medicine

With a growing number of states, particularly in the southern U.S., starting to accept the medicinal benefits of cannabidiol, or CBD, a therapeutic compound found in the cannabis plant that is beneficial for treating seizures, inflammation and other health conditions, the more widely known cannabis compound tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is being ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Seizures, Health, Life, Veteran Affairs, Nausea

PhysOrg Weblog

Race affects opioid selection for cancer pain

Racial disparities exist in the type of opioid prescribed for cancer pain, according to a study published online July 21 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Time

Tylenol and Panadol Prove No Better Than Placebo at Helping Back Pain

Paracetamol tablets sit on a table on July 24, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. In a new study published in the prestigious medical journal, 'The Lancet' the most common pain reliever for back pain, paracetamol, does not work any better than a placebo.

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Related Topix: Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Medicine, Health, Australia, World News,

International Business Times

Paracetamol Has No Effect on Back Pain Study Says: Most Popular Remedy Gets a Blow

Paracetamol comes across as the first-line treatment for GPs dealing with acute attacks of the most common form of back pain.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Back Pain, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic)

HON

Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved

Targiniq ER has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a long-term, around-the-clock treatment for severe pain when other therapies are ineffective or unavailable.

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Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Food and Drug Administration, Health

Boing Boing

Back pain: Acetaminophen no better than placebos

A large-scale, rigorous study published in the Lancet found that the go-to, front-line treatment for back pain was no better than a placebo.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Australia, World News,

PennLive.com

Acetaminophen won't relieve my back pain?; Apple denies security backdoors; jealous dogs: What they're saying

Acetaminophen is found to be pretty useless for lower-back pain, according to a new study; Apple is denying building surveillance backdoors into its iOS operating system; and, hey... guess what... dogs get jealous.

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Related Topix: Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Medicine, Health, Back Pain

The Sampson Independent

Sleep well with these tips

If you have counted hundreds of sheep at bedtime and you still cannot fall asleep, you might suffer from insomnia.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Insomnia, Health, Prednisone (generic), Deltasone, Orasone

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Sand Trap

Lower Back Fitness

Recent news discounts positive effect of drug, Paracetmatol, aka Acetominophen as found in Tylenol and other OTC meds for relief of lower back pain.

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Related Topix: Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Medicine, Health, Back Pain

Mother Jones

For Lower Back Pain, You Can Skip the Tylenol

About two-thirds of adults have lower back pain at some point in their lives, and most are told to take acetaminophen, sold under brand names like Tylenol, Anacin and Panadol.

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Related Topix: Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Medicine, Health, Back Pain, Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry

Live Science

Acetaminophen Doesn't Reduce Lower-Back Pain, Study Suggests

Acetaminophen, the drug found in Tylenol, works no better than a dummy pill at reducing lower-back pain in some people, nor does it help these patients get better any faster, a new study finds.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Back Pain

Journal Watch

For Low-Back Pain, Acetaminophen Is No Better than Placebo

Despite being widely recommended as a first-line intervention in low-back pain, acetaminophen does no better than placebo, according to a Lancet study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Australia, World News,

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