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Docs Say No to Pulling Drugs Containing Acetaminophen off the Market
Date:7/20/2009

FLEMINGTON, N.J., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national media study among 589 physicians revealed that the majority of physicians (82%) do not believe that drugs containing acetaminophen should be pulled off the market.

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The study was conducted by HCD Research using its MediaCurves.com(R) website during July 17-19, to obtain physicians' perceptions of a CNN news clip which outlined an FDA committee's recent concern regarding acetaminophen, a drug found in several common prescription and non-prescription products. To view agreement curves and detailed results go to: www.mediacurves.com.

"Physicians expressed sharp disagreement when the CNN reporter stated: 'the committee said yank them off the market -- no more Vicodin, no more Percocet,' as evidenced by the downward spiral of our automated response curves," explained Glenn Kessler, president and CEO, HCD Research.

The majority of doctors (70%) reported that the FDA's warnings and concerns regarding the acetaminophen have not affected their prescribing habits.

Among the findings:

"Have your prescribing habits changed since becoming aware of the FDA's recent warnings and concerns regarding the drug Acetaminophen? Select all that apply."

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                                                        (n=589)
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    More likely to prescribe products containing
     Acetaminophen                                          1%

    Less likely to prescribe products containing
     Acetaminophen                 
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