Navigation Links
Pain Medicine Experts Recommend Safe and Responsible Use of Acetaminophen
Date:7/2/2009

GLENVIEW, Ill., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the advisory committee's recommendations to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put new restrictions on acetaminophen this week, physician leaders from the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), have released the following statement:

        The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), which represents the
        medical specialty of Pain Medicine, supports the safe and responsible
         use of acetaminophen both in over-the-counter and prescription
        medicines.  While there are risks associated with the misuse of
        acetaminophen, the benefits to patients suffering from both
        short-term and chronic pain are significant.

        The misuse and abuse of both over-the-counter and prescription
        medicines are significant social and medical problems that must be
        addressed responsibly.  But, the under-treatment of pain is also a
        longstanding and significant medical and social problem that also
        must be addressed responsibly.

        AAPM recognizes that analgesics that combine acetaminophen and an
        opioid do pose additional risk for patients with pain conditions
        that require doses of the opioid component for sufficient pain relief
         that exceed safe doses of the acetaminophen component.

        AAPM supports measures that reduce the risk of misuse and abuse of
         medications without deterring access to appropriate pain care for
        legitimate patients and the need for physicians to adhere to
        responsible analgesic prescribing practices. The Academy will
        continue to work towards these goals through advocacy, research,
        promotion of best clinical practices, and continuing medical
        education.

        AAPM, founded in 1983, is the recognized authority on the evaluation
         and care of patients with pain. It is a professional community of
        physicians with a sustained interest in pain disorders and their
        management, with a background in related specialties such as
        anesthesiology, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery,
        orthopedic surgery, physiatry, family practice, and psychiatry.

Leading researchers are available for comment through the American Academy of Pain Medicine by contacting Sue Thompson at 847 375 3686.

About the AAPM

For more than 25 years, the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is the premiere medical specialty society representing more than 2,200 physicians practicing in the field of comprehensive pain medicine. The Academy is involved in education, training, advocacy and research in the specialty of pain medicine. Information is available on the practice of pain medicine at www.painmed.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Academy of Pain Medicine
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 21, 2007, issue
2. Investigational Agent Targeting Metabotropic Glutamate 2/3 Receptors Demonstrates Antipsychotic Activity in Humans, Study in Nature Medicine Finds
3. FDA Seeks to Regulate Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Products Such as Vegetable Juice Could Be Restricted for Medical Use
4. £5 million investment in personalized medicines to cut patient deaths
5. The New England Journal of Medicine Publishes EURIDIS/ADONIS Study Results Showing Dronedarone Maintained Sinus Rhythm in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter With no Observed Pro-Arrhythmia
6. Temple Emergency Medicine receives $1.8M to find best MRSA treatment
7. Medical, technological advances prompt updating of nuclear medicine technologists scope of practice
8. Nuclear medicine approach can be first choice for excluding pulmonary embolism in young women
9. University of Nevada School of Medicine Professor Confirms Accuracy Through Validation Study Using the CSI Health Station Model 6K
10. Boston University School of Medicine researcher recipient of Memory Ride Grant
11. John B. Buse, MD, PhD of Chapel Hill, NC, Elected American Diabetes Association President, Medicine & Science
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and ... explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, ... puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and ... for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics ... PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s ... of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System ... Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by ... and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Vohra Chief Medical Officer ... physician colleagues, skilled nursing facility medical directors and other clinicians at various events ... Care." , "At many of these conferences we get to educate other physicians, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/18/2017)... 2017 EpiVax, Inc. ("EpiVax") a ... immune engineering, today announced a new NIH-funded ... ... and presents a challenge for traditional flu ... be effective. Using state-of-the-art bioinformatics and molecular modeling methods, ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... NEW YORK , Sept. 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the ... chains, has published the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk ... 20,400 companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly ... ... Performance Index ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... Sept. 12, 2017  ValGenesis Inc., the global ... is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. ... its Board of Directors and Chairman of Advisory ... life science companies to manage their entire validation ... paper in this process. Furthermore, ValGenesis VLMS enables ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: