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:2/7/2016)... ... February 07, 2016 , ... ... empowers employers and organizations with the tools and information to lower the costs, ... to cut the cost of providing employee healthcare benefits by as much as ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... February 06, 2016 , ... US Sports Camps is proud to sponsor ... event brings together top non-profit leaders, ultimate organizations, and coaches from around the US. ... Bay Area Disc Program Director of Youth and Education, describes this year YUCC as ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... Pekin, IL (PRWEB) , ... February 06, 2016 ... ... the recovery phases of eating disorder treatment helps to reduce the frequency and ... “Tasks of the Recovery Phase: Re-Establishing Healthy Identity and Purpose,” will explore the ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... VeloReality ... lighter, sleeker next generation LYNX VR Indoor Trainer with multi-rider capability to an ... and manufacturing not only reduce the weight of the unit, they also enhance ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The event is being held on April 7, 2016 from ... Triumph Over Parkinson’s will fund nearly $100,000 for research for the care and cure ... disease and is the architect of this informative event to raise awareness and funds ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016 Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD ), ... will be presenting at Source Capital Group,s 2016 Disruptive Growth ... at 2:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.  ... taking place at 3:15 p.m. ET. http://www.aethlonmedical.com .  ... after the conclusion of the live event. The panel discussion ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , February 5, 2016 ... market research report "Fetal (Labor & Delivery) and Neonatal ... Warmer, Incubator, Pulse Oximeter, Phototherapy/Jaundice Management Devices, CPAP, Capnograph, ... MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the global market over the ... estimated at USD 6.28 Billion in 2015 and is ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Feb. 4, 2016 For hospitals considering enrollment ... already participating in the program, the Health Resources and ... as the , Mega-Guidance , could have significant impact ... published in September 2016. Essential Insights , ... Marketing , summarizes the Mega-Guidance,s key proposed changes, including ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: