Navigation Links
FDA Proposes Stringent Warnings Labels for Pain Relievers

U.S. Food and Drug Administration have proposed that labels of commonly available painkillers should carry sterner warnings, that mention potential side effects. Drugs such// as Tylenol and Aspirin used as pain relievers are easily available to the public.

The FDA has ruled that, the warnings will be compulsory and will have to be displayed prominently on the labels. The language has to be simple and standardized, informed Dr.Charles Ganley who is the director of the FDA’s, Office of Nonprescription Products, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Several manufacturers have already provided the required statutory warning on the labels of the pain killers.

More than thousand deaths are linked to the use of pain relievers. The warnings will keep the public aware of the potential hazards that can be caused due to the excessive use of these drugs. Tylenol, which is the trade name of a drug called acetaminophen can cause liver damage. Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen can cause bleeding within the stomach .Over 200 million Americans are estimated to use pain reliever drugs like acetaminophen, said Dr. Ganley.There have been several reported cases of liver failure following the use of acetaminophen. The latest change in the label on acetaminophen will include warning pertaining to toxicity to liver, when used in combination with other drugs or with alcohol, written in bold letters. The name Acetaminophen will now be written in bold type across the container prominently. Similarly the warnings on containers of NSAID drugs will also have to emphasize the chances of bleeding that it can cause in stomach in elderly people above 60 years ,if they are using blood thinners, habituated to alcoholic drinks or taking the drug for much longer than was advised by he medical practitioner. The FDA are also considering to limit the number of tablets sold in one package as it is done in the U.K.

The recently pro posed changes in labeling are based on scientific research and also advice of experts. It is still not clear when the final ruling would become binding.
MST
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Government Organisation Proposes Strict Guidelines For SubStandard Medical Devices
2. Harvard Proposes Drug Disposal Plan
3. San Francisco Mayor Proposes An Alternate Plan For The Uninsured City Residents
4. V P Singh Proposes Doubling Of Medical Seats
5. Govt Proposes, Medicos Disposes, Strike To Intensify
6. Bush Administration Proposes End of Funding of Anti-AIDS Program in Swaziland
7. FDA Proposes Availability of Experimental Drugs
8. FSA Proposes Packaging of Fatty Food in Smaller Packs
9. Haryana Government Proposes to Set Up Medical University
10. BMA for Stringent Measures against Bullies
11. Stringent budget for 2006/2007 portends unhealthy trends for HIV/AIDS patients.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... The iaedp Foundation, the premier provider of educational programs and training standards for eating ... of disordered eating, announced today that the 2017 Symposium set a new attendance record ... countries converged on the Green Valley Resort in Las Vegas. , “We are ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Northridge ... now offering treatments for sleep apnea and TMJ at their office. TMJ, or ... , specifically the obstructive type, is increasingly being treated at dental offices with ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... the year of enhancements, upgrading their training and leads programs. , In February, ... Reserved for elite sales agents, Performance Partners is designed to teach how to ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... “The Communion of Saints: A Pastor’s Potpourri of Parishioners”: ... the United States. “The Communion of Saints” is the creation of published ... in seven states throughout his long career of devotion to the church. In ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Demonstrating their commitment ... more public health departments have been awarded national accreditation through the Public ... into the expanding network of communities across the nation whose health departments meet ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... March 23, 2017  Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: ... a clinical-stage oncology and dermatology biopharmaceutical company, today ... Commitment Term Sheet (the "Definitive Financing") it entered ... the Company,s stockholders, who are referred to in ... Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Cryostat Market is poised ... decade to reach approximately $3.5 billion by 2025. This ... given segments on global as well as regional levels presented in ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... Technique, Repair Procedure By Technique, By Region, By Country (2016-2021)" ... ... at a CAGR of 13.35% during 2016-2021 The strong ... growth in population with heart disease and rising advances in minimally ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: