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Michael Jackson Joins Tragic List of Accidental Celebrity Deaths Caused by Prescription Drugs, Says eDrugSearch.com

... the latest star to have died from an accidental overdose of prescription medications , according to news ... "Candle in the Wind" died from an overdose of sleeping pills -- specifically, Nembutal and ... forensic experts and investigators now say the overdose was more likely to have been accidental. 2. ...

NUCYNTA(TM) (tapentadol) CII Immediate Release Tablets Now Available for Relief of Moderate to Severe Acute Pain

... risk to the abuser that could result in overdose and death. Experience with NUCYNTA(TM) overdose is very limited. Management of overdose should be focused on treating symptoms of ...

Hissey Kientz, LLP Warns Duragesic Patch Users About Potential Health Risks of Fentanyl Overdose

... of fentanyl, direct exposure can lead to a fatal overdose or other serious injuries. “Fentanyl is ... should not be used because of the risk for fatal overdose that they pose. The Duragesic black-box ... family of a Chicago woman who died of a fentanyl overdose while wearing the Duragesic patch (Case No. ...

Painkillers Linked to Increase in Overdose Deaths

... Hall said. "This epidemic of prescription drug overdose involves a substantial amount of substance abuse, ... they counsel patients not only about the risk of overdose to themselves, but about the risks to those with ... of the deaths. People who died from a methadone overdose were less likely to have a prescription for the ...

Hissey Kientz, LLP Announces the Launch of Digitek Recall Help Web Site

... pills could cause patients to suffer an overdose due to digoxin toxicity. In some cases, patients who experience a Digitek overdose may suffer a heart attack, stroke or, ... deadly injuries after suffering a Digitek overdose have already contacted an ...

Kansas Doctor Charged in Deadly Prescription Drug Overdoses

... T., who died April 22, 2006, from an accidental overdose of Hydrodocone, Oxycodone, Methadone and Soma. ... to Via Christi Medical Center for a suspected overdose of prescription drugs. Via Christi notified ... on June 20, 2005, she died of an accidental overdose of prescription medications including Hydrocodone ...

FDA Warns of Codeine Risk for Some Nursing Mothers

... the drug quickly, raising chance of morphine overdose for baby FRIDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay ... codeine can have an increased risk of morphine overdose if the mother is an ultra-rapid metabolizer of ... Kweder advised. As for symptoms of morphine overdose in babies, they include "signs of increased ...

Medicines Top Source of Kids' Poisonings

... of every 180 2-year-olds visits an emergency department for a medication overdose each year." Dr. Robert Geller, a professor of pediatrics at Emory ... these medicines is that there have been rare patterns of misuse leading to overdose recently identified, particularly in infants, and safety is our top ...

Questions to Pharmacists Rise After Michael Jackson's Death

... Consumers more alert to overdose risks from prescription drugs, survey suggests THURSDAY, July ... may have increased the public's concern about prescription medication overdose risks, suggests a survey of U.S. pharmacists. Of the more than 200 ...

FDA Mandates Tougher Warnings for Pain Pills

... products by adding boxed warnings that emphasize the potential for overdose and developing medication guides to be given to each person filling or ... FDA officials said. Between 1959 and 2005, 91 deaths attributed to an overdose of these products have been recorded in the adverse-events database, said ...

If 2 Painkillers Are Banned, What Next?

... of each drug that their patients would be getting, reducing the risk of an overdose of acetaminophen. An estimated 42,000 Americans are treated in hospitals ... She added, "There was a clear message that there is a high likelihood of overdose from prescription narcotic/acetaminophen combination products. If we don't ...

Under-Treatment of Pain Exacerbated by Public Perceptions of Medicines and Safety

... were possibility of addiction (48 percent), abuse/misuse (21 percent), and overdose (12 percent). Regarding safety, 73 percent said 'yes,' pain medicines ... is to reduce the number of unintentional prescription pain medication overdose deaths by 15% in 2009 through PSAs, tools and resources for physicians and ...

Video: Paralyzed From the Chest Down, Triathlete Takes Second in the Handcycle Division of the Ford Ironman World Championship

... upset stomach, vomiting, headaches, and dizziness. Pump failure may cause overdose or underdose of intrathecal baclofen. The signs and symptoms of overdose include drowsiness, lightheadedness, respiratory depression (difficulty ...

New Webcast Going for Gold to Educate on Importance of Healthy Diet In Persistent Chronic Pain Management

... Do not chew, crush or split the tablet before swallowing. This can lead to overdose and possible serious injury including death. Use of alcohol should be ... hypnotics or other opioids, can cause respiratory depression, seizures, overdose and possibly death. Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions ...

Kids' Fever Time Cut Using Ibuprofen First

... editorial. The fact that 31 children in this study received an overdose shows that it's easy for parents to overdose their children, which means that a "more complicated alternating regimen ...

Video: Olympic Games Gold Medalist Nikki Stone Joins Chronic Pain Experts in Educational Webcasts

... Do not chew, crush or split the tablet before swallowing. This can lead to overdose and possible serious injury including death. Use of alcohol should be ... hypnotics or other opioids, can cause respiratory depression, seizures, overdose and possibly death. Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions ...

Mission Pharmacal Launches Ferralet(R) 90 for Treatment of the Leading Cause of Anemia in the U.S.

... and dietary needs. Ferralet 90 is available by prescription. Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in ... 90 should be kept out of the reach of children. In case of accidental overdose of Ferralet 90, call a doctor or poison control center immediately. Please ...

St. Jude finds 'dancing' hair cells are key to humans' acute hearing

... malfunction of this amplification machinery due to genetic mutation or overdose of drugs such as aspirin. Sound entering the cochlea is detected by the ... better understand the mechanisms of hearing loss. For example, an overdose of aspirin causes a high-frequency hearing loss by inhibiting prestins ...

Drugs, Doctors and Death: Heath Ledger Becomes Another Victim

... of deaths derived from doctor prescribed medication has far surpassed the overdose prevalence related to illicit street drugs. This alarming trend has ... can produce a synergistic effect causing respiratory depression and overdose death. Ironically, the majority of adult patients treated for addiction ...

Harvard Health Letter Special Section Features the Body's Unsung Marvels: The Feet

... How Your Feet Work -- and Three Steps for Keeping Them Healthy Also in this issue:   All about shellfish Acetaminophen overdose The Harvard Health Letter is available from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of Harvard Medical School, for $29 per year. ...

Nanotechnology Transforms Pain Relief

... relievers, has been linked to liver disease. Methyl Salicylate, a topical analgesic found in the likes of Bengay(R) and Icy Hot(R), can lead to fatal overdose if applied excessively. MyOmega(R) deters excessive application by avoiding the use of Methyl Salicylate and using a gradual release philosophy to ...

Jackson Tragedy May Serve to Educate Public on Addiction, Says American Society of Addiction Medicine

... prescription drugs can contribute to catastrophic outcomes. ASAM supports additional research on the extent of prescription drug addiction and overdose deaths, the factors leading to the current epidemic of prescription drug misuse and addiction, and specific clinical and policy strategies to ...

Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. Updates Prenexa.com with Folic Acid Content, Money-Saving Coupon, and Personalized Address Labels

... Important Safety Information: Please see full Prescribing Information for a complete list of warnings and precautions. Warning: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep This Product Out Of The Reach Of Children. In case of ...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Xanodyne Agree on a Plan to Keep Propoxyphene-Containing Products Available as Treatment Options for the Management of Mild to Moderate Pain

... of propoxyphene-containing products to address three primary areas; change the product label to strengthen important safety information about overdose and certain drug-drug interactions, develop and distribute a patient medication guide and provide additional clinical data to further evaluate ...

Wrong dose of heart meds too frequent in children

... giving extra doses or missing doses. In one instance, the patient's weight in pounds was mistaken for weight in kilograms, resulting in a gross overdose of three different heart drugs, which sent the patient into cardiac arrest. Half of the errors occurred in children younger than 1 year, and 90 ...

FDA Panel Urges Ban on Vicodin, Percocet

... combination products," Kweder said during the press conference. She added, "There was a clear message that there is a high likelihood of overdose from prescription narcotic/acetaminophen combination products. If we don't eliminate these combination products, we should certainly at least lower ...

FDA Panel Urges Tough Controls on Acetaminophen Painkillers

... more than is recommended on the label," she said. "That message was pretty clear." "There was a clear message that there is a high likelihood of overdose from prescription narcotic/acetaminophen combination products," Kweder said. "If we don't eliminate these combination products we should certainly at ...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Key to Fetal Development - Possible Mercury Contamination Concerns in Some Fish Oil Avoided With Plant-based DHA in PreNexa(R) Prenatal Vitamins

... quality control. PreNexa (R) is available nationwide, by prescription only, in bottles containing a 30-day supply. WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children less than six years of age. KEEP THIS PRODUCT OUT OF THE REACH OF ...

Artificial liver may extend lives

... for the study have life-threatening acute liver failure, often due to an infection. Another trial open to patients with liver failure due to drug overdose without underlying liver disease is expected to begin enrollment later this year. The current trials expand on prior results from Phase 1 and 2 ...

Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD Announces: Vets' Sudden Cardiac Deaths Are Not Suicides or Overdoses

... were four West Virginia veterans who died in their sleep in early 2008. Baughman's research suggests that they did not commit suicide and did not overdose as suggested by the military. All were diagnosed with PTSD. All seemed "normal" when they went to bed. And, all were on Klonopin (a ...

Olanzapine Long-Acting Injection (LAI) Efficacy and Safety Data Presented at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

... in terms of laboratory analytes. About PDSS PDSS describes a range of signs and symptoms similar to those observed with oral olanzapine overdose that have been seen in 0.07 percent of olanzapine LAI injections in clinical trials as of February 22, 2009. These signs/symptoms include: sedation ...

New Once-Daily RYZOLT(TM) (tramadol HCl extended-release tablets) Now Available in the U.S.

... chewing, or dissolving the product which can result in the uncontrolled delivery of the opioid, and as a consequence poses a significant risk of overdose and death. This risk is increased with concurrent abuse of alcohol and other substances. RYZOLT should be administered cautiously in patients at ...

Americans United for Life Condemns FDA Decision that Will Increase Minors' Access to Plan B

... The maker of Plan B has not researched what happens when adolescents take Plan B. In addition, neither the maximum safe dose nor the effects of overdose have been determined by scientific study on any age group." Last month, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Tummino ...

Consumer Reports Survey Shows High Satisfaction for Physical Therapist Treatment of Back Pain

... She goes on to say that "prescriptions of opioids among patients with spinal disorders more than doubled from 1997 to 2004" and reports of opioid overdose have risen with the numbers of prescriptions. "So many people are more conscious of what they eat and drink than of the medications they often ...

Consumer Reports Survey: Hands-On Therapies Among Top-Rated Treatments for Back Pain

... for low-back pain. They have numerous adverse effects such as drowsiness, respiratory depression, constipation, and nausea, to name a few. And overdose is a big concern, sending increasing numbers of patients to emergency rooms as opioid prescriptions rise," said Dr. Orly Avitzur, a board-certified ...

Post-Op Painkillers Tied to Deaths After Spinal Fusion

... fusion surgery between 1994 and 2001. Of the 103 patients who died in the three years following surgery, 21 percent involved either accidental overdose or suicide involving pain medications. These tended to be younger surgical patients, while older ones were more likely to die of cancer, heart ...

What Causes Mystery Heart Condition?

... a few case reports of heart muscle dysfunction after epinephrine," Wittstein sad. "We are the first to report a series of such cases." While an overdose can trigger the condition, "some of the patients received the right dose of the medicine and developed it anyway, so there may be susceptibility in ...

NSC Hosts National Poison Prevention Week News Conference, Tuesday, March 17

... at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event will feature a father, Phil Bauer, of Pennsylvania, whose son died from an unintentional overdose of painkilling medication just one week before his high school graduation. Other speakers will include: Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., ...

Many Kids Don't Need the Vitamins They're Taking

... age of 1. The supplements are recommended for children with chronic diseases, eating disorders and certain other conditions. In fact, supplement overdose or poisoning can be an issue, especially in younger (2-to-4-year-olds) children; overdoses can lead to vomiting, or to more serious problems such as ...

Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy announces new findings

... erratic behavior, depression and problems with impulse control. However, CTE eventually progresses to full-blown dementia. McHale died due to a drug overdose after a multi-year battle with addiction. Expert consensus is that drug abuse of any kind would never cause the neuropathological findings of CTE ...
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