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Daily Archives: January 20, 2011

Finally! FDA Limits Acetaminophen in Prescription Analgesics

By |January 20, 2011|Iatrogenic Injury|

Finally! FDA Limits Acetaminophen in Prescription Analgesics

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SOURCE:   Medscape Medical News

By Robert Lowes


January 13, 2011 — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it is asking drug makers to limit the amount of acetaminophen in prescription combination pain relievers to no more than 325 mg per tablet or capsule to reduce overdoses and the severe liver injury that can follow.

The decision, to be phased in over 3 years, affects dozens of prescription analgesics that contain both acetaminophen and another ingredient, typically opioids such as codeine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone. Some of these combination products now have as much as 750 mg of acetaminophen per dose. (more…)

Primary Care MDs Decline Training In Pain Management

By |January 20, 2011|Health Care Reform|

Primary Care MDs Decline Training In Pain Management

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The following survey reveals a depressing new trend in medicine. Although primary care physicians (PCPs) see the largest percentage of chronic pain patients (52%), they are also the least likely to feel confident in their ability to manage musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain conditions, and are least likely to favor mandatory pain education for all PCPs.

How bizarre is that?


Here’s the abstract for your review:

Pain Management by Primary Care Physicians, Pain Physicians, Chiropractors, and Acupuncturists: A National Survey (more…)