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  • Taking ibuprofen for long periods found to alter human testicular physiology

    01/09/2018 11:24:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | January 9, 2018 | by Bob Yirka
    A team of researchers from Denmark and France has found that taking regular doses of the pain reliever ibuprofen over a long period of time can lead to a disorder in men called compensated hypogonadism. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study, which involved giving the drug to volunteers and monitoring their hormones and sperm production. To learn more about the possible impacts of the popular anti-inflammation drug Ibuprofen on male fertility when taken for long periods of time, the researchers asked 31 men between the ages of 18 and...
  • What you think you know about autism might be a lie

    04/20/2017 12:20:41 PM PDT · by azkathy · 100 replies
    Metro.US ^ | April 17, 2017 | Sheila Dougherty
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of every 68 children born in the United States has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Though all races, ethnicities and socioeconomic groups are affected by ASD, myths and misunderstandings still persist in media, schools and workplaces — that childhood vaccines are a cause has been disproved, yet the rumor refuses to die. April is World Autism Awareness month, so we spoke with Dr. Joseph Buxbaum, a molecular geneticist and neurobiologist who directs the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai Health System, to separate fact from fiction. What...
  • FDA: Acetaminophen doses over 325 mg might lead to liver damage

    01/17/2014 6:10:07 AM PST · by Innovative · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 16, 2014 | Holly Yan
    Acetaminophen is often used in pain medications with opioids such as oxycodone (Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin) and codeine (Tylenol with Codeine). These are called combination drugs, and the Food and Drug Administration is asking doctors to stop prescribing those that have more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dose. Acetaminophen overdose is one of the most common poisonings worldwide," according to the National Institutes of Health. Taking too much of this pain reliever can lead to liver failure or death. n 2011, the FDA asked manufacturers to limit the amount of acetaminophen in prescription combination drugs to 325 mg per capsule...
  • Don’t Call; I Don’t Care

    05/14/2016 7:16:00 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-14-2016 | MOTUS
    Here’s an important study: Empathy loss: Tylenol makes you care less about other people's pain. Normally my first question would be “who funded this study?” however in this case I think it’s pretty obvious that it was the Motrin/Advil cabal. It’s a classic case of an explanation in search of a problem  -and they’ve found one: Americans just aren’t as empathetic as they used to be.  Of course once the  problem was isolated research dollars could be allocated to researching the cause: why are so many Americans today incapable of identifying with the pain and shutruggles of their fellow Americans? I...
  • The most common pain killer ... is a killer

    02/12/2013 5:46:24 AM PST · by wesagain · 51 replies
    Take a close look through your medicine cabinet. First look for all the obvious Tylenol medications – Tylenol, Tylenol PM, Tylenol Cough and Cold, acetaminophen (the generic name for Tylenol), etc. Next, look for any prescription pain medications you may have such as Lortab or Hydrocodone/APAP – the APAP means Tylenol has been added. Check cold medications – Nyquil, Alka-Seltzer Plus, St. Joseph Aspirin Free and Zicam, etc. Any drug that has APAP, cet, or acetam as part of the name probably contains Tylenol. Notice how many of your medications contain acetaminophen/Tylenol. This hunt is not just an academic exercise....
  • Former F.B.I. Agent Sues, Claiming Retaliation Over Misgivings in Anthrax Case

    04/16/2015 10:30:01 AM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 April 2015 | Scott Shane
    When Bruce E. Ivins, an Army microbiologist, took a fatal overdose of Tylenol in 2008, the government declared that he had been responsible for the anthrax letter attacks of 2001, which killed five people and set off a nationwide panic, and closed the case. Now, a former senior F.B.I. agent who ran the anthrax investigation for four years says that the bureau gathered “a staggering amount of exculpatory evidence” regarding Dr. Ivins that remains secret. The former agent, Richard L. Lambert, who spent 24 years at the F.B.I., says he believes it is possible that Dr. Ivins was the anthrax...
  • Companies to boycott over Rainbow nonsense

    06/28/2015 1:02:10 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 120 replies
    vanity
    I saw a huge Delta Air Lines digital sign full of rainbows and "love" nonsense going into Atlanta yesterday morning. I am putting them #1 on my boycott list. Anyone care to add to the list?
  • Tylenol's Pro Gay Campaign

    06/22/2015 8:51:33 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 130 replies
    One Million Moms.com ^ | 6/19/15 | staff
    Gay and lesbian couples are featured prominently in Tylenol's new #HowWeFamily campaign, which aims to change the face of the American family. A same sex prom couple and two gay dads with a baby are among those featured in the campaign's first TV ad. A voiceover declares, "Family isn't defined by who you love, but how." Tylenol is glorifying all modern family types by stating a family is based on love not traditional marriage, and then showing gay couples with their children. One Million Moms believes family is based on love, but this does not justify normalizing sin. 1MM does...
  • Prescription for avoiding Ebola airport screening: ibuprofen

    10/02/2014 10:54:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Baltimore Sun / Reuters ^ | October 3, 2014 | Sharon Begley
    People who contract Ebola in West Africa can get through airport screenings and onto a plane with a lie and a lot of ibuprofen, according to healthcare experts who believe more must be done to identify infected travelers. At the very least, they said, travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries should be screened for fever, which is currently done on departure from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. But such safeguards are not foolproof. "The fever-screening instruments run low and aren't that accurate," said infection control specialist Sean Kaufman, president of Behavioral-Based Improvement Solutions, a biosafety company based in Atlanta. "And people...
  • Sheriff's deputy threw woman to the floor and forced her mouth open after she took a TYLENOL

    Shocking footage has emerged of an Ohio woman handcuffed and charged with resisting arrest after sheriff’s deputies pinned her down on the floor pried open her mouth to retrieve a Tylenol tablet. Surveillance video shows Siobhan Householder, 35, of Akron, being confronted last week by a police officer after she took the prescription medication – the altercation left her injured and arrested. Householder was in a holding area while waiting to make a court appearance when she took the medication for a tooth infection, she told the Akron Beacon-Journal.
  • Tylenol maker tries new warning cap to curb overdoses

    08/30/2013 8:59:41 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 48 replies
    Morning Sentinel Online ^ | 30 August 2013 | Matthew Perrone-AP
    WASHINGTON — Bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will soon bear red warnings alerting users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the popular pain reliever. The unusual step, disclosed by the company that makes Tylenol, comes amid a growing number of lawsuits and pressure from the federal government that could have widespread ramifications for a medicine taken by millions of people every day. [snip]The new cap is designed to grab the attention of people who don't read warnings that already appear in the fine print on the product's label, according to company executives. [snip] Overdoses...
  • Tylenol Eases Existential Anxiety

    04/19/2013 7:14:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    A common pain-reliever can also be used to cope with existential dread - anxiety arising from thinking about death - according to a new study. Acetaminophen or Tylenol is an over-the-counter pain medicine used to relieve minor aches or fever. The new study has shown that Tylenol can also help reduce pain experienced after thinking about death or uncertainty of life. "Pain extends beyond tissue damage and hurt feelings, and includes the distress and existential angst we feel when we're uncertain or have just experienced something surreal. Regardless of the kind of pain, taking Tylenol seems to inhibit the brain...
  • J&J cuts maximum Tylenol dose to prevent overdoses

    07/28/2011 1:43:08 PM PDT · by EBH · 12 replies
    Yahoo/Finance ^ | 7/28/11 | Linda A. Johnson
    Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that it's reducing the maximum daily dose of its Extra Strength Tylenol pain reliever to lower risk of accidental overdose from acetaminophen, its active ingredient and the top cause of liver failure. The company's McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division said the change affects Extra Strength Tylenol sold in the U.S. -- one of many products in short supply in stores due to a string of recalls. Starting sometime this fall, labels on Extra Strength Tylenol packages will now list the maximum daily dose as six pills, or a total of 3,000 milligrams, down from eight pills...
  • FBI wants DNA from Unabomber for Tylenol deaths probe (late 70's until his capture)

    05/20/2011 10:08:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    CTV ^ | 5/20/11
    FBI wants DNA from Unabomber for Tylenol deaths probeCTV.ca News Staff Date: Fri. May. 20 2011 8:22 AM ET The FBI won't say why it wants to obtain a DNA sample from Ted Kaczynski, the so-called Unabomber, after his name surfaced in a decades-long investigation into a series of U.S. deaths from tampered Tylenol packages. Kaczynski has been behind bars for more than a decade, after being captured and convicted of a series of mail bomb attacks that killed three Americans and injured 24 others. Those attacks began in the late 1970s and continued until Kaczynski's capture in 1996. Now...
  • Acetaminophen tied to blood cancers

    05/10/2011 7:40:35 AM PDT · by EBH · 61 replies
    yahoo/reuters ^ | 5/10/11 | Frederik Joelving
    New research shows chronic users of acetaminophen, a top-selling painkiller known as Tylenol in the U.S. and paracetamol in Europe, are at slightly increased risk for blood cancers. Yet the risk remains low, and it's still uncertain what role the drug plays. The finding adds another twist to the complicated evidence linking cancer and painkillers, and hints acetaminophen might be different from the rest. Earlier work has shown that aspirin use might lower the odds of dying from colon cancer but increase the risk of bleeding ulcers. The picture has been less clear for blood, or hematologic, cancers, however. "Prior...
  • US takes over three Tylenol plants

    03/10/2011 5:30:40 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 57 replies
    CNNMoney.com ^ | March 10, 2011 | Parja Kavilanz
    Excerpt only website: The government is taking over three Tylenol plants following a blizzard of drug recalls and a Food and Drug Administration criminal investigation into safety issues at the factories. The FDA and the Justice Department on Thursday took action against McNeil PPC and two of its executives -- its vice president of quality and its vice president of operations for over-the-counter products -- for failing to comply with federally-mandated manufacturing practice. McNeil, a division of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ, Fortune 500), said it had agreed to put its plants -- one in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, one in...
  • FDA orders lower doses in prescription painkillers

    01/15/2011 1:08:23 PM PST · by EBH · 73 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 1/13/10 | MATTHEW PERRONE
    Federal health regulators are limiting a key ingredient found in Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription painkillers that have been linked to thousands of cases of liver damage each year. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will cap the amount of acetaminophen in the drugs at 325 milligrams per capsule. Current products on the market contain doses of up to 700 milligrams. Acetaminophen is a ubiquitous pain reliever found in Tylenol, Nyquil and thousands of other medicines used to treat headaches, fever and sore throats. The ingredient is also used at larger doses in prescription combination drugs that mix...
  • Risks: A Warning on Asthma and Acetaminophen

    08/20/2010 10:09:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 16, 2010 | RONI CARYN RABIN
    Young teenagers who use acetaminophen even once a month develop asthma symptoms more than twice as often as those who never take it, a large international study has found. And frequent users also had more eczema and eye and sinus irritation. Other studies have linked acetaminophen (often sold as Tylenol and in other over-the-counter remedies for pain, colds, fever and allergies) with an increased risk of asthma. But the new study’s authors cautioned that the findings did not mean children should stop using it. “Acetaminophen remains the preferred drug to relieve pain and fever in children,” said the study’s lead...
  • The Democrats' Tylenol Moment--Can they recover before November?

    04/08/2010 8:46:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies · 1,014+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 8, 2010 | Gary Andres
    In 1982, Tylenol faced a potentially lethal brand crisis.  Someone tampered with its packaging in a number of Chicago retail locations, randomly lacing the pain relief capsules with cyanide.  Fear and chaos ensued.  Seven people died, and the well known product risked commercial extinction.Fortunately, the company slowly clawed its way back from the abyss through a combination of smart repackaging and crisis communications.Democrats now face a brand crisis of their own -- not with self-identified partisans, but with independents and swing voters that helped elect a congressional majority in 2006 and Barack Obama in 2008.This shift is evident in...
  • FDA Slams Tylenol Maker's Delay in Tainted Pill Recall (more products added-I have one)

    01/15/2010 9:11:24 PM PST · by STARWISE · 59 replies · 1,611+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1-15-10 | Joseph Brownstein
    More Products, Including Tylenol Extra Strength and Rolaids, Recalled Due to Noxious Chemical Fears ### The U.S. Food and Drug Administration slammed Tylenol manufacturer McNeil Healthcare LLC during a media briefing this morning for what it called a slow response to problems at a facility in Puerto Rico that led to consumers becoming sickened by tainted pills. "McNeil should have acted faster," said Deborah Autor, director of the FDA's Office of Compliance, of the arm of Johnson & Johnson that manufactures Tylenol products, adding "When something smells bad, literally or figuratively, they must aggressively investigate and solve the problem." A...