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    1. New Dosing Labels for Extra Strength Tylenol

      July 28, 2011 -- The maximum dose of Extra Strength Tylenol brand acetaminophen will soon be six, not eight pills a day. Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare announced the voluntary dosage reduction today. Labels will carry new dosing instructions this fall. The company says it will cut th

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    2. Talk Therapy Plus Self-Help May Fight Pain

      July 27, 2011 -- Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) that incorporates a self-help workbook may help people with pain, weakness, dizziness, and other symptoms -- with no underlying physical disease -- to feel and function better, a study shows. The study is published in Neurology. CBT is a time-limited

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    3. 100 Million Americans Have Chronic Pain

      June 29, 2011 -- More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain at a cost of around $600 billion a year in medical treatments and lost productivity, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). An IOM committee commissioned by Congress concluded that pain is not optimally ma

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    4. New Tylenol Recall Due to Musty Odor

      June 29, 2011 -- Johnson & Johnson has announced a recall of 60,912 bottles of Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets because of reports that some containers had an "offensive" odor that has been associated with gastrointestinal symptoms. The announcement was made by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, one of J&J's

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    5. Managing Chronic Pain: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach

      Your body is aching and the pain feels unbearable. The last thing you want to hear is, “it’s all in your head.” For people with chronic pain, the discomfort is very real, and they know all too well they feel it in their bodies. “If you are lying in bed and hurting, the pain is your whole world,” say

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    6. Understanding Breakthrough Pain and Flares

      Breakthrough pain (BTP) is a fact of life for many cancer patients. But pain experts are now finding that these sudden, temporary flares of severe pain can affect people with noncancerous conditions as well. “We are much better now at identifying breakthrough pain, partly because the government requ

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    7. Combination Therapy Needed to Fight Chronic Pain

      June 23, 2011 -- The last decade brought advances in our understanding of chronic pain, but this has not translated into better treatments yet, an analysis shows. The analysis was published in The Lancet. It found that treatments for chronic, non-cancer pain such as low back pain, arthritis, headach

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    8. Pain Relief Strategy: Cross Your Arms?

      May 20, 2011 -- Crossing your arms may confuse the brain and help fight pain, according to a new study. The study suggests crossing arms at the wrists mixes up the brain's perception of pain signals sent from the hands to the brain and reduces the intensity of pain. Researchers say the findings may

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    9. Many Unaware of OTC Pain Relievers' Ingredients, Risks

      May 2, 2011 -- Many Americans may be unaware of the active ingredients and potential side effects of popular over-the-counter pain relievers, according to a new study. Tylenol contains acetaminophen, Bayer contains aspirin, Advil and Motrin contain ibuprofen, and Aleve contains naproxen sodium. But

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    10. FDA Launches Painkiller Abuse Strategy

      April 19, 2011 -- Ignoring its expert advisory panel's strong "no" vote, the FDA today launched an education program to cut abuse of long-lasting opioid pain drugs. The action calls for companies that make long-lasting or extended-release opioid pain drugs to develop a shared plan to educate patient

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