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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Johnson & Johnson Recalls Even More Tylenol

    March 30, 2011 -- Yet another lot of Tylenol has been recalled by Johnson & Johnson's McNeil division. The latest recall involves one lot -- 34,056 150-count bottles -- of Tylenol 8-Hour Extended Release caplets. The recalled Tylenol 8-Hour Extended release caplets are 150-count bottles with the lot

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  8. Knee Replacement Patients Thrive, Study Says

    Feb. 17, 2011 (San Diego) -- Knee replacement patients tend to remain active 20 years after their surgery, despite some age-related declines, according to a new survey of 128 patients. "If you have a good knee replacement and are blessed with good health, you have an excellent chance of walking as m

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  9. Positive Thinking May Make Drugs Work Better

    Feb. 16, 2011 -- When it comes to taking medicine, you may get what you expect. A new study has found that your expectations can affect how well pain medications work. Being optimistic may boost their effectiveness in blocking pain, while being pessimistic may lower their effectiveness. Unlike earli

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  10. Warming Anesthetics Reduces Pain of Injections

    Feb. 10, 2011 -- Warming local anesthetics may reduce the pain experienced during injections, a new study finds. “Warming an injection is a cost-free step that emergency physicians can take to reduce pain from a shot,” study author Anna Taddio, MD, of the University of Toronto, says in a news releas

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