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FDA panel: Lower maximum daily dose of Tylenol

(AP) -- Government experts called for sweeping safety restrictions Tuesday on the most widely used painkiller, including reducing the maximum dose of Tylenol and eliminating prescription drugs such as Vicodin ...

Jun 30, 2009
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FDA reversal OKs morphine painkiller for dying

(AP) -- A liquid morphine painkiller given by family caregivers to dying patients can remain on the market, federal regulators have decided after hearing protests over their decision to remove it. The Food and Drug Administration ...

Apr 09, 2009
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FDA approves Botox for migraine headaches

(AP) -- Federal health officials approved the wrinkle-smoothing injection Botox for migraine headaches on Friday, giving drugmaker Allergan clearance to begin marketing its drug to patients with a serious history of the ...

Oct 15, 2010
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Report: More than 100 million suffer lasting pain

(AP) -- At least 116 million U.S. adults experience long-lasting pain - the kind that lingers for weeks to months - and too often feel stigma rather than relief from a health care system poorly prepared to treat them, the ...

Jun 29, 2011
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Pinch away the pain

Scorpion venom is notoriously poisonous -- but it might be used as an alternative to dangerous and addictive painkillers like morphine, a Tel Aviv University researcher claims.

Feb 16, 2010
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