More Americans die from...

side effects of PainKillers every 45 days than the terrorist attacks on 9-11.

Your friends and family are at risk...

The line between a safe dose and a deadly one is razor thin...Will you tell them?

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Your initiative may save...

your friends liver, your mom’s kidney or your grandfather from an ulcer – and even someone’s life!

Toxic effects from NSAIDs and Acetaminophen...

remain mainly a Silent Epidemic - - reports the New England Journal of Medicine

 



Recently, the FDA held a panel for experts to review whether drugs containing Naproxen like Aleve should have a different label than other NSAIDs.  It has been stated that Naproxen has a lower risk for causing heart problems.  However, the FDA voted 16-9, in favor of keeping the label warning for heart risks.  “While there is a scientific rationale to believe that naproxen is safer than the other commonly used NSAIDs, the available data from clinical trials and observational studies is not compelling enough to make a definitive statement. The vote by the Advisory Committee reflects that uncertainty,” said Elliott Antman, president-elect of the American Heart Association.

Several say that while the risks may be lower, if taken for long periods of time, it can still pose a risk for the heart.  It would be too risky to take this warning off of the medication bottles because some people take Naproxen medications for long periods of time and need to be aware of the side effects.



A new study has been released by Derby University that focuses on the psychological cues of Painkiller addiction and dependency. This research study is one of the first considering the psychological influence on the ever increasing human dependency problem.

According to this study over 1,000,000 people in the United Kingdom alone are addicted to over-the-counter and/or prescription painkillers. This number is significantly higher than the amount of individuals addicted to illegal drugs.

The study concluded that there are psychological factors that influence the likelihood of becoming a painkiller addict. It states that individuals who have been frequent users of painkillers,  were previously addicted to painkillers, or were known to have trouble coping with pain in a psychological manner were more susceptible to dependency issues.

A professor from Derby University stated “Understanding these factors could improve treatment for the individual, and reduce the costs and time spent on medical services”

It was also stated that this article is intended to set a new precedence in the medical research fields.