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Because over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are taken without the help of a doctor, it’s especially important that you read the label. Here are some tips for decoding the labels on your medications.
Opioids— drugs like OxyContin® and Percocet® — are powerful painkillers. But opioids aren’t usually best for chronic pain. “Today, pain specialists rarely prescribe opioids for chronic pain unless it’s cancer-related,” says Richard W. Rosenquist, MD, Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Pain Management. Lessons learned It wasn’t always that way. From late 1980s through early 2000s, … Read More
Here’s why opiates are such as serious threat to our nation’s health. Our expert explains.
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Acetaminophen may help with your pain and keep your fever down. But it also makes headlines frequently because taking too much of the drug — sold under brand names such as Tylenol®, Liquiprin® and Panadol® — can result in liver poisoning. Are over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers that contain acetaminophen safe? Yes, but only if … Read More