Resources to Introduce You to Medication Safety

Date: March 9th, 2016

Every year tens of millions of Americans take over-the-counter (OTC) medication for relief from everyday aches and pain. You are probably one of them. OTC pain medication may be something that you take for granted. It can usually give you effective relief from your pain, without the need to get a prescription. But just because OTC pain medications are generally safe and effective when used as directed, you need to remember that they are not harmless. And they should never be taken casually, because

Alliance Pain Survey: Focus More on Education about Acetaminophen, Don't Restrict Access

Date: March 31st, 2015

You may take it and not even know it by the technical name: acetaminophen. But if you are one of the 100 million Americans who suffer from persistent pain, you may be aware of its effectiveness as a pain reliever. In fact more than 50 million Americans use one of 600 different prescription and OTC medications containing acetaminophen every week for their pain. It’s America’s most common drug ingredient and safe and effective when used appropriately.  However, taking more acetaminophen than directed by the

Pain and Confusion: Figuring Out How to Safely Treat Pain

Date: May 1st, 2010

Are you or a loved one dealing with persistent pain but confused about what medications are safe? Understandably so! Treating persistent pain can be challenging and now warnings about the risks of leading pain relievers have left many of us wondering what we can do to safely treat our pain. News in recent years warned about the risks of two well-known pain relievers—acetaminophen and NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Despite risks including liver damage, and gastrointestinal and cardiovascular conditions, these medications can

Don't Be Such a Pain!

Date: February 1st, 2003

Pain is an unpleasant subject. Whether it's a knee that acts up when the weather changes or that nagging twinge in your lower back, pain is something we all experience occasionally. Pain is nature's way of telling you something is wrong, so it's not something to be ignored - as if we could. Experts generally define pain in two ways:  Everyday pain can be caused by a variety of things, including muscle strains and sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, tooth and gum disease, sore feet,

Related Topics: Persistent Pain