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Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: March 20th, 2017

This week is National Poison Prevention Week! When many think of poison, they associate with hazardous materials. However, common over-the-counter medications that are used by millions of people to relieve minor aches and pains can be also harmful.

A new study in the European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy found that common pain medication ingredients in nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen may be linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular problems.

This study’s findings highlight how important it is to understand that OTC pain medications should be used correctly and with caution. When used improperly, the medications can result in serious injury or even death.

During NPPW, we encourage you to learn how you can keep you and your family safe. The American Association of Poison Centers (AAPCC) have a new online tool triage tool that offers immediate access to poisoning information and treatment advice.

The video below shows the importance of properly storing medications away from children and how to prevent misuse.

Posted in: Drug Safety

A Tribute to a Great Scientist

Author: Dan Perry

Date: March 11th, 2008

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Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: March 18th, 2008

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Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 26th, 2008

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Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: December 4th, 2017

A Recap of the Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease Conference

Author: Phyllis Greenberger

Date: December 1st, 2017

An Update on the Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease Conference

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: November 7th, 2017

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