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    Re: Panel Recommends Ban on 2 Popular Painkillers

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/01/health/01fda.html?em



    Wow.

    One would think that the immediate result of such a ban would be a spike in the use of Oxy and Hydrocodone.


    I'm confused about the terms you're using. My rx says hydrocodone but it also says 5/500....which is vicodin, correct?

    If they got rid of the acetaminophen in it, the hydrocodone itself would still allowed?



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    Re: Panel Recommends Ban on 2 Popular Painkillers

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    I'm confused about the terms you're using. My rx says hydrocodone but it also says 5/500....which is vicodin, correct?

    If they got rid of the acetaminophen in it, the hydrocodone itself would still allowed?

    Yes, acetaminophen (Tylenol) is the problem, not the opiates. That's the 5 part out of 500. Vicodin is a brand name.

    Tylenol was lauded for the way they handled the tampering scare years ago. I don't think they'll survive this time no matter how they handle it.

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    Re: Panel Recommends Ban on 2 Popular Painkillers

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    Yes, acetaminophen (Tylenol) is the problem, not the opiates. That's the 5 part out of 500. Vicodin is a brand name.

    Tylenol was lauded for the way they handled the tampering scare years ago. I don't think they'll survive this time no matter how they handle it.

    If they aren't banning hydrocodone but removing the Tylenol that is in it, I don't see the big deal.

    Are they thinking of banning Tylenol altogether? And what's wrong with Ibuprofen anyway?



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    Re: Panel Recommends Ban on 2 Popular Painkillers

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    There are actual medical reasons for using acetaminophen in conjunction with those drugs other than to deter abuse.
    I'm prescribed two different types of medicines all the time. It really wouldn't be hard to give instructions to take an over the counter acetaminophen.

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    Re: Panel Recommends Ban on 2 Popular Painkillers

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    For some reason I have a difficult time believing that you're a physician.
    heh. I'm still skeptical about your knowledge of the law, Mr. apologist.

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    Re: Panel Recommends Ban on 2 Popular Painkillers

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    If they aren't banning hydrocodone but removing the Tylenol that is in it, I don't see the big deal.

    Are they thinking of banning Tylenol altogether? And what's wrong with Ibuprofen anyway?

    You're right, it only hurts tylenol. You can cut the dosage of the opiates with lots of other drugs - like ibuprofen.

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    Re: Panel Recommends Ban on 2 Popular Painkillers

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    This is a wee bit off topic, but anyone who, for whatever reason, is taking large doses of Tylenol or other medications with acetaminophen should be aware that there is some scientific evidence indicating that milk thistle can help protect against acetaminophen's hepatoxic effects.
    Right, I take the milk thistle everyday because of drugs to relieve arthritis.

    Good point.

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    Re: Panel Recommends Ban on 2 Popular Painkillers

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz Peeps View Post
    Hey this makes a lot of sense, it's the bull**** filler we've been putting in the pills to deter abuse that's actually failing to deter anyone that leading to all these deaths.
    They put way too much acetominophen in those opiods. It's a shame.
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    Re: Panel Recommends Ban on 2 Popular Painkillers

    In other news, whiskey sales rise.
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    Re: Panel Recommends Ban on 2 Popular Painkillers

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    In other news, whiskey sales rise.
    eh just bite a bullet

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