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  • June 1, 2006

    A recent survey reveals that OTC drug abuse results in a large proportion of drug-related emergency department (ED) visits. Methamphetamine use continues to decimate this country, despite...

  • April 1, 2006

    Better efficacy and faster onset of action were the advantages of the combination of acetaminophen 500 mg, aspirin 500 mg, and caffeine 130 mg (AAC; Excedrin Migraine—Novartis) in a comparison...

  • February 1, 2006

    Unintentional and intentional overdose with acetaminophen was the leading cause of acute liver failure (ALF) in a prospective study conducted at 22 U.S. tertiary care centers. Pharmacists should...

  • December 1, 2005

    Medications—especially ingredients in nonprescription cough-and-cold products—were factors in 10 infant deaths over an 8-month period, according to an article in the October 2005 issue of the...

  • October 1, 2005

    Aspirin therapy is a well-established preventive for heart attacks and strokes because of the drug’s ability to irreversibly inhibit platelet aggregation. However, recent studies have suggested...