Posts Tagged 'aspirin'

Study Shows More Than 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately

According to a study reported online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, many Americans are unnecessarily prescribed low-dose, long-term aspirin and are using it inappropriately in an attempt to prevent a first-time heart attack or stroke. The lead researcher on the study, a cardiologist at Baylor College of Medicine, says that the odds of patients suffering a first-time heart attack or stroke were not high enough to merit risking the adverse effects of ...

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High-Dose Aspirin Still Commonly Prescribed to Myocardial Infarction Patients

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found that a large number of patients who suffer from myocardial infarction (MI) are being discharged on high-dose aspirin, despite being at high risk for bleeding. An article in MedPage Today reports that in over 200,000 patients in the U.S., 60.9% of the patients with acute MI were given high-dose aspirin (325 mg). This goes against current guidelines warning of the dangers of high-dose aspirin ...

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Users of Aspirin Replaced With Acetaminophen at Risk for Serious Liver Failure

In the wake of the recent recall of 16,440 bottles of Enteric Coated Aspirin Tablets replaced with acetaminophen, a new study reports that patients with liver failure caused by an overdose of acetaminophen suffer from “significantly lower overall health” than patients with liver failure due to other causes. The study appears in the new edition of the medical journal Liver Transplantation, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International ...

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Nationwide Recall of Aspirin Bottles Containing Tylenol

Nationwide emergency recall of baby aspirinA nationwide emergency recall of baby aspirin bottles was initiated on June 17th, 2013 after a CVS pharmacist discovered one bottle had been filled with acetaminophen — otherwise known by the brand name Tylenol.

More than 16,000 bottles have voluntarily been recalled by Advance Pharmaceutical, Inc., the company responsible for the filling and labeling of the bottles. These bottles are labeled “Enteric Coated Aspirin Tablets, 81-mg.” The recall was prompted by a bottle ...

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