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The pain-reliever acetaminophen (also known as paracetomol) is one of the best-selling over-the-counter medications, used by more than 200 million Americans a year. It is sold under many brand names, including Tylenol, and is an ingredient in nearly 200 medications, both over-the-counter (such as Excedrin, Midol, NyQuil, and Sudafed) and prescription (such as Vicodin).
Addressing patients' mental and emotional distress after surgery

Addressing patients' mental and emotional distress after surgery

Antioxidant precursor molecule could improve dopamine levels in Parkinson's patients

Antioxidant precursor molecule could improve dopamine levels in Parkinson's patients

Study shows how cannabis could be effective for both pain relief and insomnia

Study shows how cannabis could be effective for both pain relief and insomnia

Researchers identify genetic mutation that causes fatal response to HAV infection

Researchers identify genetic mutation that causes fatal response to HAV infection

Cedars-Sinai expert urges physicians and patients to manage pain without addictive pills

Cedars-Sinai expert urges physicians and patients to manage pain without addictive pills

US dentists write more opioid prescriptions than England dentists

US dentists write more opioid prescriptions than England dentists

New pain management program sends 92% cancer surgery patients home with no opioids

New pain management program sends 92% cancer surgery patients home with no opioids

Researchers learn more about opioid prescribing in primary care

Researchers learn more about opioid prescribing in primary care

Filled opioid prescriptions are relatively rare in Medicaid-enrolled children, finds study

Filled opioid prescriptions are relatively rare in Medicaid-enrolled children, finds study

Unexpected function of enzyme in sounding alarm about liver damage could lead to new treatments

Unexpected function of enzyme in sounding alarm about liver damage could lead to new treatments

Acetaminophen can limit positive empathy for others, study shows

Acetaminophen can limit positive empathy for others, study shows

Common pain reliever may increase stroke risk in people with diabetes

Common pain reliever may increase stroke risk in people with diabetes

Woman who does not feel pain

Woman who does not feel pain

Machine learning approach sheds light on the biology of liver and kidneys after toxin exposure

Machine learning approach sheds light on the biology of liver and kidneys after toxin exposure

Liver tissue model can help investigate the effects of RNA interference

Liver tissue model can help investigate the effects of RNA interference

Study finds drug interactions in ER's are common but could be prevented

Study finds drug interactions in ER's are common but could be prevented

The American Heart Association issues new reference toolkit for healthcare providers

The American Heart Association issues new reference toolkit for healthcare providers

Penn's novel ERAS protocol for spinal surgery patients reduces opioid use

Penn's novel ERAS protocol for spinal surgery patients reduces opioid use

Opioid drugs often overprescribed to children for pain relief, say CHOP surgeons

Opioid drugs often overprescribed to children for pain relief, say CHOP surgeons

Researchers harness visible light to develop safer building block for drug discovery

Researchers harness visible light to develop safer building block for drug discovery