Acetaminophin OD's

  1. Is there any movement to get the acetaminophen out of pain pills - I see so many overdoses in the MICU, people blowing out their livers with Percocets, Vicodin, Norco's - in many cases it's not intentional, they're just wanting the pain to stop or getting high. And killing their liver in the process.
    It's just frustrating - because it could be avoided if the manufacturers took out the acetaminophen. HUGE bills and lost lives.
    Any insight from anywhere?
    Thank you!
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    About 07302003

    Joined: Sep '05; Posts: 145; Likes: 159
    RN
    Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in Tele, Med-Surg, MICU

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  3. by   morte
    talk to the government, it was their idea in the first place...but, yes there are lower APAP hydrocodone on the market, and I thing, oxy as well...
  4. by   Penelope_Pitstop

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