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Researchers Developing Safer Version of Acetaminophen

Researchers at Louisiana State University have created a new type of analgesic that is similar to acetaminophen but can relieve pain and reduce fever without the risk of liver or kidney damage.

Acetaminophen — also known as paracetamol – is the world’s most widely used over-the-counter pain reliever. Over 50 million Americans take acetaminophen each week, many unaware that excessive use can cause liver, kidney, heart and blood pressure problems. Acetaminophen overdoses are involved in about 500 deaths and over 50,000 emergency room visits in the U.S. annually.

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Novel class of non-addictive analgesics demonstrate safety in animals

To overcome the issues of current analgesics, researchers reveal a new class of non-narcotic pipeline drugs based on acetaminophen. Acute and chronic pain management is a growing global health burden. With the opioid epidemic still on the rise, and nephro- and hepatotoxicity linked to prolonged use of non-narcotic pain medications, novel analgesics (pain killers) are desperately needed.

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Team Synthesizes Safer Nonaddictive Analgesics

Researchers at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence and colleagues have discovered a new class of pipeline drugs to relieve pain and reduce fever without the danger of addiction or damage to the liver or kidneys. The research is published online in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

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LSU Health New Orleans discovers new class of safer analgesics

New Orleans, LA – Researchers at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence and colleagues have discovered a new class of pipeline drugs to relieve pain and reduce fever without the danger of addiction or damage to the liver or kidneys. The research is published online in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

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