TITLE

Something for your pain?

PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Travel Medicine Advisor;Mar2009 Supplement, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that a warning on topical anesthetics usage and its life-threatening risks was issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2009. The second warning came as a response to a study that proved the efficacy of 4% lidocaine gel topical anesthetic versus oral acetaminophen in lowering discomfort in mammogram tests. FDA made a consumer advisory regarding the use of the said anesthetic as it is reportedly available over the counter.
ACCESSION #
36576867

 

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