Talk:Rush Limbaugh

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acetaminophen is not an opioid, nor is it prescription[edit]

"The analgesics found in prescription opioid medications, such as acetaminophen, increase the risk of hearing loss in men."

Acetaminophen is not an opioid, nor is it prescription. It's the active ingredient in Tylenol. (talk) 09:08, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

The source has nothing to do with opioids. I removed the entire sentence. Thanks for pointing this out. Sundayclose (talk) 17:15, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
Prescription medications often include combinations of drugs. This is particularly true of opioid analgesics, with an opioid drug and a non-steroidal drug given together for synergistic effect. Tylenol & Codeine for example, comes in many different ratios; or any of the opioids with brand names ending in "-cet" indicating that acetaminophen is in there. (Loricet; Darvocet; Percocet). Percocet is of course one of the drugs used by Limbaugh; it's oxycodone and acetaminophen. The other is Vicodin, which is hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It's the acetaminophen that causes the kidney and liver complications. In 2011 the FDA reduced the amount of acetaminophen that could legally be in these combination drugs, stating "Overdose from prescription combination products containing acetaminophen account for nearly half of all cases of acetaminophen-related liver failure in the U.S., many of which result in liver transplant or death." It's not clear if the hearing problems stem from the opioids proper, the acetaminophen, or from both, but studies have demonstrated that taking acetaminophen two or more times a week can lead to hearing loss. [1] - Nunh-huh 20:32, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
@Nunh-huh: You are quite correct. But the citation in the article for the information in question was for an article that had nothing to do with opioids, and the paragraph pertains to opioids. I also think it is WP:SYN to cite a medical article that has nothing to do with Limbaugh to suggest a causative relationship. Unless there is an reliable source that links Limbaugh's hearing loss to acetaminophen, or expresses an opinion by his physician about acetaminophen, we can't say anything about acetaminophen in relation to Limbaugh. Sundayclose (talk) 21:32, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
Well, there certainly was much discussion in the press about the possible relationship of Limbaugh's hearing loss to his drug use. (It need hardly be proven to be included, as even one's own physician is simply stating an opinion.) Still, I understand the impetus to remove such information. - Nunh-huh 00:02, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

Hurricane Harvey, media hype? Irma a conspiracy?[edit]

See [2] [3] [4]. Doug Weller talk 07:26, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

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Under the section "Controversy and claims of inaccuracy" the first sentence reads "Some individuals and groups have criticished Limbaugh's accuracy". Should the last word in this sentence really read "inaccuracy"?Vorbee (talk) 11:26, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 January 2018[edit]

Under "References", please update link #180 from

to the original link: Alexjchu (talk) 01:56, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Already done The original link is preserved in the citation. The web archive link is included to prevent loss of the citation if the original is removed. See WP:LINKROT for more information. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 04:32, 16 January 2018 (UTC)