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Fentanyl Driving Surge in Fatal U.S. Opioid Overdoses

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 – Extremely powerful synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl or carfentanil, were directly responsible for more than half of thousands of opioid overdose deaths across many states...

Opioid Addiction a Danger After Weight-Loss Surgery

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 – People who turn to surgery in their struggle with obesity may be more vulnerable to opioid dependence after their procedure, new research suggests. Long-term use of these...

U.S. Opioid Painkiller Abuse May Be Leveling Off

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 – The number of Americans abusing prescription painkillers has leveled off in recent years, but there is no apparent decline yet. That's the finding of a new study tracking the...

Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 – Drug overdose death rates in rural areas of the United States are now higher than in cities, a trend that worries federal health officials. In 2015, drug overdose was the...

Hepatitis C Screening May Boost Opioid Treatment Success

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 – Opioid abuse therapy may be more effective if patients are screened for hepatitis C as part of the program, a new Canadian study says. The research found a sharp drop in...

Around the World, Too Little Relief for Pain

FRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2017 – Tens of millions of people worldwide who die in severe physical and mental distress each year could have an easier death if low-cost pain drugs were available in their...

Medicare Could Do More to Stem Opioid Epidemic

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 – Medicare places few limits on opioid painkiller prescriptions, even in the face of recent U.S. government guidelines, researchers report. Yale University scientists say...

Heroin Taking Bigger Share of U.S. Opioid ODs

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 – New U.S. hospital overdose data suggests that drug addicts are turning from prescription opioid painkillers to heroin as an easier way to get high, researchers report....

Post-Op Opioids: How Much Is Enough?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 – Amid efforts to stem the U.S. opioid crisis, a new study suggests how long patients should take prescription opioid painkillers after surgery. After general surgery, the...

CDC Launches Opioid Campaign in Hard-Hit States

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 – The U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a campaign to reduce overdose deaths from prescription opioid painkillers. Between 1999 and 2015, more...

ERs Prescribing Opioids at Lower Doses, Shorter Durations

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 – Emergency room doctors write lower-dose, shorter-term prescriptions for opioids than other doctors do, new research shows. The study, led by scientists at the Mayo Clinic,...

FDA Conducts Major Global Operation to Protect Consumers From Potentially Dangerous Prescription Drugs Sold Online

September 25, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, recently took action against more than 500 websites that...

Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 – Kidney dialysis patients in the United States have high rates of prescriptions for opioid painkillers and many also receive high doses of the potentially addictive drugs,...

FDA Approves Unique Low Dosage of Zubsolv

Uppsala, Sweden – October 6, 2016 – Orexo AB (publ.) announced today that it has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a new unique low dose, 0.7mg/0.18 mg, tablet of Zub...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Opioid Pain or Cough Medicines Combined With Benzodiazepines: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Requiring New Boxed Warnings About Serious Risks and Death

ISSUE: FDA review has found that the growing combined use of opioid medicines with benzodiazepines or other drugs that depress the central nervous system (CNS) has resulted in serious side effects,...

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