Latest Opioids Stories

2012-08-01 23:02:31

Penn researcher calls for additional strategies to properly weigh benefits, risks of prescribing painkillers A new risk management plan from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help clinicians properly prescribe drugs with addiction potential aims to help reduce the growing epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States. With deaths associated with these drugs, often sold illegally, now reaching toward 14,000 each year — including the fatal shootings of two Philadelphia teenagers...

2012-07-30 23:00:48

Addiction medicine expert Dr. A.R. Mohammad seeing spike in heroin abuse on the heels of Oxycontin formula modification Malibu, California (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Malibu Horizon, a drug rehab center near Los Angeles, recognized by many as one of the top drug and alcohol rehab treatment centers in California, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California, announced today that he and his team...

Group Asks FDA To Change Painkiller Labels
2012-07-26 07:34:01

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of clinicians, researchers, and health officials recently submitted a petition requesting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate labels on opioid painkillers in an effort to stop abuse of the drugs. In the petition, the authors describe how opioid labels are overly broad and simply state “moderate to severe pain.” “These overly broad indications imply a determination by FDA that they...

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