What are opioids and why are they dangerous?
What opioid medications do Opioids are a broad group of pain-relieving drugs that work by interacting with opioid receptors in your cells. Opioids can be made from the poppy plant, such as morphine (e.g., Kadian and MS Contin) or synthesized in a laboratory, such as fentanyl (e.g., Actiq and Duragesic). Dr. Carrie Krieger, a clinical [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Actiq (Fentanyl Citrate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 25, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Fentanyl Citrate (Sublimaze) Injection (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - March 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sublimaze (Fentanyl Citrate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 7, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Fentanyl Citrate Injection (Fentanyl Citrate Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 17, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Fentanyl Citrate (Sublimaze) Injection (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Updated Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - September 19, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Fentanyl Citrate (Sublimaze) Injection (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Updated Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - March 3, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Fentanyl Citrate (Sublimaze) Injection (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Updated Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - February 5, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Fentanyl Citrate (Sublimaze) Injection (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Updated Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - December 22, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Counties in California sue manufacturers of opioid analgesics
This week, two counties in California sues five manufacturers of opioid analgesics, accusing them of carrying out a “campaign of deception” to boost sales of their products. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times: In sweeping language reminiscent of the legal attack against the tobacco industry, the lawsuit alleges the drug companies have reaped blockbuster profits by manipulating doctors into believing the benefits of narcotic painkillers outweighed the risks, despite “a wealth of scientific evidence to the contrary.” The effort “opened the floodgates” for such drugs and &l...
Source: The Poison Review - May 25, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical lawsuit opiates opioid analgesics pain as fifth vital sign Source Type: news