The Opioid Epidemic and Patient Satisfaction The Opioid Epidemic and Patient Satisfaction
In what ways did the DEA's rescheduling of hydrocodone impact prescribing practices among orthopedic surgeons?Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: Painkillers Prescribed By Dentist May Be Linked To Later Abuse
BOSTON (CBS) – A new study in JAMA finds that painkillers prescribed to teens and young adults by dentists may be associated with the abuse of these medications later on. Many people ages 16 to 21 have their wisdom teeth removed and sometimes dentists or oral surgeons send patients home with a prescription for opioids, like Vicodin or Tylenol with codeine. It is often the first time a young person has ever been exposed to opioids. Researchers at Stanford looked at tens of thousands of young people who received these painkillers for the first time from their dentists and found that almost 6 percent of them were later ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dentist opioid abuse Painkillers Source Type: news

Xodol (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 9, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Xodol (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 8, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin, Norco)
Title: hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin, Norco)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 5, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between tramadol and hydrocodone?
Tramadol and hydrocodone are opioid medications that doctors prescribe for pain. Here, learn their uses, possible risks, and the differences between them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Hysingla ER (Hydrocodone Bitartrate Extended-release Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Senate opioid bill includes provision for ultrasound treatment
In a 99-1 vote, the U.S. Senate on September 17 passed the Opioid Crisis Response...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Senate passes 'minibus' bill that includes health funds 2nd Pittsburgh rad pleads guilty in Vicodin case Pittsburgh radiologist pleads guilty in opioid case Study eyes interventional rads and opioid prescriptions Medical images reveal toll of opioid epidemic (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What's the difference between Vicodin and tramadol?
Tramadol and Vicodin are pain relief medications that a doctor may prescribe when over-the-counter (OTC) medications do not prove effective. Both medications are opioids and are very powerful. They both have side effects and interactions with other drugs. Learn more about the difference between Tramadol and Vicodin. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Opioid Maker to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development
A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it's helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma announced Wednesday that it's making a $3.4 million grant to Harm Reduction Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, to help develop a low-cost naloxone nasal spray. The announcement comes as lawsuits from local governments blaming Purdue, based in Stamford, Connecticut, and other companies in the drug industry for using deceptive marketing practices to encourage heavy prescribing of the powerful a...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Opioid Maker to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development
A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it's helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma announced Wednesday that it's making a $3.4 million grant to Harm Reduction Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, to help develop a low-cost naloxone nasal spray. The announcement comes as lawsuits from local governments blaming Purdue, based in Stamford, Connecticut, and other companies in the drug industry for using deceptive marketing practices to encourage heavy prescribing of the powerful a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Opioid Tactic Gone Wrong Opioid Tactic Gone Wrong
The federal government tried to restrict analgesics containing hydrocodone by switching them from schedule III to II, but prescribing hassles may have derailed those intentions.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today Commentary Source Type: news

Hydrocodone Schedule Change Affected Post-Op Opioid Rx
FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 -- Hydrocodone's change from schedule III to schedule II in 2014 was associated with an increase in the amount of opioids filled in the initial prescription after surgery, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

2nd Pittsburgh rad pleads guilty in Vicodin case
A second radiologist from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has pleaded...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Pittsburgh radiologist pleads guilty in opioid case Pittsburgh radiologist charged in opioid case (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is acetaminophen-hydrocodone?
Acetaminophen-hydrocodone oral tablet is a prescription medication used to treat moderate to severe pain. It ’s a combination drug that contains an opioid (hydrocodone). It’s available as a generic drug and as the brand-name drugs Norco and Vicodin. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Zutripro (hydrocodone bitartrate, chlorpheniramine maleate, and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Rezira (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Aurobindo in last lap to buy Mallinckrodt ’s US generics business
Mallinckrodt has the world ’s most diverse line of bulk medicinal controlled substances including fentanyl, methadone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, morphine and codeine-based drugs. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. Fines CVS for Failing to Report Opioid Theft in New York U.S. Fines CVS for Failing to Report Opioid Theft in New York
CVS Health Corp agreed to pay a $1.5 million civil fine to resolve U.S. charges that some of its pharmacies in Nassau and Suffolk counties in New York failed to report in a timely manner the loss or theft of prescription drugs, including the opioid hydrocodone.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Illicit Opioid Trade Up With Restrictions on Hydrocodone
2014 ruling to reschedule hydrocodone combo products coincided with rise in cryptomarket trade (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Illicit Opioid Trade Up With Restrictions on Hydrocodone
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's 2014 ruling to reschedule hydrocodone combination products coincided with an increase in illicit trading of opioids through online illicit markets (cryptomarkets), according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vicodin and Percocet Pulled Off the Market?
Title: Vicodin and Percocet Pulled Off the Market?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/1/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:10 PM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 13, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Homatropine Methylbromide Oral Solution (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - June 5, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

hydrocodone (Vicodin ® ), codeine, morphine, and many others. #DYK #FDAInnovationChallenge (2 of 2 messages) https://go.usa.gov/xQwmW   pic.twitter.com/bGlnTFOzVE
hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, and many others. #DYK #FDAInnovationChallenge (2 of 2 messages) https://go.usa.gov/xQwmW  pic.twitter.com/bGlnTFOzVE (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - June 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Be careful not to pop pain pills
Overdose death is the leading cause of injury death in the U.S., according to the?U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Heroin is a major player in overdose deaths but so are prescription opioid pain medications. Prescription pain medications,?such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine, are necessary in some instances. But, Mayo Clinic experts say, some [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Research supports restrictions on opioid-containing cold medicines for children
(Penn State) Prescription cough and cold medicines containing the opioid hydrocodone were more likely to cause serious side effects in children than those containing codeine, according to a new study from Penn State College of Medicine. The research supports recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restrictions on prescription hydrocodone- and codeine-containing cough medicines for children and suggests that opioids in general should not be prescribed for coughs and colds in pediatric populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Non-Opioids Often Underused After Back Surgery
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 -- Spine and joint surgery patients aren't taking advantage of common pain relievers like Tylenol or Motrin during their recovery, researchers say. Instead, many are given opioids, such as oxycodone (OxyContin) or hydrocodone... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Advil + Tylenol Better Than Opioids for Dental Pain
In the study, Aminoshariae's team reviewed more than 460 published studies and found that a combination of 400 milligrams of ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin) and 1,000 milligrams of acetaminophen (Tylenol) was more effective than opioid medications (for example, Vicodin, Oxycontin) for adults. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans Are Filling Fewer Prescriptions for Opioids Amid Rising Fear of Addiction
(TRENTON, N.J.) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a 9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwide. ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda A Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

New Data Suggests Americans Filling Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a 9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwid...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

New Data Suggests Americans Filling Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a 9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwid...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

New Data Suggests Americans Filling Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a 9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwid...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

New Data Suggests Americans Filling Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a 9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwid...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Opioid-related hospitalizations rising in Medicare patients without opioid prescriptions
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) A 2014 federal change that limited the dispensing of hydrocodone products may be indirectly contributing to the illegal use of some of those drugs, a study by University of Texas Medical Branch researchers has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ER Docs Prescribe More Opioids Than They Realize
Of 109 ER doctors at four hospitals, two-thirds underestimated how often they prescribed opioids such as OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin (hydrocodone), the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds For Chronic Pain
CBS Local — A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain. In patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping. They also provided slightly less pain relief. Opioids tested included generic Vicodin, oxycodone or fentanyl patches although few patients needed the most potent opioids. Nonopioids included generic Tylenol, ibuprofen, and prescription pills for nerve or muscle pain. The study randomly assigned patients to take opioids or other ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Addiction Chris Melore Local TV opioid crisis opioids Painkillers talkers Tylenol Source Type: news

More U.S. Kids Landing in ICU From Opioids
An estimated 2.4 million Americans have an opioid use disorder, according to federal estimates. That includes abuse of prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin, as well as illegal drugs like heroin. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shell To Pay $10M To Reduce Excessive Emissions From Industrial Flares
NEW ORLEANS - Shell Chemical LP on Feb. 12 entered into a consent decree in Louisiana federal court with the government and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) in which the company agreed to spend $10 million to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the use of four industrial flares at its Norco, La., facility (United States of America, et al. v. Shell Chemical LP, No. 18-cv-104, E.D. La.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

New Report Sheds Light on Opioid Industry's Role in Epidemic
WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications' use, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. senator. The investigation by Missouri's Sen. Claire McCaskill sheds light on the opioid industry's ability to shape public opinion and raises questions about its role in an overdose epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of American lives. Representatives of some of the drugmakers named in the report said they did not set conditions on how the money was to be spent or force the group...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

New Report Sheds Light on Opioid Industry's Role in Epidemic
WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications' use, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. senator. The investigation by Missouri's Sen. Claire McCaskill sheds light on the opioid industry's ability to shape public opinion and raises questions about its role in an overdose epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of American lives. Representatives of some of the drugmakers named in the report said they did not set conditions on how the money was to be spent or force the group...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

New Report Sheds Light on Opioid Industry's Role in Epidemic
WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications' use, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. senator. The investigation by Missouri's Sen. Claire McCaskill sheds light on the opioid industry's ability to shape public opinion and raises questions about its role in an overdose epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of American lives. Representatives of some of the drugmakers named in the report said they did not set conditions on how the money was to be spent or force the group...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Is Herbal Supplement Kratom an Opioid? The FDA Says Yes
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug depen...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized Addiction APH healthytime onetime Source Type: news

A town of 3,200 was flooded with nearly 21 million pain pills as addiction crisis worsened, lawmakers say
Over the past decade, nearly 21 million prescription painkillers have been shipped to a tiny town in West Virginia, a state where more people have overdosed on opioids and died than in any other in the nation. The House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has been investigating the opioid epidemic, recently revealed that 20.8 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills have […]Related:CDC director resigns because of conflicts over financial interestsCDC director resigns over conflicts with financial interestsA couple returned from vacation with itchy feet. Hookworms were tunneling through their...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A town of 3,200 was flooded with 21 million pain pills as addiction crisis worsened, lawmakers say
Over the past decade, nearly 21 million prescription painkillers have been shipped to a tiny town in West Virginia, a state where more people have overdosed on opioids and died than in any other in the nation. The House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has been investigating the opioid epidemic, recently revealed that 20.8 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills have […]Related:CDC director resigns because of conflicts over financial interestsCDC director resigns over conflicts with financial interestsA couple returned from vacation with itchy feet. Hookworms were tunneling through their...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monkeys in a nicotine experiment can relax. Their future is looking up.
Squirrel monkeys from an Food and Drug Administration nicotine study are headed to a long-term sanctuary after officials concluded that the experiment, which resulted in four deaths, did not meet the agency's animal-welfare standards and shut it down. Twenty monkeys that were involved in the study, plus six that were not, will be moved to […]Related:FDA to release more clinical trial information for newly approved drugsFirst treatment approved for breast cancer with BRCA genetic mutationFDA warns against giving kids cough and cold medicines with codeine or hydrocodone (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC postpones session on ‘ preparing for the unthinkable ’ : a nuclear blast
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has rescheduled a teaching session on the public health response to a nuclear blast that was supposed to take place Tuesday. The session, which was to feature presentations from U.S. experts on public health preparedness and response and radiation, included a session titled "Preparing for the Unthinkable." The […]Related:First treatment approved for breast cancer with BRCA genetic mutationCDC says, ‘There’s lots of flu in lots of places.’ And it’s not going away anytime soon.FDA warns against giving kids cough and cold medicines with co...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA revises label on opioid cold meds to limit pediatric use
The FDA this week announced that it’s mandating labeling changes to cut the use of prescription opioid cough and cold medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone in kids under 18 years of age. The agency wrote in a statement that the risks of these drugs outweigh their potential benefits for children. The medications will also receive an expanded Boxed Warning notifying users about the risks of abuse, addiction and death. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA revises label on opioid cold meds to limit pediatric use appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pediatrics Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Source Type: news