FDA OKs OxyContin for Some Children
The FDA has approved the use of OxyContin in children ages 11 to 16 with severe pain, the agency says on its web site. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Clears OxyContin for Some Pediatric Patients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the painkiller OxyContin in children as young as 11. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - August 14, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

FDA approves use of opioid painkiller in 11-16 year olds
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of opioid painkiller OxyContin in patients aged 11 to 16 who have not benefited enough from alternatives. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA approves OxyContin for children 11 and older
Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The Food and Drug Administration approved OxyContin for use with children in specific health situations to manage chronic and extreme pain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Okays OxyContin for Some Pediatric PatientsFDA Okays OxyContin for Some Pediatric Patients
The opioid is indicated for children aged 11 to 16 years with pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 13, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Op-Ed Contributor: The Pain Medication Conundrum
A patient asks for oxycodone. How do you know if it’s necessary? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANIELLE OFRI Tags: Doctors Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) OxyContin (Drug) Pain Source Type: news

Methods and predictors of tampering with a tamper-resistant controlled-release oxycodone formulation - Peacock A, Degenhardt L, Hordern A, Larance B, Cama E, White N, Kihas I, Bruno R.
This study aimed to identify the level and methods of tampering with reformulated oxycodone, demographic and clinical characte... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse
Special task force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to narcotic meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pain Relievers, Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Praise: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives
It helps alleviate pain of chronic illness, one of its isolated compounds helps hurry the mending of broken bones, and it makes eating Funyons a transformative experience. But medical marijuana’s greatest benefit may be that it prevents numerous cases of pain-killer addiction and death. A new study released by the University of California-Irvine in conjunction with the RAND corporation, a non-profit global think tank, shows a correlation between states that have legalized marijuana and reduced rates of opioid addiction. They studied treatment admissions for opioid addiction and opioid-related deaths in the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are fish getting high on cocaine?
Both prescription and illegal drugs such as morphine, cocaine and oxycodone have been found in surface waters in Canadian rivers. New research shows that wastewater discharged from wastewater treatment plants in the Grand River watershed of southern Ontario has the potential to contaminate sources of drinking water with these drugs. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Purdue Pulls New OxyContin Application, and Questions Follow
(MedPage Today) -- FDA disavows previous requirement for study of abuse-deterrent formulation (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 3, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Harper Government moves forward on regulating tamper-resistant properties for prescription drugs
Health Canada today published a Notice of Pre-Consultation in Canada Gazette, Part I, seeking stakeholder feedback on draft Tamper-Resistant Properties of Drugs Regulations. The draft regulations would require that all controlled release oxycodone products have tamper-resistant properties before they can be sold in Canada. (Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada)
Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada - June 26, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Health Canada Source Type: news

Medicare Drug Plans Favor Generic Opioids Over Abuse-Deterrent Formulations
(MedPage Today) -- OxyContin's coverage rate dropped nearly 30 percentage points in 3 years. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 14, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Painkillers Resist Abuse, but Experts Still Worry
As thousands of addicts still find ways to abuse OxyContin and similar painkillers, called abuse-deterrent formulations, some experts caution that the protections are misunderstood. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALAN SCHWARZ Tags: Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc ENDP NASDAQ Pain-Relieving Drugs Pfizer Inc PFE NYSE Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drug Abuse and Traffic Food and Drug Administration OxyContin (Drug) Naloxone (Drug) Express Scripts Inc ESRX NASDAQ Source Type: news

Napp receives approval from MHRA to prescribe Targinact® for the treatment of RLS
Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited has announced that Targinact, a fixed combination of prolonged-release oxycodone/naloxone, has received approval for use in the UK. This follows the European Commission's positive decision in January 2015 to recommend Targinact as a second line symptomatic treatment for patients with severe to very severe idiopathic restless legs syndrome (RLS), after failure of dopaminergic therapy. (1,2) (Source: Pharmacy Europe)
Source: Pharmacy Europe - May 29, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Annabel De Coster Tags: *** Editor's Pick Practical therapeutics Industry News Neurology dopaminergic therapy idiopathic restless leg syndrome Latest News oxycodone/naloxone targinact Source Type: news

Doctors Among Dozens Held in Raids Against Illegal Sales of Prescription Drugs
The raids came after a 15-month investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, which focused on the illegal sale and distribution of painkillers including oxycodone and hydrocodone and the tranquilizer Xanax. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALAN SCHWARZ Tags: Mississippi Drug Enforcement Administration Pain-Relieving Drugs Doctors Alabama Sedatives Louisiana Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drug Abuse and Traffic OxyContin (Drug) Arkansas Source Type: news

Doctors Among Dozens Held in Raids Against Illegal Sales of Prescription Drugs
The raids came after a 15-month investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, which focused on the illegal sale and distribution of painkillers including oxycodone and hydrocodone and the tranquilizer Xanax. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 21, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: ALAN SCHWARZ Tags: Mississippi Drug Enforcement Administration Pain-Relieving Drugs Doctors Alabama Sedatives Louisiana Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drug Abuse and Traffic OxyContin (Drug) Arkansas Source Type: news

An update on oxycodone: lessons for death investigators in Australia - Pilgrim JL, Yafistham SP, Gaya S, Saar E, Drummer OH.
This study investigated deaths involving oxycodone in... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Emergency department opioid prescribing
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In new research published online by the Annals of Emergency Medicine, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital found that the majority of opioid prescriptions in the ED setting had a low pill count and almost exclusively were immediate-release formulations, not the long-acting medications such as methadone, Oxycontin and MS-Contin, which are more strongly associated with overdoes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Number of babies born in withdrawal from prescription painkillers is on the rise
Each year, an alarming number of babies born in the United States spend their first few days withdrawing from drugs, often prescription painkillers their mothers took during their pregnancies. This problem, called neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), has increased fourfold since 2004, according to a report published online yesterday in The New England Journal of Medicine. NAS occurs in many babies whose mothers took a type of medication called an opioid during pregnancy. (Two commonly used opioids are OxyContin and Vicodin.) These drugs easily pass from the mother’s bloodstream to the baby’s. They can be addicti...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Drugs and Supplements Pregnancy prescription painkillers Source Type: news

Heroin use spikes among whites who abuse prescription painkillers
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Researchers looked at the frequency of nonmedical prescription opioid use and the risk of heroin-related behaviors and found that past-year heroin use rose among individuals taking opioids like oxycontin and these increases varied by race and ethnicity. The most significant rise in heroin use was among Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites, where the rate of heroin use for the latter group increased by 75 percent in 2008-2011 compared to earlier years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pain Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
AUSTIN, Texas, April 23, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (PTIE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced the appointment of Michael Marsman, Pharm.D., as Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. Dr.... Biopharmaceuticals, PersonnelPain Therapeutics, REMOXY, oxycodone (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 23, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

National Drop in Opioid Prescriptions, OverdoseNational Drop in Opioid Prescriptions, Overdose
After the introduction of abuse-deterrent formulations of oxycodone and the withdrawal of propoxyphene from the market, there has been a drop in opioid prescriptions and prescription opioid overdose. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 21, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Opiate overdoses fall after debut of abuse-resistant OxyContin
(Reuters Health) - Opiate prescriptions and overdoses in the U.S. have declined since the debut of an abuse-resistant version of the painkiller OxyContin and the market withdrawal of the narcotic Darvon, a study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Oxycodone overdose deaths drop 25 percent after launch of Prescgram
Oxycodone-related deaths dropped 25 percent after Florida implemented its Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in late 2011 as part of its response to the state's prescription drug abuse epidemic, according to researchers. The drop in fatalities could stem from the number of health care providers who used the program's database to monitor controlled substance prescriptions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Oxycodone overdose deaths drop 25 percent after launch of Prescgram
(University of Florida) Oxycodone-related deaths dropped 25 percent after Florida implemented its Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in late 2011 as part of its response to the state's prescription drug abuse epidemic, according to a team of UF Health researchers. The drop in fatalities could stem from the number of health care providers who used the program's database to monitor controlled substance prescriptions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

​Drug abuse, dirty needles fueling HIV crisis in Indiana
An opiate painkiller, stronger than Oxycontin and easier to shoot up, is being linked to the outbreak among addicts sharing needles (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Ancient Fix For Backache
Too many doctors refuse to think outside the narrow confines of the mainstream medical establishment – especially when it comes to chronic back pain. Back pain is one of the most common reasons Americans go to the doctor, which explains why it’s also one of America’s biggest businesses. But I never cease to be astounded when patients come to my wellness clinic with back pain and tell me they’ve already had a barrage of dangerous Big Pharma prescriptions pushed at them. These drugs include highly addictive opiates like Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin. Meanwhile, big bucks are also made when doctors p...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - April 7, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Woodstock doctor declines plea deal in pill mill case
Woodstock, Ga., doctor Sanjay Sinha refused a plea agreement in a federal case alleging he ran an illegal prescription drug ring with the help of three Mississippi casino workers. Sinha, 49, Joshua Locke, 36, of Biloxi, Miss., Robert Thornton II, 36, of Biloxi, Miss., and John Mattina, 44, of Ocean Springs, Miss., were charged in a seven count federal indictment with Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone and Hydrocodone following a three-year drug investigation that targeted an illegal prescription… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - March 26, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Phil W. Hudson Source Type: news

Convicted nurse surrenders license
A year after her conviction for oxycodone distribution and conspiracy, a Jamestown registered nurse has surrendered her license to practice. Samilyn Olson was a registered professional nurse working who previously worked at the Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Jamestown. Last May, she was sentenced to one year home detention and three years of supervised release in Buffalo federal court after her convictions on conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of oxycodone.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 19, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Abuse-Deterrent OxyContin Won't Solve US Opioid EpidemicAbuse-Deterrent OxyContin Won't Solve US Opioid Epidemic
Abuse-deterrent opioid formulations curtail abuse but alone won't mitigate the US opioid abuse problem and may contribute to more heroin use, new research shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 17, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Abrupt decline in oxycodone-caused mortality after implementation of Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Delcher C, Wagenaar AC, Goldberger BA, Cook RL, Maldonado-Molina MM.
BACKGROUND: In Florida, oxycodone-caused deaths declined substantially in 2012. Multiple important law enforcement, pharmaceutical, policy, and public health actions occurred concurrently, including implementation of a statewide Prescription Drug Monitorin... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Harder-to-abuse OxyContin doesn't stop addicts
Powerful painkiller was reformulated to make it crush-proof but determined abusers find a way around it (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abuse-Deterrent OxyContin Shifted Patterns of Use, Introduced Heroin as Alternative (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM OxyContin abuse changed but didn't end with the advent of an abuse-deterrent formulation in 2010, according to a … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 12, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Harder-to-abuse oxycontin doesn't stop illicit use
A reformulation of OxyContin that makes it less likely to be abused than the older formulation has curtailed the drug’s illicit use. But researchers have found that a significant percentage still abuse the drug despite package labeling that emphasizes its abuse-deterrent properties. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Patients Opt for Stronger Opioids
(MedPage Today) -- High-potency agents like oxycodone soared in popularity over the last decade. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 25, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

oxycodone, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxecta
Title: oxycodone, OxyContin, Roxicodone, OxectaCategory: MedicationsCreated: 5/11/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/25/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 25, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

I-Team: Are Vaccines Causing Shoulder Injuries?
BOSTON (CBS) – Flu shots save lives. But the I-Team discovered that the vaccine also comes with a potential risk that few people know about; and the results can mean months or years of debilitating pain. Raul DeJesus got his flu shot a year-and-a-half ago. He now has nerve damage in his left arm and has very limited motion. The pain is so debilitating he takes powerful medications like a fentanyl patch, oxycodone and hydrocodone. “That’s just some of them; the list goes on and on,” he said. Debby Russo needed surgery to fix damage to her shoulder after her flu shot. “It was a lot of pain,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mwschooley Tags: Health i-Team Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Chris McKinnon Flu Shots Paul Brazil Pharmacy Flu Shots Risky Flu Shots Shoulder Injuries Shoulder Injury SIRVA Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Vacci Source Type: news

Collegium Pharmaceutical Secures FDA Acceptance for Filing of NDA for XTAMPZA ER(TM) (Oxycodone Extended-Release Capsules), an Abuse-Deterrent Analgesic for Chronic Pain
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - February 17, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug Overdose Is a National Crisis: It's Time to Act
Unfolding before our eyes is a national public health crisis: fatal drug overdose has increased more than six-fold in the past three decades. Today, more Americans are dying of drug overdoses than traffic accidents, primarily from heroin and prescription pills like oxycodone and Vicodin. Every single day, 120 people die in the U.S. of a drug overdose. My son died at the age of 25 after battling the disease of addiction for nearly a decade. Today, there are more than 22 million Americans who are fighting drug addiction and millions more who are affected by seeing this disease tear down a loved one. The debilitating dise...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinton Foundation To Help Make Anti-Overdose Drug Much More Affordable
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Naloxone, a medication known as the “overdose antidote,” can reverse the effects of an overdose from opioid drugs like heroin, Vicodin, OxyContin and morphine. Although Naloxone has saved tens of thousands of lives, and has been approved for use against drug overdose by the Food and Drug Administration since 1971, it's typically only administered by medical professionals. That began to change last April, when the FDA fast-tracked the approval of a device called Evzio. The device administers Naloxone as an auto-injectible, similar to the way epinephrine can be injected with an EpiPen. An...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescription painkillers, widely used by childbearing age women, double birth defects risk
(March of Dimes Foundation) Many women are unaware that prescription opioid-based medications such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, or morphine, used to treat severe pain, may increase the risk for serious birth defects of the baby's brain, spine, and heart, as well as preterm birth when taken during pregnancy. Use of these medications also can cause babies to suffer withdrawal symptoms when born, a condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome or NAS, a growing problem in US birthing hospitals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Why one doctor says the DEA shouldn't mine Oregon's trove of painkiller data
Oregon doctors wrote nearly 3 million prescriptions in 2014 for hydrocodone and oxycodone, the top two narcotic painkillers, according to the Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program's report for the year. Pharmacists and providers made 800,000 queries to the database, showing that it's become a useful tool for prescribers to screen patients and identify possible abuse. But Oregon doctors are concerned about three particular requests for information that were made last year. That's because they… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Why one doctor says the DEA shouldn't mine Oregon's trove of painkiller data
Oregon doctors wrote nearly 3 million prescriptions in 2014 for hydrocodone and oxycodone, the top two narcotic painkillers, according to the Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program's report for the year. Pharmacists and providers made 800,000 queries to the database, showing that it's become a useful tool for prescribers to screen patients and identify possible abuse. But Oregon doctors are concerned about three particular requests for information that were made last year. That's because they… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 16, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Report highlights the dangers of opioid painkillers
Whenever I read or write about the overuse of so-called opioid painkillers it is with mixed feelings. As a lifelong back-pain patient who once depended on them for pain relief, I appreciate the challenge posed by opioids to people in pain and their doctors. People in agonizing pain want it to stop, but opioids are often a poor long-term solution. Doctors want to help their patients, so they may prescribe opioids for extended periods despite well-founded reservations. At the same time, the epidemic of abuse of these painkillers has led to numerous deaths. Like many Americans, I know people whose lives were destroyed—w...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel Pendick Tags: Addiction Drugs and Supplements Pain Management hydrocodone opioids oxycodone Source Type: news

Abuse of opiate-based painkillers seen declining in U.S.
(Reuters Health) - - Abuse of opiate-based prescription painkillers such as oxycodone and morphine peaked around 2010-2011 and now may be on the decline in the United States, according to an analysis of databases designed to track illicit use of the drugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Crime Scene: A Doctor Who Denies He’s a Kingpin
Dr. Moshe B. Mirilashvili, 66, was charged in federal court with writing over 10,000 medically unnecessary prescriptions for oxycodone from his Manhattan office. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By MICHAEL WILSON Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) OxyContin (Drug) Mirilashvili, Moshe Washington Heights (Manhattan, NY) Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Painkiller Abuse, a Cyclical Challenge
The current wave of problems caused by opioid drugs like OxyContin is the third in United States history. Balancing their risks and benefits has been a delicate task. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 22, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Pain-Relieving Drugs Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drug Abuse and Traffic Food and Drug Administration Buprenorphine (Drug) Source Type: news

Behavioral flexibility and response selection are impaired after limited exposure to oxycodone - Seip-Cammack KM, Shapiro ML.
Behavioral flexibility allows individuals to adapt to situations in which rewards and goals change. Potentially addictive drugs may impair flexible decision-making by altering brain mechanisms that compute reward expectancies, thereby facilitating maladapt... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news