OxyContin Fails to Deliver 12 Hours of Pain Relief in Many (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH Contrary to its marketing claims, OxyContin's pain-relieving effects often fall short of 12 hours in many patients, which can lead to a host … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 9, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Absolute must-read: LA Times on the myth of OxyContin’s 12-hour analgesic effect
Quick: how long does a dose of Oxycontin provide pain relief? Most clinicians would probably say 12 hours, since the drug was extensively marketed as a twice-daily opioid analgesic and the manufacturer — Purdue Pharma — cited this originally unique convenience factor as justifying its high cost, which could exceed $630 a bottle. In an explosive and masterfully written investigative piece by Harriet Ryan, Lisa Girion and Scott Glover,  the Los Angeles Times reported this week that in most patients the duration of the analgesic effect for OxyContin does not last nearly as long as claimed, and that this discr...
Source: The Poison Review - May 8, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Best of TPR Medical 12-hour myth Los Angeles Times opiate opioid addiction oxycontin Purdue Pharma Source Type: news

​Report alleges profit motivated OxyContin's 12-hour claim​
Documents reveal the company behind the painkiller knew the drug could wear off sooner in many patients, LA Times reports (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: OxyContin Investigation; Bio-Hacking Feces
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Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - May 6, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

What is Percocet?
Percocet is a painkiller, all part of a family drugs known as opiods. Percocet is the brand name of a drug that mixes oxycodone and acetaminophen. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addicts Using Diarrhea Drug Imodium to Get High
THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 -- Searching for an alternative to opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin and Vicodin, some addicts are now turning to the diarrhea drug Imodium for a high, researchers say. This abuse of Imodium -- with its key ingredient,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 5, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

F.D.A. Advisers Say Doctors Should Undergo Painkiller Risk Training
The group of advisers said the voluntary risk plans should apply to all prescription painkillers, not just to long-acting drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Drug Abuse and Traffic OxyContin (Drug) Doctors Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Xtampza ER (Oxycodone Extended-release Capsules) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 4, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Painkiller training requirement for U.S. doctors gets another look
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

FDA Gives Final Approval to Abuse-Deterrent Xtampza ERFDA Gives Final Approval to Abuse-Deterrent Xtampza ER
The approval of the abuse-deterrent oxycodone formulation follows 'tentative' approval last fall for management of chronic pain requiring daily, around-the-clock opioid treatment. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 29, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

New 'abuse-deterrent painkiller' from Canton company approved by FDA
There may be no such thing as a truly abuse-deterrent opiate. But a Canton drug firm just got approval for an opioid painkiller that was shown in two recent studies to do a better job than what’s currently available. Collegium Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: COLL) shares rose nearly 13 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday after announcing FDA approval of its drug, Xtampza ER. The twice-a-day oxycodone drug, which the company plans to launch in coming months, relies on a formulation that encapsulates… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 27, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Could Marijuana Help Treat Painkiller And Heroin Addiction?
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers. It’s a tempting sell in New England, hard hit by the painkiller and heroin crisis, with a problem: There is very little research showing marijuana works as a treatment for the addiction. Advocates argue a growing body of scientific literature supports the idea, pointing to a study in the Journal of Pain this ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Heroin Marijuana Medical Marijuana opioid crisis Source Type: news

Collegium Receives FDA Approval for Xtampza ER, an Analgesic with Abuse-Deterrent Properties
CANTON, Mass., April 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Nasdaq:COLL) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xtampza ER (oxycodone) extended-release (ER) capsules CII, a twice-daily,... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - April 27, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Mothers DON'T have stronger bonds with their children than fathers
Experts reveal that father's form bonds with their children differently from mothers. Playfully touching increases oxycontin levels and when a baby cries, a father's hormone levels are affected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

West Virginia doctor investigated for deaths in opioid epidemic
Dr. Michael Kostenko has written more than 40,000 prescriptions for oxycodone in the last two years -- 3 of his patients have died (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abuse-deterrent formulations and the prescription opioid abuse epidemic in the United States: lessons learned from oxycontin -
Importance  In an effort to reduce wide-scale abuse of the proprietary oxycodone hydrochloride formulation OxyContin, an abuse-deterrent formulation (ADF) was introduced in 2010. Although the reformulation produced an immediate drop in abuse rates, a def... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The introduction of a potentially abuse deterrent oxycodone formulation: early findings from the Australian National Opioid Medications Abuse Deterrence (NOMAD) study - Degenhardt L, Bruno R, Ali R, Lintzeris N, Farrell M, Larance B.
We describe early findings from an Australian study examining the potential impact of the April 2014 introduction of an abuse-deterrent sustained-release oxycodone formulati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

I-Team: Teen Athletes More Likely To Abuse Painkillers
BOSTON (CBS) – Most parents encourage their children to play sports so they get the benefits of fresh air and learn how to be a member of a team. Despite those positive benefits, there is a drawback. It is estimated about two million teen athletes are seriously injured every year. Often, those patients are prescribed narcotic pain medication which can create a set of new issues. Ann Ahearn-Avitibile remembers watching her son James score touchdowns at a young age on the football field. “He was an athlete, a star athlete.” But with the accolades came injuries for the star of Middleboro High School. A fract...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health i-Team Local News Dr. Mallika Marshall opioid crisis Ryan Kath Source Type: news

Buprenorphine: A Key Ingredient in the Fight to Solve America's Pain Crisis
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." -- Lao Tzu Over the last few weeks, the CDC, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the president of the United States have all separately hit the emergency button over the subject of chronic pain treatment and opioid pain killers. Concerns over the rising tide of pain killer addiction, accidental overdose deaths, and a carryover effect causing a steep rise in heroin use have made this a "code blue" emergency for Washington. President Obama has made it clear that addressing the opioid epidemic is now an administ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Treatment Could Alleviate Chronic Pain Without Opioid Medications
Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have been working on a new way to treat chronic pain -- and it just might help curb the rampant abuse of opioid medicines prescribed for pain management. Using a wireless device, the researchers demonstrated in lab rats how electrically stimulating an area hidden deep in the brain could relieve long-term pain. The method could offer a new way to alleviate chronic pain without the negative side effects of opioid medications, said Dr. Yuan Bo Peng, a psychology professor at the university and a corresponding author of the new research. Each day, more tha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Treatment Could Alleviate Chronic Pain Without Opioid Medications
Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have been working on a new way to treat chronic pain -- and it just might help curb the rampant abuse of opioid medicines prescribed for pain management. Using a wireless device, the researchers demonstrated in lab rats how electrically stimulating an area hidden deep in the brain could relieve long-term pain. The method could offer a new way to alleviate chronic pain without the negative side effects of opioid medications, said Dr. Yuan Bo Peng, a psychology professor at the university and a corresponding author of the new research. Each day, more tha...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

FDA requires 'black box' warning on painkillers
In an attempt to help slow the prescription drug abuse epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that immediate-release opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and fentanyl will now have to carry a "black box" warning about the risk of abuse, addiction, overdose and death. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public health experts: Decriminalize minor drug offenses
Overdose deaths from prescription opioids such as OxyContin have quadrupled in the United States since 1999, leading the Food and Drug Administration to announce this week that these short-acting painkillers will be required to carry a "black box" warning. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regulatory Update - Health Canada confirms proposed regulations requiring tamper resistance for Oxycodone will not move forward at this time
Health Canada confirms proposed regulations requiring tamper resistance for generic Oxycodone will not move forward at this time. (Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada)
Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada - April 4, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: Health Canada Source Type: news

Is there a “best” pain reliever for osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis (OA) affects tens of millions of Americans and is a leading cause of disability and reduced quality of life across the globe. Other than joint replacement surgery, there is no known “cure” for OA, and most treatments focus on relief of symptoms such as pain. Often, the first step is non-medication-based approaches such as physical therapy, exercise, and weight loss. Most patients, however, will eventually use pain relievers such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other kinds of medication, such as opioids, have also been tested as treatments for OA, and there is ongoing debate abo...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert R. Edwards, Ph.D. Tags: Arthritis Drugs and Supplements Health Osteoarthritis Pain Management Source Type: news

New depression diagnosis following prescription of codeine, hydrocodone or oxycodone - Scherrer JF, Salas J, Bucholz KK, Schneider FD, Burroughs T, Copeland LA, Sullivan MD, Lustman PJ.
PURPOSE: Longer duration of prescription opioid use is associated with risk of major depression after controlling for daily morphine equivalent dose and pain. It is not known if risk of depression varies as a function of the type of opioid prescribed. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

U.S. Jails Are Killing People Going Through Opioid Withdrawals
Conclusions **Gorski lists five symptoms of Post Incarceration Syndrome: 1) Institutionalized Personality Traits; 2) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; 3) Antisocial Personality Traits; 4) Social-Sensory Deprivation Syndrome; and 5) Reactive Substance Use Disorders, and indicates symptoms are most severe in prisoners incarcerated for longer than a year, who have multiple episodes of incarceration, have little to no access to educational/vocational training, are subject to 30 days solitary confinement, or have experienced severe trauma as a result of institutional abuse--meaning an extremely large segment of the formerly incar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pain Therapeutics Resubmits REMOXY New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
REMOXY NDA Has Priority Review AUSTIN, Texas, March 29, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (PTIE) announced today that it has resubmitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a New Drug Application (NDA) ... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, FDAPain Therapeutics, REMOXY, oxycodone (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA requires 'black box' warning on painkillers
In an attempt to help slow the prescription drug abuse epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that immediate-release opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and fentanyl will now have to carry a "black box" warning about the risk of abuse, addiction, overdose and death. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Wants Generic Narcotic Painkillers to Be Abuse-Deterrent
THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 -- Continuing their push to combat the nation's epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, U.S. officials on Thursday urged generic drug makers to take steps to redesign potent drugs such as hydrocodone and oxycodone to make... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

FDA requires 'black box' warning on opioids
In an attempt to help slow the prescription drug epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that immediate-release opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and fentanyl will now have to carry a "black box" warning about the risk of... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA now requires 'black box' warning on painkillers
In an attempt to help slow the prescription drug epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that immediate-release opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and fentanyl will now have to carry a "black box" warning about the risk of abuse, addiction, overdose and death. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Orders Warnings on Narcotic Painkillers
Immediate-release versions of addictive meds such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin to be affected (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Orders Warning Labels on Prescription Narcotic Painkillers
Immediate-release versions of addictive meds such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin to be affected (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Orders Warning Labels on Prescription Narcotic Painkillers
Immediate-release versions of addictive meds such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin to be affected Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Pain Relievers (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescription painkiller addiction epidemic can be traced back to two key changes
Two experts from Washington University in St Louis reveal how early recognition and proactive treatment of pain, and the introduction of the painkiller OxyContin marked a turning point, leading to the epidemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC's tough new painkiller guidelines surpass Portland standard
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s controversial opioid prescribing guidelines, released earlier this week, go further than the standard adopted by Portland-area health systems late last year. The recommendations call for doctors who prescribe painkillers such as OxyContin or Vicodin to start with the lowest effective dose. They should also carefully weigh the benefits and risks before increasing the dose to 50 morphine-milligram equivalents, while 90 is in the red zone. The Portland… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 17, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Elite Announces U.S. FDA Priority Review Designation for SequestOx(TM) NDA
SequestOx™ NDA Submission Accepted for Review NORTHVALE, N.J., March 17, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Elite Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Elite" or the “Company") (ELTP) today announced that the New Drug Application (NDA) f... Biopharmaceuticals, FDAElite Pharmaceuticals, SequestOx, oxycodone (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 17, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC Aims to Curb Painkiller Prescriptions
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin. Amid an epidemic of addiction and abuse tied to these powerful opioids drugs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging primary care doctors to try physical therapy, exercise and over-the-counter pain medications before turning to painkillers for chronic pain. Opioid drugs include medications like morphine and oxycodone as well as illegal narcotics like heroin. ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 16, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: General News Medications & Pharmacology Source Type: news

CDC Aims to Curb Painkiller Prescriptions
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin. Amid an epidemic of addiction and abuse tied to these powerful opioids drugs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging primary care doctors to try physical therapy, exercise and over-the-counter pain medications before turning to painkillers for chronic pain. Opioid drugs include medications like morphine and oxycodone as well as illegal narcotics like heroin. ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 16, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: General News Medications & Pharmacology Source Type: news

New CDC Guidelines Seek Doctors' Help In Fighting Opioid Epidemic
In an effort to curb America's deadly opioid crisis, federal health officials are urging doctors to largely avoid prescribing highly addictive painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin when treating patients for chronic pain. The new guidelines, issued Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are directed at primary care providers, who issue about half of all opioid prescriptions.  Since 1999, such prescriptions and sales have quadrupled in the United States, a boom that the CDC said has "helped create and fuel" the current epidemic of opioid abuse and overdose. In 2012 alone, d...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New CDC Guidelines Seek Doctors' Help In Fighting Opioid Epidemic
In an effort to curb America's deadly opioid crisis, federal health officials are urging doctors to largely avoid prescribing highly addictive painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin when treating patients for chronic pain. The new guidelines, issued Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are directed at primary care providers, who issue about half of all opioid prescriptions.  Since 1999, such prescriptions and sales have quadrupled in the United States, a boom that the CDC said has "helped create and fuel" the current epidemic of opioid abuse and overdose. In 2012 alone, d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New CDC Guidelines Aim To Reduce Painkiller Prescribing
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prescription painkillers should not be a first-choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin. Amid an epidemic of addiction and abuse tied to these powerful opioids drugs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging general doctors to try physical therapy, exercise and over-the-counter pain medications before turning to painkillers for chronic pain. Opioid drugs include medications like morphine and oxycodone as well as illegal narcotics like heroin. RELATED...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News CDC opioid crisis opioids Source Type: news

CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prescription painkillers should not be a first-choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Issues Tough New Guidelines on Use of Prescription Painkillers
TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 -- Hoping to stem an epidemic of drug abuse tied to prescription narcotic painkillers such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin, federal officials on Tuesday issued tough new prescribing guidelines to the nation's doctors. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Oxaydo (Oxycodone HCl USP Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 11, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What Is the Difference Between Drug Dependent & Drug Addicted?
Kathleen’s Story Kathleen experienced a work related injury in which a box fell on her neck while she was standing on a ladder to retrieve something else from a high shelf. She suffered a C4 injury (the fourth cervical vertebra) which resulted in limited control of her shoulders and biceps. It was accompanied by a stinging sensation that she came to discover was related to damage to nerve fibers. She also noticed tingling and numbness in her fingers. It was diagnosed as neuropathic pain. Her doctor explained that the communication between her spine and brain was being mis-translated and that the signals were coming f...
Source: Psych Central - March 8, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Chronic Pain Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders Family General Medications Personal Stories Psychology Psychotherapy Substance Abuse Treatment Anti-inflammatory drug addicted vs drug dependence neuropathic p Source Type: news

Potentially Deadly Painkiller Being Disguised as Less Powerful Drugs
Officials across the United States say they are seeing a growing number of cases where the potent painkiller fentanyl is disguised as less powerful pain drugs. In recent months, there have been two dozen cases of fentanyl marked as oxycodone or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 1, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Overdose deaths from common sedatives have surged, new study finds
Headlines about America’s worsening drug epidemic have focused on deaths from opioids—heroin and prescription painkillers such as OxyContin. But overdose deaths have also soared among the millions of Americans using benzodiazepine drugs, a class of sedatives that includes Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news