Oral Oxycodone/Naloxone for Pain Control in Cirrhosis Oral Oxycodone/Naloxone for Pain Control in Cirrhosis
Management of moderate-to-severe pain in patients with cirrhosis and HCC is challenging due to the high risk of serious adverse effects. Can an oral combination of oxycodone/naloxone be used safely?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article 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

For Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Works as Well as Opioids
Opioids are no better than over-the-counter pain relievers for relief of arthritic back, hip or knee pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Opioids and Opiates Pain-Relieving Drugs Tylenol (Drug) Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Osteoarthritis OxyContin (Drug) Source Type: news

Opioids Not Best Option for Back Pain, Arthritis
With opioid overdose deaths rising in the United States, the findings suggest addictive medications like oxycodone (OxyContin) or morphine don't have to be the first choice against crippling arthritis pain or chronic backache. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

After her son's death, mother details her journey to prevent future opioid addiction
In this web exclusive, Sharon Parsons shares her son Sean's story about getting addicted to OxyContin in college, and how he later overdosed on fentanyl. "I have to make something good come from this," Sharon says about why she's trying to prevent future addicts. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea opens up about OxyContin use
Flea, 55, the lead bassist for alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, says doctors should bear some of the blame for the opioid crisis in America after he was prescribed OxyContin in 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ex-opioid addict starts online campaign against billionaire family behind OxyContin; their company, Purdue Pharma, has made billions off opioids
(Natural News) World-renowned and distinguished photographer Nan Goldin is using her art to yet again expose the hidden truths of an unreported world — this time in lambasting the billionaire family responsible for the pain relief drug, OxyContin. Goldin, a recovering drug addict, says that the Sackler family has turned a blind eye to the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioids Tied to Risk of Fatal Infections
People with invasive pneumococcal disease were 62 percent more likely to be using opioids. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Opioids and Opiates Elderly OxyContin (Drug) Deaths (Fatalities) Infections Source Type: news

Sackler family made billions off of the opioid crisis
Brooklyn-born brothers Arthur, Raymond and Mortimer (main, with his third wife and daughter) Sackler began a pharmaceutical legacy that would lead to the creation of addictive Oxycontin (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maker of highly addictive OxyContin says it will stop incentivizing doctors to push its deadly drugs
(Natural News) The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions in this country, with the number of deaths quadrupling since 2000, and around 115 people dying from overdoses each day. President Trump has declared the opioid crisis a national health emergency, and high schools across the country have started stocking up on the drug Narcan to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specialist units not GPs should control pain killer use
Doctors are doling out opioids such as tramadol and oxycodone in huge numbers, driving an escalating crisis in addiction to prescription drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid maker Purdue Pharma backs off aggressive marketing
Purdue Pharma, the company behind the painkiller OxyContin, announced it is backing off aggressive marketing techniques that target doctors' offices. The decision comes as the company faces several lawsuits by states alleging the drug maker misrepresented the drug's risks. CBS News senior national correspondent Jim Axelrod has the details. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid makers paid millions to advocacy groups: U.S. Senate report
(Reuters) - Five opioid manufacturers including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, many of whom amplified industry messages supporting the use of the painkillers, a U.S. Senate report said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff
(Reuters) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and will stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews 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

OxyContin maker Purdue says it will stop marketing opioids to U.S. doctors
The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff
(Reuters) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors
Purdue Pharma, which has made billions from the pain drug OxyContin, said it will stop promoting opioid pain drugs to doctors (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oxycodone First-line, but Costlier, Alternative to Morphine for Adult Cancer Pain Oxycodone First-line, but Costlier, Alternative to Morphine for Adult Cancer Pain
For adults with cancer-related pain, oxycodone can be used as an alternative to morphine, a new systematic review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Mass. colleges got millions from family behind OxyContin maker
The gifts to Harvard and other schools mostly occurred before the drug hit the market, but are facing fresh scrutiny as the opioid crisis rages on. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Mass. colleges got millions from family behind OxyContin maker
The gifts to Harvard and other schools mostly occurred before the drug hit the market, but are facing fresh scrutiny as the opioid crisis rages on. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl 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

Alabama files lawsuit against opioid manufacturer
Alabama has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of OxyContin and other opioids, seeking to hold the company accountable for an addiction epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Alabama sues OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic
(Reuters) - Alabama on Tuesday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP of fueling the opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Minnesota nursing home client dies after dose of oxycodone
State investigators say a nurse mistakenly gave a short-term resident at a New Hope, Minnesota, nursing home a dose of oxycodone that was more than 20 times the appropriate amount. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man dies after after nurse gives him wrong dose of oxycodone
Investigators say a nurse mistakenly gave the man a dose 20 times stronger than what he should have received (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The FDA Is Cracking Down on Imodium and Other Anti-Diarrhea Medicine Because of the Opioid Epidemic
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday asked makers of popular anti-diarrhea drugs to sell their medications in smaller amounts to make them harder to abuse. The request comes amid a spike in overdoses from large doses of the over-the-counter drugs, which contain a small amount of an opioid. The Food and Drug Administration wants manufacturers to package their medications in smaller quantities, such as eight tablets per package. Currently, some generic versions are sold in boxes of up to 200 tablets. The FDA said it also plans to ask online retailers to make it harder to order bulk amounts of the drugs. Th...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime opioids 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

Ensysce Bioscience wins fast track status for abuse-deterrent oxycodone
Ensysce Biosciences said this week that its extended-release oxycodone prodrug won fast track status from the FDA. The San Diego, Calif.-based company is developing the abuse-deterrent drug as a pain management therapy for people with moderate to severe chronic pain. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Ensysce Bioscience wins fast track status for abuse-deterrent oxycodone appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance ensyscebiosciences Source Type: news

Anti-diarrhea drug linked to soaring rate of deaths
Loperamide, sold as Imodium, slows down the movement of the gut to make stool less watery using an opioid, which induces a high akin to OxyContin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another celebrity victim of Big Pharma: Autopsy report shows Tom Petty died of a prescription drug overdose
(Natural News) Rockstar Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose, an autopsy has revealed. The Los Angeles County coroner determined in a report earlier this month that Petty, 66, was determined to have a variety of pain meds in his system at the time of his death, including fentanyl, oxycodone, temazepam, alprazolam, citalopram, acetylfentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philadelphia's Safe Injection Site Plans Spark Questions
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia wants to establish safe havens where people can inject drugs, an effort to combat skyrocketing opioid overdoses in the city. They would be places where people could shoot up under the supervision of medical professionals who could administer an overdose antidote if necessary. But there are more questions than answers on how it would work and what it would look like, and if it could even legally get up and running. "We know from other centers that they save lives," Public Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said in announcing the plans this week. "But it is complicated...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kristen De Groot, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Philadelphia's Safe Injection Site Plans Spark Questions
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia wants to establish safe havens where people can inject drugs, an effort to combat skyrocketing opioid overdoses in the city. They would be places where people could shoot up under the supervision of medical professionals who could administer an overdose antidote if necessary. But there are more questions than answers on how it would work and what it would look like, and if it could even legally get up and running. "We know from other centers that they save lives," Public Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said in announcing the plans this week. "But it is complicated...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kristen De Groot, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Philadelphia's Safe Injection Site Plans Spark Questions
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia wants to establish safe havens where people can inject drugs, an effort to combat skyrocketing opioid overdoses in the city. They would be places where people could shoot up under the supervision of medical professionals who could administer an overdose antidote if necessary. But there are more questions than answers on how it would work and what it would look like, and if it could even legally get up and running. "We know from other centers that they save lives," Public Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said in announcing the plans this week. "But it is complicated...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kristen De Groot, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Trends and uptake of new formulations of controlled-release oxycodone in Canada - Gomes T, Jain S, Paterson JM, Sketris I, Caetano P, Henry D.
This study investigated the impact of changing availability of tamper-deterrent and non-tamper-deterrent oxycodone on prescribing patterns of controlled-release oxycodone across Canada. METHODS: We conducted a population-based, serial cros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Photographer takes on artist family behind OxyContin
Nan Goldin is petitioning fellow artists to boycott donations from the Sacklers in an effort to hold their company, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, accountable for its role in the opioid epidemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 in US, 2 in Italy Charged with Running Opioid "Mills"
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two people in Italy and five U.S. residents have been charged in a fraud and drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute opioids in Florida and Tennessee, leading to hundreds of deaths, federal prosecutors said Friday. The indictments were unsealed by federal officials Friday in Knoxville but handed down earlier. They allege the defendants were involved in a widespread scheme to operate "pill mills" in the U.S. Prosecutors say defendants ran the Urgent Care & Surgery Center Enterprise, which distributed enough oxycodone, oxymorphone and morphine to generate clinic revenue of at lea...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

5 in US, 2 in Italy Charged with Running Opioid "Mills"
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two people in Italy and five U.S. residents have been charged in a fraud and drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute opioids in Florida and Tennessee, leading to hundreds of deaths, federal prosecutors said Friday. The indictments were unsealed by federal officials Friday in Knoxville but handed down earlier. They allege the defendants were involved in a widespread scheme to operate "pill mills" in the U.S. Prosecutors say defendants ran the Urgent Care & Surgery Center Enterprise, which distributed enough oxycodone, oxymorphone and morphine to generate clinic revenue of at lea...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

5 in US, 2 in Italy Charged with Running Opioid "Mills"
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two people in Italy and five U.S. residents have been charged in a fraud and drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute opioids in Florida and Tennessee, leading to hundreds of deaths, federal prosecutors said Friday. The indictments were unsealed by federal officials Friday in Knoxville but handed down earlier. They allege the defendants were involved in a widespread scheme to operate "pill mills" in the U.S. Prosecutors say defendants ran the Urgent Care & Surgery Center Enterprise, which distributed enough oxycodone, oxymorphone and morphine to generate clinic revenue of at lea...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Reports Confirm Petty Died of Accidental Drug Overdose
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental drug overdose that his family said occurred on the same day he found out his hip was broken after performing dozens of shows with a less serious injury. His wife and daughter released the results of Petty's autopsy via a statement Friday on his Facebook page, moments before coroner's officials in Los Angeles released their findings and the rocker's full autopsy report. Dana and Adria Petty say they got the results from the coroner's office earlier in the day that the overdose was due to a variety of medications. The coroner's findings showed Petty had ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nekesa Mumby Moody, Associated Press Tags: News Source Type: news

Tamper-Resistant Opioids No Panacea for Opioid Crisis Tamper-Resistant Opioids No Panacea for Opioid Crisis
Tamper-resistant oxycodone pills are misused less often by injection drug users but have had little effect at a population level on opioid use or harm, a study from Australia finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Opioid Abuse Rises When Prescriptions Are Renewed
The new study included more than 560,000 people who were prescribed opioids such as OxyContin or Percocet after surgery. None had a history of recent or chronic opioid use. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abuse of reformulated OxyContin: updated findings from a sentinel surveillance sample of individuals assessed for substance use disorder - Cassidy TA, Thorley E, Black RA, DeVeaugh-Geiss A, Butler SF, Coplan P.
OBJECTIVE: To examine abuse prevalence for OxyContin and comparator opioids over a 6-year period prior to and following market entry of reformulated OxyContin and assess consistency in abuse across treatment settings and geographic regions. DESIGN:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news