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Lortab Elixir (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 31, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lortab 2.5 (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 31, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lupin launches pain relieving generic tablets in US
Lupin's product is a generic version of Allergan Sales LLC's Norco tablets in the same strengths and is indicated for relief of moderate to moderately severe pain. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surgery Can Be Trigger for Teen Opioid Abuse
FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 -- Teens and young adults who have surgery may be at increased risk for opioid painkiller abuse, a new study indicates. Opioids such as oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin) are commonly prescribed for pain after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Codeine vs. Vicodin
Title: Codeine vs. VicodinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - September 13, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hospitals Not to Blame for Most Opioid Addiction: Study
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 -- Painkiller prescriptions that lead to prolonged opioid use tend to be written by doctors in outpatient settings, not hospitals, new research indicates. Initial use of opioids such as OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Nearly Half Of People Who Use Cannabidiol Products Stop Taking Traditional Medicines
Forty-two percent of surveyed CBD users said they had stopped using traditional medications like Tylenol pain relievers or prescription drugs like Vicodin and had switched to using cannabis instead. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Debra Borchardt, Contributor Source Type: news

Survey: Nearly Half Of People Who Use Cannabidiol Products Stop Taking Traditional Medicines
Forty-two percent of surveyed CBD users said they had stopped using traditional medications like Tylenol pain relievers or prescription drugs like Vicodin and had switched to using cannabis instead. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Debra Borchardt, Contributor Source Type: news

Do Diuretics Interact with Vicodin?
Title: Do Diuretics Interact with Vicodin?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/2/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - August 2, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Policy Changes Reduced Use of Certain Prescription Opioids: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 -- Tighter U.S. government restrictions on prescription painkillers containing hydrocodone led to reduced use of opioid medications such as Vicodin, a new study says. Between 2007 and 2014, more prescriptions were written in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid Crisis: Analgesic Mechanisms of Mu Opiate Drugs (Heroin, Vicodin, Morphine)
U.S. Department of Justice. 04/18/2017 This 31-minute video is a presentation from the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, held on April 17-20, 2017. The speaker provides background and understanding of the opioid crisis, and the increase in opioid use, overdoses, and deaths. She also describes the National Institutes of Health Opioid Research Initiative. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Lannett Receives Approval For Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets USP, 5 mg/300 mg, 7.5 mg/300 mg And 10 mg/300 mg
PHILADELPHIA, June 22, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) today announced that it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Hydroc... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, FDA Lannett, Hydrocodone, Acetaminophen, Vicodin (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

2017 Eureka! Innovation award winner: HealthPartners/Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center
Industry category: Health Care Services Organization size: Large — revenue greater than $200 Eureka! idea: A nonopioid pain program that reduces costs and improves outcomes What the judges said:"It's all about pain intervention, reducing costs and serving patients better." Cancer-related pain is a common source of difficulty when i t comes to quality of life for these patients. While opioids like Percocet and Vicodin are often used to manage pain, they carry an addiction risk, and can even affect… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

2017 Eureka! Innovation award winner: HealthPartners/Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center
Industry category: Health Care Services Organization size: Large — revenue greater than $200 Eureka! idea: A nonopioid pain program that reduces costs and improves outcomes What the judges said:"It's all about pain intervention, reducing costs and serving patients better." Cancer-related pain is a common source of difficulty when i t comes to quality of life for these patients. While opioids like Percocet and Vicodin are often used to manage pain, they carry an addiction risk, and can even affect… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

My Experience With Vicodin Taught Me That Any Of Us Could Be Tiger Woods
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tramadol vs. Vicodin
Title: Tramadol vs. VicodinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 5/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - May 9, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Opioid addiction raises mortality rate for those getting care in medical offices, hospitals
People who are addicted to opioids and receiving their medical care in a general health care setting were more than 10 times as likely to die during a four-year period than people without substance abuse problems, UCLA researchers have found. The new study, published in the  Journal of Addiction Medicine, suggests that health care systems should have better infrastructure and training for primary care physicians to diagnose and treat opioid use disorder, a condition that includes addiction to both prescription and illicit opioids.UCLAYih-Ing HserThe study, led by Yih-Ing Hser, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sc...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Unsealed Documents Reveal Prince's Doctor Prescribed Meds For Singer Under Another Name
Opioid painkiller were found in pop star Prince’s home after his sudden death a year ago, and investigators were told that the musician had history of withdrawals “believed to be the result of abuse of prescription medication,” according to court documents unsealed on Monday. According to a search warrant of Prince’s Paisley Park complex outside Minneapolis, investigators found several pills labeled Watson 853 - the identifier for the generic hydrocodone-acetaminophen - in various rooms. A search also turned up other “numerous narcotic controlled substance pills” in various containers, s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would Legalizing Medical Marijuana Help Curb The Opioid Epidemic?
This study and a few others provided some evidence regarding the potential positive benefits of legalizing marijuana to reduce opioid use and abuse, but they are still preliminary,” she said in an email. Dr. Esther Choo, a professor of emergency medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, was intrigued by the study’s suggestion that access to cannabis might reduce opioid misuse. “It is becoming increasingly clear that battling the opioid epidemic will require a multi-pronged approach and a good deal of creativity,” Choo, who was not involved in the study, said in an email. “C...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupin launches pain relief drug in US
Lupin said it had received final approval from the US health regulator for its Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen tablets used for providing pain relief. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

America's Opioid Crisis: How Children Are Casualties
America is in the midst of a deadly crisis that is killing people by the thousands.The opioid epidemic in the United States claimed more than 33,000 deaths in 2015, as public health officials call it the worst drug crisis in the nation’s history. Indeed, the deaths from heroin alone have surged and have claimed more lives in 2015 than homicides by guns. These drugs, these opiods, that are used to often block out pain. Whether illegal, such as heroin, or prescribed by doctors yet are also finding their way on to the black market, such as Vicodin and OxyContin, the rise in opioid use in America is both dramatic and dis...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State Lawmakers Push Fight against Opioids
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem. A Minnesota state senator whose daughter died of a heroin overdose in a Burger King parking lot — a friend hid the needles instead of calling for help — spearheaded a law that grants immunity to 911 callers. In Wisconsin, a state representative has introduced more than a dozen opioid-related bills in the years since his daughter went from painkillers to heroin to pr...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

State Lawmakers Push Fight against Opioids
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem. A Minnesota state senator whose daughter died of a heroin overdose in a Burger King parking lot — a friend hid the needles instead of calling for help — spearheaded a law that grants immunity to 911 callers. In Wisconsin, a state representative has introduced more than a dozen opioid-related bills in the years since his daughter went from painkillers to heroin to pr...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Charleston Laboratories, Inc. and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Receive Complete Response Letter from FDA for NDA for CL-108 (hydrocodone, acetaminophen, promethazine) Tablets
JUPITER, Fla., and PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Charleston Laboratories, Inc., and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., confirmed today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) regarding the New... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - February 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Seattle Approves Nation's First Safe Injection Sites In Fight Against Opioid Crisis
In a desperate move to curb Seattle’s deadly opioid crisis, city and county officials have approved a pair of safe sites where addicts will be able to inject heroin and other illegal narcotics under medical supervision. The sites, which are common in European countries, would be the first of their kind in the United States, The Seattle Times and The Washington Post report. Late last week, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine signed off on a list of recommendations put forward last year by a 40-member Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force. Those recommenda...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former NFL player discusses the league's painkiller epidemic: He was taking up to 125 Vicodin a day
(NaturalNews) For professional athletes, particularly those involved in contact sports such as football, dealing with injury pain can become a major challenge. Far too often, an attempt to manage pain leads to dependence on opioid painkillers – a situation that can destroy a promising sports career and even threaten an athlete’s life. Former NFL player... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen)
Title: Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen)Category: MedicationsCreated: 1/3/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/4/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - January 4, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Severe respiratory depression after snorting U-47700
3.5 out of 5 stars Two cases of intoxication with new synthetic opioid, U-47700. Domanski K et al. Clin Toxicol 2017 Jan;55:46-50. Abstract U-47700 was first synthesized by Upjohn in the 1970s — hence the “U”. The company was seeking to develop an analgesic as effective as morphine but not addictive. Work on this compound was abandoned when the addictive properties of the drug became apparent. U-47700 is a μ-receptor agonist that is approximately 7.5 times as potent as morphine. This paper reports two patients who presented to hospital after insufflating U-47700 (confirmed on laboratory ...
Source: The Poison Review - December 30, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical synthetic opioid U-47700 Source Type: news

Percocet vs. Lortab for Pain
Title: Percocet vs. Lortab for PainCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/28/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/28/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 28, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

What You Need to Know When Prescribed an Opioid Painkiller
MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 -- There are a number of questions you should ask if a doctor or other health care provider prescribes opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, codeine and morphine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. While... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Vicodin (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Vicodin HP (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Norco 5/325 (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lorcet (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablet) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Zolvit (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lortab 5 (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lortab 7.5 (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lortab 10 (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lupin gets USFDA's final nod for pain relief tablets
The tablets are generic version of Allergan Sales LLC's Norco tablets in the same strengths and the product will be launched shortly, Lupin said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 5, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Says He Used Marijuana For Back Pain
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he smoked marijuana to treat the pain as he recovered from two back operations and believes it may be a better option for professional athletes than some painkillers. Kerr told CSN Bay Area on Friday that he experimented with the drug a “few times” to help him overcome the chronic back pain over the last two seasons. “I guess maybe I can even get in some trouble for this, but I’ve actually tried it twice during the last year and a half, when I’ve been going through this chronic pain that I’ve been dealing with,” Kerr said on The Warriors ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is it Like to Have PRK Surgery?
What is it like to get PRK corrective eye surgery? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Eric Kolovson, had PRK surgery in both eyes, on Quora: I got PRK done on each eye, one at a time. Both eyes have been healing on slightly different timelines, but here's the general experience: Day 0: The surgery itself is relatively painless. I would compare it to going to the dentist for a cleaning, where you have to lie still for a certain amount of time and endure a bit of discomfort, but there is no real pain. The major...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupin gets USFDA nod for generic pain relieving drug
As per IMS MAT sales data, Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen tablets had sales of USD 89.6 million in the US market. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 17, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Natural Herbs for Pain Relief
When I was in medical school, doctors only wrote prescriptions for opioid painkillers for terminal cancer patients, surgical patients and critical emergencies. That's because they knew these drugs were lethal. Opioids come from the same poppy plant used to make opium and heroin. And just like those addictive street drugs, the risk of getting hooked on them is extremely high. It's incredible how things have changed since then… What are opioids prescribed for? Today, you're likely to get a prescription for opioids for just about any kind of pain. That includes chronic pain, fibromyalgia, depression, heada...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 14, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures Source Type: news

Fentanyl Presents Need for New Strategies for Combatting Opioid Abuse
In 2014, more Americans died of drug overdoses than any other year on record. There were more than 47,000 deaths, with roughly two-thirds of those deaths linked to opioids. This opioid epidemic includes synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, which are responsible for the rise in death rates. Fentanyl analogs and carfentanil potent opioid receptor agonists can cause a toxidrome characterized by significant central nervous system and respiratory depression. Fentanyl has been implicated in multiple outbreak of poisonings.1 (See Figure 1, below.) Acetyl fentanyl, an analog similar to the Schedule II (i.e., a classification of dr...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Steven H. Linder, MD Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

DEA Is Cutting Production Of Prescription Opioids By 25 Percent In 2017
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is moving to curb the national opioid epidemic by slashing the production of a number of popular prescription painkillers. In a notice published Wednesday in the federal register, the DEA finalized a previous order on 2017 production quotas for a variety of Schedule I and II drugs, including addictive narcotics like oxycodone, hydromorphone, codeine and fentanyl. The agency has the authority to set limits on manufacturing under the Controlled Substances Act. In a release, the DEA said it is reducing “the amount of almost every Schedule II opiate and opioid medication” by...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Pharma spent $880 million fighting against state opioid restrictions
(NaturalNews) If you thought Big Pharma couldn't sink any lower, you were wrong. A recent report led by the Associated Press and the Center for Public Integrity, has revealed that the manufacturers of opioid drugs, such as OxyContin, Vicodin and fentanyl, spent a whopping $880 million... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana May Alleviate America’s Opioid Crisis, New Study Suggests
Access to medical marijuana may be cutting down on the overall use of opioids, including prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet, new research suggests.  In a study, researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health analyzed traffic fatality data from 1999-2013 for 18 U.S states. They found that most states that passed medical marijuana laws saw an overall reduction in fatal crashes involving drivers who tested positive for opioids. “We would expect the adverse consequences of opioid use to decrease over time in states where medical marijuana use is legal, as individu...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Marijuana May Alleviate America’s Opioid Crisis, New Study Suggests
Access to medical marijuana may be cutting down on the overall use of opioids, including prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet, new research suggests.  In a study, researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health analyzed traffic fatality data from 1999-2013 for 18 U.S states. They found that most states that passed medical marijuana laws saw an overall reduction in fatal crashes involving drivers who tested positive for opioids. “We would expect the adverse consequences of opioid use to decrease over time in states where medical marijuana use is legal, as individu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news