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The Continuing Saga of the Great Zohydro Freak Out

I’m saddened and chagrined that I have to revisit this topic so soon, but apparently the state of Massachusetts is making efforts to ban Zohydro in their state, regardless of the fact that the FDA determined it safe enough for the country at large to use. 944 more words


Massachusetts Prohibits FDA-approved Zohydro, a hydrocodone-only extended release painkiller

Declaring a public health emergency, Governor Deval Patrick announced that Zohydro shall not be prescribed, dispensed, or administered in Massachusetts. The Department of Public Health notes that Zohydro contains higher levels of hydrocodone than any other hydrocodone combination products and is not an “abuse-deterrent” formulation. 66 more words

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FDA Expands Access to Overdose Antidote to Stem Opiate Addiction Epidemic

Correction appended April 7, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first auto-injecting version of Naloxone as part of the government’s efforts to control the epidemic of opiate addiction and overdoses from narcotic drugs, which include prescription medications such as morphine, oxycontin, and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs like heroin. 1,406 more words

Let's All Freak Out About Zohydro!

In fact, why don’t we all just sit down and have a freak out about pain medication, in general. After all, it is an “epidemic”. It’s an all out free for all out there. 3,351 more words


Drug Dealers Aren't to Blame for the Heroin Boom. Doctors Are.

  Graeme Wood,  NEW REPUBLIC

In 2010, a dentist extracted my wisdom teeth, told me to gargle with salt water, and sent me home with a prescription for a Costco-sized bottle of hydrocodone pills. 275 more words


Hair color & hydrocodone don't mix

Well, I decided that Ive had enough with my hair. I have been seeing far to many greys poking out… And am just in a mood for a little more blonde. 440 more words

Physician Groups, Addiction Advocates Disapprove Of FDA’s Approval Of Pain Killer

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A new pain killer has gotten FDA approval.

It’s called Zohydro. It’s the narcotic hydrocodone that is designed to be released over 12 hours. 288 more words