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FDA approves new labeling for painkiller designed to prevent abuse

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has approved new labeling for another opioid designed to limit painkiller abuse.

The FDA said Friday that Pfizer Inc.’s Embeda can have labeling indicating that it has properties expected to reduce abuse of the drug when it is crushed and taken orally or snorted. 73 more words


Does Zohydro Lead to Heroin Addiction?

With pain killer addiction a serious worry for those who suffer chronic pain, the balance between pain relief and staving off addiction can be a difficult balancing act. 387 more words

Chronic Pain

Antidote- should Naloxone be a staple household medicine?

What is Naloxone?

Naloxone Hydrochloride is an opiate receptor antagonist used to reverse overdoses. It is also used in combined preparations to mitigate the side effects of opioid painkillers.  638 more words

Still So Much To Know

Mice, Morphine, and Other Essentials of a Mad Scientist #3 – Ted

As mentioned in my last post, I was able to visit the lab of the researchers I am working with this past week. The researchers, Tom and Heather, work at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. 394 more words

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Opioid Use & Pain

Opioid prescriptions have increased three-fold over the past two decades, and we have seen how this skyrocketing availability of medications has helped create a new drug abusing population, some of whom suffer severe health consequences. 48 more words


As Rx drug abuse soars, DEA urges safe disposal on take-back Saturday

It’s time to get rid of all those old drugs in your medicine cabinet.

As part of an ongoing national effort to stem the epidemic of prescription drug abuse, the U.S. 433 more words