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FDA Panel Recommends Approval for Two New Abuse-Deterrent Opioids, But Says No to a Third
FDA Panel Recommends Approval for Two New Abuse-Deterrent Opioids, But Says No to a Third

Close to a dozen abuse-deterrent prescription opioid painkillers have been approved by the FDA Panel over the past few years. Already this year, three more companies have submitted new opioid painkillers with abuse-deterrent formulation for approval. (Abuse deterrence means ...

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Blog posts in June 2016

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    The emergency department at New Jersey hospital St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., is one of the busiest ERs in the nation. And ...

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    Opioid painkillers actually cause more pain than the pain they're supposed to be treating. And it can be long term and very severe, says a new study ...

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    It’s rare to find a person these days who hasn’t had to have at least one tooth extracted by a dentist. Although bad teeth eaten away by decay are ...

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    Insurance plans across the country don't cover the necessary treatments for people with addiction, says a new report from the National Center on ...

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    Just weeks after the Senate passed the historic Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 94-to-1, ...

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    In spite of her best efforts to help her son overcome his addiction, Justin Phillips lost 20-year-old Aaron to a heroin overdose in October, 2013. ...

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