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National Academies of Sciences Call for Fundamental Changes in FDA Opioid Approvals
National Academies of Sciences Call for Fundamental Changes in FDA Opioid Approvals

It will take years of sustained, coordinated efforts to "contain and reverse" the prescription and illicit opioids epidemic, says a new, far-reaching report to the Food and Drug Administration from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Contrary to ...

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Blog posts in October 2017

  • Deadly Fentanyl: 18 Cops Survive Exposure During Raid But 12-Year-Old At Birthday Sleepover Not So Lucky

    The headline above is about two separate events – a SWAT raid on a drug house and a kids’ birthday sleepover – not a single event. But it easily could ...

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  • Health Officials and Docs Petition FDA to Take High-Dose Opioids Off Market

    A group of public health officials and doctors have filed a "Citizen Petition" with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking the agency to remove ...

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  • More adolescents arriving in ERs for opioid abuse; risk of addiction averages 50 times higher for youths after surgery

    A study of nearly 90,000 pediatric patients, ages 13 to 21 years, has found that new, persistent opioid use following surgery “may represent a ...

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  • Endo Pharma agrees to pull Opana ER from market

    Endo Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pull Opana ER from the U.S. market, several weeks after being asked to do so by the FDA. The abuse-deterrent ...

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  • More than half of all opioid prescriptions are written for mental health patients

    If you or someone you care for is being treated for anxiety, depression or some other mental health disorder, and are taking opioids to treat a ...

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