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FDA Orders Warning Labels on Prescription Narcotic Painkillers

FDA Orders Warning Labels on Prescription Narcotic Painkillers

Immediate-release versions of addictive meds such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin to be affected (Source: U.S. News – Health)
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FDA to require strongest warning on some opioid painkillers

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday set broad safety guidelines, including requiring some opioid pain drugs to carry the strongest safety warning, as part of its effort to combat a growing epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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FDA adds new warnings on risk of addiction, overdose and death for prescription opioids

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it will require new warnings about the risk of addiction, abuse, overdose and death for short-acting opioid pain medications, a step toward curbing the epidemic of narcotic use in the United States. The “black box” cautions for immediate-release medications — powerful narcotics intended for use every four […] (Source: Washington Post:
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The Weakest Link: Supermarket Self-Checkout Lanes and Alcohol Sales to Minors.

National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike , Bethesda MD , 20894 USA…
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The Reasons for Heavy Drinking Questionnaire: Factor Structure and Validity in Alcohol-Dependent Adults Involved in Clinical Trials.

CONCLUSIONS: The RHDQ is a promising brief assessment of motivations for heavy alcohol use, particularly in the context of randomized clinical trials. Additional research should address factor structure stability in non-treatment-seeking individuals and the RHDQ’s utility in detecting and accounting for changes in drinking behavior, including in response to intervention.
PMID: 26997195 [PubMed
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