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From CARA To Prescribing Guidelines: Recent Advancements To Fight The Opioid Crisis

From CARA To Prescribing Guidelines: Recent Advancements To Fight The Opioid Crisis

From the CARA bill, to opioid prescribing guidelines and Naloxone, the advancements to alleviate the growing opioid epidemic continue with the aim of helping those struggling with opioid addiction. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
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FDA outlines standards for anti-abuse generic painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are encouraging generic drugmakers to reformulate their painkillers to make them harder to abuse, the latest in a string of steps designed to combat abuse of highly-addictive prescription pain drugs. (Source: U.S. News – Health)
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Potential for misuse & diversion of opioids to addicts should not overshadow their therapeutic value

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Opioids are very effective for treating some types of pain, such as cancer pain and postoperative pain, but not for other kinds of pain like chronic low back pain. An increase in the number of opioid-related deaths among addicts has led to the current movement to restrict opioid prescribing by state and federal authorities. While a laudable goal, t
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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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