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Millions hooked on illicit drugs, as nations debate policy to tackle the problem

Millions hooked on illicit drugs, as nations debate policy to tackle the problem

And, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the U.S. is leading the way … The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse reports that 10% of Americans 12 and older said they … For example, while cocaine use is decreasing or stabilizing in Europe and North America, it has …
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FDA announces enhanced warnings for immediate-release opioid pain medications related to risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and death

March 22, 2016 — In a continuing effort to educate prescribers and patients about the potential risks related to opioid use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced required class-wide safety labeling changes for immediate-release… (Source: Drugs.com – Pharma News)
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FDA requires boxed warnings for short-acting opioids

The Food and Drug Administration will require boxed warnings on the risks of abuse, misuse, addiction, overdose, and death for all immediate-release opioids. The decision is part of the latest wave of efforts by federal officials to combat the ballooning opioid epidemic. It comes a week after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines recommending nonopioid analgesia for non
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FDA now requires ‘black box’ warning on painkillers

(CNN)In an attempt to help slow the prescription drug abuse epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that immediate-release opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and fentanyl will now have to carry a “black box” warning about the risk of abuse, addiction, overdose and death….
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New FDA Safety Warnings on Immediate-Release Opioids New FDA Safety Warnings on Immediate-Release Opioids

The agency has added a new boxed warning about the risks for misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, and death and changes the indication to treatment of severe pain with no alternatives. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
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