All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘opioids’

Painkiller Zohydro Gets FDA Approval – States Revolt

The recent FDA approval of Zohydro, a powerful new opiate pain killer, has states rebelling over its release, stating it is much too powerful and deadly and could make the nation’s heroin and prescription drug abuse worse. On Thursday, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin initiated an emergency order making it harder for doctors to prescribe Zohydro, which is an extended-release drug …

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Heavy Opioid Abusers Often Have Prescriptions, Shows Study

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today highlighted new research showing that Doctors themselves often supply patients at risk for opioid overdose. The new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, shows that the patients who use opioids (for recreation) 200 or more days out of every year often get their drugs …

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Medicare: Contributing To Painkiller Addiction

Addictions to painkillers for Medicare patients is growing rapidly, but could Medicare be fueling this dangerous trend? It has been discovered that nearly one in three patients who get prescriptions for painkillers, can get them from multiple doctors, and the physician prescribing them is unaware that they are already receiving prescriptions from another doctor. This is a trend that could …

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