FDA Advisory Panel Approves New Oxycodone Drug

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 46 people lose their lives as the result of opioid overdoses every day. Despite the staggering death toll linked to prescription opioids, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to approve medicines that would seem contrary to the public’s welfare. The FDA approved Zohydro ®,...
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Combination Locks On Pill Bottles

In states rampant with opioid abuse novel programs are being implemented to combat abuse with the hope of saving lives. Many first-time prescription opioid users get their first pill from other people’s medication bottles. A new pilot program in Illinois plans to disrupt that trend by putting locks on prescription bottles, the Associated Press reports....
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Hydrocodone Combintation Products Rescheduling Will Save Llives

English: The seal of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “Although there is much more that must be done to curb prescription drug abuse, I am confident that rescheduling hydrocodone will undoubtedly begin saving hundreds of thousands of lives immediately.” Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia Hydrocodone combination products will become Schedule...
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Proposed Hydrocodone Combination Products Reclassification

Fda (Photo credit: Wikipedia) FDA to submit formal recommendation to HHS regarding reclassifying hydrocodone This heading seems straightforward. Don’t you think? It might surprise you to learn more about the steps involved in reclassifying a drug. On October 24, 2013, Janet Woodcock, M.D., Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research issued a formal...
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Rescheduling Hydrocodone Delays Continue

Hydrocodone or Vicodin as it is known best is one of the most abused prescription narcotics available. While it may not be as strong as oxycodone it is still highly addictive and has the potential to take lives. This is why over the last 12 years the federal government, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and...
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