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FDA issues warning letters to companies selling kratom products

May 25, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday that it has issued warning letters to three marketers and distributors of kratom products for illegally selling unapproved kratom-containing drug products with unproven claims about their ability to help in the treatment of opioid addiction and withdrawal. Read More...
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Synthetic pot is in the shadow of the opioid crisis but it is a serious — and deadly — problem

May 25, 2018 , CNBC Health
Overshadowed by the opioid crisis, synthetic marijuana is a serious — and sometimes deadly — problem in America, according to US News & World Report....
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nGageIT's latest technology checks adherence through users' breath

May 24, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Treating the opioid epidemic has challenged researchers and providers for years. Looking at patient adherence — both to opioid substitutes and painkillers — has been an avenue several companies have begun to look...
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Surgeon general urges ER docs to advocate for evidence-based opioid treatment

May 24, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams called on emergency physicians to take a bigger role advocating for evidence-based treatment, supporting harm reduction strategies like safe injection sites and needle...
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Research Supports Restrictions On Opioid-Containing Cough And Cold Medicines For Children

May 23, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Prescription cough and cold medicines containing the opioid hydrocodone were more likely to cause serious side effects in children than those containing codeine, according to a new study from Penn State College of Medicine. The research supports recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restricti......
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FDA issues warning letters to companies selling kratom products

May 23, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it issued warning letters to three companies that illegally marketed and distributed products containing the substance, kratom, which they claimed treat opioid addiction and withdrawal....
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Inpatient Opioid Use And Insufficient Weaning Pre-Discharge May Increase Outpatient Opioid Prescription Use

May 23, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Patients who receive an opioid for most of their hospital stay and patients who are still taking an opioid within 12 hours of being discharged from the hospital appear more likely to fill a prescription for opioids within 90 days of leaving the hospital, according to new research presented at the AT......
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Perspectives: Shortages Of Opioids Will Be Harmful To Terminally Ill Patients; Treat Addiction Like Any Other Life-Threatening Disease

May 22, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers focus on topics surrounding the opioid...
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FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal

May 20, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for WithdrawalCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/18/2018 12:00:00...
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FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal

May 20, 2018 , RxList
The FDA approved the first non-opioid drug, lofexidine hydrochloride (Lucemyra), to help treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal in...
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FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal

May 19, 2018 , eMedicine Health
FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for...
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Most Americans Think The Opioid Epidemic Is A Problem — Just Not One That’s In Their Backyard

May 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Less than a quarter of the people surveyed feel it's an emergency in their community, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said. In other news on the crisis: the FDA criticizes a big data provider over a mistake concerning the amount of fentanyl prescribed over the past year; Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) wants information on steps a drugmaker has taken to mitigate the opioid epidemic; a House panel advances a package of bills dealing with the epidemic; and more....
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U.S. agency rescinds order banning Louisiana distributor from opioid sales

May 19, 2018 , Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Friday reversed an order that halted a Louisiana drug wholesaler's opioid sales over allegations it failed to report suspiciously large orders by pharmacies for the narcotics, court documents showed....
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FDA approves first non-opioid treatment for opioid withdrawal

May 18, 2018 , Drug Store News - Clinical Retail
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Lucemyra (lofexidine hydrochloride), the first non-opioid treatment for management of opioid withdrawal symptoms in adults. Read More...
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Perspectives: Drug Policies On Opioid Prescriptions Fall Short; Why Jack Up Costs Of Life-Saving Naloxone?

May 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on health topics surrounding the opioid...
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FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal

May 18, 2018 , WebMD
The FDA found the drug to be safe and effective in easing symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and an overall feeling of sickness that often keep patients from withdrawing from...
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The Opioid Epidemic Has Boosted The Number Of Organs Available For Transplant

May 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
At this very moment, more than 110,000 people across the United States are lingering on organ transplant waiting lists. The ravages of the opioid epidemic have created an unforeseen opportunity – an increase in the availability of organs for donation. New research led by investigators at University......
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6 States Sue Opioid Maker Purdue, Claiming Company Helped Spur Overdoses

May 18, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: 6 States Sue Opioid Maker Purdue, Claiming Company Helped Spur OverdosesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2018 12:00:00...
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FDA approves first nonopioid drug to ease withdrawal symptoms

May 18, 2018 , CNBC Health
The U.S. FDA approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting addictive opioids....
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Congressional Bill Would Add 1,000 Doctors To Fight Opioid Addiction

May 18, 2018 , Forbes
The Opioid Workforce Act would create 1,000 new "Medicare-supported" medical residency positions, training “new doctors in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry or pain management," Florida U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson...
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