Thursday, February 2, 2023

Tag: opiates

Powerful Opioid Suspected in 10-year-old Miami Boy’s Death

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From STAT: A 10-year-old boy from Miami recently died from a fentanyl overdose, becoming one of the youngest victims of the opioid crisis. Article →­

Half of Opioid Prescriptions Go to People With Mood Disorders

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From STAT: A recent study found that 51 percent of all opioid prescriptions in the U.S. are written for people diagnosed with anxiety, depression and other...

The FDA’s Latest Black Box Warning: Don’t Mix Opioids, Benzos

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday mandated updated labels for nearly 400 opioids and benzodiazepines, following a review of scientific evidence and a citizen...

“Makers of OxyContin Bankroll Efforts to Undermine Prescription Painkiller Reform”

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The Intercept reports that the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and market opioid painkillers have funded a number of groups designed to fight prescription drug reform.