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FDA panel backs Pfizer and Teva abuse-resistant painkillers

FDA panel backs Pfizer and Teva abuse-resistant painkillers

In the case of Troxyca ER, the inclusion of opioid blocker naltrexone is designed to achieve the same end result. ... Opioid prescribing continues to fuel the epidemic as at least half of all opioid overdose deaths in the country involve a prescription

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  • FDA approves Adapt Pharma's opioid overdose nasal spray FDA approves Adapt Pharma's opioid overdose nasal spray

    Narcan aims to curb rise in deaths from opioid abuse. The FDA has approved Adapt Pharma's Narcan nasal spray to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. ... The spray can be administered in an emergency by family members, caregivers or others to

  • Purdue gets FDA nod for abuse-deterrent painkiller Purdue gets FDA nod for abuse-deterrent painkiller

    According to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every day in the US 105 people die as a result of drug overdose with opioid analgesics killing more ... which combines oxycodone with naloxone to help limit the effects of

  • FDA approves pain drug that has reduced risk of abuse FDA approves pain drug that has reduced risk of abuse

    Purdue’s Targiniq ER developed to deter snorting and injection. The US FDA has approved a new opioid-based pain treatment that is intended to reduce the risk of abuse by ... Targiniq ER, a combination of oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone

  • FDA backs heroin overdose treatment FDA backs heroin overdose treatment

    contact with someone at risk of an opioid overdose. ... FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg commented that the device was “an important new tool in our arsenal to more effectively combat the devastating effects of opioid overdose, which is one part of

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    Opioid dependence is a major global health concern associated with considerable morbidity, and many countries, including the UK, have seen a worrying rise in opioid overdose deaths in recent years. ... in opioid addiction and gain valuable insight on

  • "Legal highs" ruling leaves illegal labs laughing

    So we are acutely aware of the devastation caused by the opioid epidemic in the US, and the criticism aimed at Purdue, the maker of OxyContin.  . ... We have also pitched for agents designed to treat opioid overdose and alcohol abuse.  .

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