School districts across the United States adopted the Pennsylvania law that allows public schools to stock up on heroin antidote drug naloxone.
Life September 19, 2015
The CDC is working with 16 states to combat prescription drug overdose as the number of people dying from opioid overdose quadrupled since 1999.
Life September 5, 2015
The FDA green-lighted the use of OxyContin after studies conducted by the drug's manufacturer, Purdue Pharma, showed it can be safely used for treating pain in patients between 11 and 16 years old.
Life August 15, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of OxyContin for pain management of kids aged 11 years old and up. According to the agency, the manufacturing pharmaceutical brand of the drug was able to show valuable data that proved the medicine's safety in pediatric patients if appropriately administered.
Life August 14, 2015
Certain compounds found in spider venom can be used in next-generation painkillers. There are about 9 million spider venom peptides but only 0.01 percent has been explored for pharmacological purposes.
Life March 4, 2015
Long-term use of paracetamols can increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Experts suggest that low dose of the drug over a shorter period is safe.
Life March 3, 2015
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has imposed tighter restrictions on painkillers containing hydrocodone. Doctors wrote over 125 million prescriptions for hydrocodone medicines in 2012.
Life October 6, 2014
Although the incidence of overdose-related deaths has increased between 1999 and 2010, researchers have found that deaths to due prescription painkiller overdose were about 25 percent less in states that adopted medical marijuana laws.
Life August 26, 2014
A new report lists where doctors are prescribing opioid pain relievers and Alabama is leading the charge. Federal agency is calling on states to implement more oversight.
Life July 4, 2014
A new research has found that one in three American seniors who benefit from the U.S. Medicare program receives painkiller prescription from several healthcare service providers, putting themselves at risk of injury and even death.
Life February 24, 2014