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Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome do better when treated with sublingual buprenorphine than the usual oral morphine, says new study There’s been a lot of attention on the so-called “opioid epidemic” in America recently, and media coverage regularly echoes the call for wider…

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After six months of serious negotiations, China has agreed to a fentanyl ban of the production and sale of four variations of the synthetic opioid fentanyl. The killer drug has been pouring into the U.S. illegally from China for years and has been implicated directly in countless overdose…

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Developer says the new drug reduces pain without creating the euphoria that led to the opioid epidemic Drug developer Nektar Therapeutics has announced positive results from a phase III trial of its experimental opioid painkiller called NKTR-181. The drug “significantly reduced pain in patients…

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has sued drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc., charging the company with "deceptively marketing and selling" its fentanyl-based medication, Subsys, to doctors for off-label uses. Insys is under investigation for numerous infractions involving Subsys, the state…

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A blockbuster investigative report in the Los Angeles Times recently says Purdue Pharma knew about illegal sales of its opioid painkiller OxyContin to Los Angeles drug dealers, and failed to report it to authorities. The highly addictive and potentially lethal painkiller OxyContin, essentially…

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Close to a dozen abuse-deterrent prescription opioid painkillers have been approved by the FDA Panel over the past few years. Already this year, three more companies have submitted new opioid painkillers with abuse-deterrent formulation for approval. (Abuse deterrence means that the pills,…

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The emergency department at New Jersey hospital St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., is one of the busiest ERs in the nation. And now it’s switching to non-opioid treatments for pain, says a story in The New York Times. The Times article says that the ER is using opioids…

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Opioid painkillers actually cause more pain than the pain they're supposed to be treating. And it can be long term and very severe, says a new study from the University of Colorado. The fact that opioids cause pain has been known for decades. But the phenomenon called "opioid-induced hyperalgesia"…

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A new study reveals that most prescription opioid overdose patients who survive the overdose go right on getting more opioids prescribed to them after they recover. And that's not all. A significant number of those patients - as many as one out of every six - suffers another overdose fairly…

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Tired of waiting for federal action, a number of states are introducing legislation to control the prescribing of opioid painkillers, such as Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin. Motivated by the soaring numbers of deaths from overdoses of prescription opioid painkillers and to a lesser extent heroin,…

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