REUTERS: As deaths from powerful painkillers continue to rise, Canada is pursuing unprecedented measures to curb their use, including requiring cigarette-style warning stickers on every prescription, Health Minister Jane Philpott told Reuters. Next month Health Canada plans to publish a detailed proposal for the stickers, which Philpott said would warn that opioid painkillers can cause addiction and overdose.
Do you depend on a drug of your choice? Do you know what's in your drug of choice? Do you think you can trust your dealer to be concerned about you - to care about you beyond your fistful of dollars? "Many drug cartels dilute their products with nearly indistinguishable substances, for example, mixing powdered milk into a batch of heroin to increase the overall quantity of the drug, sell more, and make more money." Addiction is not something a person plans to do.
Perhaps investor awareness of the potential of the company's pain drug in phase 2 and 3 trials is simply growing. What evidence do investors have that Cara's approach will succeed? As it turns out, plenty.
Kate Smolina was a postdoctoral fellow at UBC's School of Population and Public Health. She currently works as the Director of the BC Observatory for Population & Public Health at the BC Centre for Disease Control.
For over a year, the New Hampshire Attorney General's office has been trying to determine whether drug makers break the law in how they marketed opioid painkillers in the state. It's a slow legal battle that could determine that pharmaceutical companies knew they were putting people at risk by overselling highly addictive painkillers.
Officials: Pain doctor used, shared drugs with patients Doctor was arrested in Maryland after police found marijuana plants, other drugs at her home. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/01/20/pain-doctor-used-shared-drugs-patients/96823436/ WILMINGTON, Del.
Gov. Christie wants to tackle opioid addiction by limiting the number of pills physicians can initially prescribe - an idea experts say could reduce excess supply but may cause some pain patients to go days without medication. Christie, a Republican serving the last year of his second term, last week ordered new rules that would limit doctors to writing initial prescriptions for five days' worth of opioid-based medications, down from 30. The regulation would apply to patients with acute pain, such as a broken wrist, not those with chronic pain.
For many years, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida has worked closely with its federal, state and local law enforcement partners to combat the illicit trafficking of opioids and the abuses associated with prescription opioids. These opioids include heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and prescription drugs such as oxycodone.