Painkiller 10 Times Stronger Than Vicodin to Hit the Market This Month
A new opiate called Zohydro, developed by Zogenix and approved by the FDA, will enter California markets this month , despite the protests of a number of doctors and experts.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Deb Anderson-Berardo: Prescription drugs is where problem starts
Heroin. It gets our attention. Especially when someone dies. It conjures up fear and disgust and seems so far away from us and our busy lives.
Potent new painkiller stokes alarm in US
A potent new painkiller hit the US market this week, despite warnings from top experts that the drug may deliver a deadly setback in America's battle with opioid addiction.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Point Pleasant Register
Three overdose deaths reported in one week
The deaths were confirmed by Mason County Sheriff Greg Powers and have been the topic of discussion among those in local social service agencies.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Painkillers need more restrictions, FDA says
The F-D-A says popular painkillers need to have more restrictions in an attempt to cut down on abuse.
Popping prescribed pills
Earlier this week, the LA Times had a good article on a study that traced where people who overdosed on prescription drug opiods got their pills: The study, published Monday by the Journal of the American Medical Assn.
UB, ECMC doc questions release of new prescription drug
New drugs come out fairly regularly, but few have gotten as bad a reception as quickly as Zohydro ER, a new formulation of hydrocodone that many say is certain to create addicts.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Self-Labeling Addiction as Disease: The Process in the Media
Peter Shumlin, governor of Vermont, recently devoted his entire State of the State Message to what he said was "a full-blown heroin crisis" gripping Vermont.
Anti-addiction formulation of super-strong opioid unclear
Addiction doctors have petitioned the US FDA to prevent Zohydro ER, the first single-entity hydrocodone painkiller, hitting the market this month citing its potential for abuse.
Drug agency officially proposes to restrict access to hydrocodone medications
The federal government is on the verge of tightening access to Vicodin and similar types of painkillers by moving the drugs from Schedule III to Schedule II classification.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Docs Are Key Source of Painkillers for Chronic Users
Most people who use opioid painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin for nonmedical reasons first get their pills from friends or family, but for those who are frequent users, doctors become their major source of the medication, according to a new study.
The Daily Beast
Press Sells Pain Pills to AddictsBy Maia Szalavitz
Addiction experts are campaigning to block the sale of the ultra-pure pain pill Zohydro.
Northern Michigan News
Former educator attempting to get statements in CSC case thrown out
The attorney for former teacher Janet Brown is seeking to have statements she made to police declared inadmissible in her trial on criminal sexual assault charges.
Study Details Rx Drug Abuse Habits
Hydrocodone pills, also known as Vicodin, are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
New prescription pain killer causes concern
PAGE AT WLKY DOT COM. A NEW POWERFUL PRESCRIPTION PAIN KILLER HITS PHARMACY SHELVES THIS MONTH..
Schumer Calls on HHS Secretary to Overturn Confounding FDA Decision...
Zohydro ER, a painkiller that is 10x stronger than Vicodin, hit market this weekend without protections that prevent abusers from crushing pills and then snorting ... New York, NY - March 3, 2014 - United States Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the federal Department of Health and Human Services to overturn a disastrous decision by the ... (more)
Expert: FDA-approved painkiller 'will kill people'
A new FDA-approved painkiller isn't set to hit pharmacy shelves until next month, but critics are already warning it could kill - with just two pills.
Ruth Bass: The twins: Vicodin and heroin
T hey ask you all the time: On a scale of 1 to 10, what is your pain level? They are doctors and nurses, in emergency rooms, at hospital bedsides, in rehab centers.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
WTKA-AM Ann Arbor
Health Care Advocates Protest FDA Approval of 'Killer' Pain Reliever
A new opiate painkiller approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has come under fire from health care advocates who say the medication may be too dangerous to be on the market.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
New Hampshire Public Radio -
Just One Dose Of Many Common Medicines Can Kill A Child
Concerns about drug risks have led 28 state attorneys general to ask the Food and Drug Administration to reverse its approval of Zohydro, a long-acting narcotic painkiller, before the medicine is even put on the market .