3 hrs ago
The Des Moines Register
Dateline Iowa: Tom Miller, others warn FDA of new drug's risks
The new medication, called Zohydro, is a narcotic painkiller that will come in doses five to 10 times more powerful than traditional hydrocodone products such as Vicodin.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Arizona among 28 states to ask FDA to rethink painkiller approval
More than two dozen state prosecutors, including Arizona's, are asking the Food and Drug Administration to reconsider its approval of a powerful new painkiller called Zohydro, saying that the narcotic pill could add to the national epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
hydrocodone/acetaminophen, Vicodin, Vicodin ES, Vicodin HP, Anexsia, Lortab, Lorcet, Lorcet Plus, No
Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
28 attorneys general ask FDA to reconsider approval of Zohydro
Attorneys general from 28 states have asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reconsider its controversial approval of the powerful new narcotic painkiller known as Zohydro.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Risk & Insurance
FDA ramps up restrictions of hydrocodone combination drugs
The Food and Drug Administration announced its intent to recommend to the Department of Health and Human Services that hydrocodone combination products should be reclassified to a different and more restrictive schedule.
Mental Help Net
OxyContin Tops List of Abused Prescription Drugs: Survey
Oxycodone -- the active ingredient in OxyContin -- and hydrocodone are the most popular drugs among Americans who abuse prescription painkillers, a new study finds.
Acura Pharma and FDA discuss anti-abuse pain pill
Shares of Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose Monday after the company said it met with federal regulators to discuss a new version of the painkiller hydrocodone that uses the company's abuse-resistant technology .
Sun Dec 08, 2013
The Daily Herald
Getting to know ... a recovering heroin addict
It's just a matter of days for Johnny Murphy. The local 28-year-old Van Wert man is admittedly a heroin addict but for 204-plus days, he has been clean.
Anchorage Daily News
Lynne Curry: Tread carefully if you suspect an employee is addicted to drugs
When "Nancy" laid her purse on the table, a bottle rolled out. You grabbed to catch it and as you handed it back, you saw the label: Vicodin.
Are you getting pain meds you don't need?
Oxycontin. Vicodin. Percocet. Opiates like these can make the agony of surgery or cancer more bearable.
An epidemic of chronic pain
Eighteen years ago, when she was in her early 30s, Cindy Steinberg severely injured her back at work when an unsecured filing cabinet and the cubicle walls stacked behind it fell on her.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Mrs. Miller was called out into the hall, and in the remaining silence of the room we suddenly heard our beloved teacher sobbing.
Cape Cod Times
Red flags up over potent opiate
The Massachusetts company that produces the opiate addiction treatment medication Vivitrol is also now making Zohydro ER, the latest opioid painkiller to receive FDA approval despite dire warnings of its potential for abuse.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
16 charged in undercover drug raid in Durham
Investigators said they have arrested eight people and are still searching for eight more suspects.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Powerful painkiller without abuse protections approved using controversial trial method
Despite recommendations by its own advisers, the US Food and Drug Administration approved last month a powerful new opioid painkiller without abuse-deterrent ingredients and tested through favorable methods.
Police Say Man Lied to Get Vicodin from Woodbury Dental Clinics
Michael Shawn Sheire, 38, is charged with two felony counts of fifth-degree procurement of drugs by fraud or deceit.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Opioid drugs such as oxycodone , hydrocodone and meperidine are among the most powerful painkillers available.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Drug Maker Doesn't Want Public to Think 'Popping Vicodin is Trendy or Cool'
A line of popular and controversial t-shirts are the focus of a lawsuit in which drug maker AbbVie Inc. is saying they don't want the public to think "popping Vicodin is a cool 'in' thing to do."
Fri Nov 22, 2013
KEYC Television, Mankato, MN
What not to do for migraines
And doctors shouldn't routinely order brain scans for patients with these debilitating headaches, according to new guidelines.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Treating chronic headaches the right way
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 million Americans live with chronic headaches.