Posts Tagged 'prescription overdose'

Insys Therapeutics Allegedly Used Illegal Sales Tactics for Its Name-brand Fentanyl

Illegal tactics may have been used in fentanyl marketingThey are some of the strongest painkillers available and were developed for use in only the most extreme of circumstances, yet opioids are prescribed at an alarming rate in the United States. Their use – and misuse – represents a major and growing safety concern and has led many medical professionals to refer to the situation surrounding opioids as an “epidemic” of abuse. The use of such a ...

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Prescription Opioids to Receive Enhanced Warnings

fda moves to implement black box warnings on opioidsA recent piece of news posted to Time’s website sings the praises of recent FDA action to impose stronger labels on incredibly powerful narcotic painkillers like OxyContin. The technical name for these drugs is opioids and they have dominated medical news in recent months.

Most medical professionals in the United States will not hesitate to call the state of prescription opioid abuse in this country an epidemic. ...

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