Tag: opioid

April 10, 2018
Opioid Withdrawal Drug Closer to Approval

If approved, Lucemyra (lofexidine) would be the first non-opioid drug approved to treat the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.

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April 7, 2018
WCIRB Reports on Chronic Opioid Use and Weaning

A new study analyzes the characteristics of chronic opioid use claims, while also examining opioid weaning data.

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March 10, 2018
FDA Approves New Opioid Prodrug, Apadaz

Apadaz oral tablets were approved for the short-term management of acute pain, at no more than 14 days of use.

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March 6, 2018
Ohio BWC Reports Falling Levels of Opioid Dependence

The number of opioid-dependent injured workers in the Ohio workers' comp system fell 19% in 2017.

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March 1, 2018
State and City Lawsuits Continue to Mount Against Opioid Manufacturers

Forty-one states and over 200 cities and counties claim drug makers deceived patients and doctors regarding opioid safety and addiction risks.

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February 10, 2018
Drug Recalls Impacting Comp

Senna Laxative bottles were found to contain NSAIDs, while 55 lots of compounded drugs face questionable sterility.

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February 9, 2018
Medication Multiplication

A visual depiction of how opioid side effects can cascade across the body.

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February 8, 2018
Increased Abuse Among Anti-Diarrhea Drugs

When taken in excessive doses, the anti-diarrhea drug loperamide can mimic opioid euphoria, and toxicity events and deaths are on the rise.

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January 7, 2018
No End in Sight for the Opioid Epidemic?

Despite decreases in prescribing rates, the opioid epidemic claims more lives than ever before, partially due to synthetic formulations.

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