Tag: overdose

June 22, 2022
Gabapentin-Involved Overdose Deaths on the Rise

A new report from the CDC found that 10% of overdose deaths in 2019-2020 involved gabapentin.

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November 17, 2021
FDA Approves Zimhi and Seglentis

A new naloxone drug and a new opioid-NSAID combination.

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May 31, 2021
FDA Approves Kloxxado for Opioid Overdose

A new 8 mg naloxone nasal spray will soon be available, which is the largest naloxone dose approved by the FDA to date.

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August 7, 2020
American Medical Association Publishes Opioid Task Force Report

AMA hopes to shift from a crisis-reaction framework to a more holistic model that prevents overdose while helping pain patients receive care.

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May 9, 2019
FDA Approves First Generic Naloxone Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdose

The life saving antidote for opioid overdose will soon be available in a consumer-friendly, generic nasal spray.

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May 1, 2019
National Institute of Health to Launch $350 Million Opioid Intervention Study

Four research sites will test proven opioid prevention and treatment interventions, hoping to reduce overdose deaths by 40% over three years.

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April 9, 2019
FDA Tightens Restrictions for Transmucosal Fentanyl Products

New changes to REMS safety programs will require stronger treatment documentation and oversight.

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February 1, 2019
Opioid Marketing Tied to Higher Prescribing and Overdose

A new JAMA study finds that increased county-level opioid marketing was tied to elevated overdose mortality.

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September 5, 2018
Massachusetts Study Links Occupation to Opioid Overdose Deaths

On average, construction workers are six times more likely to die from an opioid overdose death, more than any other occupation.

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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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