Tag Archives: opioid abuse

June, 2017

  • 9 June

    FDA Requests Removal of Opana ER for Risks Related to Abuse

    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals remove its opioid pain medication, reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride), from the market. After careful consideration, the agency is seeking removal based on its concern that the benefits of the drug may no longer outweigh its risks. This is …

March, 2016

  • 16 March

    CDC Releases Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

    As part of the U.S. government’s urgent response to the epidemic of overdose deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today is issuing new recommendations for prescribing opioid medications for chronic pain, excluding cancer, palliative, and end-of-life care. The CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, United …

February, 2016