Tag Archives: Opioid

FDA OKs Generic Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdose

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Teva Pharmaceuticals’ lifesaving product is also the first generic naloxone nasal spray approved for use by people without medical training. There was already a brand-name spray (Narcan) for… Read More »

FDA: Don’t Suddenly Stop Taking Your Rx Opioid

By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Because of the danger of “serious harm” to patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising doctors not to suddenly stop patients from taking opioid painkillers, or drastically lower the dose. In a statement released Tuesday, the agency said it is adding… Read More »

These states have been hit the hardest by America's opioid epidemic

In a study of opioid deaths from 1999 to 2016, “we found that, in general, opioid mortality is skyrocketing,” said Mathew Kiang, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Population Health Sciences. More specifically, the study, published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open, found that the mortality rate from synthetic opioids in… Read More »