The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is ramping up its fight against prescription drug abuse this week by adding stronger warnings to opioids and issuing a plea to prescribers to help “prevent abuse, save lives and treat (opioid) dependence while still providing patients in pain access to effective relief,” the agency said in a safety announcement. The FDA announced that it is requiring immediate-release versions of opioid pain killers – which make up about 90 percent of the class – to add a new black box warning about the risks for misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and death. Opioids include the ... Read More
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