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FDA Approves Opioid More Powerful Than Fentanyl

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved expanded medical use of an opioid-based drug. The announcement garnered much criticism from numerous healthcare...

Prevention Efforts Compliment Substance Abuse Treatment in El Paso

Law enforcement officers are partnering with a substance abuse treatment provider in El Paso, Texas to encourage local residents to turn in unused or...

DEA Plans to Quintuple Amount of Cannabis Grown for Research

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have proposed to significantly increase the amount of cannabis that can legally...

FDA Announces Naloxone Recall

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of the opioid overdose reversal medication, naloxone. According to a safety advisement posted...

FDA Issues Opioid Crisis Product Challenge

To mitigate the risk of addiction from prescribed opioid pain medication, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for the development...

FDA Moves to Better Control Loperamide Amid Opioid Crisis

The head of the United States Federal Drug Administration has announced that steps will be taken to better control loperamide, a drug which is...

FDA’s Gottlieb Speaks at Opioid Abuse Summit

The Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, spoke at the annual National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit on...

FDA Labels Opioid Cough Meds Unsafe for Kids

The FDA has determined that opioid cold and cough medicines should not be used for treating children under the age of 18. According to a...

FDA’s Gottlieb Suggests Corporate-Sponsored Prescription Opioid Monitoring

The Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Scott Gottlieb, made remarks at a public workshop that suggested drug manufacturers and sellers might be required to...

Opioid Withdrawal Device Approved by FDA

The FDA has approved an opioid withdrawal device made by Innovative Health Solutions, a company based in Southern Indiana. The device, called the NSS-2 Bridge...
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