Tag Archives: Opioid

FDA approves super-potent opioid more powerful than morphine

This undated image provided by AcelRx Pharmaceuticals shows the dispenser and a tablet for the company’s medication Dsuvia. (Associated Press) U.S. regulators on Friday approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration came over objections from critics who fear the… Read More »

Most Doctors Are Ill-Equipped to Deal With the Opioid Epidemic. Few Medical Schools Teach Addiction.

BOSTON — To the medical students, the patient was a conundrum. According to his chart, he had residual pain from a leg injury sustained while working on a train track. Now he wanted an opioid stronger than the Percocet he’d been prescribed. So why did his urine test positive for two other drugs — cocaine… Read More »