Calls to poison control centers regarding dietary supplements increased by almost 50 percent between 2005 and 2012, according to a new study. A majority of the calls involved children 6 years old and under.
Prescribers have a vital role to play in reducing Americans’ misuse of prescription medications, especially opioids, which is why the resources provided via “Search and Rescue” are such an important part of a comprehensive solution.
The Food and Drug Administration will determine whether naloxone devices distributed in communities should contain a standard dose of the opioid overdose antidote, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to 24 websites for illegally selling e-cigarettes to minors, The Wall Street Journal reports. The agency banned e-cigarette sales to anyone under 18 years old earlier this year.
The Food and Drug Administration has stepped up warnings about the dangers of combining opioid painkillers with benzodiazepine sedatives. The agency is requiring new warnings on labels for opioids such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine, as well as for benzodiazepines such as alprazolam and diazepam.
Many e-cigarette products were rushed to market ahead of new Food and Drug Administration regulations on tobacco products, which took effect Monday. The new rules require companies to submit e-cigarettes for government approval, Reuters reports.
An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration has recommended approving a long-acting opioid painkiller that the manufacturer says could deter abuse. The company that makes the new drug, Arymo ER, says it comes in a tablet that is extremely hard, making it more difficult to break down.
The Food and Drug Administration’s new rules on tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, went into effect Monday, HealthDay reports. Under the rules, announced in May, the agency is banning sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco to people under age 18.
The Food and Drug Administration’s new regulations on tobacco originally included language that would have removed flavored e-cigarettes from the market until the agency authorized them, according to Reuters. The final rule deleted that wording.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced it is extending its oversight to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, Reuters reports. The agency will ban sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco to people under age 18.
A panel of experts convened by the Food and Drug Administration is meeting this week to consider whether to require doctors to undergo training to prescribe opioid painkillers. Doctors’ groups have resisted mandatory training, The New York Times reports.
An analysis of sports supplements that claim to burn fat or improve your workout may contain a stimulant drug banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Researchers from Harvard Medical School say the stimulant may pose health risks.
The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it will require immediate-release opioid painkillers to carry a “black box” warning about the risk of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and death, CNN reports.
The new head of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Robert Califf, told a panel of advisers this week that the agency will support the development of abuse-deterrent opioids, the Associated Press reports.
Officials from state and local health departments around the country are urging the Food and Drug Administration to add “black box” warnings to opioid painkillers and sedatives known as benzodiazepines, to alert people that taking them together increases the risk of fatal overdoses.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced it will reassess its approach to opioid medications, in an effort to reverse the epidemic of abuse. The plan comes in response to pressure from Congress, The New York Times reports.