The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of the first pure hydrocodone drug in the United States concerns law enforcement agencies.
Went to get my persription and they are OUT. Have to order it.I will be without meds for three days cause DEA wont let Pharmecy ORDER any more than a certain amount each month.So now I will have terrible PAIN and go thru withdrawels cause of these Stupid new laws.
“While this drug might be a godsend for people with acute pain, it’s a potential nightmare for those struggling with or at risk for addiction.”. “That the FDA has approved another incredibly powerful painkiller without is both disconcerting and dangerous,” said Jeffrey Reynolds, Executive Director of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, who told the FDA expert panel he opposed Zohydro’s approval without safety features.
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved a stronger, single-ingredient version hydrocodone, the widely-abused prescription painkiller.
The DEA had first asked the agency to reclassify the drug a decade ago, and lawmakers and safety advocates had increased their pressure on the agency in recent years.
Hydrocodone is currently sold in combination pills like Vicodin to treat pain from injuries, surgery, arthritis and migraines. The new drug from Zogenix is the first pure hydrocodone drug approved in the U.S.
The agency said Friday it approved the extended-release pill Zohydro ER for patients with pain that requires “daily, around-the-clock, long-term treatment” that cannot be treated with other drugs.
Late Thursday, the FDA said it would recommend moving hydrocodone combination drugs from the schedule III class to the schedule II class of medications.
The medication itself isn't new — it's hydrocodone, the opioid-based drug currently available as Vicodin (which also contains the pain reliever acetaminophen [Tylenol]). But it comes in a stronger dose: Zohydro is pure hydrocodone available as an extended-release formula in a.
Making Zohydro safer. parallels a 300-percent increase since 1999 in the sale of these strong painkillers," according to the CDC website. And these deaths are directly related to the sales of legal, prescription pain meds such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and methadone: "The unprecedented rise in overdose deaths in the U.S.
'It will kill people'
"Someone unaccustomed to taking opioids could suffer a fatal overdose from just two capsules," wrote the Fed Up! authors.
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Controlled Substance Schedule: II.
Trade Name(s) Anexsia Norco HYDROcodone/ibuprofen.
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Pronunciation: hye-droe- koe -done.
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opioid agonists nonopioid analgesic combinations. Pharm. Class.
Trade Name(s) Hycodan Hysingla ER Zohydro ER HYDROcodone/acetaminophen.
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Trade Name(s) Reprexain Vicoprofen.
In an effort to combat "misuse and abuse," the Food and Drug Administration The FDA's latest proposal would specifically affect hydrocodone.
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