FDA Approves New Hydrocodone Product That’s Hard to Abuse

Originally posted by the American Dental Association. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an extended-release hydrocodone product with properties that can reduce abuse of the drug. Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) is an opioid analgesic that can treat pain severe enough to require daily,...

UPDATE: ADA Answers Questions About New HCP Restrictions

  UPDATE: The American Dental Association has released a second installment of answers to frequently asked questionsĀ about new restrictions on hydrocodone combination products, which took effect on October 6. Get the answers to your questions here. On Aug. 22, 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration...

Healthcare Providers Can Help Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

Article Provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment During the last decade Kansas has seen an increase in prescription drug abuse and misuse with poisoning death rates up 120% and hospital discharges of people abusing or misusing prescription drugs up 75%. The KDHE Poisoning in Kansas report...

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