Navigation Links
The FDA is Pushing For Greater Restrictions on Prescription Painkillers: Now what?
Date:12/6/2013

Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 06, 2013

In an effort to combat the growing problem of prescription drug abuse, the FDA announced it will begin recommending tighter controls on how doctors prescribe commonly used narcotic painkillers that contain Hydrocodone. For those that have witnessed the destruction of painkiller abuse firsthand, this is welcome news. But according to several experts in the field, it’s a solution that is not without risk in the short term.

According to George Catlin, the founder of Withdrawal Ease, the epidemic of painkiller abuse is fueled in two ways. “The first is the relative ease of access that people have to these drugs, and certainly these new regulations should go a long way in curbing access. However, these new regulations ignore another key part of the problem: people who are physically dependent will do almost anything to avoid opiate withdrawal and detox.” According to addictionologists, opiate detox from drugs like Hydrocodone can be particularly excruciating and can persist for weeks.

Catlin has written extensively on this subject for years on his website. In his estimation, restricting access focuses only on the distribution problem.

“The fact of the matter is, there are hundreds of thousands of people that are physically dependent on these drugs,” says Catlin. “For many of these people, rehab simply isn’t an option because of the cost and time requirements; we must identify new protocols for opiate dependency because the current system isn’t working. Reducing the acuity of opiate detox is essential. Our concern is that many of these folks will turn to more potent forms of opiates — including heroin — to avoid the looming specter of withdrawal. It is the engine that drives physical dependency. Many will
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Judge Orders Postponement of First Bellwether Trial in DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.’s Multidistrict Litigation, Pushing It to Sept. 24, Parker Waichman LLP Reports
2. Limited Healthcare Benefits Pushing Seniors and Retirees to Medical Travel Alternatives
3. Pushing Competition Aside, Tabitha and The Landing Collaborate to Benefit Nebraska Elders
4. Health Reform 2.0: Governors Pushing Back on Medicaid Expansion
5. Increasingly Destructive Hurricanes Attributed to Climate Change, Greater Population Density
6. Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles Celebrates National Epilepsy Awareness Month with the Walk to End Epilepsy
7. Center for Autism and Related Disorders Launches Unique Program to Give Adults with Autism Greater Quality of Life
8. Children born prematurely face up to a 19 times greater risk of retinal detachment later in life
9. Ivalua Buyer V8 Launch: Many Functional Enhancements, Even Greater Setup Flexibility and a Simplified Interface
10. Women under 60 with diabetes at much greater risk for heart disease
11. SuperSlow Zone® to Open New Fitness Studio in Greater Pittsburgh, PA Area on December 20th
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of ... what it means to “Live Fearless.” , The ... share their stories about how they or someone they know ... by living in the moment. By telling these types of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 The federal court overseeing ... U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia has upheld ... that proceeding’s first bellwether trial. In an Order dated January ... trial after finding that C.R. Bard had not proven a ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... TX (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 A ... issue of experience and person-centeredness in the long-term care ... towards action across the continuum. The paper, “The Power ... Continuum,” engages perspectives and practices of the patient, resident ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Autocarinsurancebest.com has released a ... a commercial auto insurance policy . , Auto insurance ... vehicles. It is no longer necessary to call an agent ... now available online on a single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Carinsurancesavings.biz has released a new blog post presenting the ... , Purchasing an accidental death and dismemberment rider for ... of rider provides benefits if the insured dies in an ... form of life insurance. , AD&D is not expensive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2
... , FRIDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Good hygiene ... bacterial and viral infections, according to the U.S. Centers ... growing concern that strict adherence to good hygiene, though ... open to other forms of illness. Proponents of ...
... -- More than one-half of all adverse drug reactions ... to a new study. In addition, prior research ... include drug overdoses and internal bleeding associated with the ... life-threatening, said the Swedish researchers. This widespread problem, which ...
... News) -- Having control over how to communicate with ... patients cope with their situation, according to a new ... Austin interviewed cancer survivors about strategies they used in ... about their condition, challenges they faced, advice they received, ...
... finds that lung cancer patients treated in hospitals ... and Medicaid-insured patients, so-called "high safety-net burden facilities," ... was intended to cure the cancer compared to ... difference persisted even after controlling for other factors ...
... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, Sept. 9 ... and Drug Administration were to meet Friday to discuss ... as Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva and Reclast. These ... related to postmenopausal osteoporosis. But researchers have linked long-term ...
... vaccine Cervarix may be just as effective as the standard ... cancer, according to a new study published September 9 in ... Across the globe, cervical cancer is the third most ... are a large contributor to the development of the disease. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:A Little Dirt May Be a Good Thing 2Health News:A Little Dirt May Be a Good Thing 3Health News:Over Half of Adverse Drug Reactions in Hospitals Are Preventable: Study 2Health News:Talking -- or Not Talking -- Can Give Cancer Patients a Sense of Control 2Health News:Study finds hospitals of last resort deliver lower quality of lung cancer care 2Health News:Osteoporosis Drugs' Safety Subject of FDA Panel 2Health News:Osteoporosis Drugs' Safety Subject of FDA Panel 3Health News:Fewer than 3 doses of cervical cancer vaccine effective 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: ... has approved a share repurchase program. The open-ended authorization ... of Mallinckrodt plc ordinary shares. "Funding ... top priorities as we continue to pursue a range ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  BiOptix is pleased to ... as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Scott joins the ... AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, and Amgen throughout the course of his ... "Scott is a nationally recognized thought leader ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH ) announced today that ... new Simple Plex platform through its Proteins Platform division ... of the previously acquired CyPlex instrument platform from CyVek. ... immunoassay technology which integrates an innovatively designed microfluidic cartridge ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 2Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 3Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 4BiOptix Expands Leadership Team with the Appointment of Dr. Scott Klakamp as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 2Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 3
... chairs with concave seats and standard-sized ... options like seats, backrests, armrests, and ... are recommended for the following environments: ... control, health care and office. • ...
... Basic ergonomic chairs with ... with lumbar support • Select ... and casters and glides. • ... the following environments: industry, education, ...
... Basic ergonomic chairs with concave seats ... • Select options like seats, backrests, ... BTT/1P chairs are recommended for the ... room, static control, health care and ...
... with concave seats and large backrests ... like seats, backrests, armrests, and casters ... Series for top performance in a ... laboratory, clean room, static control, health ...
Medicine Products: