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Thursday, March 24, 2016

FDA Requires Strong New Safety Warnings For Opioids

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that all fast-acting opioid pain medicines will be required to carry its strongest warning about risks, including the risks for abuse, addiction, overdose and death.

The decision to require instructions for the drugs to carry a so-called black box warning marks the latest in a series of steps by the FDA and other federal agencies to fight the epidemic of opioid addiction.

"This epidemic touches all corners of our nation and is devastating individual lives, communities and our nation," said FDA Commissioner Robert Califf during a briefing for reporters. He called the epidemic the "most urgent and devastating public health crisis facing our nation."



Anonymous said...

Yeah, those tiny auxiliary labels put sideways on the prescription bottles are always a good read.

Anonymous said...

why won't the gov't stop babysitting us?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
why won't the gov't stop babysitting us?

March 24, 2016 at 5:57 PM

because you can't be trusted to run your own lives. you might stumble upon something that would actually help you instead of continuing to buy their poisons. they can't have that now could they?

just put away those natural remedies. they are so dangerous. they don't want you getting sick and dying from using nature. just keep buying these chemicals, packaged in convenient pills, lotions and potions. they really do know what is best for us.