painkillers

Painkiller maker stops sales at FDA request because of abuse

July 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) The maker of opioid painkiller Opana ER is pulling the drug off the market at the request of federal regulators because it’s being abused. Endo International PLC said Thursday it will voluntarily stop selling the pills, approved for use in patients with severe, constant pain, after consulting with the U.S. Food … Continue reading Painkiller maker stops sales at FDA request because of abuse

Overcoming Opioids: When pills are a hospital’s last resort

BALTIMORE (AP)(STL.News) — A car crash shattered Stuart Anders’ thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency room doctors not to give him powerful opioid painkillers — he’d been addicted once before and panicked at the thought of relapsing. “I can’t lose what I worked for,” he said. The nation’s … Continue reading Overcoming Opioids: When pills are a hospital’s last resort

Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

INDIANAPOLIS (AP)(STL.News) — When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation’s grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers. She was just 14. Youth is a drawback when it comes to kicking drugs. Only half of U.S. … Continue reading Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

APNewsBreak: Utah’s anesthesia abortion law unenforced

SALT LAKE CITY (AP)(STL.News) — Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state says no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures. The handful of … Continue reading APNewsBreak: Utah’s anesthesia abortion law unenforced