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Is Naloxone Harmful to a Person Not Overdosing?
A drug overdose can happen to anyone, whether you’re taking a prescription after a surgery, suffering from an opioid-use disorder…
6 Things to Know About Kratom
Kratom sounds like it could be kryptonite’s second cousin. In fact, it’s an herbal supplement that’s said to have some…
Quick Hits: Few Seniors Report Drug Adverse Events, New Osteoporosis Drug & More
Less than 40% of senior adults report adverse events they experience with a medication to their doctor. A retrospective study…
Many Parents Unaware of Alternatives to Opioids for Pain
A new survey finds that parents are conflicted about opioid use in children. While more than half are concerned that…
MedShadow’s Top 10 Stories of 2018
What were the most popular stories we published in 2018? Our Top 10 includes two stories on drugs that have…
Quick Hits: New Opioid Withdrawal Treatment, Prices in Drug Commercials & More
The FDA has approved the first non-opioid drug, Lucemyra (lofexidine hydrochloride), to curb opioid withdrawal symptoms in adults. The oral…
The FDA is working toward making therapies for opioid use disorder more readily accessible by advising pharmaceutical companies to limit…
DOJ Going After Drug Makers in Opioid Epidemic Fight
The Department of Justice (DOJ) will form a task force to go after drug companies that have contributed to the…
The FDA is encouraging drugmakers to develop longer-acting medications to treat opioid addiction. But will the potentially high price tag…
Patients Who Took Opioids Before ACL Surgery Were Likely to Stay on Pain Meds Long After
Most patients who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery typically do not require pain medication 3 months after the procedure.…
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