FDA Seeks Safer Formulations of Narcotic Painkillers

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Registered: 01-03-2001
FDA Seeks Safer Formulations of Narcotic Painkillers
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Thu, 01-10-2013 - 9:37am

Do you take narcotic painkillers? According to this Health Day News article, the FDA is urging studies to be done to make narcotic painkillers safer. "s part of an effort to control the misuse of prescription narcotic painkillers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling on drug makers to study formulations of the medications that would deter people from abusing them." MORE

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Karla
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Registered: 10-22-2001

Unfortunately many of us deal with Pain without any pain medication.

Only we truly know what it feels like to be in Pain and to be treated like a criminal when you cannot cope/deal anymore...I have opted not to take pain meds until absolutely necessary but it hurts...:(...

They are not worried about Safety as much as their Liability...just my honest opinion...

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Nightangel
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Registered: 10-22-2001

I agree Promise...

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Lorie

Nightangel
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Registered: 03-20-2009

Hey Karla,

I'd settle for any pain medication that works. One of the problems is getting good pain coverage when your doctor won't give you a script for stuff because they are afraid of substance abuse.

Love

Promise