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FDA tightens the siege of hydrocodone products they use in their formula

The organ reclassified as Vicodin products with less than 15 milligrams of substance, as a class II beside morphine

 
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In the United States, the misuse of prescription painkillers was responsible for more than 475,000 emergency department visits in 2009
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In the United States, the misuse of prescription painkillers was responsible for more than 475,000 emergency department visits in 2009

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended on Thursday (25) tighter restrictions on products containing hidrocodona a very opioid analgesic prescribed by doctors, common formulas potentially addictive drugs like Vicodin .

Until now, Vicodin, and other products containing less than 15 mg of hydrocodone were classified as Class III controlled substances. The FDA re-classified product as Class II in the same range of opioid analgesics such as oxycodone and morphine.

The reclassification of a drug makes its getting harder. In this case, the class II drugs can be obtained only by prescription written in pharmacies. In addition to limiting the amount of drug in the same recipe.

Groups who do not agree with the rule change, integrated by many doctors argue that the restrictions bring many difficulties for patients who have to live with the pain, especially the elderly.

On the other hand, practitioners supporting the claim that the measured number of deaths caused by abuse of these substances is unacceptably high. Close to three of the four prescriptions overdoses caused by opioids are composed, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The misuse of prescription painkillers was responsible for more than 475,000 emergency department visits in 2009, a rate that has almost doubled in just five years, according to the CDC.

Source: Isaude.net
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