FDA Publishes Consumer Guide to Safe Use of Pain Medicine

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a guide for patients to help them understand pain medicines and use them safely. The guide includes information about over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pain medicine.  It includes some of the problems that can occur when acetaminophen, NSAIDS, or opiates are not used as directed.  Knowing the active ingredients in…  Read More

FDA Increasing Oversight of Opioid Pain Medicine

The Food and Drug Administration is increasing its requirements for safe prescription and use of pain medicines that contain opiates beginning with a meeting in early March with manufacturers.  Additional input is planned through discussions with other government agencies, the addiction and pain treatment communities, and patient advocates. The intensive new program is designed to reduce…  Read More