DEA wants to slash opioid productionThe Drug Enforcement Administration wants to slash the production of opioid painkillers by 20% in 2018.
Court: Wrongful death case against pharmacy can proceedA Florida appeals court recently ruled that the estate of an Ohio man who died from a fatal dose of pain medication could sue the compounding pharmacy that filled the prescription.
FDA defers to docs in use of pain therapies for pregnant womenIn a drug safety communication, FDA said that it is aware of recent reports questioning the safety of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) pain drugs when used during pregnancy, but that it lacks adequate studies to change current recommendations.