New painkiller created to discourage abuse
abuse of the drug by snorting or injecting,” the FDA announced in a July 23 press release. “When crushed and snorted, dissolved or injected, the naloxone in Targiniq ER blocks the euphoric effects of oxycodone, making it less liked by abusers than ...
A pain killer you can't abuse? FDA has approved one
The FDA claims that even if abusers crush the pill for injecting or snorting, the naloxone blocks the euphoric effects of oxycodone ... emergency room visits related to hydrocodone abuse have shot up from 19,221 in 2000 to 86,258 in 2009.
Vicodin to Heroin
Tamper resistant refers to the ability of an abuser to transform the medication into a form that can be more easily abused through eating, snorting or injecting ... that have that all have a similar effect: hydrocodone, morphine, heroin, oxycodone, codeine ...
Massachusetts Tackles an 'Epidemic of Opiate Abuse' by Banning One Version of Hydrocodone
You might have thought that hydrocodone products such as Vicodin and Lortab contain acetaminophen with the goal of achieving a synergistic analgesic effect that reduces the ... that is harder to crush for snorting or injecting. Zogenix argues that ...
In Vicodin's Grip
It and other opioids such as Lortab and Lorcet attach ... were abusing Vicodin and OxyContin," says Cole. OxyContin, another powerful pain reliever, is designed to be time-released, but illicit users grind it into a fine powder and snort it to obtain ...