FDA may require painkiller training

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents. The review comes as regulators disclosed the number of doctors who completed voluntary training [Read more...]

Emergency Meds Shortage Increases

A study published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine by Dr. Jesse Pines and George Washington University found that drug shortages in the emergency room increased by over 400% from 2001 to 2014. The study was based on drug shortage reports submitted through a website and analyzed by the [Read more...]

Judge unseals painkiller records

A Boone County judge has issued an order to unseal court records that drug distributors have sought to keep secret for more than a year, according to the May 7 edition of the Charleston Gazette-Mail. The state sued 11 of the nation's largest prescription drug distributors in 2012, alleging they [Read more...]