The FDA has admitted that Opioids such as Oxycondone, Morphine, Methadone and Fentanyl are a major public health crisis for addiction, misuse, abuse, overdose and death. Very widely used for Fibromyalgia, arthritis, cancer, dental and all kinds of pain. Largely sold as a street drug and very addicting.
From their own website
Opioids are at the center of a major public health crisis of:
FDA is taking action to protect patients from serious harm due to these drugs. This action represents a careful balance between continued access to these necessary medications and stronger measures to reduce their risks.
List of Opioid Products
|Trade Name||Generic Name||Sponsor|
|1||Duragesic||Fentanyl Transdermal System||Ortho McNeill Janssen|
|2||*Palladone||Hydromorphone hydrochloride extended-release capsules||Purdue Pharma|
|3||Dolophine||Methadone hydrochloride tablets||Roxanne|
|4||Avinza||Morphine sulfate extended-release capsules||King Pharms|
|5||Kadian Capsules||Morphine sulfate extended-release capsules||Actavis|
|6||MS Contin||Morphine sulfate controlled-release tablets||Purdue Pharma|
|7||Oramorph||Morphine sulfate sustained-release tablets||Xanodyne Pharms|
|8||*Embeda||Morphine sulfate and naltrexone extended-release capsules||King Pharms|
|9||OxyContin||Oxycodone hydrochloride controlled-release tablets||Purdue Pharma|
|10||Opana ER||Oxymorphone hydrochloride extended-release tablets||Endo Pharma|
|11||Exalgo||Hydromorphone hydrochloride extended-release tablets||Mallinckrodt|
|12||Butrans||Buprenorphine Transdermal System||Purdue Pharma|
*No longer being marketed, but is still approved.
|Drug Name||Generic Name||Sponsor|
|1||Fentanyl||Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system||Actavis|
|2||Fentanyl||Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system||Lavipharm Labs|
|3||Fentanyl||Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system||Mallinckrodt|
|4||Fentanyl||Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system||Mylan Technologies|
|5||Fentanyl||Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system||Noven|
|6||Fentanyl||Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system||Teva Pharms|
|7||Fentanyl||Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system||Watson|
|9||Methadone||Methadone HCL tablets||Mallinckrodt|
|10||Methadone||Methadone HCL tablets||Sandoz|
|11||Morphine||Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets||Endo|
|12||Morphine||Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets||KV Pharmaceuticals|
|13||Morphine||Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets||Mallinckrodt|
|14||Morphine||Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets||Watson Labs|
|15||Oxycodone||**Oxycodone extended-release tablets||Mallinckrodt|
|16||Oxycodone||** Oxycodone Extended-Release Tablets||Impax Labs|
|17||Oxycodone||** Oxycodone Extended-Release Tablets||Teva|
** Discontinued products
On April 7, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public about the use of over-the-counter (OTC) products containing benzocaine, an ingredient used to reduce pain in the mouth and gums. Benzocaine use may cause a rare, but serious condition where the amount of oxygen that can be carried through the blood stream is greatly reduced.
Citizens Commission on Human Rights International has labelled Psychiatry as labeling kids with bogus mental disorders. Please watch this video and read the article below. I added the side effects and mortality rate information of psychiatric drugs:
The “experts” warned that the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), scheduled for publication in 2013, “could mean that soon no-one will be classed as normal. . . . [M]any people previously seen as perfectly healthy could in future be told they are ill.”
This is not news. More than 200 hundred years ago Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) warned: “I believe that in the end humanitarianism will triumph, but I fear that, at the same time, the world will become a big hospital, each person acting as the other’s humane nurse.”
Here is a link to side effects from drugs used to treat psychiatry. Here are a few from a search I did for Canada:
Self-Harm, Suicide Risk/Suicide Attempts/Suicide
Mortality Risk Increased
Heart Problems, Cardiac Events
Skin Problems/Reactions, Hypersensitivity Reactions, Multi-Organ Sensitivity
Dependence, Addiction, Medication Abuse, Hallucinations, Delusional Thinking, Sensory Disturbances, Confusion, Cognitive Impairment, Dizziness, Amnesia, Memory Loss, Depression
Mortality Risk Increased
Death/Sudden Death, Agitation, Irritability, Heart Problems, Cardiac Events, Stroke, Cerebrovascular Events, Hallucinations, Delusional Thinking, Sensory Disturbances
Death/Sudden Death, Blood Pressure Changes, Heart Problems, Cardiac Events, Stroke, Cerebrovascular Events
Here is the:
International Warning and Studies on Psychiatric Drug Search Engine
Please check it out before you take any psychiatric drug or if you are considering giving your children these drugs:
Here is a handy search engine with the side effects reported to the US FDA for psychiatric drugs:
Some recent news:
Friday, April 01, 2011 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
I wanted to address Oxycondone for a reason. My hometown and surrounding areas have many adults addicted to Percocet or Oxycontin. They are now prescribing medical marijuana in hopes to get them all off the highly addictive prescriptions of pain killers. I believe that most are coming from the streets rather than prescribed, how ever.
It has become a very expensive street drug. After doing some more research (see below), I discovered that Oxycodone abuse has been a continuing problem in the US since early 1960′s. Why has it been allowed to escalate for 50 years with even more deaths, addictions, crime and prescription abuse? Is it all about the money because I don’t understand how it could take so long to address one drug issue?
Short acting Oxycodone 2.5 to 5 mg
Newest short acting of 5, 10 & 20 mg
Long acting introduced in 10 to 80 mg tabs
OxyContin® which is often referred as ” Hillbilly Heroin”
Here are some facts from Health Canada:
Health Canada is aware of increasing concerns about the possible misuse and abuse of oxycodone-based products in Canada, particularly in Atlantic Canada.
Health Canada has met with key Atlantic stakeholders including the provincial ministries of Health and licensing authorities for pharmacists and physicians to discuss their concerns about the prescribing and usage of controlled substances, especially oxycodone. As a result of the consultations, Health Canada undertook a review of all sales transactions of oxycodone-based products in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. To date, only estimates regarding the volume of prescriptions and transactions of oxycodone-based products in Atlantic Canada were available. Please note that one prescription can generate a number of transactions.
Health Canada admits there is a problem. I did further research with the US Department of Justice Office of Diverse Control
Acute overdose of oxycodone can produce severe respiratory depression, skeletal muscle flaccidity, cold and clammy skin, reduction in blood pressure and heart rate, coma, respiratory arrest, and death.
Oxycodone abuse has been a continuing problem in the U.S. since the early 1960s. Oxycodone is abused for its euphoric effects. It is equipotent to morphine in relieving abstinence symptoms from chronic opiate (heroin, morphine) administration.
Main sources of oxycodone on the street:
The diversion and abuse of OxyContin® has become a major public health problem in recent years.
Comments and additional information are welcomed by the Drug and Chemical Evaluation Section; Fax 202-353-1263, telephone 202-307-7183, and Email ODE@usdoj.gov.
OxyContin® was introduced by Purdue Pharma in 1995.
That was in 2000 and it is now 2011, have such programs been put into place since then?
Drug free organization for kids:
You should have a quick look at:
DEA Most Wanted Fugitives
I live in Canada so I thought this had nothing much to do with me until I clicked on a girl who looked like someone I had seen. To my surprise she was last seen in Ontario so I very well could have seen her, but I have no idea where or when?
I think we should perhaps have the most wanted fugitives linked in with all hospitals, pharmacies and Dr’s offices as they will most likely need help through those sources or be looking for prescriptions for pain killers. So like the butterfly effect, everything has something to do with everything. We all need to be together on saving our planet and our people!
Pharmacy robberies are on the rise in Edmonton and oxycodone is to blame, police said Tuesday.
Is there any difference really whether it is street drugs or prescription drugs? To me, Doctors are no more than legal drug dealers. Humans seem to have a problem with addiction period. Whether it be with drugs, collecting, over consumption of food, alcohol, sex or video games, we just can’t get enough can we?
Brazil has signed an agreement with Bolivia to tackle cocaine production and trafficking in the country.