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

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/

Opioids are at the center of a major public health crisis of:

– addiction

– misuse

– abuse

– overdose

– death

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

List of Long-Acting and Extended-Release

Opioid Products Required to have an

Opioid REMS


Brand Name 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.


Generic Products

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
8 Methadone Methadone tablets Mallinckrodt
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

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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.

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm250029.htm

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