• The government has approved the first treatment for a key factor in the drug overdose crisis, which kills more people than car crashes

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    More than 63,000 Americans died of opioid drug overdoses last year, more than the number killed in car crashes.
    On Wednesday, the FDA approved the first drug designed to treat the symptoms of opioid withdrawal, which can be painful and hook users in a potentially deadly cycle of addiction.
    Called Lucemyra, the drug is made by pharmaceutical company US WorldMeds.
    Deaths from drug overdoses often start with a last-ditch attempt to subdue painful, flu-like symptoms.
    Among the signs that someone has suddenly quit taking a painkiller like OxyCodone or Vicodin: nausea, vomiting, shakiness, and...
    Read more ...