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Pfizer agrees to truth in opioid marketing

Pfizer agrees to truth in opioid marketing

The Obama administration has taken action against over dosing unintended usage of pain medications such as Oxycontin and other opioids drugs.

 Pfizer agrees to truth in opioid marketing

According to the news from washingtonpost:

This year, the federal government has redoubled its efforts to address the crisis. The CDC released new guidelines that call on doctors to sharply curtail the use of narcotic painkillers. The Food and Drug Administration required that its strongest warning on immediate-release opioids include information about misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, death and risk of neonatal withdrawal syndrome. The House and Senate each have approved bills that address the drug crisis.

Nearly 165,000 people have died from overdoses of prescription narcotics since the turn of the century, in what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called an epidemic of opiate use. The government estimates that 2.1 million people are addicted to prescription painkillers.

Pfizer the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies realized the abuse of pain medications and has agreed to disclose the truth about Opioids usage:

Pfizer has agreed to disclose in its promotional material that narcotic painkillers carry serious risk of addiction — even when used properly — and promised not to promote opioids for unapproved, “off-label” uses such as long-term back pain. The company also will acknowledge there is no good research on opioids’ effectiveness beyond 12 weeks.

read more at washingtonpost.com

It is certainly an eye-opener for everyone who are using pain medications especially Opiates for lower back pain.  Consult your doctor and seek an alternative treatment such as MDcure.

MDcure provides safe and long-lasting relief to lower back pain, improves lumbar mobility, increases range of motion and relieves muscular aches and pains in other areas of the body.

 

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