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  • supertuesday5 supertuesday5 Jul 3, 2013 10:14 AM Flag

    FDA decison versus opiate epdidemic.

    Read the article that was published yesterday......something is very, very wrong with the Probupine denial as it is totally illogical imo.

    I expect a FDA "change of heart" towards Probuphine as the death counts mount each day. I am sure the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is wondering why Probuphine was denied too.

    "Overdose deaths in the U.S. are rising fastest among middle-aged women, and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, the government reported Tuesday.

    "Mothers, wives, sisters and daughters are dying at rates that we have never seen before," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which compiled the data.

    The problem is one of the few health issues the CDC is working on that are clearly getting worse, he added.

    For many decades, the overwhelming majority of U.S. overdose deaths were men killed by heroin or cocaine. But by 2010, 40 percent were women - most of them middle-aged women who took prescription painkillers.

    Skyrocketing female overdose death rates are closely tied to a boom in the overall use of prescribed painkillers. The new report is the CDC's first to spotlight how the death trend has been more dramatic among women."

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