Tag Archives: Epidemic

‘Opioid epidemic:’ Pharmacists want to restrict low-dose codeine products like Tylenol 1

REGINA — Pharmacists say it’s time for Canada to restrict access to over-the-counter codeine as the country grapples with an opioid crisis. There have been renewed calls to limit access of low-dose codeine products, including Tylenol 1 and their generic counterparts, since a pharmacy in Saskatchewan was disciplined for failing to understand how the drug… Read More »

Understanding U=U Could End the Global HIV Epidemic

Fantastic development? Most definitely. Functional cure? Not so much. ♦◊♦ Keeping all this in mind underscores how remarkable Prevention Access Campaign’s Bruce Richman’s groundbreaking work on the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U) is. Richman is executive director and founded Prevention Access Campaign which came up with the Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) message. In the three years since… Read More »

Drug manufacturer says FDA helped spark opioid epidemic after it began broadly marketing OxyContin

FDA blamed for fueling the opioid epidemic: Drug manufacturer slams regulators for a label-change in the early 2000s that made it easier to prescribe and promote larger doses of OxyContin Drug manufacturer Edwin Thompson says when the FDA approved OxyContin in 1995, it was based on research that showed it was effective for ‘short-term’ use… Read More »