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Welcome to the Ameritox Pain Management Industry Newsroom, a fast and convenient way to track the latest news in the pain management industry. This page includes links to important research, regulatory, financial, and other news from the most reliable sources.
From AWARxE: Consumers across the country will have another opportunity to help prevent abuse and misuse of prescription drugs by disposing of any unneeded or unwanted medications during the sixth Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 27, 2013. On this day, from 10 AM to 2 PM, consumers may safely dispose of unwanted medications at one of thousands of collection sites coordinated by DEA and provided by law enforcement agencies and community organizations in all 50 states and United States jurisdictions.
From the Los Angeles Times: Fatal drug overdoses have increased for the 11th consecutive year in the United States, new data show.
From FDA Law Blog: Last Friday, January 25, 2012, after two days of discussion and deliberation, an FDA Advisory Committee voted 19 to 10 in favor of rescheduling combination hydrocodone from its current placement in Schedule III to Schedule II.
From Press Republican: U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer’s legislation aimed at cracking down on prescription-drug theft is headed to the president’s desk for signature.
From Laramine Boomerang: Painkillers, sedatives, antidepressants and other commonly prescribed drugs are supposed to help people overcome pain, to heal and to become whole again. While these drugs are effective if used in the prescribed amounts, some are highly addictive and dangerous if used in large amounts or combined with alcohol or other drugs.