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Category: Legislation

FDA’s Approval Of Hydrocodone-Only Drugs Causes Concern

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

When the FDA approved Zohydro and other hydrocodone-only drugs, people were worried that these potent painkillers would lead to more abuse and addiction.

Post-Election Recap: What New Drug Laws Mean for Addiction and Recovery

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

The 2014 midterm elections saw many drug-related ballot measures, from recreational use of marijuana to reducing criminal penalties of possession.

Vicodin, Norco Among Drugs Getting Tighter Restrictions

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

New laws move hydrocodone-combination products such as Vicodin, Norco and Lortab into more heavily regulated Schedule II from Schedule III.

Pain Clinics in America: The Danger of Pill Mills

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

A pain clinic is a medical facility that diagnoses provides painkillers for people with chronic pain. They are increasingly becoming a source of addiction.

The Heroin Epidemic in America: A “Public Health Crisis”

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

Attorney General Eric Holder warns of opioid abuse, especially that of heroin, becoming a national crisis in America as rates of heroin addiction rise.

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