25% of All Painkillers are Abused In an alarming new report from researchers at the University of New Mexico, it appears that approximately 25% of all opioid painkillers are used for something other than their intended purpose. Think about that for one second. A quarter of all the prescribed painkillers are either misused or abused.
The FDA Approved WHAT? In a bold and possibly rash move, the FDA approved a new “abuse-proof” form of a powerful opioid. On November 20th, the FDA gave the green light to Hysingla ER, an extended release version of the popular opioid hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is the chemical name of the blockbuster drug Vicodin. Okay, so