Category: March 2018

What I Told the DEA

(The Drug Enforcement Administration is taking comments on its Proposed Aggregate Production Quotas for Schedule I and II Controlled Substances. One of our contributors, Jeff Edney filed his comments on Saturday September 21st here.) A DEA document states: “As a result of considering the extent of diversion, DEA notes that the quantity of FDA-approved drug products…

Government crackdown on prescription opioids leaving chronic sufferers in a world of pain

7.30 By Madeleine Morris                                                        Updated Mon at 12:25 am PHOTO: Opioids are used in painkillers such as codeine, oxycontin and fentanyl, among others. (AP: Jessica Hill) Patients using painkillers and doctors prescribing them have been put on notice by the Federal Government, as it tries to head off a US-style opioid epidemic. Key points: A government crackdown on prescription…