“The Food and Drug Administration is considering requiring doctors to prescribe an overdose reversal drug with prescription painkillers such as OxyCodone, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced Tuesday.
The overdose antidote, known as naloxone, can save the lives of people who’ve suffered overdoses. The FDA may require the drug to be prescribed every time a patient receives an opioid to treat pain, or only if they receive a particularly high dose.
The move has been pushed by the makers of Narcan, a nasal spray version of the drug that people can use at home. The drug also comes in the form of an auto-injector known as Evzio, another form that people can use on someone who has overdosed even if they’re not in the medical field.”
Source: WashingtonExaminer.com – October 23, 2018