FDA approves new alternative painkiller aimed at curbing opioid abuse

Pharmacology has devised a way to prevent the abuse of the powerful painkiller oxycodone by combining it with naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote. The second drug is inert when the tablet is taken properly but cancels the euphoric effect of the opioid if the pill is crushed. Read the CTV story at the link below.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/fda-approves-new-alternative-painkiller-aimed-at-curbing-opioid-abuse-1.1929679