People Are Creating Diarrhea Medication Smoothies In Order To Get High

The FDA announced that warnings would be included on the packaging, after receiving reports of serious heart problems and deaths attributed to misuse of the drug. They also requested that manufacturers implement low-dose packaging, as the drug is currently available to buy in bulk.

"The issue of opioid misuse and abuse remains one of my highest priorities and we believe it’s going to take carefully developed, sustained, and coordinated action by everyone involved to reduce the tide of opioid addiction and death afflicting our communities," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement.

“With 11.5 million Americans misusing prescription opioids in the past year and more than 40 people dying every day from overdoses involving prescription opioids, it has become abundantly clear that more vigilant action is needed from the FDA and others to get ahead of this crisis.”

 

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