USA adopts new powerful opioid with fast action

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic. – The use of the dsuvia pill has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because it is sufficient to administer it under the tongue, a desirable trait for the military. so the Pentagon helped its realization.

Many of those who say that this new product is needed on the market claim that this will help the American soldiers injured on the battlefield – reduces pain in 15 to 30 minutes – although the opioid sublingual fentanyl is already available. This synthetic medication is more dangerous than morphine.

The vote on whether or not to permit the use of the license was 10 for and 3 against. The chairman of the panel of the FDA who took the vote on Friday, Dr. Raeford E. Brown Jr., did not attend the meeting and did not vote, although he expressed his opinion in a statement in which he summarized that the drug posed a threat to public health.

Brown Jr joined critics who had urged the FDA not to support the use of this synthetic drug because it is ten times more potent than fentanyl, a highly addictive opioid that does not allow patients to refrain from their use. of these and other strong painkillers, all very easy to obtain.

The risks that have been identified as additional point to the massive abuse and abuse, including accidental overdoses.

But science is also looking for replacing the opiate medications that we currently use with the risks of addiction and overdose that they entail, and the botulinum toxin (botox) has been modified and so the pain has been eliminated in a long-term scientific experiment with laboratory mice. This opens the door to his future use to end chronic pain in humans.

They end the pain with the help of Botox. End of opiate medication?

Carfentanil, which is used for the euthanasia of elephants

Carfentanil, which is used for euthanasia of elephants and is 10,000 times stronger than morphine, is available on the market. A drop of this substance is enough to kill someone.

The war against opioids that exists in the US poses a threat to people suffering from severe pain – those diagnosed with cancer, for example – and it is feared that, with the limitations that arise, they try to provide themselves with drug traffickers.

People who use drugs often do not know which type of fentanyl modification they buy because they vary according to their ability. Fentanyl is sometimes sold as heroin, which usually leads to an overdose.

Fentanyl is a white powder that is slightly soluble in water, even some granules may be sufficient for an injection. This substance is most dangerous for drug users in terms of fatal overdose, precisely because it is very difficult to dose.

In the US, the number of deaths associated with overdoses associated with this drug is 50 times more potent than heroin and up to 100 more than morphine. They are more than 50 thousand deaths a year.

"Very strict restrictions" on the distribution of the small pill dsuvia

After approval of the pill, even more powerful than fentanyl by the FDA, the commissioner of this state agency, Scott Gottlieb, said that "very strict restrictions" will apply to the distribution of the small pill dsuvia and that it is only intended for hospitals and other guarded environments.

Gottlieb confirmed that the pill was a high priority for the Ministry of Defense and that this was the reason why the military agency helped fund the product tests conducted by the company AcelRx Pharmaceuticals.

He also said that the drug will be warned in a box and will not be available in the pharmacy and reveals that FDA staff will "evaluate a new framework" to clearly describe how the agency understands the benefits and risks of the opioid medicines that it approves.

"We will not dodge what I think is the true underlying source of dissatisfaction among critics of this approval: whether the United States needs another powerful opioid while in the midst of a massive addiction crisis," Gottlieb said.

"Empty rhetoric"

The US Associated Press agency sent Gottlieb a note that it attributed to Sidney Wolfe, from a group of organized consumers (Public Citizen's Health Research Group), who said that the statement was "empty rhetoric".

"It's a big mistake," Wolfe said. This medicine is doomed. It is dangerous and will kill people. "

"I was immediately hooked"

The office of Sputnik Kevin in turn distributed a series of testimonies of people who were addicted to opioids, including that of a 25-year-old New Yorker whom he identified as Kevin: "A doctor prescribed vicodin for me after I had drawn the tooth of judgment ( …) I was immediately addicted. "

When the doctor refused to increase the dose, the young man had to resort to local drug traffickers: "It took me three years of rehabilitation to escape this hell and fight addictions," he said.

Kelly, a native of Minnesota, acknowledged that, although on the day of surgery she only had to take painkillers, the doctor prescribed them for a week, "so she would not have to go to the doctor for the second time." Now the woman has to undergo a long-term treatment.

How and when did this drug epidemic start, killing tens of thousands of American citizens every year?

It all started in the 1990s, when pharmaceutical companies began to promote strong and at the same time cheap opioid analgesics on the market. As a result, doctors began prescribing these highly addictive drugs to more and more people in order to make patients' lives easier & # 39 ;.

"Many of them can not assess the level of their pain on a scale of 1 to 10. Some claim a level-15 pain. At the moment it is impossible not to prescribe it," an American doctor told Sputnik. the anonymity

However, when doctors refuse to prescribe more of these drugs, patients try to obtain stronger substances such as heroin or fentanyl.

Science also focuses on folk medicine and youA study by Japanese researchers has recently shown that the sense of smell is relaxing and also suggests the potential medicinal use against pain. Also against stress and anxiety. This discovery of modern medicine has scientifically demonstrated the power of smelling lavender to combat destructive addictions:

Scientifically proven: lavender scent works against pain, stress and anxiety