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The FDA is pursuing Opana ER. Grace Baldridge, John Iadarola, Kim Horcher, the hosts of The Young Turks, inform you why. Tell us just what you think in the remark area listed below.

"( CNN) The United States Food and Drug Administration claimed Thursday that drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals need to remove its effective opioid painkiller Opana ER from the marketplace. The firm claims this the very first time it has actually asked that an opioid pain medication be pulled because of "the public health repercussions of abuse."

" We are encountering an opioid epidemic– a public wellness dilemma– and we need to take all required steps to decrease the scope of opioid misuse and abuse," FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb claimed. "We will certainly continuously take governing actions when we see situations where an opioid product's dangers surpass its benefits, not only for its designated patient population yet additionally in regard to its capacity for abuse and abuse."

If Opana ER sounds acquainted, it's since it was the medication of choice for lots of addicts at the facility of an HIV break out in Indiana in 2015.

The drug is about twice as effective as OxyContin, another commonly abused opioid. Opana Emergency Room, oxymorphone hydrochloride, is used to manage discomfort severe sufficient to require everyday, 24/7, lasting opioid therapy for which choices typically aren't solid enough, inning accordance with the manufacturer's internet site. The FDA authorized it for this usage in 2006."

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  1. Posted by Cisco Blue, at Reply

    Can’t believe this is the 1st thing in a LONG time where i agree with Trump

    • Posted by Jim Bohn, at Reply

      Trump had nothing to do with this

  2. Posted by Joryah X, at Reply

    Only going to make it worse

    • Posted by Nick Wolf, at Reply

      Hector Leon That ain’t how it works. Ever.

      Oxycontins original formulation was phased out in October, 2010 and replaced with a pill that couldn’t be snorted, smoked or injected.

      And there are a hell of a lot more heroin addicts now in America than there were in 2010. I draw from my own experiences being both homeless in my early 20s and later on working with dual diagnosis young adults in California who’re trying to transition out of their old lifestyle.

    • Posted by Deftones Dsm, at Reply

      Nick Wolf umm yeah that oxycodone can still be snorted and injected buddy. the issue is people have used opiates for 6000 years plus. and will continue to do so. prohibition of opium solves nothing. its literally plant blood. the issue is lack of free clean needles, and prohibition PERIOD

    • Posted by zplummer12, at Reply

      Joryah X yeap cause once they cant get that pill.. they go to a stronger cheaper product caused Heroin

    • Posted by Walter Anderson, at Reply

      maybe, but they have to start somewhere

  3. Posted by quaxk, at Reply

    Plenty of other goodies on the shelves trust me! :)))

    • Posted by Leo, at Reply

      Tara Gutierrez oxys? perks? hydros? all that shits the same

    • Posted by Tashawn Davis, at Reply

      hydrocodone for example

    • Posted by Moulham Loukili, at Reply

      Leo they’re all opiates. but not all the same. hydrocodone and oxycodone are very different .potency feeling…..

    • Posted by Leo, at Reply

      +Moulham Loukili well duh an oxys gonna hit alot harder than a hydro. I mean they in general produce the same effect. I alnost think of it as different strains of weed

  4. Posted by quaxk, at Reply

    I once knew someone who would sow opium poppy seeds everywhere during spring time, he was a very happy man! 😉

    • Posted by Name is bad Motherf*****, at Reply

      why are you and trump so unamerican?

  5. Posted by timespacedub, at Reply

    Weed for life!!!

    • Posted by Jimmy C, at Reply

      Death for life!!!

    • Posted by ProjectfullCurcit, at Reply

      weed is life

    • Posted by jailbreaker1214, at Reply

      Weed is for scum people. Injecting weeds is really bad for you

  6. Posted by Clay Rogers, at Reply

    People OD alcohol all the time. When is it going to be taken off the shelf? Asses.

    • Posted by parker469a, at Reply

      It’s kinda funny that most of you missed the point entirely of this video. If you only need to take a pain killer for a week or less you don’t need an entire months worth prescribed so that you can end up addicted to that pain killer because you took the entire bottle of drugs as the directions on the side of the bottle told you to.
      These people aren’t already addicts before they were prescribed these drugs, only afterward.

    • Posted by Andrewlina Jolie, at Reply

      Prohibition on alcohol didn’t work. Neither will pain medication, but we can offer other solutions to pain like marijuana to reduce the number of new users.

  7. Posted by rouge1ful, at Reply

    this is awesome now they have to get rid of Fentanyl that crap is 15x more powerful than heroin.

    • Posted by Deftones Dsm, at Reply

      quaxk EXACTLY

    • Posted by rouge1ful, at Reply

      Fentanyl is a common, and its used after surgery pain, its not essential. that is its given as a shot and thats in a controlled setting. but it comes in pill form and like i said its common, and several thousand people have overdosed on it.

    • Posted by thepony likesit, at Reply

      Can’t forget the people who chew the fentanyl transdermal patches.. yikes.

    • Posted by fragwits, at Reply

      Ban alcohol, how many people overdosed on that…

  8. Posted by Sarah J, at Reply

    Until there is a concerted effort to fund opioid treatment this problem will not go away. it is a damn shame. turmeric and kratom people, makes chronic pain tolerable….

    • Posted by Deftones Dsm, at Reply

      Sarah J true, but those are very mild some ppl need much more

    • Posted by GURU ZINI, at Reply

      kratom is the best

  9. Posted by Pallas AnitaSarkeesian, at Reply

    More opioid means less Trump voters. The science doesn’t lie.

    • Posted by Murray Flewelling, at Reply

      The racial divide in the opioid epidemic
      – Below is some statistics showing some of the differences being discussed here as to why white people are dramatically increasing as the percentage affected, however it is an epidemic more in states along the eastern border which are very evenly dived between parties ( accept Kentucky and a couple others. One thing is certain- as long as the government successfully keeps the bulk of US citizens , such as in this forum arguing against each other , they need not worry which party is in power as the Oligarchy will continue to have everything and do what ever they want.

      The city of Huntington, a community of nearly 50,000 located in western West Virginia, over the past several years has felt the harsh impact of the nation’s drug abuse crisis.
      The state’s mortality rate from drug overdoses rose by 65% between 2009 and 2013.
      But unlike drug epidemics of the past, minority populations have seen a less dramatic increase in drug addiction and deaths compared to young white adults. The rate of heroin use among white adults increased by 114% between 2004 and 2013,
      Dr. David Rosenbloom, professor of health policy and management at Boston University’s School of Public Health, thinks he knows why. “Blacks have been undertreated for pain for decades,” he said.
      The stark rise in addiction can be traced back to the increased use of prescription pain relievers such as OxyContin and Vicodin. Prescriptions for opioid analgesic medications have skyrocketed since the introduction of OxyContin in the mid-1990s. In 2012, the number of prescriptions written for opioid drugs reached 259 million.
      A 2008 JAMA study found minorities were less likely to receive opioids for pain in an emergency department compared to whites.
      “It would appear that the prescriber may be more concerned about the possibility of the patient getting addicted or maybe the possibility that the pills will be diverted and sold on the street if the patient is black. If the patient is white, they may feel like there’s nothing to worry about,”
      Many believe the changing face of drug abuse is behind the urgent call to action among presidential candidates, lawmakers and law enforcement officials. That could also be true for the increased call for treatment rather than the previous “war on drugs,” which concentrated on mass arrests and incarceration.
      Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have both called for plans that emphasize “rehabilitation and treatment” over prison for low-level and nonviolent drug offenses.
      Treatment-based solutions to address addiction have already begun to take shape. Forty-two states and the District of Columbia have passed legal protections for medical professionals who dispense naloxone, a prescription drug that counters the effects of an opioid overdose. Controversial measures, such as needle exchange programs for drug users, have gained support in states and municipalities across the country.

    • Posted by Bryan Case, at Reply

      Murray Flewelling sorry I didn’t make it to the end of chapter one of your comment. all I can say is I’ve used with just as many blacks over the years as whites, and I never really bothered to ask which party they were a member of, funny it just never came up. but thanks everyone for picking your new Demon drug.

    • Posted by common sense, at Reply

      Bryan Case first, I’m truly sorry that you live with cronic pain.
      I too have cronic pain, however, the opioids that I was prescribed for more than half of my life, never controlled my pain the way my current treatment course does. luckily I never got addicted to the pills.

    • Posted by tom johnston, at Reply

      NiceJewish Mama Opioids are physically addictive. As in you take them for an extended period and your body becomes dependent. Yes, some people are more disposed to becoming mentally addicted to the effects. Take opioids for a long period every day and stop cold turkey. You’ll be just as physically ill as the junkie on the street corner you look down on.

    • Posted by Murray Flewelling, at Reply

      Bryan – I understand that most people in these forums are not educated past high school and believe that their four sentences are ground breaking and all that is needed to sum up complex issues. But some of us have degrees and like to actually write a chapter or in my case pull stats since a bunch of people where just arguing in circles. Had you read or do in the future you would realize you had no idea what my point was and that. IT HAS NO RACIEST OVERTONES LOL. BUT READING IS NOT FOR EVERYONE AS PRESIDENT TWITTER HAS TAUGHT US.

      Maybe you should have read all of chapter one as I made it clear I was posting the info for the people that in my opinion were arguing trivial stuff. Nothing in what I wrote suggested that I was interested in having a debate about race as just as you have had no interest in your friends party affiliations, I have no interest in the color of skin when it comes to my x-box friends list. The article in modern healthcare had some interesting ideas for why there was a racial divide but I did not detect a racial position , only an explanation that racism probably created the divide which had you read to the point where the author said “Blacks have been under-treated for pain for decades,” you (I think,lol) would have had a different perspective and probably no comment.

  10. Posted by Michael Ravenport, at Reply

    White people problems.

    • Posted by Moulham Loukili, at Reply

      Charlie X thanks for understanding.just wanted to call him out.cause he must me thinking of white people quiet a lot. cause the news wasn’t even about race . but he had to inject the venom in it. and the worst is they claim to be suffering from racism, and goes to show you if this guy was white he would be bad news for black people

    • Posted by Charlie X, at Reply

      It’s all cool. I certainly understand Black’s special history and sensitivity. It’s a miracle they didn’t take up arms and kill us all, but constantly looking to find race everywhere does nothing to help the situation.

  11. Posted by luis santana, at Reply

    and when people demonize opioid like this…and because of this you can’t get scripts anymore people move on to heroin which is worse so it creates worse addictions

    • Posted by Bryan Case, at Reply

      luis santana yep all people are going to do is move on to other stuff.

    • Posted by Bishopspawn, at Reply

      This is absolutely true! I covered something similiar in my recent post.

    • Posted by Bishopspawn, at Reply

      They’re not spreading mass panic. They’re trying to bring the subject to light. The more people informed, the more people know what to be aware of. I commend TYT for doing the story. No way in hell do I judge them for trying to inform their public. Sticking your head in the sand or downplaying the subject is far worse than telling the people the truth!

    • Posted by Taylor Malone, at Reply

      The problem is with prescribing it unjustifiably

  12. Posted by Chiffon Knuckle, at Reply

    the problem that I face now as a person with massive chronic and acute pain issues is that I am never prescribed pain medication. not even after spinal taps and surgery. And for some of us marijuana does nothing and for me it makes the pain much worse so please keep this in mind while you fight the epidemic.

    • Posted by Hugh Janus, at Reply

      Chiffon Knuckle if you “need” pills for pain your doctor will give them to you……if not, your just an posses off addict who can’t get a fix……tons of other choices for pain relief, that’s just the one you “want”

    • Posted by Hugh Janus, at Reply

      Chiffon Knuckle if you smoke weed an your pain gets worse, you are doing it wrong

    • Posted by parker469a, at Reply

      Opioids should only be given to people who are about to die anyway so that when they do get addicted it won’t be for long anyway.
      Whatever the cause of your pain opioids are NOT a long term answer. You’ll have to get more surgery or start taking physical therapy.
      Past that the only thing you could do is have the problem areas removed, though that would be purposely crippling yourself in some cases. Severing nerves would probably work but again that might end up crippling you as well. Anyway, physical therapy is your best option in most cases.

    • Posted by common sense, at Reply

      Chiffon Knuckle, Truly sorry for your pain. wish you could have found the relief I did after I started using canibus.

  13. Posted by peope1976, at Reply

    And what are those with tremendous pain to do?
    Kill themselves?

    • Posted by Sandra Schoelles, at Reply

      peope1976 Yes. The government might like that better.

    • Posted by Richard Shapiro, at Reply

      a lot of them are already doing that, that’s the problem. to be specific, the drugs they take to dull their pain, is killing many of them. and there are other options out there that could work better, if we just could get off of this for profit medicine orientation. we are in the dark ages as far as pain management goes…

  14. Posted by Tara Gutierrez, at Reply

    How can they take opioids off the market when people with real pain need them,like cancer patients?

    • Posted by MudSock girl, at Reply

      I am in the boat with you.  I live in a state does not allow medical marijuana and I have never tried it.  I have researched it and found they can remove the part of marijuana that makes you high and also it comes in creams not just smoking it.  I would love to try something besides pain pills.  I hate going to the doctor every month–the time and cost is getting more than I can afford.  People should not have to live with such pain that they consider suicide an option–I do know if I were an animal that I would be put out of my misery.

    • Posted by Richard Shapiro, at Reply

      did you know that 80% of heroin overdoses come from people who got hooked off of prescription? they get kicked off insurance or lose their job, cannot get their drug. and let’s be clear. addiction is also a health issue. they are not criminals, either, and they need help, just like you do. the real problem is drugs are given, but people are not supported to get off of them or manage the side effects they cause. and all along, some folks will make billions. while we have cheaper and more effective options that should be available, but are not…

    • Posted by Richard Shapiro, at Reply

      that is sad to hear. here in CA, it’s now legal, and I know a TON of people who get great benefit from it. CBD is what your talking about, and you can order it in all 50 states. here’s a place you can get it. this you take orally, but you can also use it topically. works great for almost all kinds of pain. https://www.naturalhealthyconcepts.com/pure-cbd-organic-hemp-seed-oil-200mg.html?afd_number=27141&gclid=CjwKEAjwse7JBRCJ576SqoD7lCkSJABF-bKuioGg54TPZJxKsxgsCSbO1rmOExU4BtgEBmDpSK7IYBoCuB_w_wcB

  15. Posted by Sri Kothur, at Reply

    Did you people ever think about the people that need and properly use these medications?

    • Posted by Sandra Schoelles, at Reply

      Sri Kothur like me!!

  16. Posted by Miss Spaz, at Reply

    I’ve been prescribed a high amount of opiates for four years. I have a somewhat uncommon pain disorder called CRPS, which is more painful than child birth or limb amputation without anesthesia. Before I was given pain medication, I spent every day crying and would scream when someone touched my back or leg, and was very close to suicide because of the pain.

    To say opiates do nothing for long term pain or are unnecessary is disgusting and inaccurate. I can’t smoke marijuana for pain because it gives me panic attacks and it’s very hard to get a green card in my state. Thankfully Opana is not one of the medications I take, but I feel awful for fellow chronic pain sufferers who take it as prescribed. STOP PUNISHING PAIN PATIENTS FOR WHAT ADDICTS DO.

    • Posted by thomas bell, at Reply

      Moulham Loukili so are people who drone a couple beers after work at night alcoholics? wow.. you couldn’t be more wrong..

    • Posted by Steven Oliveira, at Reply

      Environmental Coffee House she may have said it wrong but she isn’t wrong. If you have been taking them for more than a couple weeks, you are addicted. I’m not saying you are acting like a crazy meth addict but you are addicted. I mean just try going 24 hours without them. Im also not saying people don’t need them for pain but to say they aren’t addicted is just plain wrong.

    • Posted by Mass.Shadows, at Reply

      Steven Oliveira Physical dependency and addiction are not the same thing. It is very possible to be dependent on an opiate and experience withdrawal symptoms but not have the mental/emotional addiction component. I agree that it is usually the exception rather than the rule with drugs like opiates/opioids that provide the euphoria but it is not completely unheard of, especially when they are taken as prescribed. [Edited for typo]

    • Posted by Bacons Strip, at Reply

      It’s hard to tell which one is which though. Addicts all say they are in constant pain and need them. Many of them actually believe it too.

    • Posted by Richard Shapiro, at Reply

      pain is difficult. that said, smoking weed is not very effective for pain management, but CBD taken topically or orally is super. also, please realize it’s people like you who are very liable to get addicted. what do YOU do when you are faced with killing yourself from pain and killing yourself with your drugs? opioids are super dangerous, they should be available, but the profit motive is causing real problems. did you know that 80% of heroin OD’s are people who got hooked on opioids from a prescription? they lose their job or insurance and they can no longer get the drug they are hooked on, they are forced to go to the streets. an addiction is a health care problem, not criminals…

  17. Posted by Sandra Schoelles, at Reply

    This medication has made my life livable. I am terribly disabled and never abuse this med. This is a 12 hour time release and works to allow me to live as normal a life as I can after 3 failed back surgeries and a completely herniated neck. I researched this med and it has no Tylenol , which ruins your liver. This is not great taken off the market for chronic pain patients like me. Your news here has terrified me and I am looking forward to the inability to get out of bed. I chose this drug and it has been a miracle. Drug addicts have really fucked it up for people like me who have no quality of life without something that works. Live in my body. Without a medication that works I will not be able to walk down the stairs to even get out of my house. You all have no idea of chronic long term horrible pain

    • Posted by Sandra Schoelles, at Reply

      SweetBro HellaJeff – I never want methadone. I live 2 hours away from any clinic…and that would be a medical hardship. I try to live as normal a life as everyone else….but the fact is, its not. To get on methadone would destroy me. I am happy and healthy with my stupid 12 hour time release 20 mg Opana that I have never gone up in dosage on in 4 years. Do I have Breakthrough pain? Yes, but I live with that. I never want to go up on dosage…I want to live a quality life…or as much as one as i can. I mad to retire medically from a over $100K job because of chronic debilitating pain. My career was robbed from me…so now i have to look forward to what life I have left being robbed? I have no problem airing my life out here…I used to live stream about chronic pain for Real Progressives because of the discrimination that chronic pain patients are forced to endure because of peole who have no understanding. Thanks SweetBroHellaJeff.

    • Posted by Sandra Schoelles, at Reply

      Moulham Loukili -I have weighed the pros and cons. For me its this- take a 12 hour pill at the lowest dosage they make so that I can do laundry, cook dinner sometimes, go out in my truck to bring the garbage to the dump since I live rurally. On the outside, I don’t advertise my disability, except for the back brace and cane at times. But I do everything I can physically because of that little time release pill. This whole thread has been so upsetting, both for the people like me, and at the heartlessness of people who want to lump me and Miss Spaz into some drug seeking category. Actually, climate change is going to get us…but until then, I want to have a quality life. TY.

  18. Posted by sean032004, at Reply

    the FDA put it there in the first place 😂 What a joke

  19. Posted by AmandaShuNN81, at Reply

    They’re only doing this bc so many caucasoids are dying from drug addictions.