Fentanyl

Illicit Fentanyl Linked to More Than Half of US Overdose Deaths

Illicit Fentanyl Linked to More Than Half of US Overdose Deaths

Fentanyl was detected in more than half of the 5152 opioid overdose deaths in 10 states from July through December of 2016.

Dexamethasone May Be an Effective Adjunct Analgesic for Labor Pain

Dexamethasone May Be an Effective Adjunct Analgesic for Labor Pain

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Intravenous dexamethasone may represent an effective analgesic strategy during labor and result in drug dose sparing of both levobupivacaine and fentanyl.

WHO Updates, Revises Essential Medicines List

WHO Updates, Revises Essential Medicines List

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WHO has updated its Essential Medicines List to include new recommendations on which antibiotics to use for common infections and serious conditions.

Sublingual Fentanyl Preferred, But Less Effective Than Subcutaneous Morphine

Sublingual Fentanyl Preferred, But Less Effective Than Subcutaneous Morphine

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Fentanyl sublingual tablets are preferred over subcutaneous morphine in patients with severe breakthrough cancer pain.

Synthetic Fentanyl Implicated in Opioid Overdose Deaths According to CDC Report

Synthetic Fentanyl Implicated in Opioid Overdose Deaths According to CDC Report

Deaths from overdoses of illicitly manufactured fentanyl have increased significantly in recent years.

Breakthrough Cancer Pain With Lazanda at New Dosage

Breakthrough Cancer Pain With Lazanda at New Dosage

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Depomed has announced that Lazanda (fentanyl) nasal spray, CII, is now available at 300mcg dose strength to treat cancer pain.

Nebulized Fentanyl vs. IV Opioids for Acute Pain

Nebulized Fentanyl vs. IV Opioids for Acute Pain

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Nebulized fentanyl is as effective as IV opioids for the treatment of acute pain.

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