Posted October 15, 2018 08:08:23A drug that has been banned in the UK but has gained popularity in other countries is gaining traction in the US.
Fentanyl and the opioid painkiller oxycodone are both painkillers that can be abused by addicts.
These drugs are now being prescribed for the first time in the USA.
Opioids, however, are often prescribed as a way to treat pain, particularly chronic pain.
But while this may help relieve pain, it can also have side effects.
The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) reports that there are at least 6,000 new opioid prescriptions each day.
“We’re seeing fentanyl and oxycodones prescribed in a manner that is causing harm to the public and the public’s health,” Dr. Jeffrey M. Siegel, the chief medical officer of the DEA, said in a recent interview with ABC News.
Makers of these painkillers have been pushing back against the US Drug Administration’s (DEAs) ban, and they are now fighting back.
According to a statement by the manufacturer, OrthoPharm, “We are extremely disappointed by the DEA’s decision to restrict OxyContin and other opioid painkillers, which is a continuation of the failed strategy of banning opioids in the United States.”
The company is fighting the ban in court and the DEA has been ordered to remove it.
Mylan, a manufacturer of oxycodan and fentanyl, is also suing the DEA for the drug.
The company says it has filed a lawsuit to prevent the ban.
Mysyl has also sued to get OxyContin back on the market.
The drug is currently sold in the form of tablets and capsules, which can be mixed with other opioids, but not inhaled.
Mills said OxyContin can be prescribed for chronic pain, but the new pill has been made for pain relief only.
Mieszko Szymanski, CEO of OrthoMedic, said the pill will not be prescribed to treat chronic pain in a controlled manner, but that it could be prescribed as an alternative to opioids.
“There is not a clear indication that opioids cause addiction, and there is no evidence to suggest that they are addictive,” Szymansky said in the statement.
“The potential for misuse is also significant.”