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Nonnarcotic Analgesics

CDC issues statement and recommendations regarding prescription drug misuse

The CDC announced the 2009 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) found that 1 in 5 high school students have ever taken a prescription drug such as OxyContin (oxycodone, from Purdue), Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen, from Endo), Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen, from Abbott), Adderall (mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product, from Shire), Ritalin (methylphenidate, from Novartis), or Xanax (alprazolam, from Pfizer), without a prescription.

Additional warnings for Ultram and Ultracet

The FDA and PriCara have notified healthcare professionals that the Prescribing Information for Ultram (tramadol) and Ultracet (tramadol and acetaminophen) have been updated to include strengthened Warnings emphasizing the risk of suicide in patients who are addiction-prone, taking tranquilizers or antidepressant drugs, and also warns of the risk of overdosage.