Opioid

FDA Approves Implant to Fight Opioid Addiction

A newly FDA-approved implant, Probuphine, releases a low dose of medication to treat opioid addiction. Braeburn Pharmaceuticals An implantable treatment for opioid addiction was approved today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, adding a new option in the fight against a growing epidemic. The implant, a match-sized rod that is inserted under the skin, releases a milder opioid drug…

Prince Died From Opioid Overdose: Reports

Prince died from an opioid overdose, according to ABC News affiliate KSTP and The Associated Press. Multiple sources told KSTP that Prince died from an overdose related to fentanyl and Percocetin his system. The iconic musician was found dead in his home in Paisley Park, Minnesota, on April 21. He was 57. An autopsy was completed a day later. Days…