WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Thursday approved a portable device to treat painkiller overdoses that people without medical training can use in emergency situations, a move to combat the rise of deaths from the abuse of opioids, including heroin.
The Food and Drug Administration said making the cellphone-sized device with the recovery drug naloxone available for wider use could help save lives as opiod drug overdoses increase.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Thursday approved a painkiller overdose treatment in a portable device that will allow people without medical training to use in emergency situations, a move to combat the rise of deaths from prescription painkiller abuse and illicit drugs.
The Food and Drug Administration said it cleared a small, hand-held injector device that delivers the drug naloxone nearly three months ahead of schedule under so-called “priority review”, as painkiller drug overdose deaths increase, becoming the leading cause of mortality by injury in the United States.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie fell to ninth place from his top spot among favored U.S. politicians after a scandal over traffic lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, according to a Quinnipiac University ranking released on Thursday.
The poll measuring Americans’ sentiment toward political leaders was taken last week as the well-known Republican, who is often mentioned as a possible 2016 U.S. presidential contender, released an internal investigation two months after the lane shutdown popularly referred to as “Bridgegate” came to light.