Primary care doctors prescribe narcotics too often, according to a new study.
The FDA recently approved Hysingla ER, a 24-hour abuse-deterrent painkiller.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency announced that it will tighten control over one of the country's most commonly prescribed group of drugs known as hydrocodone combination drugs.
Researchers found that oxycodone is the drug of choice for abusers.
The FDA approved the first ever pure hydrocodone painkiller to be available in the United States.
FDA recommends tighter controls be put into effect for prescription painkillers with hydrocodone.
All painkillers containing the opioid hydrocodone have come under the microscope of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and an advisory panel will discuss the matter shortly to decide their fate.
According to an article published in 2018 in the New York Post, a study that evaluated the oral health habits of 2,000 millennials discovered that many of them don't keep their mouths as clean as they could. The study reported that three out of 10 millennials brush their teeth once a day, and that the average millennial participating in the survey has gone more than two days in a row without brushing their teeth even once. Yet, the survey says, more than half of those polled indicated that they're worried about losing their teeth as a result of poor oral health.