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FDA States Anti-Diarrhea Drug Should Receive New Packaging to Prevent Overdose

Posted on Feb 13, 2018
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The FDA announced that a common OTC opioid medication used to treat diarrhea should be given new packaging to reduce the likelihood of overdose. When taking in large quantities, the medication can suppress symptoms of withdrawal brought on by other opioids, such as heroin. Yet, large quantities of the medication can also lead to cardiac problems and even death. Read more here.

 

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