There was one trial the FDA used to approve ZOHYRO ER (extended release) in 2013 for severe, chronic pain. The pain must be so bad that around-the-clock opioids are required daily and not helping enough. People who had a pain score of 4 or higher (out of 10) were given ZOHYDRO ER for 6 weeks. Participants were randomly assigned to either keep taking the drug or were given a sugar pill (placebo) for 3 months, and they did not know which they were taking. Get the DrugFactsBox™ to see what happened.
Wrong. Here’s 3 reasons why an older drug might be better:
Knowing how often a side effect happens -- and how serious it is -- is key to figuring out if a drug is worth it.
How can the millions of women with morning sickness decide whether or not to try the drug? They could take Kim's paid word for it - or should they get the facts?
Cholesterol-lowering drugs like Statins may help you lower your cholesterol, but why should you care?
Unlike the latest iPhone, with drugs we cannot assume that newer is better.
We can’t reliably look to patient reviews, opinions, or even testimonials to answer our fundamental question: Can this drug help me? To answer that question, we need to look at the facts -- in medicine these are the results of clinical studies.
The last time your doctor prescribed a drug for your medical problem, did you stop to wonder how well the drug would work?
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