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FDA Approves First Non-Opioid Drug to Treat Withdrawal Symptoms

Patients suffering from opioid addiction may soon be given the first non-opioid drug to help them handle withdrawal symptoms.  The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved use of the drug Lucemyra, saying it gives doctors a new option for treating the side effects of withdrawal. "We know that the physical symptoms of opioid withdrawal can be one of the biggest barriers for patients seeking help and ultimately overcoming addiction," FDA Commissioner Scott...

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