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Year: Medication:  Abilify (aripiprazole) Addyi Antipsychotics Aripiprazole Aristada Belsomra Brintellix Buprenorphine and naloxone Probuphine Clozapine Chantix and Zyban Cymbalta Daytrana Diazepam Effexor Farxiga Fentanyl and Opioids Geodon Hysingla ER Ingrezza Lorazepam Lunesta Methylphenidate Naloxone/Evzio Naltrexone Olanzapine Olanzapine/Zyprexa Opana ER Opioids Opioids and Benzodiazepines UPDATE: Opioids and Benzodiazepines Rexulti Strattera Tanzeum Targiniq ER Tramadol Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder Vraylar Vynase Ziprasidone Zolpidem Zyprexa General Resources:   DEA Pharmacists' Manual FDA Medication Updates NIMH Mental Health Medications Guide         2017 FDA Revises Position on Opioid Use Medications and Benzodiazepines After additional review, the FDA advises that buprenorphine and methadone should not be withheld from patients taking benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants. Amneal Pharmaceuticals Recalls Lorazepam Oral Concentrate The voluntary recall affects 13 lots of the USP 2mg/mL concentrate due to a defect in the dropper markings. FDA requests market removal of oxymorphone hydrochloride for risks related to abuse The FDA is concerned that Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride), an opioid pain medication, has risks that now outweigh its benefits.



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