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Old 06-23-2009, 05:41 PM
jchebert1979 jchebert1979 is offline
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Default New Opiod Medication

A new opiod medication has just been approved by the FDA called Nucynta (tapentadol). From what I understand it is the first single compound to work on both the opiate and norepinephrine receptors.

You can find more information on Wikipedia or their websiteHome Page

I would like to bring up discussion on this drug because increasingly studies are showing that antidepressants can cause dependency and I doubt there is much information on dependancy issues with this drug yet.
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