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Date Rape Drug GHB – Prescribed for Fibromyalgia

Shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc. jumped Wednesday after federal health officials said one of its drugs appears effective for treating a chronic pain disorder. The powerful depressant known as GHB, which is associated as a “memory eraser” in sexual assaults, may get a reassessment for Fibromyalgia.

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Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread muscle pain and other symptoms including fatigue, headache and depression. The FDA released a bunch of documents in advance of the hearing that describe the company’s plans for safeguarding the supply. Essentially, only approved doctors would be allowed to prescribe the medicine. Patients’ eligibility would be verified, and they’d be registered in a database. A panel of experts will meet this Friday to review the evidence in support of the drug and make a recommendation to the Food and Drug Administration.

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