increasing concern about patients abusing Stadol NS (butorphanol nasal spray)

There's increasing concern about patients abusing Stadol NS (butorphanol nasal spray).

Stadol NS is not a FEDERALLY controlled substance. But it's now scheduled in several STATES...Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, and South Dakota.

Butorphanol is an opioid agonist AND antagonist. It's less prone to abuse than pure agonists such as morphine...but some patients using butorphanol experience euphoria...and get hooked.

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