Butorphanol (Stadol): a study in problems of current drug information and control.

@article{Fisher1997ButorphanolA,
  title={Butorphanol (Stadol): a study in problems of current drug information and control.},
  author={Morris A. Fisher and Steven Glass},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1997},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={1156-60}
}
Butorphanol (Stadol, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Princeton, NJ) is a synthetically derived opiate. As a nasal spray, it was approved for release in 1991 and was subsequently promoted as a safe treatment for migraine. Since then, there have been numerous reports of problems with butorphanol similar to those of any narcotic, especially dependence-addiction and major psychological disturbances. These problems have been documented by the Food and Drug Administration, but the information can be obtained… CONTINUE READING

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