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15 Tons Of Meth Seized In Mexico
2012-02-10 14:26:24

Mexican troops reportedly seized 15 tons of pure methamphetamine in the western state of Jalisco on Wednesday. The historic seizure was an amount equivalent to half of all meth seizures worldwide in 2009.  Experts say the haul could have supplied 13 million doses worth over $4 billion on U.S. streets. "This could potentially put a huge dent in the supply chain in the U.S," U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) spokesman Rusty Payne said in a statement. "When we're taking this...

2012-02-09 12:18:39

A new study published in the journal Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety reveals that benfluorex, a fenfluramine derivative drug used in France under the name Mediator®, is likely responsible for thousands of hospitalizations and deaths over a 30 year period. Benfluorex (Mediator®) was used in France from 1976 to 2009. Despite its anorexic properties, the drug was not marketed as an appetite suppressant but as an adjunct for the treatment of hyperlipidemia and among overweight...

2012-02-08 09:53:00

LUTHERVILLE, Md., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) - a nonprofit organization that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the prevention and investigation of drug diversion - today lauded the results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in Missouri during 2011. Data released by the National Precursor Log...

2012-02-08 10:25:54

A 7-decades mystery solved It has long been known that psychostimulant drugs have the paradoxical effect of reducing hyperactivity. [Psychostimulant drugs include methylphenidate — known by the trade names Ritalin, Concerta, and Methylin — and methamphetamine]. Since the mid-1950s, millions of children and adults have been prescribed stimulant medications to control attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But for more than seven decades, since the first experiment that...

2012-02-07 11:37:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the prescription medication Vyvanse® (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) Capsules, (CII) as a maintenance treatment for adults with ADHD. The approval is based on results from a randomized withdrawal study designed to evaluate the efficacy of Vyvanse in adults (aged 18 to 55 years) who...

2012-02-07 11:15:00

PHILADELPHIA, February 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), an approved treatment forAttention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in patients ages 6 and above, is the first medication both proven to work and approved for maintenance treatment in adults with ADHD Shire plc [http://www.shire.com/shireplc/en/home ] (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the US Food and Drug...

2012-02-07 09:10:00

LUTHERVILLE, Md., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) - a nonprofit organization that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the prevention and investigation of drug diversion - today lauded the latest monthly results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in Indiana. Data released by the National Precursor Log...

2012-02-06 13:22:00

LUTHERVILLE, Md., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) - a nonprofit organization that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the prevention and investigation of drug diversion - today lauded the results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in Kentucky. Throughout 2011, results released by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx)...

2012-01-30 08:34:00

LUTHERVILLE, Md., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) - a nonprofit organization that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the prevention and investigation of drug diversion - today released the following statement in reaction to proponent testimony in the Ohio House of Representatives on House Bill 334. "We strongly...

2012-01-25 08:31:00

LUTHERVILLE, Md., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) - a nonprofit organization that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the prevention and investigation of drug diversion - today lauded the results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in Alabama during 2011. Data released by the National Precursor Log...