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2014-03-20 08:30:39

Data shows that dextromethorphan exerts antidepressant-like actions mediated at least in part through sigma-1 receptors ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced the publication of data showing that dextromethorphan has antidepressant-like effects in vivo. The study, published in PLOS ONE, an international, peer-reviewed, open-access medical journal, examined the antidepressant activity of dextromethorphan and the...

2014-02-12 23:01:08

The latest feature to be added to the Narconon International website enables parents to explain the dangers of cough medicine abuse with authority. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Parents around the world work hard to prevent drug abuse by their children but may be baffled by the number of different drugs their children are exposed to. Certainly, parents know about marijuana, alcohol and pills. But are they as familiar with the dangers of abusing inhalants, the new synthetics or cough medicine?...

2014-01-15 23:25:20

Narconon Freedom Center Michigan tells parents about the January 2014 new drug trends and what to look for. Albion, MI (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Narconon Freedom Center reports on the January 2014 new drug trends as part of their continuing drug education campaign to parents and the loved ones of those struggling with addiction. New drugs and drug use trends often burst on the scene rapidly and January 2014 is seeing drug abuse of “Krokodil”, “N-Bomb”, Cough Syrup containing...

2013-12-10 16:24:48

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that PRIME, its phase II clinical trial of the investigational drug AVP-923 (dextromethorphan / quinidine) for the treatment of central neuropathic pain in patients with multiple sclerosis did not meet the primary efficacy endpoint. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130207/LA55901LOGO) In the PRIME study, AVP-923 treated patients experienced levels of pain...

2013-12-03 08:32:13

MONTREAL, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - When cold and flu season strikes, many Canadians are looking for products to relieve symptoms that include a cough, runny nose and sinus congestion. But, for many of them, especially those who take medication, toddlers and people who cannot tolerate certain over-the-counter products, the options may be very limited. It is with these portions of the population in mind that Pendopharm, introduced the Helixia(R) line of products to the Canadian...

2013-10-02 14:08:11

Findings likely to improve how patients are prescribed one in four clinically used drugs The discovery of genetic differences affecting up to a third of the population could take the guesswork out of prescribing the correct dose of 25 percent of drugs currently on the market, researchers say. The scientists found two genetic variants that alter the activity level of an enzyme responsible for processing, or metabolizing, drugs ranging from the painkiller codeine to the breast cancer drug...

2013-09-06 16:22:41

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Wockhardt USA, LLC and Wockhardt Ltd. (collectively, "Wockhardt") to resolve pending patent litigation in response to Wockhardt's abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) seeking approval to market generic versions of Avanir's NUEDEXTA® (dextromethorphan hydrobromide/quinidine sulfate) capsules. (Logo:...

2013-08-14 08:30:17

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Sandoz, Inc. to resolve pending patent litigation in response to Sandoz's abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) seeking approval to market generic versions of Avanir's NUEDEXTA® (dextromethorphan hydrobromide/quinidine sulfate) capsules. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130207/LA55901LOGO) The settlement...

2013-04-02 23:01:38

The prescription-strength cough syrup has been linked to a number of fatalities and its growing popularity is cause for concern. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 Rap superstar Lil Wayne, also known as Weezy, was reportedly recovering in Cedar's Sinai after experiencing multiple seizures, according to a recent report in the LA Times, following an unsuccessful attempt to quit drinking the popular Southern concoction known widely as “Purple Drank.” A combination of soda, Jolly...

2013-02-27 23:03:25

Darvon, Darvocet Lawsuit Remanded to Los Angeles Superior Court, After U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez Determines Defendants Failed Show that Removal to Federal Court was Proper. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) February 27, 2013 Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced drug injury law firm, reports that a federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by alleged victims of Darvon and Darvocet side effects should be remanded back to Los Angeles Superior Court. In an Order dated February 20, 2013,...