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2013-08-27 23:29:33

Achieve Clinical Research is conducting a randomized clinical study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of a new drug for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adults taking opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain. Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 *To see if you qualify for this Constipation Clinical Trial in Alabama, visit Achieve Clinical Research on the web (http://www.achieveclinical.com) or contact us directly at (205) 380-6434. There is no cost...

2011-08-04 13:33:54

Health Affairs report describes ground-breaking effort Fatal overdoses involving prescribed opioids tripled in the United States between 1999 and 2006, climbing to almost 14,000 deaths annually"”more than cocaine and heroin overdoses combined. Hospitalizations and emergency room visits related to prescription opioid pain medicines such as oxycodone (brand name Oxycontin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin) also increased dramatically in the same period. Now a report in the August issue of Health...

2009-02-10 07:30:00

GLENVIEW, Ill., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A prestigious panel of pain-management experts representing the American Pain Society (APS) www.ampainsoc.org and the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) has published the first comprehensive clinical practice guideline to assist clinicians in prescribing potent opioid pain medications for patients with chronic non-cancer pain. The long-awaited guideline appears in the current issue of The Journal of Pain, www.jpain.org, the APS peer-reviewed...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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