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2011-12-05 01:10:00

Burning Tree, long term drug rehab, in Texas announces it is taking on the fight against Opana abuse. Opana, a prescription opiate, has been alarming addiction treatment providers in more recent months and it's abuse is on the rise. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 04, 2011 As part of an ongoing effort to respond to the abuse of prescription painkillers, the long-term drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility Burning Tree has announced its plan to target individuals who have become dependent on...

2011-11-14 07:30:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualitest Pharmaceuticals today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Acetaminophen and Codeine Phosphate Oral Solution USP, 120mg/12mg per 5mL. The total sales for Acetaminophen and Codeine Phosphate Oral Solution in the U.S. for the 12 months ended September 30, 2011 were approximately $4.3 million, according to IMS Health. About Qualitest Founded in 1983, Qualitest provides affordable, high-quality generic...

2011-10-11 12:10:00

MADISON, N.J., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American workers continue to use prescription opiates at relatively high levels, according to Drug Testing Index(TM) (DTI) data released today by Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services. Hydrocodone and oxycodones remain the most detected prescription opiates in the U.S. general workforce, with 1.3% and 1.1% positivity rates, respectively, in the first half of...

2011-09-06 20:35:16

Doctors have been prescribing codeine for postpartum pain management for many years, and, until recently, it was considered safe to breastfeed while taking the opioid. But the death of an infant exposed to codeine through breast milk has many health care providers questioning the safety of the drug when used by breastfeeding mothers. Because of the potential risks, some doctors have begun the practice of prescribing oxycodone as an alternative to codeine; however, a new study soon to be...

2011-07-22 14:48:37

A new study by researchers at Drexel University's School of Public Health suggests that abuse of prescription painkillers may be an important gateway to the use of injected drugs such as heroin, among people with a history of using both types of drugs. The study, published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, explores factors surrounding young injection drug users' initiation into the misuse of opioid drugs. Common factors identified in this group included a family history of drug...

2011-06-28 04:53:00

LONDON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stronger and Effective for Longer Versus Standard Paracetamol Tablets, as Shown in a Dental Pain Study[1] A new non-prescription painkiller is now available in pharmacies across the UK, heralding the first UK painkiller combination of ibuprofen and paracetamol in 'over-the-counter' pain relief. NUROMOL is the UK's first clinically-proven painkiller to combine the power of ibuprofen and paracetamol in one tablet. In a dental pain...

2011-04-22 07:23:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Society of Pain Management Providers (www.Flspmp.org) urges Government, Law Enforcement and the media to stop using false prescription drug data and statistics. The continued release of false and / or out of context information is solely intended to enflame the public. The misinformation that unfairly portrays Florida as ground zero in this issue has significant consequences for pain management patients and the physicians who...

2011-03-24 07:24:00

LONDON and MAGNOLIA, Texas, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - First Potential New Active Cough Treatment in Over 50 Years SEEK, a leading UK privately-owned drug-discovery group and Pernix(TM) Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PTX), a specialty pharmaceutical company primarily focused on the pediatric market, today announced that they have engaged J.P.Morgan to auction the theobromine assets of the joint venture. The auction will be for the global commercialisation rights...

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2011-01-28 11:05:00

By Jim Dryden, Washington University in St. Louis Retired NFL players use painkillers at a much higher rate than the rest of us, according to new research conducted by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers say the brutal collisions and bone-jarring injuries associated with football often cause long-term pain, which contributes to continued use and abuse of painkilling medications. The study is published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol...

2011-01-13 08:30:00

Agency strategy caps maximum at 325 milligrams to reduce risk of liver toxicity SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking manufacturers of prescription combination products that contain acetaminophen to limit the amount of acetaminophen to no more than 325 milligrams (mg) in each tablet or capsule. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The FDA also is requiring manufacturers to update labels of all...