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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...

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2010-12-22 12:55:00

Researchers said that a chemical in cocoa could soon be turned into a medicine for persistent cough. Scientists are in the final stages of clinical trials for a drug that contains theobromine, which is an ingredient found in chocolate and cocoa. Developers in the U.K. say that the drug could be on the market within two years.  Most current medicines used to control the symptoms are opiate-based ones like cough syrups containing codeine. The Medicines and Health Regulatory Agency...

2010-12-20 03:00:00

LONDON, December 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Theobromine Based Drug Close to Commercialisation, Has Potential to Address the Serious Need for a Safer, Opioid Free Treatment for Persistent Cough SEEK, a leading UK privately-owned drug-discovery group,is pleased to announce the establishment of a new joint venture entity with Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PTX) ("Pernix"), an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused primarily on the United States...

2010-10-25 12:48:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of hospital admissions among Americans ages 45 and older for medication and drug-related conditions doubled between 1997 and 2008, according to a new report released today by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Medication and drug-related conditions include effects of both prescription and over-the-counter medications as well as illicit drugs. Hospital admissions among those 45 years and older were driven by...

2010-10-08 08:08:47

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It might be painful but it's time to say good riddance to codeine as a pain reliever. Codeine is used to relieve mild to moderate pain and it has been used for that purpose for more than 20 years. When it's used to treat pain, it works by changing the way the body senses pain. But because of its significant risks and ineffectiveness as an analgesic, physicians want to limit the use of the medication. Codeine has never been subjected to the rigorous regulatory and safety...

2010-10-04 22:48:18

It is time to phase out the use of codeine as a pain reliever because of its significant risks and ineffectiveness as an analgesic, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj101411.pdf. Although codeine has been used for pain relief for more than 200 years, it has never been subjected to the rigorous regulatory and safety requirements applied to all new drugs and its pharmacokinetics are unpredictable. Genetic...

2010-09-16 11:13:00

MADISON, N.J., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- More American workers and job applicants are testing positive for prescription opiates, according to U.S. general workforce data in the 2009 annual Drug Testing Index(TM) (DTI) released today by Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the nation's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services. Results from more than 5.5 million urine drug tests reveal an 18 percent jump in opiate positives in the general U.S. workforce in a...

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2010-03-15 08:28:57

University of Calgary researchers discover codeine and morphine genes Researchers at the University of Calgary have discovered the unique genes that allow the opium poppy to make codeine and morphine, thus opening doors to alternate methods of producing these effective painkillers either by manufacturing them in a lab or controlling the production of these compounds in the plant. "The enzymes encoded by these two genes have eluded plant biochemists for a half-century," says Peter Facchini,...

2010-02-08 09:00:00

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Bionorica, the world's leading maker of clinically-proven natural remedies, today released a new educational resource for parents interested in natural health products for their families. A tip sheet on "Selecting Safe and Effective Natural Remedies for Children," the second in an ongoing "Natural Moms" series, is now available on the company's website at www.bionoricausa.com/healthy-tips. (Logo:...

2009-10-13 13:16:00

Four Companies Required to Stop Making and Distributing Illegal Opioid Pain Relievers SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today warned four companies that they must stop marketing unapproved codeine sulfate tablets. These drugs are opioid analgesics, commonly called narcotics, that are widely used to treat pain. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) These particular products have not received FDA...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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