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2012-06-01 10:22:11

SAN DIEGO, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Marijuana Inc. (Pink Sheets: MJNA) From excerpts of an article written by the Denver Post: Smoke 'em if you've got 'em, but Dixie Elixirs & Edibles has a different idea on the best ways to ingest medical marijuana. The Denver-based firm specializes in the production and distribution of food, beverages and other products infused with the active ingredient of marijuana. Led by its flagship line of THC-laced sparkling beverages, items also...

2012-05-02 02:27:26

SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX), a pharmaceutical company commercializing and developing products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders and pain, announced today that the Company has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Zohydro(TM) (hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release capsules), Zogenix's lead investigational product candidate for the treatment of chronic pain. Zohydro is a novel,...

Florida In The Middle Of Pain-Killer Boom Once More
2012-04-10 04:45:22

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is inspecting 6 Walgreens pharmacies and its Florida distribution center in response to a jump in purchases of oxycodone, a highly addictive pain killer. According to Reuters, the DEA has issued inspection warrants to Walgreen´s distribution center as well as stores in Hudson, Port Richey, Oviedo, Fort Meyers, and two stores in Fort Pierce, Florida. In accordance with the US Controlled Substance Act, warrants may be issued for “valid...

Synthetic Marijuana Use A Major Problem With Teens
2012-03-20 11:42:14

Synthetic marijuana, with nicknames such as “Mr. Smiley,” “Blaze,” and “Spice,” has been blamed on hospitalizations of at least three teens who have smoked or ingested the fake pot trying to get a legal high, according to a new report. The substance is created through a mixture of plant and herbal materials and sprayed with chemicals. And until recently, this relatively new drug has been sold legally in convenience stores around the country as potpourri...

2012-03-02 08:00:00

The 82nd Texas legislature included bath salts and synthetic marijuana products in the Texas Controlled Substances Act on September 1, 2011 under SB 331 and HB 2118. Georgetown criminal defense lawyer Michael J. Price discusses the changes to Texas´ drug laws, and the potential offenses and penalties an individual could face if they are charged with and convicted of a drug crime. Georgetown, Texas (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 The Texas legislature recently amended the state´s drug laws...

2012-02-01 21:00:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 1, 2012 PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Society of Pain Management Providers (www.Flspmp.org) is greatly concerned that rising rates of chronic pain patients throughout the state of Florida are being denied their prescribed medications by pharmacists without any legitimate reason. It should be clear that pharmacies or pharmacists should not be condemned for conducting due diligence as many provide great service and care. However, it is unfortunate that many others have...

2012-01-25 13:46:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC (AFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Pacific Corporation (Nasdaq: APFC), announced today that is has been granted Registration as a Manufacturer of Controlled Substances from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). AFC has been involved in the development of Schedule II Controlled Substances since 2008 under a Researcher's License from the DEA. Recent facilities upgrades have expanded AFC's...

2011-12-19 08:00:00

A new Georgia law takes full effect on January 1st requiring healthcare providers to use approved prescription paper. For several months, Lucas Distribution has been shipping approved prescription paper and is ready to support Georgia healthcare providers that may need to make quick changes in order to comply with the new law. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 A new mandate requiring use of Georgia Board of Pharmacy approved prescription paper in the state of Georgia, described in...

2011-12-12 07:00:00

CHADDS FORD, Pa., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new formulation of Opana® ER designed to be crush-resistant. "FDA's approval of this new formulation of Opana ER is an important milestone for both the Long Acting Opioid category as well as Endo's branded pharmaceutical portfolio," said Dr. Ivan Gergel, M.D., executive vice president, R&D and chief...

2011-12-01 07:01:00

FRISCO, Texas, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Assured Pharmacy, Inc. (Pink Sheets:APHY.PK), a leading specialty pharmacy group providing prescription medications to more than 3,000 sufferers of chronic pain, announced that its fifth specialty pharmacy is now open for business. Located in the Kansas City metropolitan area, this location joins the Company's existing pharmacies in Santa Ana and Riverside, California; Seattle, Washington; and Portland, Oregon. Robert DelVecchio, CEO of...