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2011-10-21 16:45:00

DEA has exercised its emergency scheduling authority to control and regulate chemicals commonly abused. Often marketed as "bath salts" or "plant food", these chemicals are dangerous and potentially deadly and represent an imminent threat to public health and safety, prompting DEA action. These chemicals mainly come from overseas and are commonly repackaged and distributed at the retail level. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)...

2011-10-12 07:00:00

A new law, requiring that all Schedule II prescriptions be written on secure paper certified by the Georgia Board of Pharmacy, came into effect on October 1, 2011. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 12, 2011 To meet the needs of valued customers in the medical industry, Lucas Distribution, LLC now carries tamper resistant prescription paper, approved by the Georgia Board of Pharmacy. A new law, requiring that all Schedule II prescriptions be written on secure paper certified by the Georgia...

2011-10-07 12:00:00

On October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP) Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 On October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP) Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the...

2011-07-27 12:52:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, DrFirst, Inc. announced an innovative product that fulfills the company's commitment to deliver a simple, secure, and affordable way to send controlled substance prescriptions electronically with the launch of EPCS Gold(TM) version 2.0 (Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances). EPCS Gold(TM) is fully certified to meet the prescription processing requirements set by Surescripts, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)...

2011-07-27 06:01:00

FRISCO, Texas, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Assured Pharmacy, Inc. (Other OTC:APHY.PK), a leading specialty pharmacy group providing prescription medications to more than 3,000 sufferers of chronic pain, announced that it has signed a lease in Kansas City, Kansas for its fifth pharmacy location. Subject to regulatory approval, the Kansas City pharmacy is anticipated to open during the Fourth Quarter of 2011. It will join the Company's existing four pharmacies in Santa Ana and Riverside,...

2011-05-24 11:42:00

DEA Has Failed to Issue Required Decision after 9 Years WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of advocacy groups and patients yesterday filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to compel the Obama Administration to formally respond to a 9-year-old petition to have marijuana rescheduled under the provisions of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Relief sought from the Court of Appeals would enable states with medical marijuana...

2011-05-07 00:00:29

Second Nationwide Prescription Drug Takeback Event Yields 188 Tons of Medicine for Safe Disposal Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 Americans participating in the United States Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA's) second National Prescription Drug Take-Back event Saturday turned in more than 376,593 pounds (188 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,361 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states. This is 55 percent more than the...

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2011-03-02 06:00:00

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) used its emergency powers on Tuesday to ban five chemicals used to produce "K2", "Spice" and other brands of synthetic marijuana. The agency classified the five banned chemicals in Schedule I, the most restrictive category under the federal government's Controlled Substances Act. Schedule I substances are reserved for those materials with a high potential for abuse, no accepted medical use for treatment and a lack of accepted safety for use under...

2011-02-17 06:00:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (Nasdaq: BDSI) announced today that enrollment of its Phase 3 trial assessing the efficacy and safety of BEMA Buprenorphine for the treatment of moderate to severe chronic pain is on schedule, with over half of the needed subjects enrolled. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110217/CL49801LOGO ) "We are very pleased with the enrollment to date for this pivotal Phase 3 study for our next...

2011-01-28 07:30:00

RARITAN, N.J., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New research has been published indicating that patients suffering from a painful complication of diabetes may experience a significant improvement in their pain as measured by a pain intensity scale when using an investigational pain medication. This phase III study, which evaluates the safety and efficacy of tapentadol ER against placebo for relieving moderate to severe chronic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), is...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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