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2011-04-26 23:01:00

BALTIMORE, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Pain Foundation (APF) announced today the launch of new information and resources on pain medication safety for acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as a part of its PainSAFE(TM) educational initiative.

2011-04-26 23:36:57

Approximately 27,500 people died from unintentional drug overdoses in 2007, driven to a large extent by prescription opioid overdoses.

2011-04-21 23:04:41

Illicit drug overdose deaths declined dramatically after the establishment of North America's first supervised injection facility located in Vancouver, Canada, according to the findings of a groundbreaking new study published in The Lancet.

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2011-04-20 06:40:00

The FDA is requiring drugmakers to provide educational material to help train physicians on the correct use of drugs as part of the government’s new plan to fight prescription drug abuse in the United States.

2011-04-18 21:09:09

Illicit drug overdose deaths in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside dropped by 35 per cent after the establishment of Insite, North America's first supervised injection facility.

2011-04-05 22:09:48

Two reports by addiction researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the National Institute on Drug Abuse show a drastic shift in prescribing patterns impacting the magnitude of opioid substance abuse in America.

2011-04-04 07:15:00

BEDMINSTER, N.J., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ProStrakan Group plc (LSE: PSK) today announced the availability of ABSTRAL® (fentanyl) sublingual tablets as the first rapidly-disintegrating tablet placed under the tongue for breakthrough cancer pain. The U.S.

2011-03-25 14:11:00

SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmacoFore, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation abuse-resistant prescription drugs, announced that Lynn R.

2011-03-22 16:13:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPIX) today announced that it has completed the U.S. launch of its new formulation of Acetadote® (acetylcysteine) Injection, the Company's product used to treat acetaminophen poisoning.

2011-03-02 00:00:26

The US Drug Watchdog says, "most US citizens, who took Darvocet, Darvon, or Propoxyphene, do not know these drugs could have contributed to a heart attack, severe heart rhythm issues, the need to control their heart beat with medication, or they now have a pacemaker to normalize their heart's rhythm." The group fears millions of Americans could still be using these pain medications-because they never heard about the recall.


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