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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, according a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Published today in The Lancet, the study is the first to assess the impact of supervised injection sites on overdose mortality. Researchers compared nearly 300 case reports from the British...

2011-04-05 22:09:48

JAMA studies identify shift in prescribing patterns and recommend interventions to protect vulnerable populations 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. The reports, published in JAMA, recommend a comprehensive effort to reduce public health risks while improving patient care, including better...

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. Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) approved ABSTRAL, an opioid analgesic, in January 2011 specifically for the management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients, 18 years of age or older, who are already...

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. Webster, M.D., FACPM, FASAM, Co-Founder and Medical Director of Lifetree Clinical Research, will introduce the Company's novel technology during the 27th Annual American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Meeting. Dr. Webster's presentation, titled "New Opioid Formulations and Delivery Systems,"...

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. The proprietary new formulation, which does not contain ethylene diamine tetracetic acid (EDTA) or any other stabilization or chelating agents, is now stocked at wholesalers serving hospitals across...

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. The group says, "we need to hear from every Darvocet, Darvon, or...

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2011-03-01 06:35:00

According to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), researchers say parents should not immediately rush for medicines when their child displays signs of fever, as fever alone is not a cause for intervention. Reuters reports that new guidelines urge parents to recognize fever as a sign that the body is working to fight off infection and does not need to be feared. Instead, they say the main objective in treating fever in kids should be to keep them comfortable while...

2011-02-10 10:04:00

BRADENTON, Fla., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 'We are in a State of Emergency at the hands of prescription drugs.' That is the message that concerned Florida residents are desperate for people to hear. Floridians are dying at a rate of at least 7 per day due to prescription drug abuse and statistics show it is a national problem, which is why Families Against Addictive Drug Abuse (FAADA) is calling for an immediate Congressional hearing to help put an end to the epidemic. "If 7 manatee...

2011-01-27 00:02:58

The US Drug Watchdog says, it is vital we identify all Darvocet, Darvon, or Propoxyphene pain pill users, who have had a recent heart attack, or a heart pacemaker installed recently. These pain pill medications are known to have extremely serious side effects including severe heart rhythm issues." They group is saying, "we are absolutely astonished with the volumes of US Citizens coast, to coast we've spoken with, who took Darvocet, Darvon, or Propoxyphene, had a heart attack, developed...

2011-01-20 00:00:48

The US Drug Watchdog is calling the recalled pain pills Darvocet, Darvon, or the generic propoxyphene some of the most lethal drugs ever sold in the United States, and is urging all US citizens to stop taking Darvocet, Darvon, or the generic version propoxyphene pain pills immediately. They group is saying, "we are astonished with how many people we have talked with, who took Darvocet, or Darvon, had a heart attack, developed severe heart rhythm issues, and now are either medicated to control...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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