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2010-12-19 00:26:19

The US Drug Watchdog is announcing a very aggressive national investigation focused on identifying individuals who had a heart attack, serious heart issues, other severe medical complications including sudden death, after using the pain relievers Darvocet, or Darvon, or generic propoxphene. The group says, "more that 22 million US citizens have used Davocet, or Darvon, and we need to find out how many people have developed serious heart issues, heart attacks, or even sudden death." They say,...

2010-12-14 14:06:00

Medication has candy-like appearance; should be kept in child-proof containers SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that accidental ingestion of Tessalon (benzonatate) by children younger than 10 years can result in serious side effects or death. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Tessalon, approved by the FDA to treat symptomatic relief of cough in patients older than 10, may attract...

2010-11-19 10:11:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc., which makes Darvon and Darvocet, the brand version of the prescription pain medication propoxyphene, has agreed to withdraw the medication from the U.S. market at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has also informed generic manufacturers of Xanodyne's decision and they will be removing their propoxyphene-containing products from the market as well. (Logo:...

2010-11-08 11:01:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, teens abuse prescription medications more than all illegal drugs combined, excluding marijuana. Many teens are under the misconception that these highly addictive, easily accessible drugs are "safer" than illicit drugs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100901/FL58348LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100901/FL58348LOGO ) Derek Spring of...

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...

2010-10-13 07:02:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of recent and upcoming national drug take-back programs encouraging people to surrender unused, unwanted and expired medications, the medical professionals who perform the Waismann Method of Opiate Detoxification today announced they will reduce the total cost of the pioneering rapid detoxification treatment in an effort to make treatment more widely available to those suffering from prescription painkiller dependency. Beginning...

2010-09-17 15:56:00

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Launching now in national pharmacy chains is Chestal®, a natural cough syrup free of dextromethorphan from Boiron, the world leader in homeopathic medicines. This introduction comes on the heels of the success of Chestal's counterpart, Children's Chestal®, which was launched two years ago amid concerns over the safety of other active cough syrup ingredients for small children. Boiron, with a 78-year history of...

2010-09-17 13:58:35

Research at the University of Liverpool could lead to faster and more accurate diagnoses of liver damage. The team used paracetamol as the basis for the study: research indicates that paracetamol can place temporary stress on the liver in around a third of people who take a normal dose (4g per day) but the liver returns to normal when the drug has left the system. Overdoses of the drug are a major cause of liver failure in both the UK and US. Scientists have discovered that the presence of...

2010-05-19 14:25:14

A new study from Karolinska Institutet presents a new technique that makes drug testing possible through exhaled air for the first time. By examining people who had received emergency care for an amphetamine overdose, the researchers found that in all cases there were traces of amphetamine and metamphetamine in the exhaled breath. "Traditionally, drugs tests have been carried out using urine and blood samples," says Professor Olof Beck, who led the study. "In recent years we've been trying to...

2010-05-18 12:14:00

McCAFFREY ALSO TUES., MAY 25 NOON--RIBBON CUTTING -OPENING NEW CANYON PARK TREATMENT SOLUTIONS, 22026 20(TH) AVE. SE, BOTHELL WA 98021, Suite 101 Facilities Confront "The New Heroin", Will Announce 96% Successful Stop of Opiate Abuse within 30 Days Treatment TACOMA, Wash. and BOTHELL, Wash., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General and former U.S. Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey will be the featured speaker at Tacoma Treatment Solutions' five-year anniversary celebration, Monday, May...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.