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2011-05-05 14:23:00

SAN CARLOS, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmacoFore, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation abuse-resistant prescription drugs, announced today that it is a sponsor of the 2011 CLAAD National Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Policy Consensus Meeting, scheduled for November 29, 2011 in Washington, DC.

2011-05-03 13:13:48

People take billions of doses of over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol every year, but many do not pay attention to the active ingredients they contain, such as acetaminophen.

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2011-05-02 08:55:00

Prescriptions for narcotics often contain too much medication per dose.

2011-04-28 00:00:28

American Pain Foundation, the nation's leading advocacy group for people with pain, releases new pain medication safety resources on acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.