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2014-06-11 23:00:39

Sunshine Summit Lodge, a Narconon drug rehabilitation program in California, has witnessed the trend of initial drug use change from illicit drugs over to prescription painkillers over the last decade. Because of recent news about the prescription epidemic, the facility is offering solutions through a new series of articles through it’s website, as well as effective treatment. (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 According to the CDC (The Center for Disease Control and Prevention), deaths from...

2014-06-06 23:01:17

A nasal-spray version of Naloxone, a heroin/opiate overdose-reversal drug, is in the works in Kentucky. (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 As reported by USA Today in the article Nasal Spray For Heroin Antidote Under Development(5/31), a Kentucky doctor has been successful in advocating a nasal spray medicine to reverse a heroin or opiate overdose. Dr. Daniel Wermeling has made a deal with a pharmaceutical company to create a nasal spray version of naloxone, a common medicine used on persons who are...

2014-06-03 16:24:56

During National Safety Month, NSC urges Americans to take precautions when taking prescription painkillers ITASCA, Ill., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for Americans ages 25 to 64. Opioid prescription painkillers - legally obtainable drugs that are sitting in many medicine cabinets - account for most of these fatal drug overdoses. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b During National...

2014-05-19 08:28:11

RICHMOND, Va., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. (RBP) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with AntiOp, Inc. to co-develop a naloxone nasal spray to aid in the reversal of opioid overdose with the option to acquire all rights to the product upon receipt of regulatory and marketing approval. The product has the potential to be the first of its kind to treat overdose from opioid prescription painkillers and heroin - a growing...

2014-05-06 23:17:29

Passages Malibu CEO comments on enhanced access to treatment in the US. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 On April 3rd, the Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of Evzio, an antidote to opiate overdose. The medication was designed to be easily administered by family members or caregivers via an auto-injector. Evzio contains naloxone, which has proven valuable in the fight to save people from heroin and opiate overdose. An overdose of opiates is generally characterized by...

2014-04-30 23:21:39

New hydrocodone painkiller could come with an increased risk of addiction. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 A brand-new painkiller has been released, and it could pose a very serious threat to the public. Zohydro is the first painkiller that is made up only of hydrocodone, and available dosage amounts go as high as 50 milligrams. This is five times as much as comparable drugs. Destination Hope's Florida drug rehab is concerned that a lack of education and easy access to...

2014-04-16 23:15:00

Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on a recent study regarding the frequency of overdoses among patients who refill painkiller prescriptions four times or more. According to the study, those who refilled their prescriptions four times or more were more likely to overdose than those who did not. Stuart, Florida (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol treatment center servicing south Florida, released a statement today commenting on a...

2014-04-09 23:23:34

The auto-injector is designed to allow quick administration when drug overdose first occurs. LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Family members and caregivers of individuals with opiate drug addiction problems heaved a sigh of relief earlier this month when the FDA announced it was issuing fast-track approval to Evzio (naloxone hydrochloride), an injectable medication that can be administered to someone who is known or suspected to have had an overdose of opioid drugs. The drug will be...

2014-04-08 08:33:01

The auto-injector is designed to allow quick administration when drug overdose first occurs LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Family members and caregivers of individuals with opiate drug addiction problems heaved a sigh of relief earlier this month when the FDA announced it was issuing fast-track approval to Evzio (naloxone hydrochloride), an injectable medication that can be administered to someone who is known or suspected to have had an overdose of opioid drugs. The drug...

2014-03-13 16:27:31

NSC warns against improper prescription painkiller use during National Poison Prevention Week ITASCA, Ill., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Our nation's most abused drug is legal and sitting in the medicine cabinet. Fatal drug overdoses are an epidemic, with opioid prescription painkiller overdoses accounting for the majority of these deaths. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140313/DC83026-INFO In observance of National Poison Prevention Week (March 16-22), the National Safety...


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