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2012-06-25 23:01:56

According to court documents, on June 19th, 2012, Tracy King filed a wrongful death claim at Philadelphia´s Common Pleas Court (case no. 120602334) alleging that her sister´s death was caused by a Fentanyl pain patch. Fentanyl (brand names Duragesic, Onsolis and others) is a potent synthetic narcotic analgesic used to treat breakthrough cancer pain and is commonly used in pre-procedures as a pain reliever as well as an anesthetic. On April 18th 2012, the US FDA reminded patients,...

2012-05-09 23:01:05

On April 19th, 2012 the US FDA issued a safety alert to warn patients, caregivers and health care professionals about the dangers of accidental exposure to and improper storage and disposal of the Fentanyl patch because young children have died or become seriously ill from accidental exposure to the patch. Fentanyl is the generic name for an extremely potent synthetic narcotic drug often used for cancer patients. On January 3rd, 2012, a California man, Jose Campuzano filed a lawsuit (case no...

2012-05-08 10:51:51

One of these new abused drugs is methoxetamine (MXE), sold as a “legal” alternative to ketamine A group of researchers from the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute) and from the INAD (Hospital del Mar Neuropsychiatry and Addictions Institute) has participated in an international study aiming to give a general overview at a chemical, pharmacological and behavioral level of a recently appeared new chemical compound, according to the Recreational Drugs European Network, as a...

2012-04-04 20:28:09

Primitive consciousness emerges first as you awaken from anesthesia Awakening from anesthesia is often associated with an initial phase of delirious struggle before the full restoration of awareness and orientation to one's surroundings. Scientists now know why this may occur: primitive consciousness emerges first. Using brain imaging techniques in healthy volunteers, a team of scientists led by Adjunct Professor Harry Scheinin, M.D. from the University of Turku, Turku, Finland in...


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