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2011-09-06 20:35:16

Doctors have been prescribing codeine for postpartum pain management for many years, and, until recently, it was considered safe to breastfeed while taking the opioid. But the death of an infant exposed to codeine through breast milk has many health care providers questioning the safety of the drug when used by breastfeeding mothers. Because of the potential risks, some doctors have begun the practice of prescribing oxycodone as an alternative to codeine; however, a new study soon to be...

2011-08-04 13:33:54

Health Affairs report describes ground-breaking effort Fatal overdoses involving prescribed opioids tripled in the United States between 1999 and 2006, climbing to almost 14,000 deaths annually"”more than cocaine and heroin overdoses combined. Hospitalizations and emergency room visits related to prescription opioid pain medicines such as oxycodone (brand name Oxycontin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin) also increased dramatically in the same period. Now a report in the August issue of Health...

2011-08-02 09:00:00

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- I-Flow, a Kimberly-Clark Health Care Company, today entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Buffalo Supply, Inc. (BSI), whereby its flagship ON-Q® Pain Relief System products will be available on Buffalo Supply's Federal Supply Schedule. These products include ON-Q® C-bloc®, ON-Q® PainBuster®, ON-Q® Soaker Catheters,...

2011-08-01 12:57:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. and WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half the people who take opioids for chronic pain are likely to still be taking the painkillers five years later, according to a new study published online July 13 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The article, "Long-Term Chronic Opioid Therapy Discontinuation Rates from the TROUP Study," co-authored by researchers from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of Washington and...

2011-07-28 16:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADX) today confirmed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved dosing recommendations for OFIRMEV® (acetaminophen) injection remains 4,000 mg per day for adults and adolescents weighing at least 50 kg. Cadence's announcement follows the issuance of a news release by a major manufacturer of over-the-counter (OTC) acetaminophen products announcing its plans to lower the...

2011-07-22 14:48:37

A new study by researchers at Drexel University's School of Public Health suggests that abuse of prescription painkillers may be an important gateway to the use of injected drugs such as heroin, among people with a history of using both types of drugs. The study, published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, explores factors surrounding young injection drug users' initiation into the misuse of opioid drugs. Common factors identified in this group included a family history of drug...

2011-07-22 00:01:00

Boca Pharmacal, Inc., today announced that it has received approval from the FDA of its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution, 7.5mg / 325mg per 5mL, the generic version of Hycet® Oral Solution distributed by FSC Laboratories, Inc. Coral Springs, Florida (PRWEB) July 21, 2011 Boca Pharmacal, Inc., today announced that it has received approval from the FDA of its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Hydrocodone...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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