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Methadone has been used to treat heroin addicts for nearly 50 years.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR) today announced that the first subjects were dosed in a new Phase 1 clinical study to evaluate NKTR-181, the company's next-generation opioid analgesic candidate.
BALTIMORE, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients undergoing opioid therapy for chronic pain who may not be following their prescription regimen have significantly higher overall healthcare costs, Ameritox Ltd. announced recently. The study was published in The American Journal of Managed Care.
Results from a new study suggest that one of the most prescribed medications for alcohol dependence may be more effective in some people.
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that for the majority of patients with opioid addiction, collaborative care with nurse care managers is a successful method of service delivery while effectively utilizing the time of physicians prescribing buprenorphine.
Some physicians are prescribing opioids such as OxyContin 55 times as often as others.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Society of Pain Management Providers (www.Flspmp.org) releases the latest facts on Oxycodone and Hydrocodone use in the United States. Until now these statistics were not readily available to the public or media.
Hydrocodone, a strong painkiller commonly sold under the name Vicodin, may be safe for nursing mothers in smaller doses, according to US researchers.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Society of Pain Management Providers (www.Flspmp.org) is appalled at the Sun-Sentinels intentional misuse of DEA ARCOS reports data which was released in a manner to intentionally mislead.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Florida Society of Pain Management Providers (www.Flspmp.org) urges all to cease with the ridiculous comparisons of pain clinics to McDonald's(TM) and work to solve the issue of Rx diversion without resorting to such tactics.
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