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Pharma Begins OxyContin Trials In Children
2012-07-04 10:32:47

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Purdue Pharma, the maker of the widely-used, and equally-abused drug, OxyContin, is now looking to gain 6 extra months of patent protection with new clinical trials that could possibly see market of the drug to children. The patent on the potent painkiller is set to expire in 2013 and Purdue, following in the footsteps of other drugmakers that have pursued pediatric-exclusivity, is testing the drug´s potential for use in...

Methadone Linked To Increase In Painkiller Deaths
2012-07-04 06:09:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that the prescription drug methadone accounted for over 30 percent of prescription painkiller overdose deaths, even though there were only two percent of painkiller prescriptions in the U.S. in 2009. The findings were published in a recent CDC Vital Signs report. Researchers examined national data from 1999 to 2010, with the 2009 data pooled from 13...

2012-06-20 14:17:21

Genetics play a significant role in determining which patients will suffer the most from the disturbing side effects of opiates, commonly prescribed painkillers for severe to moderate pain, according to a new Stanford University School of Medicine study, which pinpoints nausea, slowed breathing and potential for addiction as heritable traits. "One of the most hated side effects of these opiates, nausea, is strongly inherited," said Martin Angst, MD, professor of anesthesia and one of two...

2012-06-15 23:00:41

Normally used in clinical settings, Puridone has been recently released to the general public online as a 60-day "in home" treatment to help those dealing with opiate dependency and painkiller addiction. In clinical studies conducted in 2012, Puridone demonstrated a remarkable increase in energy, sleep and sex drive, while simultaneously lowering withdrawal symptoms, anxiety and depression scores. Jamison, PA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 The Puridone Program is an incredible new proprietary...

2012-06-15 11:56:40

A recent study conducted by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) shows that patients receiving "take home" methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) were less likely to be admitted to the hospital as compared to those not receiving take home doses. The findings, which are published online in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, demonstrate the potential benefits of successful addiction treatment, including better overall health and decreased health care utilization. This research was led...

2012-06-14 23:01:57

The Discovery of the Opiate Cure by Dr. Robert Cochran, Jr. Could Be a New Hope for Sufferers of Certain Psychiatric Diseases Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 Doctor Robert T. Cochran, Jr. proposes what could be considered a controversial idea in medical circles. In The Opiate Cure, he asserts that certain types of psychiatric illnesses, collectively classified as the Bipolar Spectrum, are manageable, or even totally curable with the carefully measured administration of opiates. Opiates...


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