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2011-12-20 10:02:00

MOGADORE, Ohio, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Laboratories, Inc. announced that it has become the first and only laboratory to receive 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Extended Opiates Test that detects the use of Oxycodone and Hydrocodone through human hair analysis. The clearance also included the test for Codeine, Morphine and Heroin. The ability to test for Oxycodone (eg. OxyContin® and Percocet®)* and...

2011-12-13 06:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR) today announced positive data from a Phase 1 clinical study of NKTR-181 evaluating multiple ascending oral doses of NKTR-181 over an 8-day treatment period in healthy subjects. NKTR-181 is Nektar's new oral opioid analgesic candidate designed to address the abuse liability and serious central nervous system (CNS) side effects associated with current opioid therapies. In this multiple dose Phase...

2011-12-12 07:00:00

CHADDS FORD, Pa., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new formulation of Opana® ER designed to be crush-resistant. "FDA's approval of this new formulation of Opana ER is an important milestone for both the Long Acting Opioid category as well as Endo's branded pharmaceutical portfolio," said Dr. Ivan Gergel, M.D., executive vice president, R&D and chief...

2011-12-07 11:32:25

An attentive, nurturing mother may be able to help her children better resist the temptations of drug use later in life, according to a study in rats conducted by Duke University and the University of Adelaide in Australia. A rat mother's attention in early childhood actually changes the immune response in the brains of her pups by permanently altering genetic activity, according to Staci Bilbo, an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke, who led the research. High-touch...

2011-12-06 23:27:26

A UCSF study suggests patients with chronic pain may experience greater relief if their doctors add cannabinoids — the main ingredient in cannabis or medical marijuana — to an opiates-only treatment. The findings, from a small-scale study, also suggest that a combined therapy could result in reduced opiate dosages. More than 76 million Americans suffer from chronic pain — more people than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, according to the National Centers for...

2011-12-06 07:03:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study, released by the American Gastroenterological Association, shows outpatient clinics across the United States witnessed opiate prescriptions for chronic abdominal pain more than double between 1997 and 2008. Dr. Michael Lowenstein, co-medical director for the Waismann Method, an advanced procedure for rapid opiate detox, warns that this increase signals the gaining popularity of prescription painkillers and...

2011-12-05 05:30:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCRX) today announced new data gleaned from a national database of patients from 381 U.S. hospitals who underwent common hospital-based surgical procedures and received opioids for postsurgical pain management. The data demonstrate that opioid-related adverse events (ORAEs) are associated with more than a $1,000 increase in hospitalization cost and more than a day increase in length of hospital stay...

2011-12-05 01:10:00

Burning Tree, long term drug rehab, in Texas announces it is taking on the fight against Opana abuse. Opana, a prescription opiate, has been alarming addiction treatment providers in more recent months and it's abuse is on the rise. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 04, 2011 As part of an ongoing effort to respond to the abuse of prescription painkillers, the long-term drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility Burning Tree has announced its plan to target individuals who have become dependent on...

2011-12-01 15:00:00

Narconon East US Drug Rehab Centers tackle the Oxycontin prescription drug abuse epidemic helping addicts get drug-free as 33 prescribing pain clinic doctors are arrested in South Florida. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) December 01, 2011 Narconon East US Drug Rehab Centers located throughout the Eastern United States help tackle the Oxycontin prescription drug abuse epidemic getting those addicted to Oxy and its derivatives drug-free as 33 pain clinic doctors in a pill mill network are arrested in...

Study Finds Harmful Painkiller Use Among Methadone Patients
2011-11-28 12:57:01

A new study has shown harmful prescription patterns of powerful painkillers among a substantial number of Ontario patients who received methadone therapy to treat their opioid addiction. Methadone, which is a type of long-acting opioid, has proven to be an effective therapy for opioid dependence. According to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), 18% of methadone maintenance therapy patients also received...