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2014-04-07 16:25:34

Company Files for Injunction - Prescription Drug Status Should Reside Solely With the FDA SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zogenix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZGNX), a pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products for the treatment of pain-related and central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts requesting the court to grant a temporary restraining order against execution of the executive order recently announced by...

2014-04-04 16:23:31

Review of published literature points to need for physician monitoring, awareness of patient overuse of acetaminophen STAMFORD, Conn., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A review of published medical literature has found that individuals who receive pain relievers containing acetaminophen are commonly prescribed doses close to or above the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) recommended daily maximum dose (4g per day), putting them at increased risk of acetaminophen overdose and liver...

2014-04-04 08:25:20

SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, called for a balanced approach in the fight against prescription drug abuse and preserving the protection of the needs and rights of patients suffering from severe chronic pain. It was an impressive showcase of a unified front and a call for all stakeholders to help at every level. It is vitally important...

2014-04-03 00:22:16

SAN DIEGO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We are extremely disappointed that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator, as she did in a Congressional hearing today, would repeat misinformation about Zohydro(TM) ER that has been demonstrated to be false. As informed health care experts and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have noted for the record, Zohydro ER is no more potent than any other hydrocodone medication available. The facts are clear: Zohydro ER is the same...

2014-03-28 00:23:11

SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We agree with Governor Deval Patrick's intention to curb the epidemic of drug abuse in Massachusetts. However, we are extremely concerned by his unprecedented action with respect to a specific FDA-approved prescription medication. We believe Governor Patrick's ban on Zohydro(TM) ER only serves to unfairly restrict patient access to the only hydrocodone pain reliever available for long-term, daily, severe chronic pain patients who are obtaining relief...

2014-03-25 08:29:44

Drug Store News Group teams with U.S. Pain Foundation to tell the stories of millions of Americans who suffer with chronic pain, and what it means when they are unable to access the medications they need to go about their lives. NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Drug Store News Group, the leading provider of news, information and clinical education for the retail pharmacy industry, has launched the new microsite, Drugstorenews.com/pain-management, to help bring...

2014-03-12 08:30:24

Investigational Opioid Analgesic Incorporates Abuse-Deterrent Technology STAMFORD, Conn., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue Pharma L.P. announced that a Phase 3 study of an investigational extended-release formulation of hydrocodone bitartrate met its primary efficacy endpoint by showing that patients with chronic low back pain treated with the once-daily analgesic agent experienced statistically significant reduction in pain compared with placebo (p=0.0016). This investigational...

2014-03-04 08:32:42

Composition of Matter Patents Issued in Multiple Countries for KemPharm's Lead Abuse-Deterrent Hydrocodone Prodrug CORALVILLE, Iowa, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KemPharm, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new, safer therapies to treat pain, announced today that multiple global composition of matter patents have been issued for KP201 in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa....

2014-03-03 23:01:04

Staggering prescription drug abuse statistics have caused many to push back against a new painkiller by Zogenix. In partnering with Safer Lock, Zogenix is taking steps to ensure consumer safety and prevent drug abuse while changing the way we approach prescription drug security and distribution. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Today, Zogenix is launching a controversial drug, Zohydro ER. The drug is an extended release pure hydrocodone (pain killer) with no acetaminophen. This...

Zohydro FDA Approval Sparks Concerns From Several Groups
2014-02-26 13:58:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of 40 organizations have joined together to try and influence the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revoke its approval of the prescription drug Zohydro. The group of health care professionals and consumer and addiction treatment groups say they are “echoing the concerns” of members of Congress and the State Attorneys General regarding the FDA’s decision to approve Zohydro for use. “On behalf of consumer safety...


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