Latest Hydromorphone Stories

2008-09-18 12:00:40

Covidien, a provider of healthcare products, has announced the US availability of TussiCaps extended-release capsules, the first and only hydrocodone antitussive oral capsule to provide powerful cough suppression for up to 12 hours. TussiCaps, which is approved by the FDA, is now available by prescription in 10mg/8mg capsules through wholesalers and pharmacies in the US. TussiCaps extended-release capsules are indicated for the relief of cough and upper respiratory symptoms associated...

2008-08-06 12:00:58

Vyteris has announced an initiative to identify and target candidate drugs in the pain management field that could potentially be delivered using the company's active patch transdermal system. Vyteris's pain management initiative will examine several candidate drugs to improve their safety and efficacy profiles using the company's proprietary controlled drug delivery technology and to potentially extend their patent protection. The initiative will include efforts to secure joint...

2008-07-16 09:01:20

By Suzanne Ulbrich, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jul. 16--The State Bureau of Investigation has charged a licensed practical nurse of stealing drugs from Onslow Memorial Hospital while employed there. April Lenora Locklear, 35, of Newbold Road in Jacksonville, was arrested Monday by SBI Special Agent Cecil Cherry and charged with six felony counts of trafficking by possession, one count of possession of hydromorphone, a schedule II controlled substance, and one count of...

2007-09-29 00:00:17

Look-alike and sound-alike drugs are among the main causes of wrong drug medication errors that occur in Pennsylvania. Unclear and confusing labeling and packaging, as well as look-alike or sound-alike drug names, significantly contribute to medication errors, reported the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System. Ambiguous and confusing packaging and labeling contribute to medication errors, Dr. John Clarke, editor of the Patient Safety Advisory, said in a statement. Errors can occur...

2006-02-24 12:25:00

By Karla Gale NEW YORK -- An intranasal form of morphine (Rylomine, Javelin Pharmaceuticals) provides similar pain relief, is easier to administer, and is as safe as intravenous morphine in treating moderate-to-severe pain following surgery, investigators reported this week at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine in San Diego. Rylomine is also less subject to abuse than conventional forms of morphine, presenter Dr. Daniel Carr, from Javelin Pharmaceuticals in New...

2005-11-14 12:30:01

A new study says using a transdermal patch to deliver the opioid fentanyl is an effective way to control pain in children. Results from an international study published in the December 15, 2005 issue of CANCER (http://www.interscience.wiley.com/cancer-newsroom), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, indicate that the fentanyl patch is safe for children aged 2 to 16 years. Opioids, such as morphine and its derivatives, have been shown to clearly reduce pain and improve...

2005-10-10 15:00:33

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Chronic pain is a condition that affects one in five Americans without regard for their race or finances. But a new study finds that minorities and people with low incomes have less access than high-income white people to the medications that will help them endure their pain. In a wide-reaching study of 95 pharmacies in ZIP codes with predominantly white populations and 93 pharmacies in ZIP codes with predominantly minority populations, researchers at the University of...

2005-06-06 01:05:00

Although morphine is well known as a highly effective analgesic, its clinical utility is severely limited by the development of drug tolerance, the requirement for increasing doses to maintain analgesic effect, and the development of physical dependence. In the June 7 issue of Current Biology, researchers report a new study showing that the administration of a drug cocktail containing morphine along with small doses of two versions of methadone, a related opioid drug, significantly reduced...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'