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CDC: Drug Deaths Outnumber Traffic Fatalities
2011-09-19 05:06:32

  Drug-related deaths outnumbered motor vehicle related fatalities in 2009, according to reports published Sunday by the Associated Press (AP) and the Los Angeles Times. The AP, citing "preliminary" Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, shows that there were 37,485 drug-related fatalities that year. The Times noted that there were 36,284 traffic-related deaths in 2009, and that drug-induced deaths had also surpassed motor vehicle related ones in 23 states...

Insomnia Runs In The Family
2011-09-12 09:44:25

  A study presented today by Université Laval researchers at the 4th World Congress on Sleep Medicine currently underway in Quebec City revealed that the risk of insomnia is 67% higher in people from families in which at least one member is an insomniac. The research team, directed by Dr. Charles M. Morin of Université Laval's School of Psychology, came to these conclusions following a study involving 3,485 people. The participants were asked to answer a...

Insomnia Costs US Employers $63 Billion Per Year
2011-09-02 04:59:24

  Nearly one-in-four U.S workers are affected by insomnia, costing the nation $63.2 billion a year in lost productivity, according to a report from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine published Thursday in the journal Sleep. The study found that, on average, U.S. workers lose 11.3 days of productivity each year due to insomnia. "We were shocked by the enormous impact insomnia has on the average person's life," said Dr. Ronald Kessler, a psychiatric epidemiologist with the...

2011-08-02 00:00:28

Study Finds Prescription Drug Overdoses Eclipse Those from Heroin and Cocaine Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and reported by Bloomberg, the death rate of overdoses from prescription drugs in Florida have more than doubled in the past ten years. Dr. Michael Lowenstein, who specializes in the Waismann Method, an advanced procedure for rapid opiate detoxification, indicates that according to surveys...

2011-07-28 15:05:00

SAN DIEGO, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. For the second quarter of 2011, the Company reported net income of $2.0 million, or $0.04 per share, compared to a net loss of $5.2 million, or $0.09 loss per share, for the same period in 2010. For the six months ended June 30, 2011, the Company reported net income of $4.9 million, or $0.09 per share, as compared to a net loss of...

2011-07-15 19:02:00

POINT RICHMOND, Calif., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSPT) announced today plans to reduce operating expenses by eliminating approximately 45% of its workforce following notification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the resubmitted New Drug Application (NDA) for Intermezzo® (zolpidem tartrate sublingual tablet), the company's lead product candidate, cannot be approved in its present form....


Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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