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Opioids Prescriptions Increase Significantly In Emergency Rooms
2014-03-17 05:06:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from George Washington University (GW) reports dramatic increases in opioid analgesic prescriptions, such as Percocet, Vicodin, oxycodone and Dilaudid, during emergency room visits in the US from 2001 to 2010. These findings, reported in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine, were not explained by higher visit rates for painful conditions. The visit rates only rose moderately during the study period. “This trend is...

2014-03-14 23:01:23

Suboxone has become a popular medication to use in detox from alcohol and other opiate addictions. Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 When medically necessary, Millennium Treatment Group has begun prescribing Suboxone therapy to Millennium patients in a properly certified medical facility using DCF approved protocols. Suboxone is an opiod blocker medication that has been proven to reduce the negative side effects of withdrawal and ease the discomfort of going cold turkey. Millennium...

2014-03-13 17:07:09

When initiated soon after menopause, hormone therapy with estradiol prevented degeneration in key brain regions of women who were at heightened dementia risk, according to a new study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. The investigators also found that another type of hormone therapy, marketed under the brand name Premarin, was far less protective. Premarin is a mixture of 30-plus substances derived from the urine of pregnant mares. Estradiol — the dominant...

2014-03-13 08:28:57

WAYNE, Penn., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Egalet Corporation (Nasdaq: EGLT) ("Egalet") today announced that its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 financial results will be released on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Following the announcement, Egalet's management will host a live conference call and webcast at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to review the company's financial and operating results and provide a general business update....

2014-03-12 23:28:06

Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers addiction recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, is focusing on the history of heroin in its latest blog post. (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers addiction recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, is focusing on the history of heroin in its latest blog post. The history of heroin as we know it today dates back to 1895, when a German chemist attempted to change morphine chemically in...

2014-03-12 08:31:17

NEWARK, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Depomed, Inc. (Nasdaq: DEPO) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Mallinckrodt plc's New Drug Application (NDA) for XARTEMIS(TM) XR (oxycodone hydrochloride and acetaminophen) Extended-Release Tablets (CII), previously known as MNK-795, for the management of acute pain severe enough to require opioid treatment and in patients for whom alternative treatment options (e.g., non-opioid analgesics) are...

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...

2014-03-11 16:26:19

PITTSBURGH, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that it has launched Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection USP, 0.4 mg/mL packaged in 1 mL single-dose vials. Mylan's product was determined to be bioequivalent and, therefore, therapeutically equivalent to the reference listed drug, Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection 0.4 mg/mL, of Hospira Inc. Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection is indicated for the complete or partial reversal of opioid depression, including...

2014-03-07 08:26:19

Two-thirds of states include methadone on preferred drug lists for Medicaid patients PHOENIX, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two-thirds of states prefer methadone above other opioid medications to treat chronic pain, particularly in low-income residents, a practice top pain physicians say adds unnecessary risk. Physician leaders from the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) released a position paper today to warn all states and private insurers that methadone should...

2014-03-06 20:21:55

Researchers sought comprehensive predictors of opioid abuse in veterans based on discontinuation rates PHOENIX, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of nearly 1 million veterans who receive opioids to treat painful conditions, more than half continue to consume opioids chronically or beyond 90 days, new research says. Results presented at the 30(th) Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine reported on a number of factors associated with opioid discontinuation with...


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