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2014-09-30 16:28:37

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett was joined today by Senator Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware) on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus to sign into law life-saving legislation that will help to reverse heroin overdoses in Pennsylvania. At the event, he also approved recommendations from a working group established in May that will improve the state's response to the growing heroin and opoid addiction and overdose crisis. Opioids are a...

2014-09-30 08:33:33

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2011, approximately 5.1 million people in the United States abused prescription pain relievers (e.g. opioids).(1 )Clinical treatments for opioid dependence include detoxification or maintenance treatment, which entails the use of buprenorphine, buprenorphine/naloxone, naltrexone or methadone. The patterns and costs of these treatments are important when developing and improving care management programs, according to two studies by pharmacy...

2014-09-30 08:32:31

KemPharm's Intellectual Property Estate Now Includes Composition of Matter Patents for Two Ligand Activated Technology (LAT) Opioid Prodrugs - KP511 and KP201 CORALVILLE, Iowa, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KemPharm, Inc., a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of proprietary new molecular entity (NME) prodrugs, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S. Patent No. 8,816,083 to KemPharm...

2014-09-29 08:30:53

DARIEN, Conn., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cytogel Pharma announces the presentation at the 8th Annual Pain and Migraine Therapeutics Summit of a mechanism of action study conducted in the laboratory of Gavril Pasternak, MD, PhD at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Cyt-1010 is a chemically stabilized and peptidase resistant analog of endomorphin-1, is highly mu-selective, showing very poor affinity for delta and kappa opioid receptors. Despite its mu...

2014-09-28 12:21:15

OTTAWA, Sept. 28, 2014 /CNW/ -The issue: Teva Canada Limited, in consultation with Health Canada, is recalling one lot (#669745) of Biomedic Acetaminophen with Codeine (30 caplets with 300 mg acetaminophen and 8 mg codeine) due to missing child-resistant packaging. Who is affected: This product poses a risk to children who could open the bottle and ingest the bottle's contents. Codeine is not recommended for use in children under 12 years old. Codeine overdose is associated with breathing...

2014-09-27 23:00:13

PAINWeekEnd Denver will be convened on Saturday, October 4, at the Denver Marriott City Center at 1701 California Street. Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) September 28, 2014 There are 116 million people in pain. There are 4,000 pain specialists. That's 29,000 patients per pain specialist. There are simply not enough pain specialists to go around. What can primary care clinicians do to meet the challenges of this growing public health issue? Attend PAINWeekEnd Denver on Saturday, October 4, at...

2014-09-26 08:25:31

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) reported today that partner AstraZeneca announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion recommending approval of MOVENTIG® (naloxegol) for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adult patients who have had an inadequate response to laxatives. MOVENTIG is an investigational, peripherally-acting...

2014-09-24 23:00:43

In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is focusing on key facts about the history of oxycodone. Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can...

2014-09-24 08:29:17

National Fed Up! Coalition Holds Second Major Rally as Death Toll Climbs from Opioid Epidemic WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, September 28, 2014, a coalition of consumer advocacy organizations, drug prevention groups, medical experts and addiction treatment providers will hold the second annual Fed Up! Rally to call for an immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal response to the epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths. The Rally will...

2014-09-24 08:28:08

95 of 180 Patients Enrolled; Additional Patients Screened, Awaiting Randomization PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Braeburn Pharmaceuticals today announced that it has surpassed the midway point for patient enrollment in its Phase 3 study of Probuphine(®), which began in July of 2014. Probuphine is a buprenorphine subdermal implant being studied for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. Completion of the study is on track for the middle of 2015, with...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'