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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 12:29:15

First and only naloxone product specifically intended for emergency administration by family members or caregivers in settings where opioids may be present RICHMOND, Va., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaleo (formerly Intelliject) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved EVZIO(TM) (naloxone hydrochloride injection) for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, as manifested by respiratory and/or central nervous system depression. EVZIO...

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...

2014-04-02 12:07:35

Researchers offer immediate steps to address rise in deaths There are important parallels between the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the current epidemic of opioid addiction - ones that could trigger a significant shift in opioid addiction prevention, diagnosis and treatment. These are the findings of a comparative review of HIV/AIDS and addiction by researchers Josiah D. Rich, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, based at The Miriam...

2014-04-01 08:30:10

Rate of high risk use low among commercially insured ST. PAUL, Minn., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- People who are at high-risk for opioid abuse use had significantly higher total medical costs ($19,513 vs. $5,493) than those who were not at high risk according to a new study by Prime Therapeutics (Prime). The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) defines high risk as "using a daily morphine equivalent dose (MED) of greater than 120 mg for at least 90 consecutive days,...

2014-03-31 23:38:49

Passages Malibu issues statement on the prevalence of dependence issues among individuals who have suffered past trauma. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 According to a new report analyzing how returning military veterans take pain medication, roughly half of returning military service personnel who were prescribed opioid painkillers continued to use them chronically. The report, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, was presented on March 6th at the annual meeting of the...

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...

2014-03-27 08:33:37

Ashfield Market Access to provide managed markets and trade support RALEIGH, N.C., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Quintiles to provide a range of services to support the anticipated launch of BUNAVAIL (buprenorphine and naloxone buccal film), BDSI's proposed maintenance treatment for opioid dependence. BUNAVAIL is currently under review at the U.S. Food and Drug...

2014-03-26 08:23:34

Management to Detail the Commercialization of High Value Pain Products including Oxycodone using its TPM® Topical Drug Delivery Technology MELBOURNE, Australia, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Phosphagenics Limited (ASX: POH) (OTCQX: PPGNY) ("Phosphagenics" or "the Company") announced today that management will host an investor conference call and webcast to discuss the commercial opportunities arising from a range of innovative analgesic products emerging from the Company's...


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