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2014-02-06 23:22:45

A former Narconon Arrowhead client speaks about the growing heroin problem, deaths from the drug and the sad and untimely death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 “Ellie”, a former heroin addict who wishes to protect her identity, after hearing of the death of famed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman said, “It’s sad when someone as talented as Mr. Hoffman dies before their time so senselessly. When I heard he had died with a needle in his arm...

2014-02-06 00:22:40

WAYNE, Pa., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Egalet Corporation ("Egalet") today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 4,200,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $12.00 per share. All of the shares of common stock are being offered by Egalet. In addition, Egalet has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 630,000 shares of common stock at the public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any. Separately, in a...

2014-02-05 16:27:36

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today reported financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130207/LA55901LOGO) Quarterly Financial Highlights -- Total company net revenues of $26.7 million -- Gross and net NUEDEXTA® sales increased to $31.3 million and $23.3 million, respectively -- Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted investments of $46.5...

2014-02-05 08:29:57

CORALVILLE, Iowa, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KemPharm, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new, safer therapies to treat pain, announced today that president and CEO, Travis Mickle, Ph.D., will present at the 16(th) Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference. Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the 16(th) Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference will take place February 10-11 at the Waldorf Astoria in New...

2014-02-04 23:30:05

Passages Malibu echoes warning on deadly batch of fentanyl-laced heroin. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 The powerful street opiate heroin has clawed its way back into the US. CBS Pittsburgh on January 26th reported that a batch of heroin labeled “Theraflu” is responsible for 22 overdose deaths in Western Pennsylvania the past week. According to medical examiners, the heroin was laced with fentanyl. Fentanyl has been described by local toxicologists as a powerful narcotic. They...

2014-02-04 12:26:11

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's tempting to think of the premature death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman as extraordinary - the culmination of bad luck, a profession tolerant of excesses and the pressures of a world-famous actor. Not so, says A. R. Mohammad, M.D., a nationally recognized addiction expert, a board-certified psychiatrist and an associate professor at USC's prestigious Keck School of Medicine where he teaches the classes about addiction...

2014-02-04 08:35:04

Heroin treatment that focuses on individual needs and building confidence and self-esteem is the best course for combatting abuse and preventing overdose, experts say. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heroin abuse is on the rise in the U.S., according to data from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which reports that among first-time drug users, heroin abuse rose by almost 60 percent between 2002 and 2012. (Photo:...

2014-02-03 23:01:07

In response to the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman on February 2, 2014 and questions about heroin abuse amongst the impaired professional, The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place, the nation's leading addiction treatment center for the impaired professional, has offered to provide expert consultation. Dr Jonathan C. Lee, M.D., Associate Medical Director for the Farley Center is one of a handful of physicians highly experienced in this area. (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 As initially...

2014-02-03 20:22:33

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent analysis, released by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) in October, of state drug laws and policies found a majority of states do not have laws that can provide help to individuals during an overdose. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) -- Good Samaritan Laws: Only 17 states and Washington, D.C. have laws in place to provide a degree of immunity from criminal charges or mitigation of...

2014-02-03 20:21:55

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We are heartbroken by the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman from a reported overdose of heroin. An actor of immense talent, a father to three young children and only 46 years old, he was also one of us, a New Yorker. We saw him in our neighborhoods and sat beside him in restaurants. He, like so many who lose their battle with addiction, was one of us. He was our greatest on-screen "everyman." Hoffman was open about his early struggles,...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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