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2014-10-01 20:24:23

New Video Profiles Innovative Program Aimed at Countering Spike in Heroin Use SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An alarming spike in heroin addiction in eastern Ventura County that led to an innovative partnership between Simi Valley Hospital-Adventist Health and area high schools is the subject of a new video produced by the California Hospital Association (CHA). The community benefit program is centered around an acute detox program, which also performs...

opioid risks and benefits
2014-10-01 03:00:36

Rachel Seroka, American Academy of Neurology According to a new position statement from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the risk of death, overdose, addiction or serious side effects with prescription opioids outweigh the benefits in chronic, non-cancer conditions such as headache, fibromyalgia and chronic low back pain. The position paper is published in the September 30, 2014, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Opioids, or...

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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.