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2014-08-18 12:25:11

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency physicians should expect "an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses," but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl fentanyl, an opiate that is mixed into street drugs marketed as heroin. The looming threat of another unregulated quasi-legal drug is detailed today online in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("The Potential Threat of Acetyl Fentanyl: Legal Issues, Contaminated Heroin, and Acetyl Fentanyl...

2014-08-12 08:29:19

BEMA Buprenorphine on track for late 2014 or early 2015 NDA filing by partner Endo Pharmaceuticals RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) announced that along with its commercial partner, Endo Pharmaceuticals, engaged in a positive pre-New Drug Application (NDA) meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding BEMA Buprenorphine for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock,...

2014-08-12 08:29:02

--Webcast and conference call today at 8:30 a.m. EDT-- WAYNE, Pa., Aug 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Egalet Corporation (Nasdaq: EGLT) ("Egalet") today reported business highlights and financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140219/NY67493LOGO Recent highlights include: -- Appointed Jeffrey M. Dayno, M.D. as chief medical officer; -- Initiated Category 2/3 abuse-deterrent study of Egalet-001; -- Received positive results...

2014-08-11 23:04:47

With the United States having the most prescription drug abusers in the world, organizations are attempting to educate Americans on the effects of these drugs. Novus advises on how to reduce the country’s number of drug users. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that 46 Americans die every day from prescription drug overdose, which adds up to about 17,000 deaths annually. The reports also state that...

2014-08-11 12:25:22

Postoperative "doctor shopping" linked to higher narcotic use among orthopaedic patients ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Doctor shopping," the growing practice of obtaining narcotic prescriptions from multiple providers, has led to measurable increases in drug use among postoperative trauma patients. The study, "Narcotic Use and Postoperative Doctor Shopping in the Orthopaedic Trauma Population," appearing in the August issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint...

2014-08-11 08:28:23

MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Single dose pharmacokinetic (PK) study reproduces earlier results -- Therapeutic oxymorphone blood levels achieved in all 15 subjects -- Drug elimination indicates favourable safety profile Australian drug delivery company, Phosphagenics Limited (the Company) (ASX: POH, OTCQX: PPGNY),announces that the first of its additional studies designed to further characterise the TPM®/Oxymorphone patch, in support of an...

2014-08-07 16:29:42

BUNAVAIL(TM) (buprenorphine and naloxone) buccal film (CIII) approved by FDA for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence; US launch planned for late Q3 RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) announced that it has filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and, in connection therewith, is providing a review of BDSI's recent achievements and an...

2014-08-06 20:23:58

Daiichi Sankyo and Charleston Laboratories will collaborate on development and commercialization; Charleston will supply all products and retain an option to co-promote in the United States TOKYO, PARSIPPANY, N.J. and JUPITER, Fla., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo and Charleston Laboratories, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary LOCL Pharma, Inc., announced today that the parties have entered into a strategic collaboration for the development and U.S....

2014-08-05 16:27:40

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2014. Quarterly Financial Highlights -- Total company net revenues of $28.6 million. -- Net NUEDEXTA® sales of $26.5 million. -- Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted investments of $87.6 million as of June 30, 2014. "We had a great quarter across all aspects of our business. I am delighted with...

2014-07-31 23:14:43

CR urges U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take stronger steps to reduce the dangers of pain-relief medications YONKERS, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Some pain relief medications can be as addictive as heroin and are rife with deadly side effects. Every day, 46 people in the U.S. die from legal pain pills and for each death, more than 30 people are admitted to an emergency room because of opioid complications. Consumer Reports has taken a close look at the dangers of prescription and...


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