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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...

2014-07-30 23:15:52

Mental Health Center at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers becomes the first medical practice in Los Angeles to distribute free prescription Naloxone to local treatment centers and sober living facilities. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 On January 1, 2014, the Overdose Treatment Act (AB 635) became law in California. The law allows lay people to possess and administer prescription naloxone to someone in urgent need who is experiencing life-threatening respiratory depression from an...

2014-07-30 23:08:03

Opioid Management Toolkit includes patient questionnaires, calculators, and contracts to help physicians assess, track and monitor opioid use. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Opioid addiction in Canada has grown starkly over the past two decades, becoming a widespread public health problem affecting individuals, families, and whole communities. In response, many physicians are requesting assistance to safely prescribe opioids for their patients. Despite the wide availability of academic...

2014-07-30 08:33:40

LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightlake Therapeutics Inc. ("Lightlake") (OTCQB: LLTP), a biopharmaceutical company developing addiction treatments based on its expertise in opioid antagonists, announced today that it has received a funding commitment from a prominent international research and development foundation. The foundation has a focus on promoting innovative research-based initiatives, including those addressing health issues. Lightlake has been developing a nasal...

2014-07-29 08:34:16

WAYNE, Pa., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Egalet Corporation (Nasdaq: EGLT) ("Egalet") today announced that its second quarter financial results will be released on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Following the announcement, Egalet's management will host a live conference call and webcast at 8:30 am Eastern Time to review the Company's financial and operating results and provide a general business update. The live webcast and a replay may be accessed by visiting Egalet's website. Please...

2014-07-29 08:31:39

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Next phase of the TPM®/Oxymorphone clinical development program has commenced -- TPM®/Oxycodone Phase 2a trial to be conducted in Australia during Q4 2014 -- TPM®/Oxymorphone Phase 2 trial to be conducted in the United States in 1H 2015 Australian drug delivery company, Phosphagenics Limited (ASX: POH; OTCQX: PPGNY), today provided updates on its opioid transdermal patch programs after its...

2014-07-25 23:01:05

Harbor Village Florida reports on the rise in heroin use in Michigan. USA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 As reported by Wood TV 8 in the article Michigan Heroin Use, OD Deaths Increase(7/20), Michigan has seen a nearly 500-person increase in heroin related overdose deaths in the past four years. While the count was 271 between 1999 and 2002, the toll increased to 728 during the 2010-2012 year range. DEA Agents believe that, like other states, drug users in Michigan have turned to heroin after...

2014-07-25 23:00:56

Harbor Village Florida reports on multiple states cracking down on heroin epidemic. USA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 As reported by the Statesman Journal in the article Scanning The Battlefield in War On Heroin (7/20), police in Salem, MA as well as several other states are beginning to seriously crack down on the recent heroin epidemic that has taken many lives during the past couple of years. The article focuses on one heroin-related overdose case in which police were able to make two arrests...

2014-07-23 23:03:28

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is focusing on a topic that is quickly becoming among the most important of all drug and addiction-related dialogues: opiate abuse facts. (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family...

2014-07-23 08:31:41

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightlake Therapeutics Inc. ("Lightlake") (OTCQB: LLTP), a biopharmaceutical company developing addiction treatments based on its expertise in opioid antagonists, announced today that it has filed an investigational new drug application ("IND") with respect to its naloxone-based opioid overdose reversal nasal spray. Lightlake also announced today that it has received an additional commitment from the National Institute on Drug Abuse ("NIDA"), part...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.