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2014-06-19 23:16:16

Aid in Recovery released a statement today regarding a report concerning the worsening heroin and opioid epidemic in the state of New Jersey. According to the report, deaths involving heroin addiction and opioid-related drug abuse have especially skyrocketed among young adults aged 18 to 25 years old. Stuart, FL (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol treatment center servicing South Florida, released a statement today highlighting a report concerning the...

2014-06-19 16:26:04

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) reported that partner AstraZeneca today announced that the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has published results of two pivotal Phase III studies - KODIAC-4 and KODIAC-5 of naloxegol, an investigational treatment for opioid-induced constipation (OIC). Opioids play an important role in chronic pain relief by binding to mu-receptors in the brain, but they also bind to mu-receptors in the bowel. That is why...

2014-06-19 16:25:52

LONDON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca today announced that the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has published results of two pivotal Phase III studies - KODIAC-4 and KODIAC-5 of naloxegol, an investigational treatment for opioid-induced constipation (OIC). Opioids play an important role in chronic pain relief by binding to mu-receptors in the brain, but they also bind to mu-receptors in the bowel. That is why patients taking opioids for chronic pain can develop OIC. In...

2014-06-18 23:08:04

Novus Medical Detox comments on the growing number of heroin users and overdoses plaguing the U.S., which the facility says can be countered with increased public education and rehabilitation. New Port Richey (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 With recent news reports indicating that heroin use is on the rise—the U.S. Justice Department says there was a 320% increase in heroin seized along the southwest U.S. border from 2008 through 2013 (1)—the health and safety of the American public are at...

2014-06-18 23:01:35

Rising deaths from heroin overdose in Louisiana prompted change in policy. Denham Springs, LA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 On Friday, May 30, 2014, Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law a bill which increased the penalties for repeat offenders guilty of heroin distribution from 50 years to 99 years. This a complete reversal of the sentencing reform that Louisiana Legislature passed a few years ago which had actually lowered the penalty for heroin distribution from a life sentence to 50 years....

Prescription Pain Killer Deaths Outnumber Heroin, Cocaine Overdoses
2014-06-18 07:35:39

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Reports from a new study at McGill University indicate that there are a greater number of deaths from commonly prescribed painkillers than from heroin and cocaine overdose combined. This study is the first of its kind and highlights a huge public health issue. Death from prescribed painkillers has dramatically increased in recent years with 16,000 US deaths in 2010. In per capita opioid consumption, the United States and Canada...

2014-06-16 23:07:02

During National Safety Month, Narconon Arrowhead rehab program publishes informational tool kit on its main site, along with additional information on signs of prescription drug abuse and tips on how to stop this type of addiction in the family. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Narconon Arrowhead published an informational tool kit on its main site during National Safety Month, making its prescription drug abuse tools available to anyone searching for information on the facts...

2014-06-13 23:00:52

Harbor Village Comments On The Alarming Rates of Prescription Pill Abuse Among Maryland High School Students Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 As reported by the Frederick News Post in the article 'Survey: Prescription Drug Use Reaches One in Four High-School Seniors in Frederick County' (6/12), a recent survey has made an alarming find about high school students in Frederick, Maryland. According to this survey, researchers have found that at least one in every four high...

2014-06-12 16:26:24

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) reported today that partner AstraZeneca announced that the majority of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee (AADPAC) members voted that the FDA should not require cardiovascular outcomes trials for the peripherally-acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist (PAMORA) class of drugs, which includes MOVANTIK(TM )(naloxegol oxalate), an investigational...

2014-06-12 12:28:55

LONDON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Moderate Pain - Pipeline Review, H1 2014 http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/moderate_pain_pipeline_review_h1_2013.html Moderate Pain - Pipeline Review, H1 2014 Summary Global Markets Direct's, 'Moderate Pain - Pipeline Review, H1 2014', provides an overview of the Moderate Pain's therapeutic pipeline. This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic...


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