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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,...

2014-01-30 23:29:23

New Found Life of Delray Beach, a leading treatment and recovery center located in Florida, is now treating more patients for heroin use than for any other drug. An increase in heroin use has been documented across the country in recent months, with everyone from treatment centers to advocates to government officials, including the Governor of Vermont, focusing on this catastrophic epidemic. (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 New Found Life of Delray Beach, a leading treatment and recovery center...

2014-01-30 23:02:48

Omaha Treatment Center is now bringing programs that put a halt to drug and alcohol dependency. Call (888) 444-9148 for an appointment. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 An Omaha treatment center is announcing that adult and adolescent programs focused on drug and alcohol addiction are now available through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, "among persons aged 12 to 49 in 2012, the average age at first use...