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2014-04-25 23:01:55

Teenagers are discovering heroin in record amounts which has facilitated the need for treatment. As teens enter adulthood, drug rehab facilities such as Arizona's The River Source are anticipating no shortage of those seeking help. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 A disturbing trend is taking form throughout high schools in the United States, and that is a dramatic increase in how many teenagers are both experimenting with and regularly using heroin. It is believed that this surge...

2014-04-24 16:28:55

High-risk Medication Utilization, Abuse Reduced MEMPHIS, Tenn. and SAN DIEGO, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical interventions performed in conjunction with laboratory quantitative drug testing and monitoring were shown to reduce utilization of high risk medications in injured workers on chronic opioid therapy, according to a clinical study released by the merged entity of Progressive Medical and PMSI, in partnership with Millennium Laboratories. The study showed a decrease in...

2014-04-24 08:33:04

SAN DIEGO, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We at Zogenix have reviewed the letter to Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed by the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD), The American Academy of Pain Management and the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association, which asks the Governor and health commissioner to participate in a "multi-lateral meeting to develop a more thorough approach" to stemming Vermont's prescription drug abuse epidemic. We agree with and...

2014-04-23 08:31:19

SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zogenix will continue to work to ensure patients suffering from severe chronic pain have access to the FDA-approved medications they need in every state nationwide, including Massachusetts. We are once again disappointed that Governor Patrick would issue another immediate restriction without first accepting our offer to discuss the facts and work together to address the needs of patients while combating abuse and addiction. We fully support...

2014-04-22 20:22:20

SYDNEY and BEDMINSTER, N.J., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QRxPharma (ASX: QRX and OTCQX: QRXPY) announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee has voted to recommend against approval of Moxduo, an immediate release Dual Opioid(®) for the treatment of moderate to severe acute pain. The Advisory Committee found the Company did not provide sufficient evidence to warrant approval of Moxduo at this...

Codeine Prescriptions To Children In The ER Continue Despite Dangers
2014-04-21 10:36:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Codeine, or 3-methylmorphine, is an opioid that is used to treat mild to moderate pain and to suppress cough. While it is widely prescribed to adults, it is of great concern that US emergency rooms continue to prescribe it to children, despite its potentially harmful effects. A report published in the May issue of the journal Pediatrics, offers some solutions to this dangerous practice. Solutions include provider prescription...

2014-04-16 23:16:46

Passages Malibu issues statement on the ongoing problem with prescription opioids in the US. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 A three-year study of prescription painkillers published March 3rd in the JAMA Internal Medicine revealed that individuals with the highest risk for overdose obtain medication from a doctor’s prescription. The use of opioid painkillers for non-medical reasons has grown substantially over the last decade. Some of the prescription opioids that are misused include...

2014-04-16 23:15:13

Drug and alcohol treatment center Aid in Recovery has released a statement today commenting on the recent death of Academy Award winning actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Aid in Recovery offers comprehensive drug and alcohol rehabilitation therapy to recovering addicts in Southern Florida. Stuart, Florida (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on the recent death of Academy Award winning actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman. According to a report from KARE11...

2014-04-16 16:30:50

DUBLIN, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q7jzmk/sustained_release) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of International Sustained Release Injectables to 2020" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q7jzmk/sustained_release ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Formulations, Dosing, Devices, Markets and Forecasts The ability...

2014-04-15 16:28:26

SAN DIEGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zogenix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZGNX), a pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products for the treatment of pain-related and central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced that the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts entered an order, preventing the implementation of the Commonwealth's ban of Zohydro(TM) ER on Constitutional grounds. This order will become effective on April 22, 2014. The court decision today supports the...


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