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2014-07-10 16:23:20

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of Governor Tom Corbett, the Pennsylvania Departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Health, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Medical Society, today released statewide guidelines to address the use of prescription opioids to treat chronic non-cancer pain. Governor Corbett directed the Departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Health to establish the Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices and Pain...

2014-07-10 08:27:14

First and only FDA approved naloxone product specifically indicated for emergency therapy in settings where opioids may be present. RICHMOND, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaleo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, today announced the United States (U.S.) commercial availability of EVZIO for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, as manifested by respiratory and/or central nervous system depression. EVZIO is not a...

2014-07-09 08:28:33

LONDON, July 9, 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 signed an agreement with a commercial contract manufacturer to commence production of its naloxone-based opioid overdose reversal treatment. Lightlake expects that this manufacturer will be able to provide sufficient manufacturing capacity at cGMP production...

2014-07-07 16:23:56

The agency says prescribing practices vary widely among states, and physicians need to change those habits before meaningful change can occur. LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Waismann Method, a leading provider of Rapid Detox and medical opiate detoxification center, has issued the following statement on a new CDC report: A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says American physicians write 259 million prescriptions for opioid or narcotic painkillers...

2014-07-07 08:27:32

- Pre-NDA meeting scheduled with FDA in July DUBLIN and RALEIGH, N.C., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) (TSX: ENL), and BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) announced today positive top-line results from its pivotal Phase III efficacy study of BEMA buprenorphine in opioid-experienced patients. BEMA buprenorphine is being developed for the management of pain severe enough to require...

2014-07-03 23:09:46

In its new blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is focusing on the flood of heroin entering the US. Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 In its new blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is...

2014-07-03 23:02:22

Harbor Village Florida comments on Maryland's increasing rates of deaths related to heroin abuse. USA (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 As reported by The Washington Post in the article Heroin Deaths Spike in Maryland (6/27), the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has recently discovered that heroin-related deaths in the state have gone up by 88% within the last three years. Many local residents reported that they were expecting the result to be a large number but did not...

2014-07-03 23:01:24

Harbor Village Florida comments on on a study that reduces relapses from heroin. USA (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Patients that begin treatment for heroin and opioid addiction during hospitalization that also receive outpatient treatment (medical and psychiatric) are 5x less likely to relapse, according to a recent report “Treating Addicted Patients During, After Hospitalization Reduces Relapse” (6/30). According to the report, the average bill for opioid and heroin-related treatment in 2013...

Southern Doctors Write More Opioid Painkiller Prescriptions Than Their Northern Counterparts Do
2014-07-03 06:40:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Opioid painkiller use in the US vary greatly by region, with most of the highest-prescribing states being located in the southern part of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed in a new report. According to the study, health care providers from southern US states typically had the highest per-person rate of opioid or narcotic pain reliever prescriptions, which include drugs such as Vicodin...

2014-07-01 10:49:46

Boston University Medical Center The results of a new study demonstrate that starting hospitalized patients who have an opioid (heroin) addiction on buprenorphine treatment in the hospital and seamlessly connecting them with an outpatient office based treatment program can greatly reduce whether they relapse after they are discharged. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC), the study shows the important role that providers play in offering these patients addiction treatment...


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Papaver glaucum
2014-10-27 10:40:36

Papaver glaucum, otherwise known as the Turkish tulip or Turkish red poppy, is a poppy plant that grows in the region of Anatolia. It is from the family Papaveraceae. P. glaucum can grow to a height of 35 inches. This poppy can withstand the most difficult climates, including the droughts of the dry Middle East. The flowers of the poppy are a vibrant rich red, with notable black spots in the center. The petals are thin, and may appear and feel crispy or brittle. When blooming, the flowers...

Papaver bracteatum
2014-10-27 10:36:03

Papaver bracteatum, commonly referred to as the Iranian poppy, is a hardy perennial poppy. It is high in thebaine, which is an opiate that can be converted into codeine. P. bracteatum grows on thick stalks that can grow up to 4 feet. Its flowers are large and deep red, measuring up to 8 inches across. There is a notable black spot located near the base of the petals. The main non-horticultural use of P. bracteatum is the production of thebaine. This substance can be converted to codeine...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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