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Bioengineers Close To Creating Painkillers Without Using Opium From Poppies

By Tom Abate, Stanford School of Engineering A decade-long effort in genetic engineering is close to creating yeast that makes palliative medicines in stainless steel vats. For centuries poppy plants have been grown to provide opium, the...

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2014-08-18 12:27:18

OTTAWA, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada is advising healthcare professionals and Canadians that it has implemented labelling changes for the class of drugs known as controlled-release opioid pain medicines, to enhance their safe and appropriate use. The changes provide standardized wording that more clearly outlines the risks and safety concerns associated with controlled-release opioids. The updated guidance also encourages more appropriate patient selection and monitoring....

2014-08-18 12:25:11

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency physicians should expect "an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses," but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl fentanyl, an opiate that is mixed into street drugs marketed as heroin. The looming threat of another unregulated quasi-legal drug is detailed today online in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("The Potential Threat of Acetyl Fentanyl: Legal Issues, Contaminated Heroin, and Acetyl Fentanyl...

2014-08-11 12:25:22

Postoperative "doctor shopping" linked to higher narcotic use among orthopaedic patients ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Doctor shopping," the growing practice of obtaining narcotic prescriptions from multiple providers, has led to measurable increases in drug use among postoperative trauma patients. The study, "Narcotic Use and Postoperative Doctor Shopping in the Orthopaedic Trauma Population," appearing in the August issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint...

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...

2014-07-23 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...

2014-07-16 12:25:00

Filmed entirely in Latin America, the documentary series "Mi adiccion, Mi maldicion" premieres July 25 MIAMI, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Addiction begins with a whisper in the back of the mind: "I'll try it once. It's just for fun. I can stop whenever I want." Drug use can easily get out of control, however, becoming a monster that destroys lives and whole societies. What causes addiction? What reactions does it produce in people who take drugs? In the original production MI...

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...

2014-06-30 12:32:32

--CHOP Study: Patients with Specific Gene Variants May Require Higher Doses of Pain-Control Drugs-- PHILADELPHIA, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children, pediatric researchers identified variations in genes that affect a child's need for pain-control drugs. The findings suggest that at some point physicians may calibrate pain-medication dosages according to a child's individual genetic makeup....

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...

2014-06-09 14:15:16

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Monitoring the drug concentration in patients is critical for effective treatment, especially in cases of cancer, heart disease, epilepsy and immunosuppression after organ transplants. However, current methods are expensive, time-consuming, and require dedicated personnel and infrastructure away from the patient. Publishing in Nature Chemical Biology, scientists at EPFL introduce novel light-emitting sensor proteins that can quickly and simply...


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