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Opioids Prescriptions Increase Significantly In Emergency Rooms
2014-03-17 05:06:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from George Washington University (GW) reports dramatic increases in opioid analgesic prescriptions, such as Percocet, Vicodin, oxycodone and Dilaudid, during emergency room visits in the US from 2001 to 2010. These findings, reported in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine, were not explained by higher visit rates for painful conditions. The visit rates only rose moderately during the study period. “This trend is...

2014-03-13 08:28:57

WAYNE, Penn., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Egalet Corporation (Nasdaq: EGLT) ("Egalet") today announced that its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 financial results will be released on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Following the announcement, Egalet's management will host a live conference call and webcast at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to review the company's financial and operating results and provide a general business update....

2014-03-12 23:31:53

Teen addiction and rehabilitation expert discusses the changing face of heroin and why parents aren’t aware of it. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Teen heroin use has increased by 80 percent, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Once seen as a dirty drug used by junkies in dark alleyways, it now seems heroin has been running rampant through the homes of Hollywood. Even more worrisome, however, is its slow creep through the streets of the suburbs...

2014-03-12 23:28:06

Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers addiction recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, is focusing on the history of heroin in its latest blog post. (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers addiction recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, is focusing on the history of heroin in its latest blog post. The history of heroin as we know it today dates back to 1895, when a German chemist attempted to change morphine chemically in...

2014-03-12 23:28:04

A new blog post from leading treatment facility A Forever Recovery is asking a jarring question that in many ways is at the heart of America’s heroin epidemic: given that most people know that heroin is dangerous, why are they using it? Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 A new blog post from leading treatment facility A Forever Recovery is asking a jarring question that in many ways is at the heart of America’s heroin epidemic: given that most people know that heroin is...

2014-03-06 23:01:24

The latest blog post from Per Wickstrom at PerWickstrom.com is focusing on a frightening drug that is making its way across the US and, particularly, the east coast in states like Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island: “killer heroin.” (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 The latest blog post from Per Wickstrom at PerWickstrom.com is focusing on a frightening drug that is making its way across the US and, particularly, the east coast in states like Maryland, Pennsylvania,...

2014-03-06 20:21:55

Researchers sought comprehensive predictors of opioid abuse in veterans based on discontinuation rates PHOENIX, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of nearly 1 million veterans who receive opioids to treat painful conditions, more than half continue to consume opioids chronically or beyond 90 days, new research says. Results presented at the 30(th) Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine reported on a number of factors associated with opioid discontinuation with...

2014-03-04 12:26:45

The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a heroin overdose has generated discussion regarding medical treatment to prevent heroin deaths. Suboxone (Buprenorphine/Naloxone) is a medication that is used to treat addiction to heroin and other narcotic painkillers. NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a heroin overdose has generated discussion regarding medical treatment to prevent heroin deaths. Buprenorphine is a medication used...

2014-02-27 18:47:42

Photoreactive compounds developed by LMU scientists directly modulate nerve-cell function, and open new routes to the treatment of neurological diseases, including chronic pain and certain types of visual impairment. All modes of sensory perception are based on communication between nerve cells. Both the response to the primary stimulus and the transmission of the resulting signal depend on the function of specialized receptor proteins that are associated with the surface membranes of...

2014-02-25 14:13:52

RGS-9-2 protein affects not only addiction, but analgesic relief and tolerance Identifying the specific pathways that promote opioid addiction, pain relief, and tolerance are crucial for developing more effective and less dangerous analgesics, as well as developing new treatments for addiction. Now, new research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai reveals that opiate use alters the activity of a specific protein needed for the normal functioning of the brain's reward center....


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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