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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...

2014-06-05 12:29:48

CHICAGO, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued on March 14, 2014 revised guidance, "Requirements for Hospital Medication Administration, Particularly Intravenous (IV) Medications and Post-Operative Care of Patients Receiving IV Opioids". http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131024/CG03341LOGO In an open letter to CMS discussing the guidance, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety applauds CMS for this guidance as...

2014-06-05 08:27:57

JAMA Psychiatry Study confirms Waismann Method research that heroin addiction is prevalent in the inner-city as well as in white suburbs and rural areas. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A research paper published in the May 28, 2014 issue of JAMA Psychiatry a paper entitled "The Changing Face of Heroin Use in the United States A Retrospective Analysis of the Past 50 Years" concluded that heroin abuse has left low-income urban areas and has become prevalent in...

2014-05-22 12:12:03

BMJ-British Medical Journal Application at fault, not principles, which are among best in the world, argues ethicist The decision to jettison the approach to care of the dying, known as the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), was "too extreme," given that its principles are widely regarded as among the best examples of palliative care in the world, argues a senior ethicist in the Journal of Medical Ethics. The LCP, which was intended to transfer the principles of hospice care to hospitals,...

2014-05-21 23:10:53

Healthesystems clinicians assembled a valuable resource for workers’ compensation payers to share with prescribers who are treating patients for chronic pain with opioid therapy. Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Implementation of an aggressive opioid management strategy that includes opioid dose tapering can minimize risks to injured workers and workers’ compensation claims organizations. Long-term opioid therapy carries significant risks and can lead to complex, escalating and...

2014-05-14 23:06:44

WCRI's 25-state study, Interstate Variations in Use of Narcotics 2nd Edition, will give public officials, employers, worker advocates, and other stakeholders the ability to examine interstate variations and trends in the use of narcotics and prescribing patterns of pain medications in the workers’ compensation system. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 A new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found that the amount of narcotics used by an average injured...

2014-05-13 08:31:21

--Webcast and conference call today at 8:30 a.m. EDT-- WAYNE, Penn., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Egalet Corporation (Nasdaq: EGLT) ("Egalet") today reported business highlights and financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014. First quarter highlights include: -- Initiated pivotal bioequivalence studies of Egalet-001; -- Received Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Egalet-001, an abuse-deterrent,...

2014-04-30 08:32:53

GeneSight® Analgesic Test Now Includes 22 Opioids and Non-opioid Pain Medications MASON, Ohio, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Assurex Health, Inc. today announced a significant expansion of its GeneSight® Analgesic test. The expanded test gives clinicians a multi-gene pharmacogenomics tool to guide medication decisions for patients with acute or chronic pain using patients' own genetic profiles to help determine their potential response to 22 medications across four relevant...

2014-04-29 08:35:55

WAYNE, Pa., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Egalet Corporation (Nasdaq: EGLT) ("Egalet") today announced that its first quarter financial results will be released on Tuesday, May 13, 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. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140219/NY67493LOGO Interested parties may...

2014-04-26 23:03:02

The need for a way to leave drug addiction in a person's past continues to grow, and there really is a way to find freedom from it all. For a free consultation, call 412-265-2496. PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 Pittsburgh PA Alcohol Drug Rehab is launching an expanded residential treatment plan for people looking to end their journey downward with drug addiction in Pittsburgh and surrounding cities. Taking into account how many drugs are on the streets and in different parts of...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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