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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...

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...

2014-04-01 08:30:10

Rate of high risk use low among commercially insured ST. PAUL, Minn., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- People who are at high-risk for opioid abuse use had significantly higher total medical costs ($19,513 vs. $5,493) than those who were not at high risk according to a new study by Prime Therapeutics (Prime). The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) defines high risk as "using a daily morphine equivalent dose (MED) of greater than 120 mg for at least 90 consecutive days,...

2014-03-31 23:38:49

Passages Malibu issues statement on the prevalence of dependence issues among individuals who have suffered past trauma. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 According to a new report analyzing how returning military veterans take pain medication, roughly half of returning military service personnel who were prescribed opioid painkillers continued to use them chronically. The report, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, was presented on March 6th at the annual meeting of the...

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,...


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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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