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2013-10-15 08:31:22

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trevena, Inc. (Trevena), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company and the leader in the discovery of G protein coupled receptor (GPCR) biased ligands, today announced the electronic publication of the first clinical manuscript of its lead CNS asset, TRV130. The manuscript entitled, "First clinical experience with TRV130: pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in healthy volunteers." can be viewed online at the Journal of Clinical...

Chicago Sees First Cases Of Krokodil Infection
2013-10-14 04:53:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The homemade, flesh-eating heroin knock-off krokodil, which originated in Russia before making its way to the US last month, has reportedly infected multiple people in one Chicago suburb. According to Matt Hamilton of the Los Angeles Times, there had been at least three reported cases of people who had “symptoms consistent with krokodil abuse,” including “scaly skin, abscesses, lesions and gangrenous limbs,” at Presence...

2013-10-08 11:47:46

New pain management approaches range from a readily available bedside treatment to an experimental prolonged drug delivery system New combinations of postoperative pain treatment decreased both pain and the use of narcotic pain relievers according to two studies presented this week at the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. One pain treatment utilized the simple but nonstandard application of ice packs after major abdominal operations in patients, and the other...

2013-10-07 20:22:26

Two new studies reveal methods to identify and reduce controlled substances and opioid abuse and misuse ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The misuse and abuse of controlled prescription drugs, such as opioid pain medications, is a serious public health issue. Strategies to identify and intervene with high-risk users can help reduce potential abuse and misuse of the drugs, according to two new studies by pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime). Prime is...

Researchers Discover Metabolic Enzymes With 'Widespread Roles' In Opium Poppy
2013-10-04 10:38:30

University of Calgary Discovery could lead to better production of valuable painkilling drugs from plants and microorganisms University of Calgary scientists have discovered metabolic enzymes in the opium poppy that play "widespread roles" in enabling the plant to make painkilling morphine and codeine, and other important compounds. The discovery, by university researcher Peter Facchini and PhD student Scott Farrow, includes the first biochemical reaction of its kind ever reported in...

2013-10-02 10:27:47

In a group of patients who took chronic opioids for noncancer pain and who underwent bariatric surgery, there was greater chronic use of opioids after surgery compared with before, findings that suggest the need for proactive management of chronic pain in these patients after surgery, according to a study in the October 2 issue of JAMA. "Bariatric surgery is used to treat obesity, as well as its comorbid conditions such as cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and chronic pain. Bariatric...

2013-09-30 08:28:57

Zalviso NDA submitted for the management of moderate-to-severe acute pain in adult patients in the hospital setting REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACRX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of acute and breakthrough pain, today announced that it submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Zalviso(TM)...

Russian Flesh-Eating Drug Makes It Into The US
2013-09-27 04:58:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A flesh-eating drug that first surfaced in Russia over a decade ago has found its way to US shores, with poison control center officials confirming that two people have been treated for using the substance this week. Dr. Frank LoVecchio, co-medical director at Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center in Arizona, told Lee Moran of the New York Daily News on Thursday that there were two patients who had used...

2013-09-26 13:46:13

A team of researchers led by Michel De Waard, Inserm Research Director at the Grenoble Institute of Neurosciences  (Inserm, University Joseph Fourier, CNRS), has discovered that an African medicinal plant produces large quantities of molecules with analgesic properties. Even more surprising, analysis show that the molecule is identical to Tramadol, a wholly synthetic medication that is used world-wide as a painkiller. According to the research team, this is the first time ever that a...

2013-09-23 23:33:24

In response to the shift in opiate prescription practices, Nexus Vitale launches their new Ritiro system for opiate withdrawal. This system helps users of opiates and pain killers to minimize their withdrawal symptoms. Provo, UT (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Ritiro Total Withdrawal Support was formulated by a medical doctor to help people free themselves of opiate dependence. Each of the four products in the Ritiro system works to target specific withdrawal symptoms. The ingredients in...