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2008-11-05 08:45:00

U.S. researchers reported Tuesday frequent use of a drug that alleviates withdrawal symptoms could help young people undergoing treatment for addiction to heroin or prescription painkillers. The study found young addicts who took Reckitt Benckiser's drug Suboxone for 12 weeks were less likely to abuse drugs during treatment. Researchers found they also stayed in treatment longer than those who underwent short-term detox and counseling. Dr. George Woody of the University of Pennsylvania in...

2008-10-22 09:00:42

China Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. (OTCBB: CAXG) ("China Aoxing"), a China-based pharmaceutical company specializing in research, development, manufacturing and distribution of narcotic and pain-management products, today announced that China Aoxing is honored to co-sponsor the 10th National Conference on Drug Dependence and Sino-US Symposium in Drug Abuse and HIV/HCV Co-Morbidity to be held October 22 and 25, 2008, in Xi'an, China. The conference, under the stewardship of Chinese...

2008-10-21 09:00:54

FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Launched in September 2006, NAABT.org's (http://www.naabt.org/) free and anonymous online matching system has connected nearly 14,000 addicted patients with physicians certified to prescribe Suboxone for opioid addiction. Less than 2% of US physicians are allowed by law to prescribe this treatment, and those that do have a Congress imposed limit on how many patients they can treat (30 or 100 based on how long they have been certified). Virtually...

2008-10-08 09:00:12

Cortex Pharmaceuticals, a neuroscience company, has reported that top-line data from its second Phase IIa study in opioid-induced respiratory depression demonstrated that a single oral dose of 1500mg of the Ampakine compound CX717 achieved statistical significance over placebo on the primary endpoint measure of spontaneous basal respiration without affecting opioid-induced analgesia. In this placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized two-way crossover trial (CX717-RD-01), 16 volunteers...

2008-10-06 00:00:36

Hospitalized kids with painful ailments from broken bones to cancer are often dosed with strong, painkilling drugs known as opiates. The medications block pain, but they can have nasty side effects. Constipation, for instance, is one side effect that can cause discomfort -- and even extend a child's hospital stay. "No parent wants their child in the hospital any longer than necessary," said Paul Sharek, MD, MPH, medical director for quality management and chief clinical patient safety...

2008-08-04 09:00:12

Alkermes, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALKS) today announced that its partner, Cilag GmbH International, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, received approval from the Russian Regulatory Authorities to market VIVITROL(R) (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension) for the treatment of alcohol dependence in Russia. The product will be manufactured by Alkermes and commercialized by Janssen-Cilag, an affiliate company of Cilag GmbH International. "VIVITROL is the first once-monthly injectable...

2008-06-27 18:02:45

Intervention Treatment announced today that it has launched a suboxone treatment program. The program will be used to increase Intervention Treatment's Global mission of providing Intervention and Treatment resources to those affected by alcohol and drug addiction. According to Dr. Jason Schiffman, Chief Medical Officer for Intervention Treatment, "There is a large, poorly met demand for outpatient, office-based treatment of opiate dependence and the addition of the suboxone treatment program...

2008-06-26 09:02:19

Alkermes, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALKS) today announced the initiation of a phase 3 clinical trial of VIVITROL(R) (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension) for the treatment of opioid dependence. The multi-center study is designed to assess the efficacy and safety of VIVITROL in approximately 200 patients diagnosed with opioid dependence. The clinical data from this study will form the basis of a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...

2007-09-19 09:00:28

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. announces an extensive new online resource that provides personalized support and information to individuals who are dependent on prescription opioid painkillers and heroin. By helping dependent people find a path to treatment in a confidential and private setting, this unique online resource supports the overall goals of September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. While visiting...

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2006-07-27 00:25:00

NEW YORK -- People dependent on heroin, cocaine or prescription opioids may not need to go to specialized drug addiction centers to get treatment. Help can be as close as their regular doctor's office, clinicians at Yale University School of Medicine report in this week's New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. David A. Fiellin and his colleagues in New Haven, Connecticut, conducted a 24-week clinical trial that included 166 opioid-dependent patients who were treated in a primary care setting...


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