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2014-08-28 23:17:30

Controversial Hydrocodone-Based Painkiller Zohydro contains strong potential for addiction and as a substitute for OxyContin and heroin abuse. Aid in Recovery calls for the removal of the drug from the market. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol treatment center, released a statement today regarding the potential for abuse of a dangerous new painkiller, Zohydro, which is marketed to chronic pain sufferers. The drug, an extended-release painkiller that...

2014-08-28 23:07:21

Millennium Treatment Group wants to make parents and loved ones aware of the dangers of powdered caffeine. Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Following the death of an 18-year-old high school senior in Ohio, on July 21, the FDA issued a warning on powdered caffeine products. Millennium Treatment Group is spreading the word about this harmful substance that is readily available to consumers, despite the fact that it is extremely dangerous. In May, high school senior Logan Stiner died...

2014-08-26 23:02:34

With heroin-related deaths rising 89 percent in Florida in recent years, Scientology supported Truth About Drugs initiative focuses on broad distribution of drug education materials. (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 In an ironic turn of events, although Florida’s crackdown on prescription painkiller abuse is credited by the Centers for Disease Control with a two-year decline in the number of deaths from opioid abuse, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that at the same time,...

2014-08-26 08:31:43

--Study to Utilize Sequential Parallel Comparison Design to Minimize Placebo Response, Same Design Utilized in AVP-923 Phase II Study in Agitation in Alzheimer's Disease-- ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced the enrollment of the first patient into a phase II study to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of AVP-786 for the adjunctive treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). AVP-786 is a novel...

2014-08-21 12:26:00

Abuse-Resistant Drugs, along with Rehabilitation and Regulation Seen as Essential CINCINNATI, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy-one percent of Americans believe the abuse of strong prescription pain medications such as OxyContin is a serious public health and safety issue in the United States, according to findings from a survey released today by Repass & Partners, a Cincinnati based research firm. "Americans understand the severity of the prescription medication abuse...

2014-08-20 16:25:28

Electronic Technology Blocks Illegal Sales, Allows Legal Ones LUTHERVILLE, Md., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) today lauded the latest results achieved by the real-time, pseudoephedrine (PSE) blocking system in Missouri. The system, known as the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), automatically blocks unlawful pseudoephedrine sales and helps law enforcement officials track down methamphetamine offenders and make...

2014-08-20 16:25:27

Electronic Technology Blocks Illegal Sales, Allows Legal Ones LUTHERVILLE, Md., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) today lauded the latest results achieved by the real-time, pseudoephedrine (PSE) blocking system in Kansas. The system, known as the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), automatically blocks unlawful pseudoephedrine sales and helps law enforcement officials track down meth offenders and make arrests. Data...

2014-08-05 16:27:40

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2014. Quarterly Financial Highlights -- Total company net revenues of $28.6 million. -- Net NUEDEXTA® sales of $26.5 million. -- Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted investments of $87.6 million as of June 30, 2014. "We had a great quarter across all aspects of our business. I am delighted with...

2014-08-01 16:23:38

DUBLIN, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Drugs of Abuse Testing Markets (Lab-Based, Professional POC, Home, Employment, Criminal Justice Markets)" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769Drugs of Abuse is an important growth category in IVD testing with competitive participation by top IVD vendors for market share. Healthcare professionals, employers, criminal justice personnel, and sports use...

2014-07-31 23:16:35

July’s homeostatic cannabinoid science roundup highlights ten 2014 research articles from the National Institutes of Health (PubMed). Publius of The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids (2011) provides the voice and “Yes We Can” expectations for our health and wellness. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 “Bivalent, Heteronomy and Natural Killer Cells?” opened Bryan W. Brickner; “no, not the summer’s hottest metal bands ~ homeostatic CS science is the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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