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2014-09-30 16:28:37

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett was joined today by Senator Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware) on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus to sign into law life-saving legislation that will help to reverse heroin overdoses in Pennsylvania. At the event, he also approved recommendations from a working group established in May that will improve the state's response to the growing heroin and opoid addiction and overdose crisis. Opioids are a...

2014-09-30 08:33:33

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2011, approximately 5.1 million people in the United States abused prescription pain relievers (e.g. opioids).(1 )Clinical treatments for opioid dependence include detoxification or maintenance treatment, which entails the use of buprenorphine, buprenorphine/naloxone, naltrexone or methadone. The patterns and costs of these treatments are important when developing and improving care management programs, according to two studies by pharmacy...

2014-09-24 08:28:08

95 of 180 Patients Enrolled; Additional Patients Screened, Awaiting Randomization PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Braeburn Pharmaceuticals today announced that it has surpassed the midway point for patient enrollment in its Phase 3 study of Probuphine(®), which began in July of 2014. Probuphine is a buprenorphine subdermal implant being studied for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. Completion of the study is on track for the middle of 2015, with...

2014-09-23 12:30:04

WAISMANN METHOD® Medical Director Urges Targeted Prevention Strategies and Prompt Treatment to Slow Prescription Painkiller Overdose Epidemic BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael H. Lowenstein M.D., medical director for the Waismann Method opiate treatment, warns that opioid overdose rates continue to rise, albeit at a slower rate. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140922/147564 Overdose deaths associated with prescription painkillers increased...

2014-09-22 14:14:40

Methadone has been used to treat opiate addiction in America for about 50 years, since Dr. Vincent Dole of New York’s Rockefeller University first discovered that the drug was able to relieve opiate withdrawal symptoms and allow addicts to return to their normal lives. Although numerous studies support the safety and efficacy of methadone maintenance for the treatment of opiate addiction, myths about methadone continue to thrive. If you or someone close to you is struggling with opiate...

2014-09-16 08:32:01

Big Cities Health Coalition Urges Immediate Federal Action WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the top public health officials from Boston, Chicago, and New York City, all members of the Big Cities Health Coalition, arrived on Capitol Hill with a grim report on the state of opioid addiction and overdose in our nation's cities - and a request for federal action to be taken immediately. "Opioid addiction is one of the most challenging problems for health departments to...

2014-09-11 23:05:13

Millennium Treatment Group will treat patients from New Jersey who are battling heroin addiction, which has become a full-blown epidemic in the Garden State. Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 New Jersey is in the midst of a full-blown heroin crisis. According to the New Jersey Attorney General, there were 449 overdose deaths from heroin and morphine in 2012, 591 deaths in 2013 and 380 deaths in the first six months of 2014. While Millennium Treatment Group is located in Florida,...

2014-09-03 08:32:49

September 4th ceremony celebrates 2014 accomplishments including FDA approval and anticipated commercial launch of BUNAVAIL RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) announced that the company will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on September 4, 2014. In honor of the occasion, Dr. Mark A. Sirgo, President and Chief Executive Officer of BDSI, will ring the opening bell for the trading session that day....

2014-08-27 08:27:45

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) announced that the company will be hosting an investor and analyst event and simultaneous webcast on Friday, September 5, 2014. The event is scheduled for 12-2 pm ET in New York City. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110217/CL49801LOGO At this event, BDSI senior management will discuss the commercialization and launch plan for BUNAVAIL and provide updates on the BEMA(®)...

2014-08-12 08:29:19

BEMA Buprenorphine on track for late 2014 or early 2015 NDA filing by partner Endo Pharmaceuticals RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) announced that along with its commercial partner, Endo Pharmaceuticals, engaged in a positive pre-New Drug Application (NDA) meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding BEMA Buprenorphine for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock,...


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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.
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