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2014-03-14 08:26:42

BUNAVAIL PDUFA date June 7, 2014; Plans underway for potential Q3 2014 launch RALEIGH, N.C., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) announced that it has filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and, in connection therewith, is providing a review of BDSI's 2013 financials and achievements as well as an update on business operations and upcoming milestones for...

Zohydro FDA Approval Sparks Concerns From Several Groups
2014-02-26 13:58:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of 40 organizations have joined together to try and influence the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revoke its approval of the prescription drug Zohydro. The group of health care professionals and consumer and addiction treatment groups say they are “echoing the concerns” of members of Congress and the State Attorneys General regarding the FDA’s decision to approve Zohydro for use. “On behalf of consumer safety...

2014-02-11 23:20:47

One of the leading home remedies for withdrawal, CalmSupport, now shipping worldwide to counter surging opiate use. Phillipsburg, NJ (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 The makers of the all-natural herbal and vitamin based opiate withdrawal aid CalmSupport have announced they will now ship worldwide. They will also begin to accept payment in Bitcoin, the new online digital currency accepted by a growing number of commerce websites. According to a company spokesperson, the decision to expand the...

2014-02-06 23:22:45

A former Narconon Arrowhead client speaks about the growing heroin problem, deaths from the drug and the sad and untimely death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 “Ellie”, a former heroin addict who wishes to protect her identity, after hearing of the death of famed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman said, “It’s sad when someone as talented as Mr. Hoffman dies before their time so senselessly. When I heard he had died with a needle in his arm...

2014-02-04 12:26:11

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's tempting to think of the premature death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman as extraordinary - the culmination of bad luck, a profession tolerant of excesses and the pressures of a world-famous actor. Not so, says A. R. Mohammad, M.D., a nationally recognized addiction expert, a board-certified psychiatrist and an associate professor at USC's prestigious Keck School of Medicine where he teaches the classes about addiction...

2014-02-04 08:35:04

Heroin treatment that focuses on individual needs and building confidence and self-esteem is the best course for combatting abuse and preventing overdose, experts say. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heroin abuse is on the rise in the U.S., according to data from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which reports that among first-time drug users, heroin abuse rose by almost 60 percent between 2002 and 2012. (Photo:...

2014-02-03 20:21:55

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We are heartbroken by the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman from a reported overdose of heroin. An actor of immense talent, a father to three young children and only 46 years old, he was also one of us, a New Yorker. We saw him in our neighborhoods and sat beside him in restaurants. He, like so many who lose their battle with addiction, was one of us. He was our greatest on-screen "everyman." Hoffman was open about his early struggles,...

2014-01-30 08:30:48

First presentation of detailed BUNAVAIL clinical data scheduled for April 11 and 13, 2014 RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) today announced that data from clinical studies of BUNAVAIL have been accepted for presentation at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 45(th) Annual Medical-Scientific Conference, April 10-13, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Logo:...

2014-01-16 23:31:50

Las Vegas Rapid Detox Clinic is now offering rapid opiate detox in only 8 hours. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Every day, millions of Americans struggle with opiate addiction. Now thanks to Las Vegas Detox Clinic’s groundbreaking new procedure, patients can kick their opiate addiction and go through rapid opiate detox without any significant withdrawal symptoms in only eight hours. The procedure was developed by Dr. Thomas Yee and so far, successfully treated more than 500...

2014-01-10 08:23:03

BEMA Buprenorphine Phase 3 opioid naive study database lock imminent; triggers $10M milestone payment from Endo Pharmaceuticals RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) announced updates to the company's anticipated 2014 milestones for its product portfolio, including the imminent database lock for the Phase 3 clinical study of BEMA Buprenorphine for the treatment of moderate to severe chronic pain in opioid naive subjects, with...