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2014-07-10 16:23:20

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of Governor Tom Corbett, the Pennsylvania Departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Health, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Medical Society, today released statewide guidelines to address the use of prescription opioids to treat chronic non-cancer pain. Governor Corbett directed the Departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Health to establish the Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices and Pain...

2014-07-10 08:27:14

First and only FDA approved naloxone product specifically indicated for emergency therapy in settings where opioids may be present. RICHMOND, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaleo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, today announced the United States (U.S.) commercial availability of EVZIO for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, as manifested by respiratory and/or central nervous system depression. EVZIO is not a...

2014-07-09 08:28:33

LONDON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightlake Therapeutics Inc. ("Lightlake") (OTCQB: LLTP), a biopharmaceutical company developing addiction treatments based on its expertise in opioid antagonists, announced today that it has signed an agreement with a commercial contract manufacturer to commence production of its naloxone-based opioid overdose reversal treatment. Lightlake expects that this manufacturer will be able to provide sufficient manufacturing capacity at cGMP production...

2014-07-08 23:10:04

All the features that make PainEDU the leading pain education website are still available, but now with an enhanced design. Newton, MA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Inflexxion, Inc., a behavioral health technology company that created and maintains PainEDU.org, an educational resource for clinicians treating patients with chronic pain, is pleased to announce the completion of an updated look for the PainEDU.org website. “PainEDU is now clearer and easier for healthcare providers to find all...

2014-07-07 08:27:32

- Pre-NDA meeting scheduled with FDA in July DUBLIN and RALEIGH, N.C., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) (TSX: ENL), and BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) announced today positive top-line results from its pivotal Phase III efficacy study of BEMA buprenorphine in opioid-experienced patients. BEMA buprenorphine is being developed for the management of pain severe enough to require...

2014-07-04 23:03:32

Physical Therapy: The Key to Reducing the Risks Connected with Painkiller Use and Abuse Astoria, NY (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 Physical therapy shown to increase patients' control of pain, eliminating much of the need for painkillers. According to the Center For Disease Control, Americans makes up 5% of the world’s population, but consume 75% of the world’s prescription drugs. The most abused of these drugs is painkillers. In 2012 doctors in the United States wrote 259 million...

2014-07-01 10:49:46

Boston University Medical Center The results of a new study demonstrate that starting hospitalized patients who have an opioid (heroin) addiction on buprenorphine treatment in the hospital and seamlessly connecting them with an outpatient office based treatment program can greatly reduce whether they relapse after they are discharged. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC), the study shows the important role that providers play in offering these patients addiction treatment...

2014-06-30 23:16:50

Empowering healthcare providers to treat pain more safely and effectively. Newton, MA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Inflexxion, Inc., a behavioral health technology company, is pleased to announce the launch of the PainEDU REMS Education Program. This CME activity helps clinicians make more-informed decisions about their patients’ pain care when extended-release and long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesics are an appropriate component of therapy. In 2011 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

2014-06-30 23:05:32

In an article published by JAMA Internal Medicine, LTC Wayne B. Jonas, MD, USA (Ret.), President and CEO of Samueli Institute, and LTG Eric B. Schoomaker, MD, PhD, USA (Ret.) discuss the excessive use of opioids in the U.S. military and present a call to action to integrate medical practices that have proven to alleviate the symptoms of chronic pain. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 With thousands of military personnel returning from war, the issue of chronic pain and its long-term...

2014-06-19 23:02:42

The Makers of Topricin® Natural Pain Relief & Healing products invite their customers and community to join them in mission to help those in need who suffer with pain and addiction. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 For over 20 years, the Topricin project has humbly and positively assisted hundreds of thousands of people suffering with pain and those addicted to painkillers to achieve fully restored and robust healthy living. Unfortunately, millions of people continue to...


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