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2014-08-18 12:27:18

OTTAWA, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada is advising healthcare professionals and Canadians that it has implemented labelling changes for the class of drugs known as controlled-release opioid pain medicines, to enhance their safe and appropriate use. The changes provide standardized wording that more clearly outlines the risks and safety concerns associated with controlled-release opioids. The updated guidance also encourages more appropriate patient selection and monitoring....

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,...

2014-08-11 08:28:23

MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Single dose pharmacokinetic (PK) study reproduces earlier results -- Therapeutic oxymorphone blood levels achieved in all 15 subjects -- Drug elimination indicates favourable safety profile Australian drug delivery company, Phosphagenics Limited (the Company) (ASX: POH, OTCQX: PPGNY),announces that the first of its additional studies designed to further characterise the TPM®/Oxymorphone patch, in support of an...

2014-08-07 23:00:24

PAINWeek, the National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, announced today that the American Pain Society (APS) will return to the conference for the 3rd consecutive year to contribute its expertise in pain management to the agenda. Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 PAINWeek, the National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, announced today that the American Pain Society (APS) will return to the conference for the 3rd consecutive year to contribute its expertise...

2014-08-06 20:23:58

Daiichi Sankyo and Charleston Laboratories will collaborate on development and commercialization; Charleston will supply all products and retain an option to co-promote in the United States TOKYO, PARSIPPANY, N.J. and JUPITER, Fla., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo and Charleston Laboratories, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary LOCL Pharma, Inc., announced today that the parties have entered into a strategic collaboration for the development and U.S....

2014-08-05 12:31:03

18-year-old's story called 'a powerful reminder' of need for continuous electronic monitoring of patients CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The fourth anniversary of the passing away of Amanda Abbiehl was recently observed by her family, her friends, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) and NBC News South Bend, Ind. affiliate WNDU-TV. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131024/CG03341LOGO As detailed on the website of the foundation that bears...

2014-07-30 23:15:52

Mental Health Center at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers becomes the first medical practice in Los Angeles to distribute free prescription Naloxone to local treatment centers and sober living facilities. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 On January 1, 2014, the Overdose Treatment Act (AB 635) became law in California. The law allows lay people to possess and administer prescription naloxone to someone in urgent need who is experiencing life-threatening respiratory depression from an...

2014-07-30 23:08:03

Opioid Management Toolkit includes patient questionnaires, calculators, and contracts to help physicians assess, track and monitor opioid use. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Opioid addiction in Canada has grown starkly over the past two decades, becoming a widespread public health problem affecting individuals, families, and whole communities. In response, many physicians are requesting assistance to safely prescribe opioids for their patients. Despite the wide availability of academic...

2014-07-22 12:30:21

NSC calls on companies to take actions to combat the nation's fastest growing drug epidemic ITASCA, Ill., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of people overdosing from opioid prescription painkillers is staggering, killing 45 people each day. Twenty-three percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety. Even when employees are taking opioid painkillers...

2014-07-22 12:29:33

PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Care Behavioral Health Organization today released guidelines for treatment and recovery practices involving the use of methadone, an opioid used to treat opioid addiction. The guidelines* - titled, "Supporting Recovery from Opioid Addiction: Community Care Best Practice Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Methadone Maintenance" - are intended to provide direction for physicians, clinicians, agencies, and systems in the Community Care...


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