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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...

2014-06-19 16:26:04

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) reported that partner AstraZeneca today announced that the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has published results of two pivotal Phase III studies - KODIAC-4 and KODIAC-5 of naloxegol, an investigational treatment for opioid-induced constipation (OIC). Opioids play an important role in chronic pain relief by binding to mu-receptors in the brain, but they also bind to mu-receptors in the bowel. That is why...

2014-06-19 16:25:52

LONDON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca today announced that the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has published results of two pivotal Phase III studies - KODIAC-4 and KODIAC-5 of naloxegol, an investigational treatment for opioid-induced constipation (OIC). Opioids play an important role in chronic pain relief by binding to mu-receptors in the brain, but they also bind to mu-receptors in the bowel. That is why patients taking opioids for chronic pain can develop OIC. In...

Prescription Pain Killer Deaths Outnumber Heroin, Cocaine Overdoses
2014-06-18 07:35:39

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Reports from a new study at McGill University indicate that there are a greater number of deaths from commonly prescribed painkillers than from heroin and cocaine overdose combined. This study is the first of its kind and highlights a huge public health issue. Death from prescribed painkillers has dramatically increased in recent years with 16,000 US deaths in 2010. In per capita opioid consumption, the United States and Canada...

2014-06-12 16:26:24

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) reported today that partner AstraZeneca announced that the majority of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee (AADPAC) members voted that the FDA should not require cardiovascular outcomes trials for the peripherally-acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist (PAMORA) class of drugs, which includes MOVANTIK(TM )(naloxegol oxalate), an investigational...

2014-06-11 08:28:42

SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel pain and cancer therapeutics, today announced that NASDAQ has halted trading of the company's common stock. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee (AADPAC) is meeting on June 11-12, 2014 to discuss potential cardiovascular risk associated with peripherally-acting opioid receptor antagonists which...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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