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2014-04-08 20:21:36

SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Zogenix presented its case in U.S. District Court in Boston requesting an immediate order staying the ban on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved prescription drug product, Zohydro(TM) ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) extended-release capsules (CII), entered on March 27, 2014, by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Zogenix appreciates the opportunity to be heard by the court on an expedited basis. A follow-up hearing has been...

2014-04-07 16:25:34

Company Files for Injunction - Prescription Drug Status Should Reside Solely With the FDA SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zogenix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZGNX), a pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products for the treatment of pain-related and central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts requesting the court to grant a temporary restraining order against execution of the executive order recently announced by...

2014-04-07 08:30:13

RICHMOND, Va., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaleo (formerly Intelliject) today announced that it has entered into a $150 million debt facility with PDL BioPharma (NASDAQ: PDLI) to enable kaleo to support commercialization of EVZIO(TM)(naloxone hydrochloride injection) and development of key pipeline products. Under the financing, PDL provided $150 million in cash at closing and will receive interest on the principal outstanding. The note is backed by royalty payments on kaleo's first...

2014-04-04 08:25:20

SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, called for a balanced approach in the fight against prescription drug abuse and preserving the protection of the needs and rights of patients suffering from severe chronic pain. It was an impressive showcase of a unified front and a call for all stakeholders to help at every level. It is vitally important...

2014-04-03 12:29:15

First and only naloxone product specifically intended for emergency administration by family members or caregivers in settings where opioids may be present RICHMOND, Va., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaleo (formerly Intelliject) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved EVZIO(TM) (naloxone hydrochloride injection) for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, as manifested by respiratory and/or central nervous system depression. EVZIO...

2014-04-03 00:22:16

SAN DIEGO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We are extremely disappointed that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator, as she did in a Congressional hearing today, would repeat misinformation about Zohydro(TM) ER that has been demonstrated to be false. As informed health care experts and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have noted for the record, Zohydro ER is no more potent than any other hydrocodone medication available. The facts are clear: Zohydro ER is the same...

2014-03-28 00:23:11

SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We agree with Governor Deval Patrick's intention to curb the epidemic of drug abuse in Massachusetts. However, we are extremely concerned by his unprecedented action with respect to a specific FDA-approved prescription medication. We believe Governor Patrick's ban on Zohydro(TM) ER only serves to unfairly restrict patient access to the only hydrocodone pain reliever available for long-term, daily, severe chronic pain patients who are obtaining relief...

2014-03-17 12:27:13

Developers Continue to Focus Efforts on Formulation Improvements, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, according to insights from surveyed U.S. and European psychiatrists and U.S. managed care (MCO) pharmacy directors, a therapy resulting in reduced use of opioids compared with existing therapies is one of the greatest unmet needs in the treatment of opioid addiction. Although clinical data...

2014-03-07 08:26:19

Two-thirds of states include methadone on preferred drug lists for Medicaid patients PHOENIX, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two-thirds of states prefer methadone above other opioid medications to treat chronic pain, particularly in low-income residents, a practice top pain physicians say adds unnecessary risk. Physician leaders from the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) released a position paper today to warn all states and private insurers that methadone should...

2014-03-06 20:21:55

Researchers sought comprehensive predictors of opioid abuse in veterans based on discontinuation rates PHOENIX, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of nearly 1 million veterans who receive opioids to treat painful conditions, more than half continue to consume opioids chronically or beyond 90 days, new research says. Results presented at the 30(th) Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine reported on a number of factors associated with opioid discontinuation with...


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  • A spider.
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