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2014-06-05 13:33:09

University of Michigan Health System With naloxegol, adults found relief from opioid-induced constipation Pain medicines often lead to constipation for patients seeking long-term pain relief, but an investigational once-daily drug may help, according to study led by the University of Michigan Health System. Globally, approximately 28 million to 35 million, or nearly half, of patients taking opioids for long-term pain develop constipation. Laxatives provide sub-optimal relief. The...

2014-06-05 12:29:48

CHICAGO, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued on March 14, 2014 revised guidance, "Requirements for Hospital Medication Administration, Particularly Intravenous (IV) Medications and Post-Operative Care of Patients Receiving IV Opioids". http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131024/CG03341LOGO In an open letter to CMS discussing the guidance, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety applauds CMS for this guidance as...

2014-06-03 08:31:38

Additionally, Results of Independent Survey Show IV PCA a Burden for Postoperative Care Nurses REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACRX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of acute and breakthrough pain, today announced the results of a cost analysis study that showed the use of intravenous patient-controlled analgesia, IV PCA, can...

2014-05-21 23:10:53

Healthesystems clinicians assembled a valuable resource for workers’ compensation payers to share with prescribers who are treating patients for chronic pain with opioid therapy. Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Implementation of an aggressive opioid management strategy that includes opioid dose tapering can minimize risks to injured workers and workers’ compensation claims organizations. Long-term opioid therapy carries significant risks and can lead to complex, escalating and...

2014-05-21 08:28:20

- Rapid and effective relief for all racehorses in study MELBOURNE, Australia, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Phosphagenics Limited (ASX:POH, OTCQX: PPGNY) study using its TPM(®)/Oxycodone topical patch to manage shin soreness pain for thoroughbred racehorses found recovery from pain in all horses within 1-2 days. The study was conducted on six thoroughbreds, between two and three years of age, exhibiting cannon (shin) bone soreness arising from injuries in either one or two...

Treating Alcohol, Opioid Dependence With Extended-release Medication
2014-05-15 03:12:27

Oregon State University A comparatively new form of a medication for alcohol and opioid dependence that’s injected once a month instead of taken orally once a day appears to be significantly more effective than some other medications – because more patients actually continue the prescribed regimen. The findings, published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment by researchers from Oregon State University and other institutions, offer support for a wider use of medications that...

Researchers Combine Graphene And Painkiller Receptor
2014-05-13 03:09:16

University of Pennsylvania Almost every biological process involves sensing the presence of a certain chemical. Finely tuned over millions of years of evolution, the body’s different receptors are shaped to accept certain target chemicals. When they bind, the receptors tell their host cells to produce nerve impulses, regulate metabolism, defend the body against invaders or myriad other actions depending on the cell, receptor and chemical type. Now, researchers from the University of...

2014-05-08 23:10:29

Workers’ compensation claims professionals can gain a practical understanding of how changes in the central nervous system can affect the brain’s perception of pain and set the stage for chronic pain. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Workers’ compensation claims professionals can learn about alternative approaches to managing chronic pain by downloading an article from the new issue of Healthesystems’ RxInformer clinical journal. The piece provides a practical understanding of how...

2014-05-08 08:32:34

JUPITER, Fla., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charleston Laboratories, Inc., an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the research and development of novel pain products, today announced the company has appointed two new members to its senior executive team. Joseph Hazelton joined the company in the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, and Michael G. McCully joined the company in the newly created position of Executive Vice...

2014-05-02 08:24:49

JUPITER, Fla., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charleston Laboratories, Inc., an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the research and development of novel pain products, today announced the publication of an abstract and presentation of a poster entitled, "Demonstration of the safety and efficacy of CL-108 for moderate-to-severe pain with reduction of opioid-induced nausea and vomiting," at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Pain Society being held in Tampa, Florida...


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