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2012-04-12 23:00:48

As published on March 27th, 2012 in the Pharmaceutical Business Review, Insys Therapeutics launched Subsys (Fentanyl sublingual spray) for the management of persistent cancer pain. Fentanyl is a potent synthetic narcotic analgesic used to treat breakthrough cancer pain and is commonly used in pre-procedures as a pain reliever as well as an anesthetic. On September 2nd 2011, the widower of a New York woman, Steven Shemelia filed a lawsuit (case no. 2:2011cv05559) at the Philadelphia Court of...

Florida In The Middle Of Pain-Killer Boom Once More
2012-04-10 04:45:22

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is inspecting 6 Walgreens pharmacies and its Florida distribution center in response to a jump in purchases of oxycodone, a highly addictive pain killer. According to Reuters, the DEA has issued inspection warrants to Walgreen´s distribution center as well as stores in Hudson, Port Richey, Oviedo, Fort Meyers, and two stores in Fort Pierce, Florida. In accordance with the US Controlled Substance Act, warrants may be issued for “valid...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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