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2012-02-10 14:59:47

Researchers at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson have shown that local anesthesia delivered through a catheter in the joint, intraarticularly, may be more beneficial than traditional opioids such as morphine and Oxycontin for pain management following total knee replacement surgery. Their research will be recognized with the Knee Society Award for the best work on a surgical technique at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons annual meeting, February 7-11 in San Francisco. Their...

2012-02-03 19:00:09

Journal of Psychopharmacology special issue on alcohol A new editorial released this week offers clarity and structure on confusing drug and alcohol addiction terminology for prescribers, users and regulators. "Through a glass darkly: can we improve clarity about mechanism and aims of medications in drug and alcohol treatments?" is published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, the official journal of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, published by SAGE. David Nutt and...

2012-01-18 18:30:00

A lawsuit filed in the Seminole County Circuit Court, Florida No. 04 CA 1311-10-K revealed that Susan Hodgemire, a 34 year old mother of five, died of fentanyl overdose after placing two Duragesic pain patches on her skin. She did so in order to relieve pain after having back surgery. The Seminole County Jury awarded the Hodgemire family $13.3 million on October 29, 2008. The FDA, a few days ago, approved new fentanyl deliver system. Now, AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law,...


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