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Heroin And Morphine Addiction Can Now Be Blocked
2012-08-16 07:17:36

Clinical trials possible within 18 months In a major breakthrough, an international team of scientists has proven that addiction to morphine and heroin can be blocked, while at the same time increasing pain relief. The team from the University of Adelaide and University of Colorado has discovered the key mechanism in the body's immune system that amplifies addiction to opioid drugs. Laboratory studies have shown that the drug (+)-naloxone (pronounced: PLUS nal-OX-own) will...

2012-08-03 23:00:28

The US FDA announced on its June 6th, 2012 enforcement report that J&J recalled more than 53,000 Duragesic (Fentanyl Transdermal System) patches because of crystallization. Fentanyl (brand names Duragesic, Onsolis and others) 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. According to court documents, on January 3rd, 2012, a California man, Jose Campuzano filed a lawsuit...

2012-08-01 23:02:31

Penn researcher calls for additional strategies to properly weigh benefits, risks of prescribing painkillers A new risk management plan from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help clinicians properly prescribe drugs with addiction potential aims to help reduce the growing epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States. With deaths associated with these drugs, often sold illegally, now reaching toward 14,000 each year — including the fatal shootings of two Philadelphia teenagers...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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