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Pharma Begins OxyContin Trials In Children
2012-07-04 10:32:47

Purdue Pharma, the maker of the widely-used, and equally-abused drug, OxyContin, is now looking to gain 6 extra months of patent protection with new clinical trials that could possibly see market of the drug to children.

Methadone Linked To Increase In Painkiller Deaths
2012-07-04 06:09:45

The CDC recently announced that the prescription drug methadone accounted for over 30 percent of prescription painkiller overdose deaths, even though there were only two percent of painkiller prescriptions in the U.S. in 2009.

2012-07-02 23:00:41

Drug testing is among the most effective ways for physicians to detect and prevent prescription drug diversion and abuse and is an essential tool in the patient treatment process today.

2012-06-25 23:01:56

According to court documents, on June 19th, 2012, Tracy King filed a wrongful death claim at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court (case no.

2012-06-20 14:17:21

Genetics play a significant role in determining which patients will suffer the most from the disturbing side effects of opiates, commonly prescribed painkillers for severe to moderate pain.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.