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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. (PRWEB) July 01, 2012 The prescription drug abuse problem has skyrocketed in the past decade. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 20,000 Americans die each year of prescription drug abuse. Opioid pain relievers now account for more overdose deaths than cocaine and heroin combined. The...

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. 120602334) alleging that her sister´s death was caused by a Fentanyl pain patch. 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. On April 18th 2012, the US FDA reminded patients,...

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, according to a new Stanford University School of Medicine study, which pinpoints nausea, slowed breathing and potential for addiction as heritable traits. "One of the most hated side effects of these opiates, nausea, is strongly inherited," said Martin Angst, MD, professor of anesthesia and one of two...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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