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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The patent on the potent painkiller is set to expire in 2013 and Purdue, following in the footsteps of other drugmakers that have pursued pediatric-exclusivity, is testing the drug´s potential for use in...

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

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (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. The findings were published in a recent CDC Vital Signs report. Researchers examined national data from 1999 to 2010, with the 2009 data pooled from 13...

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...


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