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Medical Marijuana Laws May Be Linked To Decrease In Prescription Overdose Deaths

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite controversy and federal laws, a few states have made marijuana legal for medical use to manage chronic pain and other conditions. A new study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine,...

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2014-08-21 12:26:00

Abuse-Resistant Drugs, along with Rehabilitation and Regulation Seen as Essential CINCINNATI, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy-one percent of Americans believe the abuse of strong prescription pain medications such as OxyContin is a serious public health and safety issue in the United States, according to findings from a survey released today by Repass & Partners, a Cincinnati based research firm. "Americans understand the severity of the prescription medication abuse...

2014-08-18 12:27:28

Announces Government Action to Enhance Safe Use of Opioids OTTAWA, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health delivered a keynote address at the 147(th) Canadian Medical Association (CMA), General Council Meeting. During her remarks, the Minister affirmed the Government's commitment to continue working with the CMA on issues of importance while highlighting several themes encompassing some of her priorities, such as patient safety, prescription drug abuse, family...

2014-08-18 12:27:18

OTTAWA, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada is advising healthcare professionals and Canadians that it has implemented labelling changes for the class of drugs known as controlled-release opioid pain medicines, to enhance their safe and appropriate use. The changes provide standardized wording that more clearly outlines the risks and safety concerns associated with controlled-release opioids. The updated guidance also encourages more appropriate patient selection and monitoring....

2014-08-07 16:27:50

Department of Health and Human Services Data Show An Average 511,000 Medical Professionals Abuse or Are Dependent on Drugs or Alcohol Annually SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering drug addict who at one point was taking oxycodone and 100 Vicodin pills a day while working with patients, joined with Proposition 46 proponent Bob Pack and openly spoke about how easy it is for doctors to abuse drugs and get away with it. Consumer Watchdog...

2014-07-29 08:34:16

WAYNE, Pa., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Egalet Corporation (Nasdaq: EGLT) ("Egalet") today announced that its second quarter financial results will be released on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Following the announcement, Egalet's management will host a live conference call and webcast at 8:30 am Eastern Time to review the Company's financial and operating results and provide a general business update. The live webcast and a replay may be accessed by visiting Egalet's website. Please...

2014-07-29 08:31:39

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Next phase of the TPM®/Oxymorphone clinical development program has commenced -- TPM®/Oxycodone Phase 2a trial to be conducted in Australia during Q4 2014 -- TPM®/Oxymorphone Phase 2 trial to be conducted in the United States in 1H 2015 Australian drug delivery company, Phosphagenics Limited (ASX: POH; OTCQX: PPGNY), today provided updates on its opioid transdermal patch programs after its...

2014-07-25 12:24:46

Part of the Government's comprehensive approach to tackle prescription drug abuse OTTAWA, July 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today issued a national Call for Proposals to improve the prescribing practices for prescription drugs that have a high risk of abuse or addiction. Health Canada will devote $3.6 million to support the development of evidence-based practices for appropriate prescribing of the most commonly abused classes of...

2014-07-23 23:04:35

A recent initiative by Florida’s law enforcement has nearly rid the state of pill mills, but the use of opiates has been replaced by synthetic drugs. Suncoast Rehab supports Florida lawmakers in removing the presence of these deadly drugs from communities and educating families on their dangers and what to look out for. Spring Hill, FL (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention applauded Florida for 23 percent reduction in prescription drug deaths from 2010 to...

2014-07-11 12:24:21

- Includes A$3 million Share Purchase Plan MELBOURNE, Australia, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian drug delivery company, Phosphagenics Limited (ASX: POH; OTCQX: PPGNY), today announced that it has raised A$19.3 million via a placement of A$16.3 million to institutional investors in Europe, the U.S., Asia and Australia and A$3 million from a share purchase plan (SPP) to be offered to existing shareholders. The placement of A$16.3 million will be made in two tranches. "This...

Southern Doctors Write More Opioid Painkiller Prescriptions Than Their Northern Counterparts Do
2014-07-03 06:40:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Opioid painkiller use in the US vary greatly by region, with most of the highest-prescribing states being located in the southern part of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed in a new report. According to the study, health care providers from southern US states typically had the highest per-person rate of opioid or narcotic pain reliever prescriptions, which include drugs such as Vicodin...


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