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2013-12-03 08:33:07

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue Pharma L.P. and Impax Laboratories, Inc. announced today that the companies have agreed to resolve the patent infringement lawsuits between them now pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York concerning certain Purdue patents, including patents for abuse-deterrent technology, protecting OxyContin® (oxycodone HCl controlled-release) Tablets CII ("OxyContin"). According to the agreement, Purdue and...

Oxycodone, Hydrocodone Drugs Of Choice For Opioid Abusers
2013-12-03 07:37:18

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the past 15 years, prescription opioid abuse has reached epidemic levels. Researchers investigating why abusers favor one prescription medication over another have discovered that oxycodone and hydrocodone are the drugs of choice for 75 percent of opioid-dependent people. Oxycodone is the most popular drug over all, according to a study published in the journal PAIN, because of the high quality of the high for those who were after...

2013-11-26 08:28:04

Provides Additional Documentation Requested to Position Product for Approval in Q2 2014 SYDNEY and BEDMINSTER, N.J., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- QRxPharma Limited (ASX: QRX and OTCQX: QRXPY) announced today that the Company resubmitted its MOXDUO® New Drug Application (NDA). At a meeting in early October, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided QRxPharma with guidance on its requirements for the NDA refiling as well as data validation documentation. "We are...

2013-11-26 08:27:16

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue Pharma L.P. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review a New Drug Application (NDA) for Targiniq(TM) ER (oxycodone HCl/naloxone HCl controlled-release) Tablets CII, for the management of chronic pain. "This milestone brings us closer to offering an important treatment option for the management of chronic pain," said Gary L. Stiles, MD, Purdue Pharma's Senior Vice President of...

2013-11-21 23:31:43

With millions of Americans abusing prescription drugs and rates of fatal overdose soaring, many doctors struggle with how to provide their patients needed medicine without feeding the addiction epidemic. SIMmersion's Prescription Drug and Pain Management Training Simulation, created in partnership with researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin—Madison, trains doctors in patient-centered techniques to address the prescription drug crisis without...

2013-11-14 23:03:40

Individuals seeking relief from cocaine, heroin, marijuana and other drugs can get no-cost consultations. Call (855) 912-7867 for an appointment at Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 A Tampa drug rehab center is turning its attention toward cutting back the number of deaths as a result of drug abuse through its programs at Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. According to a report released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, in the first half of...

2013-11-12 23:32:46

Best Drug Rehabilitation has released new video featuring an interview with the treatment’s facility’s CEO Per Wickstrom and noted Family Practitioner and General Surgeon Dr. John R. Trotter II, on the increasing problem of prescription opiate abuse in America. (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Best Drug Rehabilitation has released new video featuring an interview with the treatment’s facility’s CEO Per Wickstrom and noted Family Practitioner and General Surgeon Dr. John R. Trotter II, on...

2013-11-12 23:21:22

Most users of opioids for pain don't have a problem with them. People at risk of becoming addicted to opioids are those who are likely to become addicted to another substance. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Sometimes the best way to ease pain is with the type of prescription painkiller known as an opioid. Despite their "addictive" reputation in the media, the majority of people use opioids safely and without addition, reports the November 2013 Harvard Health Letter....

2013-11-07 23:25:42

The Addiction Treatment Helpline located in Boston, MA has turned its energy toward an escalating problem with heroin addiction in the North East. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Staff at the Addiction Treatment Helpline’s Boston office has refocused their energy in hopes to help decrease the burden and heartache created by the rising heroin problem throughout the New England states. These addiction professionals are doing all things imaginable to gain all the knowledge and...

2013-11-05 11:47:41

Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis say one way to gauge the extent of prescription opioid pain reliever abuse in any Indiana county is to count the number of health care providers, particularly dentists and pharmacists. In a study of opioid use and abuse, the researchers said they found that access to health care increases the availability of prescription opioids, which, in turn, is associated with higher rates of opioid abuse and associated consequences....