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2013-09-05 12:28:29

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Signature Therapeutics, Inc., today presented four scientific posters at the PAINWeek 2013 national conference in Las Vegas. The posters illustrate the company's (i) trypsin-labile, immediate- and extended-release opioid prodrugs that release the parent opioid following oral administration; (ii) results of extended-release prodrugs oxycodone and hydromorphone withstanding tampering and abuse using standard crushing and extracting...

2013-09-04 23:25:36

Passages Malibu seeks to raise awareness of pharmaceutical abuse with latest public comments. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Purdue Pharma, the maker of one of the most potent and popular painkillers in the US is reportedly walking a fine line between driving sales and navigating the ethical dispensing of OxyContin. In an August 11th feature article by the Los Angeles Times, a rare, up-close look at the pharmaceutical company revealed that it has sold $27 billion worth of OxyContin...

2013-09-04 08:32:14

KP606 Introduced at PAINWeek 2013 NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa and LAS VEGAS, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KemPharm, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new, safer therapies to treat pain, today announced the advancement of a new pain therapy program, KP606, a first-in-class oral prodrug of oxycodone. KP606 adds to the Company's franchise of abuse-deterrent prodrugs, which includes KP201 (hydrocodone) and KP511 (hydromorphone)....

2013-09-03 23:22:57

In Ohio, prescription drug abuse is rising at a very high rate and is a leading cause of death in the state. Illustrating the importance of early detection of drug abuse, those with substance abuse issues should contact a detox center like Harbor Village. (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 According to The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register article on 8/28, Curbing Abuse of Painkillers, that in Ohio, prescription drug abuse is rising at a very high rate and is a leading cause of death in the...

2013-09-02 23:03:32

In New Jersey, drug addiction has grown to epidemic proportions, surpassing the heroin crisis of the 1960s and '70s. Those abusing prescription drugs should contact a detox center such as South Florida's Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September 02, 2013 In an article by The Inquirer (7/12), titled Report: Pill mills, addiction thrive in N.J., in the state of New Jersey, drug addiction has grown to epidemic proportions, surpassing the heroin crisis of the 1960s and...

2013-08-30 23:24:26

Substance Abuse Dallas is implementing a new opiate treatment program designed to help with pain management. (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 The fastest growing form of drug abuse in America isn’t found on the street corner. It can be found in the medicine cabinet. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of overdose deaths from prescription medication has more than tripled since 1990. While more research is being done to treat addicts of pain medication,...

2013-08-27 20:22:44

Additional time required to prepare and review respiratory data from Study 022 SYDNEY and BEDMINSTER, N.J., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- QRxPharma Limited (ASX: QRX and OTCQX: QRXPY) announced today the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) regarding the Company's MOXDUO New Drug Application (NDA) for the treatment of moderate to severe acute pain. The Company confirmed the issuance of the CRL was to allow time to...

2013-08-16 23:19:27

An important new report states that there is a lack of available treatment for heroin and prescription drug abuse. Fortunately, there are a few certified drug treatment centers such as South Florida's Harbor Village where abusers can seek the professional assistance they need for recovery. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 In an article by Medical News Today (8/9) titled, "A call for more opioid dependence treatment," a new report calls for more available treatment for...

2013-08-13 23:22:46

As reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more women are dying from prescription drug abuse than from cervical cancer or homicide. Prescription drug abuse has also increased among men and those suffering from this dependency should contact a detox center such as South Florida's Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 As reported in an article by the New York Times (7/2)...

2013-08-13 12:26:16

CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study reported 6,631 women died of opioid overdoses in 2010, five times more than just a decade ago. The rate surpasses the increase seen in men over the same time period. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines opioids as powerful medications that can help manage pain when prescribed for the right condition and when used properly. But, when prescribed by physicians to patients who should not...