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FDA Tighter Controls On Hydrocodone
2013-10-25 14:26:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggested tighter controls on how doctors prescribe common, widely-use narcotic painkillers containing the narcotic hydrocodone, making them controlled as strictly as powerful painkillers such as OxyContin. In announcing its recommendations, the FDA said it had become "increasingly concerned about the abuse and misuse of opioid products, which have sadly reached epidemic proportions...

2013-10-18 12:05:28

Death from analgesic overdose, including the painkillers oxycodone and codeine, is more concentrated in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods with a prevalence of high divorce, single-parent homes than deaths from unintentional causes, according to research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Yet, compared to heroin overdose deaths, analgesic overdoses were found to occur in higher-income neighborhoods. This study is among the first to provide a framework...

2013-10-13 23:00:18

Medical Drug Detox Center in Boston MA is offering free detox consultations. For an appointment, call (888) 444-9148 or visit their website at drugsdetox.org BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) October 13, 2013 Medical Drug Detox Center is pleased to announce that its immediate, free drug and alcohol detoxification consultation services are available in Boston, Mass. In Boston, there are great choices when looking for a drug detox center. Individuals should think, though, about getting the right treatment...

2013-09-27 10:20:38

Rhode Island Hospital study shows officers frustrated by limitations to medical role in response A recent study from Rhode Island Hospital has found that a change in the way police respond to drug-related overdose emergencies could contribute to improved outcomes of the victims and to the communities where overdoses occur. The study found that while law enforcement officers often serve as medical first responders, there is a lack of clarity as to what police can do, or should do, at the...

2013-09-17 23:03:16

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: World Pain Relieving Drug Market 2013-2023 London (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Report Details New study reveals sales potential of this large, expanding market See what the future holds for painkillers. Visiongain's report gives you revenue predictions to 2023. You find data, trends, opportunities and commercial prospects. That new study lets you assess forecasted sales at overall world market, submarket, product and national...

Opioid Prescriptions Nearly Double
2013-09-16 11:11:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More research has been released this week which examines the extent of America’s growing addiction to opioid painkillers. In the last three weeks two studies have been published highlighting this disturbing trend and warning of the dangers therein. A study published last week found that the number of opioid prescriptions for non-cancer pain has almost doubled in the past decade. What’s more, prescriptions for non-opioid...

Opioid Painkillers To Get New Addiction-Warning Labels
2013-09-11 11:01:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The FDA announced plans to change the way opioid painkillers will be labeled in an effort to sheer off climbing addiction numbers. The new labels will emphasize the potential dangers of the drugs, particularly extended-release and long-acting varieties, while emphasizing that safer options should be considered before prescribing these drugs. Going beyond the labels, the FDA will also begin requiring drug manufacturers to do their...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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