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2012-07-30 23:00:48

Addiction medicine expert Dr. A.R. Mohammad seeing spike in heroin abuse on the heels of Oxycontin formula modification Malibu, California (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Malibu Horizon, a drug rehab center near Los Angeles, recognized by many as one of the top drug and alcohol rehab treatment centers in California, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California, announced today that he and his team...

2012-07-09 14:23:16

STAMFORD, Conn., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring opioid analgesic companies to implement a new, shared Risk Evaluation & Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for all extended-release and long-acting opioid pain medications to ensure that the benefits continue to outweigh the risks of adverse outcomes (addiction, unintentional overdose, and death) resulting from inappropriate prescribing, abuse, and misuse. The principal components of this REMS...

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...

2012-04-10 14:22:32

BEDMINSTER, N.J. and SYDNEY, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- QRxPharma (ASX: QRX and OTCQX: QRXPY) announced today successful completion of two Phase 1 studies in healthy volunteers for MoxDuo® CR, a controlled-release Dual-Opioid® utilising a 3:2 ratio of morphine and oxycodone. The proprietary MoxDuo CR formulation, encompassing both sustained delivery technology as well as abuse deterrent and tamper resistant features, is designed to provide at least 12 hours of analgesia in...

2012-01-06 14:00:00

Burning Tree, a long term treatment center in Texas, announces plans to redouble efforts in the war against OxyContin addiction and abuse. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 The continuing rise in OxyContin abuse nationwide–combined with more high profile pharmacy robbery cases involving the prescription pain killer in 2011–has prompted a Texas treatment center to double efforts against this growing epidemic. Burning Tree, a long-term drug and rehabilitation facility, plans...

2011-12-01 15:00:00

Narconon East US Drug Rehab Centers tackle the Oxycontin prescription drug abuse epidemic helping addicts get drug-free as 33 prescribing pain clinic doctors are arrested in South Florida. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) December 01, 2011 Narconon East US Drug Rehab Centers located throughout the Eastern United States help tackle the Oxycontin prescription drug abuse epidemic getting those addicted to Oxy and its derivatives drug-free as 33 pain clinic doctors in a pill mill network are arrested in...

2011-11-15 07:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The new harder to crush version of OxyContin® has a lower street price than the original, according to research revealed at a conference of law enforcement officers today. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that every day 100 people die from drug overdoses in the United States, 74% involving prescription opioid pain relievers. A new formulation of the opioid pain reliever OxyContin...

2011-09-24 19:15:00

Narconon Suncoast Rehab Center, Hernando County Florida, gives the warning signs for the most abused prescription drug they treat at their center called Oxycontin. Spring Hill, FL (PRWEB) September 24, 2011 Narconon Suncoast Rehab Center, Executive Director Tammy Strickling, reports approximately 80 percent of their clients over the last 6 months were addicted to one opiate or another with 60 to 70 percent of them on Oxycontin or its cousin Roxycodone. Oxycontin or Roxycodone are the most...

2011-03-25 15:10:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) today confirmed that its subsidiaries, Andrx Labs, LLC and Watson Laboratories, Inc. -- Florida, (collectively "Watson") filed Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval to market Oxycodone Hydrochloride Extended-Release tablets in the 10,15, 20, 30, 40, 60 and 80 mg strengths. Watson's Oxycodone Hydrochloride Extended-Release tablets...

2011-03-14 16:50:53

Research links frequent prescribing to opioid-related deaths Some physicians are prescribing opioids such as OxyContin 55 times as often as others, according to a new study led by St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). The study found most opioid-related deaths occur among patients treated by physicians who frequently prescribe opioids, suggesting doctors who prescribe a lot of opioids may not be doing so safely. "We found that the 20 per cent of...