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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...

2011-02-03 00:00:39

Addiction to Oxycontin and Painkillers in the Military is a Growing Problem - One Ibogaine Treatment Center Promises a No Withdrawal Detox Nashville, TN (PRWEB) February 2, 2011 According to a USA Today report an epidemic problem of addiction plagues our armed forces. The military says that new diagnosis of substance abuse has risen to 40,000 soldiers a year. Further, 25-35% of our special forces become drug dependent after they sustain an injury. Ed Clay, a managing partner for Ibogaine...

2011-01-15 00:00:44

After being sober for one year, a Narconon Arrowhead graduate reflects on his devastating addiction to OxyContin and his life changing decision to receive treatment through Narconon Arrowhead. Canadian, Oklahoma (Vocus/PRWEB) January 13, 2011 OxyContin, a prescription opiod medication used for severe pain, has quickly become one of the most widely abused street drugs. Every year, OxyContin addiction, comparable to a heroin addiction, spreads further and further into the communities around...

2010-04-05 16:15:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new formulation of the controlled-release drug OxyContin that has been designed to help discourage misuse and abuse of the medication. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) OxyContin is made to slowly release the potent opioid oxycodone to treat patients who require a continuous, around-the-clock opioid analgesic for management of their moderate to severe...

2009-12-07 18:53:31

Introduction of OxyContin linked to a five-fold increase in deaths Deaths from opioid use in Ontario have doubled"”from 13.7 deaths per million residents in 1991 to 27.2 deaths per million residents in 2004"”according to a new study led by physicians at St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Toronto. Researchers also found that the addition of a long-acting form of oxycodone (OxyContin) to the province's drug formulary in January 2000...

2009-11-04 08:00:00

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "I got into a car accident and they took me out with the Jaws of Life; in the hospital they gave me Tylenol 3, but it wasn't enough," stated Cliff Van Rossum in a new video interview with Narconon Trois-Rivieres. Like many others in his position who became addicted to OxyContin, it typically starts out with some form of injury requiring pain management. Unfortunately, many of these individuals become physically and psychologically dependent to...

2009-07-23 06:50:00

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Canada has many vices, including coffee and donuts at Tim Horton's and hockey, but OxyContin (http://narconon.ca/oxycontin.htm) has become a problem. Legally prescribed by doctors and different medical practices, this narcotic is also regularly bought on the street and by methods of doctor-to-doctor shopping. The primary and very dangerous ingredient in OxyContin is a pain medication called Oxycodone. This drug is typically used to handle most...

2009-06-09 18:22:00

KV acknowledges validity of Purdue patents; Receives limited license rights to all strengths of oxycodone controlled-release tablets ST. LOUIS, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KV Pharmaceutical Company (NYSE: KVa; KVb) of St. Louis, MO., today announced it has entered into a settlement agreement with Purdue Pharma L.P. of Stamford, Conn., in regard to the patent infringement lawsuit between the two companies. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, KV Pharmaceutical Company...

2008-12-11 11:21:53

Authorities say Daniel Ekasala has been sentenced to 43 months in prison for selling 300 OxyContin pills to New England Patriots lineman Nick Kaczur. Ekasala, 35, a former Massachusetts State House aide, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young, The Boston Globe reported Thursday. Kaczur went undercover for federal drug agents after he was stopped for speeding in New York in April while allegedly carrying 202 OxyContin pills, police allege. Kaczur in May then...


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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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