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xanax abuse on the rise
2014-05-24 06:29:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a report showing that the abuse of Xanax, also known as Alprazolam, is rising in the US — as is the number of emergency room visits associated with the drug. "We're seeing growth in the number of people who are getting into trouble with these drugs," says Pete Delany, director of SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality,...

2014-05-23 23:03:40

The law firm of Namanny, Byrne, and Owens, in conjunction with Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin, and White, has filed a class action lawsuit against the NFL. The lawsuit alleges the NFL supported an environment in which prescription drugs and controlled substances were illegally distributed by trainers. Lake Forest, California (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 The National Football League (NFL) allegedly allowed pain-masking drugs to be “illegally administered” to its players, according to a new...

2014-05-23 23:01:05

Narconon Arrowhead rehab program publishes informational tool kit this month in support of National Safety Month, helping to raise awareness of prescription drug abuse recovery and its treatment; helping children, families and communities recover from its devastating consequences. Canadian, OK (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Narconon Arrowhead will publish a tool kit of information on its main website during the month of May, making its prescription drug abuse tools widely available to all those...

2014-05-23 08:22:54

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Market news updates and commentary for emerging companies in the Cannabis Sector aimed at growing worldwide brands, acquiring resources and developing new solutions as the industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace: Cannabis Capital Corp (OTCBB:CBCA), Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP), Medbox, Inc. (OTC: MDBX), Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) and Creative Edge Nutrition, Inc. (OTC: FITX) By Tapping Into Human Element,...

2014-05-22 23:07:48

Dalton receives “Compliant” rating from Health Canada inspection and license for the GMP manufacturing and testing of sterile dosage forms. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Dalton Pharma Services, a privately owned Canadian pharmaceutical services provider to leading pharmaceutical companies, today announced the company has received "Compliant" rating from Health Canada following the completion of the regulatory agency’s Good Manufacturing Practices inspection of the...

2014-05-22 16:27:04

OAKLAND, Calif., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente facilities in California, Washington and Oregon collected 8,255 pounds of unwanted medications as part of the Drug Enforcement Agency's "National Prescription Drug Take Back Day," held April 26. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Local residents were encouraged to bring their unwanted, unused and expired medications to 30 Kaiser Permanente sites as part of the national effort to reduce the risk of...

2014-05-21 23:14:33

Med Saver Direct is the answer to all of the people who struggle to pay for the life saving medications that are needed on a daily basis. Med Saver Direct has been providing low cost prescription coverage to a select group of people for over 2 decades now, and that group includes labor unions and large corporations, but now they are opening their doors to the general public. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The United States prescription drug prices are the highest in the world, making the United...

2014-05-21 10:57:55

University of Montreal Chemists develop new approach to detect counterfeit medicines such as Viagra Researchers at the University of Montreal have developed an improved chemical analysis method that is more efficient and faster in detecting counterfeit medicines, which have skyrocketed in recent years. The method was developed and tested in a study by Philippe Lebel, Alexandra Furtos and Karen Waldron of the university's Department of Chemistry. It identifies and quantifies the various...

2014-05-21 00:20:51

EPI-743 in phase 2B/3 development for Leigh syndrome MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals today announced that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has granted Orphan Designation to EPI-743 for the treatment of Leigh syndrome. EPI-743 is currently in phase 2B development for the treatment of Leigh syndrome. A phase 2B randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial in children with Leigh syndrome is fully enrolled in the...

2014-05-20 16:25:30

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt issued the following statement on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) final Medicare Part D rule: "We're encouraged that the final Medicare Part D rule appears to follow through on CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner's commitment to table most of the proposals for 2015, which raised serious concerns among patient groups and...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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