Quantcast
Last updated on April 23, 2014 at 1:22 EDT

Latest Vicodin Stories

2012-05-31 02:25:53

PISGAH FOREST, N.C., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pisgah Laboratories, Inc. (www.pisgahlabs.com) received Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (www.uspto.gov) for its patent application entitled "Opioid Salts and Formulations Exhibiting Anti-Abuse and Anti-Dose Dumping Properties." Pisgah began pursuing a technology platform in 2006 that addresses the nation's drug abuse epidemic and this patent is the first in what is expected to be a large estate of allowed...

America Consumes 80% World's Painkillers
2012-05-11 13:01:26

According to a congressional testimony by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, 80 percent of the world's painkillers are consumed in the U.S. BBC News reports that Americans consume enough painkillers for each of its citizens to have 64 Percocets or Vicodin. The report said that prescription drug abuse leads to 14,800 deaths a year, which is more than what heroin and cocaine total combined. The number of those who are taking painkillers is a 600 percent increase...

2012-04-05 14:21:05

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to recent figures released by the Associated Press (AP), sales of oxycodone and hydrocodone increased dramatically between 2000 and 2010, and distribution of those painkillers has exploded in new parts of the country. Administrative director for WAISMANN METHOD® rapid detox treatment and registered addiction specialist, Clare Waismann, is cautioning Americans that this report provides evidence of a prescription painkiller...

2012-03-15 21:43:00

LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LA Weekly Reporter Gene Maddaus sure knows how to write a sensational story with a headline intended to grab the attention of his readers. He did just that with his recent LA Weekly story on Joshua Macciello, the unknown man who made a bid to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. The only problem with Maddaus' ambitious investigative report is that it includes incorrect information. While interviewing anyone who would take his calls, Maddaus did a...

2012-02-27 07:25:57

New way for doctors to predict who needs liver transplants University of Utah mathematicians developed a set of calculus equations to make it easier for doctors to save Tylenol overdose patients by quickly estimating how much painkiller they took, when they consumed it and whether they will require a liver transplant to survive. "It's an opportunity to use mathematical methods to improve medical practice and save lives," says Fred Adler, a professor of mathematics and biology and...

2012-02-21 06:00:00

SEATTLE, February 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced that it has been awarded a grant of $1.04 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to fund further drug development against neuromedin U receptor 2 (NMUR2). NMUR2 is a non-orphan G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) linked to pain. Drugs that target NMUR2 could manage pain without the risk of addiction or other negative side effects associated with currently marketed...

2012-01-04 07:03:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that in 2008, poisoning became the leading cause of injury death in the United States accounting for more than 41,000 deaths, with nine out of 10 mortalities caused by drugs that year. The report also states that misuse and abuse of opioid medications, like Vicodin, Oxycontin, and oxycodone were responsible for much of this increase....

New Painkiller Is 10 Times Stronger Than Vicodin
2011-12-27 09:10:09

Drug companies are working to develop a prescription painkiller much more powerful than Vicodin, worrying addiction experts that it could lead to a new wave of drug abuse. With prescription painkiller abuse treatment climbing 430 percent over the past decade, addiction experts and drug control advocates are concerned that a new mega-dose of hydrocodone, the powerful ingredient found in the drugs Vicodin and OxyContin, will make things worse. The new painkiller has up to 10 times the...

2011-12-20 10:02:00

MOGADORE, Ohio, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Laboratories, Inc. announced that it has become the first and only laboratory to receive 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Extended Opiates Test that detects the use of Oxycodone and Hydrocodone through human hair analysis. The clearance also included the test for Codeine, Morphine and Heroin. The ability to test for Oxycodone (eg. OxyContin® and Percocet®)* and...

Even Slight Overdose Of Tylenol Can Be Lethal: Study
2011-11-24 05:56:18

Taking even just a little too much of the pain reliever acetaminophen, the main ingredient in Tylenol, over time is more likely to be fatal than taking a single, massive overdose, British researchers warned on Tuesday. These "staggered overdoses" occur when people with ongoing pain repeatedly take slightly more acetaminophen than they should, said Dr. Kenneth Simpson of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and lead author of the study. "They haven't taken the sort of single-moment,...