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Monday Jul 7 | Reuters

UPDATE 1-BioDelivery, Endo painkiller effective in study

Endo International Plc and BioDelivery Sciences International Inc said their experimental pain drug was found effective in a second late-stage trial.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Chronic Pain, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Wed Jul 02, 2014

CBC News

Rash of fatal overdoses in Montreal could be linked to fentanyl

A rash of opiate overdoses in Montreal has doctors, community workers, public health officials and drug users all very concerned about the possibility heroin is being cut with other, more powerful substances.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Chronic Pain, Health, Pain

Tue Jul 01, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

N.H. Ranks High In Prescriptions For Addictive Painkillers

New Hampshire doctors are among the nation's most prolific prescribers of Oxycontin and other opioids, according to a government report released Tuesday that analyzed the state-by-state use of highly addictive painkillers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health, Pain, Chronic Pain, Drugs

Mon Jun 30, 2014

CiteULike

Single-nucleotide polymorphism in the human mu opioid receptor gene...

Single-nucleotide polymorphism in the human mu opioid receptor gene alters I2-endorphin binding and activity: Possible implications for opiate addiction Opioid drugs play important roles in the clinical management of pain, as well as in the development and treatment of drug abuse.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Methadone

Freshnews

Insys Therapeutics Reaffirms Second Quarter 2014 Revenue Guidance

Revenue from sales of Subsys is expected to exceed $52.0 million for the quarter, as compared with $18.5 million during the second quarter of 2013.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Boston.com

DEA details path of deadly heroin blend to N.E.

Nearly all the heroin that has plagued New England with fatal overdoses in recent months is produced in Colombia and shipped to Mexico, where authorities believe drug cartels add the painkiller fentanyl to make a potent combination destined for the United States, the region's top drug enforcement official said.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration, Medicine, Prison

Fri Jun 27, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Has Alabama's heroin epidemic reached the River Region?

Much of the heroin had been altered with fentanyl, a pain medication, contributing to the death of at least two people in Alabama.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Alabama, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Health, Pain, Jefferson County, AL

Asbury Park Press

Hello Kitty heroin may be tainted in Ocean CountyHello Kitty heroin...

Hello Kitty heroin may be tainted in Ocean County Heroin found at the scene of the Stafford death was almost entirely composed of Fentanyl.

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Related Topix: Ocean County, NJ, Medicine

The Baltimore Sun

Maryland drug overdose deaths jump

An alarming spike in heroin and other drug overdose deaths in Maryland has prompted what the state's health secretary calls an "all hands on deck" effort to investigate and treat addiction.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Frederick County, MD

WAFF-TV Huntsville

22 indicted in heroin distribution conspiracy blamed for 2 Florence deaths

A federal grand jury returned a 23-count indictment, charging 22 people with offense related to a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of heroin and fentanyl in Tennessee, Alabama, and Missouri.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Missouri, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Jun 25, 2014

JD Supra

Court Report - June 2014 #4

Cephalon Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL Inc. et al. 1:14-cv-00776; filed June 19, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware Infringement of U.S. Patent Nos.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Cephalon, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Health, Pain, Cancer, Solve, Eons

The Motley Fool

Wednesday's Top Health Care Stories: Aerie, Insys, and Owens & Minor

Aerie soars on positive Roclatan data Shares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals are up 35% in pre-market trading this morning, after the company announced positive phase 2b trial results for its experimental glaucoma drug, Roclatan.

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Related Topix: Owens and Minor, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Xalatan, Latanoprost (generic), Medical Action Industries, Healthcare Industry

The Northwestern in Oshkosh

3 charged in drug overdose death

Twenty-six-year-old Christopher Vogel was found dead at his home May 9. Manitowoc County's coroner ruled his death was due to a drug overdose.

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Related Topix: Manitowoc County, WI, Medicine, Two Rivers, WI

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Daily Mail

Father-of-two, 38, accidentally killed himself with morphine overdose

Father-of-two, 38, accidentally killed himself with morphine overdose after using mother's painkilling patch to treat his bad back A father-of-two accidentally killed himself with an overdose of painkilling medication after he used his mother's morphine patch to treat his bad back.

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Related Topix: Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, West Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

Fri Jun 20, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Editorial: Life-saving Narcan gets a chance to work miracles against opiate overdose statewide

Gov. Chris Christie announces an expansion of the Narcan pilot program he says will save more lives of New Jerseyans fighting heroin addiction during a visit to the Rescue Mission of Trenton last Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Trenton, NJ, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Opinion

Thu Jun 19, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Paducah woman arrested in connection with prescription forgery, fraud

A Paducah woman was arrested on Thursday, June 19 at 10 a.m. in connection with an investigation into prescription drug forgery and fraud.

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Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Tue Jun 17, 2014

CBS Local

Trial Begins For Mass. Doctor Charged In Drug Case

A former Massachusetts doctor was alternately portrayed as a reckless prescriber of powerful, addictive drugs and a compassionate caregiver who tried to help people suffering from chronic pain, as his federal trial began Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Methadone

Vancouver Sun

Opioid addicts can seek help on doctor-led Canadian website

Jenn Dutton, a psychiatric nurse who became addicted to prescription opioids after a car accident, has recovered and wants to help others find help.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Medicine, Drugs, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Fox News

Student dies after exposure to potent pain medication

A St. John's University pharmacy student was killed when he came in contact with a potent drug - a pain medication 80 times more powerful than morphine - while working unsupervised at a company being probed for unsafe practices, a lawsuit says.

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Related Topix: Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine

Boston Herald

Trial begins for doctor charged in drug case

A prosecutor has portrayed a former Massachusetts doctor as a reckless prescriber of powerful pain medications who ignored warning signs that some of his patients were abusing or selling the drugs.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Opinion

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