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Deadly drug is like 'poison in a package'
A deadly synthetic opiate is causing new concern, especially in Ocean County where law enforcement officials are already dealing with a heroin epidemic .
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Ontario dentists wary of over-prescribing opioids
Ontario's governing body for dentists is drafting new guidelines for opioids to try to cut down on their over-prescription.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Civil Commitment: If You Build It They Will Come
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 123, Section 35 permits the court to involuntarily commit to an inpatient substance abuse treatment someone whose alcohol or drug use puts themselves or others at risk.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
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.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
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.
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.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
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.
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.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
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.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
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.
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.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
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.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
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.