10 hrs ago
Stepmother who police said put boy in scalding hot bath will stand trial
A stepmother who police said put a 4-year-old boy in a bathtub filled with scalding hot water, causing second-degree burns, will stand trial.
14 hrs ago
The societal problem of opioid addiction
Opioids are a family of pain medications chemically related to opium and heroin.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Three face trafficking, possession charges
Two men and a woman, all in their 20s, are facing a series of drug trafficking and possession charges, Greater Sudbury Police said in a release Wednesday.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals' CEO Discusses Q4 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Welcome to the AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2013 Financial Results Conference Call.
Extraordinary Indian: The doctor who makes a difference
'Even if there is only one day left for a person, I find it very satisfying to have made a difference.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Evaluation of antinociceptive activity of hydromethanol extract of Cyperus rotundus in mice
Cyperus rotundus Linn. is used to treat inflammation, pain, fever, wounds, boils and blisters in folk medicine.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Famous last words were texted
Philip Seymour Hoffman 's cause of death, according to the New York medical examiner on Friday, was an acute mixed drug intoxication of heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine, it was announced today.
The Mountaineer Publishing Company
New synthetic drug linked to NC deaths
Local law enforcement offices have been warned to be on the lookout for a new type of synthetic drug that has been linked to three deaths in North Carolina, one of them in a neighboring county.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Drugs and Decriminalizing: Thoughts from (and for) the Pagan Community
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Salt Lake City Weekly
Bill to Loosen Pain Pill Prescription Law Fails in Committee
The House Health and Human Services Committee room was packed with advanced nurse practitioners who came out to support a bill to allow them prescribe Schedule II and III prescription drugs including Lortabs, Percoset and Morphine without consultation from a physician.
Wounded vets at Rx risk: V.A. hospitals overprescribe addictive pain-killers
America's military veterans suffering from war wounds and other injuries are often put at risk again during their recuperation by their own doctors who overprescribe pain-killing medicine.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
The Northern Echo
Toxic reaction to prescription painkiller causes death of Stanhope mum-of-two, an inquest heard
CONCERNS were raised about the care of patients on medication for chronic pain at an inquest into the death of a mother-of-two today .
New York Daily News
Docs urge FDA to halt launch of controversial pain drug
The potent drug has drawn widespread concern from addiction experts and state attorneys general, who fear it will fuel opioid abuse and overdose.
Surgeon "told patient to man up and stop screaming like a...
A hospital patient says he was told to "man up" and "stop screaming like a girl" when he was left in agony following surgery.
Kane right to forgo appeal; look at law
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane attempted to cling to a rationale for her office's wayward criminal prosecution of Barbara Mancini for alleged complicity in the supposed attempted suicide of her terminally ill father.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Drug Awareness of the Month: Prescription Drug misuse
There's a growing list of prescription drugs that kids loot from medicine cabinets to get high.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
FDA-approved drug faces backlash
The backlash continues to grow over what critics say is a highly-addictive prescription drug that the Food and Drug Administration approved late last year.
Medical News Today
Urgent care staff must be alert to atypical signs of life-threatening meningococcal septicaemia
A case study, published in Emergency Nurse, reveals how easy it is for such symptoms to be missed, delaying diagnosis and treatment of a patient with the life-threatening condition.
Medical News Today
Opioid abuse initiates specific protein interactions in neurons in brain's reward system
Identifying the specific pathways that promote opioid addiction , pain relief, and tolerance are crucial for developing more effective and less dangerous analgesics, as well as developing new treatments for addiction.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
FDA Grants - Fast Track' Designation to Extended-Release Morphine and Oxycodone
The FDA has granted "fast track" status to both Egalet-001, an abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral morphine formulation, and Egalet-002, an abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral oxycodone formulation, both in development for the treatment of moderate-to-severe pain.