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16 min ago | News 4 Jax

Deadly pain pills

Prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin can make days bearable if you're suffering, but they can be as addictive as heroin and just as deadly.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drugs, Food and Drug Administration

4 hrs ago | Drugs.com

Monthly News Roundup - July 2014

Roughly 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from nasal allergies . The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Flonase Allergy Relief as an over-the-counter nasal spray for the symptoms of hay fever or upper respiratory allergies.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Allergy, Health, Flonase, Fluticasone Nasal (generic), Hay Fever, Sneezing

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Seattle Times

Silicon Valley breeds new kind of drug abuser

With a booming startup culture cranked up by competitive VPs and adrenaline-driven coders and a tendency for stressed-out managers to look the other way, illicit drugs and black-market painkillers have become part of the landscape in Silicon Valley.


Related Topix: Drugs, Banking, Financial Services, Silicon Valley Bancshares, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Santa Cruz, CA, Medicine

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Sen. Sherrod Brown announces plan to increase drug treatment for Ohioans

A record number of people have died in the Mahoning Valley and state-wide because of the heroin and opiate epidemic plaguing the nation.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Ohio, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine

Kent Reporter

Kent Police seek help to identify robbery suspect; uses iPhone to demand drugs

Kent Police are asking for help to identify a man wanted in connection with a robbery at a Rite Aid store, 105 Washington Ave. N., where he used an iPhone to tell clerks he had a gun and wanted oxycodone.


Related Topix: Medicine

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Painkiller a epidemica raising drug death toll

Prescription painkiller abuse is a growing national trend and Tippecanoe County is no exception.


Related Topix: Drugs, Tippecanoe County, IN, Medicine

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Applied Clinical Trials

Phosphagenics Provides Update on Opioid Patch Program

Australian drug delivery company, Phosphagenics Limited , today provided updates on its opioid transdermal patch programs after its recent announcement of a capital raising.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Food and Drug Administration

Mon Jul 28, 2014


FDA Approves Purdue Pharma L.P.??'s Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

FDA Approves Purdue Pharma's Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller July 28, 2014 By Renee Morad , BioSpace.com Breaking News Staff The Food and Drug Administration approved a drug combining oxycodone and naloxone that is designed to discourage abuse by those addicted to painkillers.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Startups, BioSpace.com, Medicine

Inside Bay Area

Use of illicit drugs becomes part of Silicon Valley's work culture

From the way the Santa Cruz cops talk about it, the security camera video that captured a reputed high-price call girl injecting the 51-year-old tech veteran with a fatal dose of the drug aboard his yacht in Santa Cruz was surely horrific.


Related Topix: Drugs, Social Software, Twitter, Medicine, Drug Testing

Sun Jul 27, 2014

O-R Online

Heroin replacing prescription drugs as choice for addicts

Not so many months ago, prescription painkillers were blamed for most of the drug-related woes in Washington County, from crime to overdoses.


Related Topix: Drugs, Washington County, PA, Medicine, Washington, PA

Bangor Daily News

Prescription tracking at 10: Maine police, doctors, lawmakers...

"I remember the first day I took a Vicodin, to a tee," says the 44-year-old lobsterman from Brunswick.


Related Topix: Maine, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drugs, Life, Veteran Affairs

Sat Jul 26, 2014


Hundreds march to raise awareness of drug abuse in Bergen County

Anne Pless, left front, and Susan MacMillan, right front, lead the walk as they arrive at Northern Highlands during the walk.


Related Topix: Drugs, Bergen County, NJ, Mahwah, NJ, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Medicine

Fri Jul 25, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Brandon doctor draws 20 years in prison for pill mill conspiracy

But on Thursday, a federal judge sent Dr. Ronald John Heromin, 58, of Brandon to 20 years in prison anyway for illicitly prescribing thousands of pain pills around Tampa and Miami.


Related Topix: Medicine


Portsmouth man charged with selling Oxycodone

The Police Department's new High Intensity Drug Interdiction Team arrested a resident of Feaster Apartments Friday on a charge alleging his sale of Oxycodone, said Deputy Police Chief Corey MacDonald.


Related Topix: Drugs, Portsmouth, NH, Medicine


Health Canada looking for ways to make opioid prescriptions safer

In a call for proposals published Friday, the federal government said it's looking for suggestions on how to make prescribing safer, including better training and education for the health professionals giving out these powerful painkillers - badly needed by some but fatal for others.


Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs

PhysOrg Weblog

Race affects opioid selection for cancer pain

Racial disparities exist in the type of opioid prescribed for cancer pain, according to a study published online July 21 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian

News Observer

FDA approves a new OxyContin

Purdue Pharma's Targiniq ER combines a long-acting form of the opioid analgesic oxycodone with the medication naloxone, which is commonly used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Brattleboro Reformer

Police: New Hampshire woman forged prescriptions in Bellows Falls

A New Hampshire woman faces 10 felonies and has been barred from a Bellows Falls pharmacy after authorities said she fraudulently obtained hundreds of prescription painkiller pills there.


Related Topix: Bellows Falls, VT, Drugs, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Washington Post

Virginia doctor Nibedita Mohanty indicted on charges of running deadly 'pill mill'

Under the guise of treating chronic pain, a doctor in Stafford, Va., ran a "pill mill" that led to a patient's fatal overdose, according to an indictment in federal court in Alexandria.


Related Topix: Stafford, VA, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Prison

Molecular Pain

Exploring pharmacological activities and signaling of morphinans...

Opioid analgesics are the most effective drugs for the treatment of moderate to severe pain.


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