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11 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Opioid users breathe easier with novel drug to treat respiratory depression

People taking prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain may be able to breathe a little easier, literally.


Related Topix: Medicine, Methadone, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic), Social Security, Personal Finance

15 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Respiratory Depression Reversed In Trials With Drug That Fights Opioid Side Effect

Opioid pain killers like oxycodone are commonly prescribed to people recovering from surgery.


Related Topix: Medicine, Anesthesiology, Health, Pain

Mon Aug 18, 2014


MediciNova Announces Positive Interim Results of Phase 2a Study of...

MediciNova, Inc. a biopharmaceutical company traded on the NASDAQ Global Market and the JASDAQ Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange , today announced positive interim results of a Phase 2a clinical trial of MN-166 in opioid dependence.


Related Topix: Biotech, MediciNova, Columbia University, Medicine, Drugs

The Oregonian

Hillsboro police acknowledge arresting wrong man in string of robberies

Hillsboro police initially arrested Adam Michael Horstman in a string of robberies that occurred in Hillsboro and Beaverton.


Related Topix: Hillsboro, OR, Forest Grove, OR, Medicine


Egalet Announces Successful End-Of-Phase 2 Meeting With The FDA For Egalet-002

Egalet Corporation today announced the completion of a successful end-of-Phase 2 meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding Egalet-002, an abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral oxycodone product in development for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock opioid treatment and for which alternative ... (more)


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



Health Canada is toughening warning labels for controlled-released prescription narcotics as part of efforts to curb rampant prescription drug abuse, federal health minister Rona Ambrose announced Monday at the opening session of the 147th annual gathering of the nation's largest doctors' lobby.


Related Topix: Drugs, North America, Canada, World News, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, Pain,

Sun Aug 17, 2014


How a grandmother got hooked on heroin

Cynthia Scudo is a portrait of an all-American mom of eight and grandmother of 18 who survived an extraordinary journey lasting a decade: She became addicted to prescription painkillers and then to heroin.


Related Topix: Drugs, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Central Ohio

Millions with disabilities get heavy-duty painkillers

Roughly 4 million Americans too disabled to work are prescribed heavy-duty painkillers, such as OxyContin, Vicodin, codeine and morphine, according to a new study from the Dartmouth University School of Medicine in New Hampshire.


Related Topix: Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicare, Health, Pain

USA Today

Millions with disabilities get heavy-duty painkillers

Roughly 4 million disabled Americans are prescribed opioid painkillers every year, according to a new study from Dartmouth, though the evidence is not clear that these medications help.


Related Topix: Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicare, Health, Pain

Thu Aug 14, 2014


Security upgrades deter prescription drug robberies

LAWTON, Okla._In response to a rash of prescription drug robberies, Walgreens has selected Oklahoma as one of 11 states to start using a new way to keep the criminals out.


Related Topix: Medicine

The Globe and Mail

Canada slow to respond to prescription opiod crisis

David Juurlink is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca and Professor and Head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Toronto.


Related Topix: Canada, Drugs, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Amneal Pharmaceuticals Announces Four New Generics

Amneal Pharmaceuticals' fast-growing portfolio of approved generic drugs is expanding once again with the launch of four new medications.


Related Topix: Medicine, Zovirax, Acyclovir (generic), Mepron, Atovaquone (generic), Clindamycin (generic), Cleocin

Business Journal

Price of Addiction: Oregon prescribers should consider 'smart pills'...

In running a pain management medical practice in Hood River, I see the harder side of how patients deal with chronic, life-altering pain issues.


Related Topix: Hood River, OR, Medicine, Health, Pain

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Floyd County Times

UK professor develops nasal spray to deliver standard antidote to painkiller overdose

A new lifesaving product to treat painkiller overdoses is in its final round of clinical trials at the University of Kentucky and is being fast-tracked by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Related Topix: Drugs, University of Kentucky, Food and Drug Administration, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine

Verde Independent

MATForce hails state ed on prescription drug abuse

The doctor who for years has led the Yavapai County Substance Abuse Coalition campaign to slow the number of prescriptions written for opioid pain relievers, is hailing the new educational outreach by Arizona's two state medical boards.


Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Yavapai County, AZ, Medicine, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic)

CBS Local

Beauty Store Stir Leads To DUI Arrest

Two Pembroke Pines women are facing several charges, including DUI, after causing a commotion at a Sally Beauty Supply store.


Related Topix: Medicine

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Huntington News

Ohio Prisoner Ran WV/Detroit Drug Conspiracy from Jail Cell

United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Mack Brooks, age 41, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced today to the maximum statutory sentence of 20 years imprisonment for his role in a conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs.


Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Detroit, MI, Medicine

Sun Aug 10, 2014


Challenges in bottling up prescription drug abuse

In fact, there are 82 painkiller prescriptions for every 100 Montanans and more than 300 deaths from prescription drug overdoses in 2010 and in 2011.


Related Topix: Drugs, Montana, Medicine, Yellowstone County, MT

Fri Aug 08, 2014


DURECT Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results And Update Of Programs

"In the near future we expect to send to the FDA the POSIDUR briefing package for our face-to-face meeting scheduled for late September.


Related Topix: Startups, DURECT, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Health, Pain

The Guardian

Provincial court judge Orr says P.E.I. has significant drug problem

A 53-year-old Charlottetown man who was arrested as part of the Operation Clean Sweep drug raids earlier this year was sentenced Friday to 12 months in jail for drug trafficking.


Related Topix: Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Medicine, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic)