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Significant Increase In Emergency Room Opioid...
A new study from George Washington University reports dramatic increases in opioid analgesic prescriptions, such as Percocet, Vicodin, oxycodone and Dilaudid, during emergency room visits in the US from 2001 to 2010.
Sun Mar 16, 2014
The Mountaineer Publishing Company
New narcotic raises concerns
A new prescription narcotic that hit the market this month has sparked concern in the law enforcement and medical communities across the nation and locally.
Sat Mar 15, 2014
Jennings Capital Initiates Coverage on Intellipharmaceutics Intl...
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Patient requests for specific drugs have major impact on prescribing
Patient requests for specific medications-including requests for brand-name drugs spurred by direct-to-consumer advertising-have a substantial impact on doctors' prescribing decisions, suggests a study in the April issue of Medical Care .
Centre Daily Times
Clearfield man sentenced in Philipsburg pharmacy robbery
Brett Middleton, 34, and another man robbed Grattan's Pharmacy in Philipsburg in November 2011.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Only the Assembly Has the Power
After the meeting I was approached by a woman who thanked me working for the Vets, and with tears in her eyes she proceeded to tell me her story.
War on weed costly, unnecessary
Cannabis became illegal at the federal level on Aug. 2, 1937. Most would agree that it remains at this status because it is very difficult for any politician to appear pro-drug or soft on crime.
Researchers find significant increase in painkillers prescribed to US ...
George Washington University researchers report dramatic increases in prescriptions of opioid analgesics, such as Percocet, Vicodin, oxycodone and Dilaudid, during U.S. emergency department visits from 2001 to 2010.
Bangor Daily News
Pingree, Michaud urge FDA to yank approval of potent new painkiller
Two members of Maine's congressional delegation are pressuring federal regulators to revoke approval of a new painkiller that's among the most powerful on the market.
Patient Requests for Specific Drugs Have Major Impact on Prescribing, Reports Study in Medical Care
Newswise - Philadelphia, Pa. - Patient requests for specific medications-including requests for brand-name drugs spurred by direct-to-consumer advertising-have a substantial impact on doctors' prescribing decisions, suggests a study in the April issue of Medical Care .
Thu Mar 13, 2014
WBKO-TV Bowling Green
Three Narcotics Found in Grayson County Toddler's System
Police say, Keaton Runsvold, who was 23 months old, was pronounced dead on January 16, 2014.
The Jersey Journal
New high-dose pain pill poses addiction problems, doctors warn
The FDA recently approved a new hydrocodone-based pain killer called Zohydro that has many doctors and pharmacists concerned.
The Washington Post
Maker of OxyContin developing tamper-resistant hydrocodone drug
The manufacturer of OxyContin said Wednesday that it had successfully tested a tamper-resistant form of another powerful painkiller, hydrocodone - an announcement that could upend this month's release of the controversial drug Zohydro, which has faced widespread criticism in part for its lack of such safety measures.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
The Washington Post
Husband of Dumfries day-care center owner is accused of selling drugs 'in and near' school
The husband of a Dumfries, Va., day-care operator was arrested Wednesday in a federal drug case that spurred speculation and worry across Prince William County after FBI agents descended on the facility.
Hydrocodone restrictions will put quotas on Vicodin production
Access to mixed hydrocodone painkillers such as AbbVie's Vicodin will be restricted and production limited if plans by the US Drug Enforcement Administation are cemented later this year.
Many searching for answers in prescription painkiller crisis
Oxycontin, Oxycodone, soon, perhaps Zohydro-prescription painkillers that are easily abused and some believe are the gateway drugs to skyrocketing heroin addiction among Indianapolis' and the nation's young people.
Oxycodone/Acetaminophen Combo Gets FDA Nod
The FDA has approved Xartemis XR extended-release tablets for the management of acute pain severe enough to require opioid treatment and for patients in whom alternative treatment options are ineffective, not tolerated, or would otherwise be inadequate.
Northern Michigan News
OxyContin maker to offer abuse-resistant Zohydro
The maker of OxyContin says it has completed testing of an abuse-resistant version of the painkiller hydrocodone, a surprise development that could derail sales of the recently launched Zohydro, which has been heavily criticized for lacking such safeguards.
Depomed Earns $10 Million Milestone for FDA Approval of...
Depomed, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Mallinckrodt plc's New Drug Application for XARTEMIS XR Extended-Release Tablets , previously known as MNK-795, for the management of acute pain severe enough to require opioid treatment and in patients for whom alternative treatment options are ineffective, not ... (more)
Tue Mar 11, 2014
NBC Action News
Increasing impact of heroin in Kansas City area
The United States Attorney General called the rising number of heroin deaths in the U.S. an urgent public crisis.