Neither a Wonder nor a Menace
U.S. District Court Rya W. Zobel probably made the right decision yesterday in striking down Gov. Deval Patrick's ban on the sale of the new pain-reliever Zohydro.
Foster's Daily Democrat
N.H. officials wary of new opioid painkiller Zohydro
Attorneys General in almost 30 states have come out in protest of a new painkiller, Zohydro, and New Hampshire's own attorney general is following suit.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Charleston Daily Mail
New drug raises concerns
A new prescription painkiller is causing some concern among law enforcement before it has even hit the shelves in West Virginia.
The Motley Fool
Wednesday's Top Health Care Stories: Zogenix, Endo, and Teva
Zogenix, the maker of the prescription painkiller Zohydro, is up 10% in pre-market trading this morning after a U.S. District Court judge stopped Massachusetts from banning sales of Zohydro yesterday.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Farmington Daily Times
Pet Poison Helpline releases list of top 10 toxins for dogs and cats
The veterinarians and toxicology experts at Pet Poison Helpline have released their top 10 list of household items that generated the most poison consultations for dogs and cats in 2013.
FDA to consider morphine-oxycodone combo pill
A closed sign is seen taped to the door of the Cabana Pharmacy after it was raided by the City of Miami Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit and Florida Department of Health on October 14, 2011, in Miami, Florida.
New Hampshire Public Radio -
In Midst of Opioid Crisis, Lawmakers Will Consider Banning A New Painkiller
A Senate committee will take up legislation Tuesday that would impose an 18-month moratorium on the new drug, an especially potent formulation of hydrocodone.
J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs
The world's biggest maker of health care products easily beat Wall Street expectations and raised its earnings outlook, driving up its shares to a new high for the year.
Natural News You Can Use: Try a better approach to inflammation
Komaroff and Roach report the usual pharmaceutical view of things concerning management of inflammation and pain, without fully disclosing the hazards of long-term damage to the gut, liver and kidneys, when relying on over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol or, in more severe cases, powerful drugs such as methotrexate, a potent immune system ... (more)
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Arguments in Zohydro ban case heard in court
U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel heard more arguments Monday in a lawsuit that claims the state is overstepping its authority in restricting drug use within Massachusetts in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Taking Blood Thinners With Certain Painkillers May Raise Bleeding Risk
People taking blood thinners to prevent clots in their legs or lungs may put themselves at risk for serious internal bleeding if they also take common painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen, researchers warn.
Iowa City Press-Citizen
Tightening the cap on hydrocodone
Allegations that a Des Moines pharmacist sold huge quantities of hydrocodone pills under the table to addicts illustrate why federal officials want to tighten rules on how the painkilling drug may be dispensed, a national addiction-treatment expert said.
is Tylenol Safe? By Sucharu Chris Prakash, MD
Tylenol is one of the most commonly used medicines. We reach for it when we are sick, be it for fever, pain, or even the flu.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Regulations replacing clinical judgment in treating pain
Thanks to Gov. John Kasich, state and local task forces, and news media, Ohioans are now aware of the state's opioid and heroin epidemic.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Let's Get The Zohydro Facts Straight
Rampant misinformation about Zohydroa ER continues to be reported by the media and echoed in Washington D.C. and some states' capitals.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Spot's Corner: Hide potential pet poisons
"If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much."
'Tamilflu Is No Better Than Tylenol At Fighting Flu'
Tamiflu and Relenza, the world's front-line defences against influenza, are only as effective as paracetamol or acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, at fighting the disease.
The Huffington Post
Oral Fixation: I Contracted a Flesh-Eating Bacteria and Lived to Tell
Oral Fixation creator Nicole Stewart says, "Karen boldly takes us deep into the unfathomable experience of life changing in an instant."
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Patent Issued for Intravenous Formulation with Water-Soluble...
In , a heart attack occurs approximately every 20 seconds. Aspirin inhibition of cyclooxygenase has been shown to be beneficial in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome and acute myocardial infarction.
IV Acetaminophen Shown Safe, Effective Managing Pain in Craniotomy Patients
Studies have shown that pain management in craniotomy patients is difficult. Physicians avoid prescribing narcotics - typically the medication of choice for pain management - because they impair the evaluation of brain function.