15 hrs ago
Fentanyl Skin Patches - Use and Dispose of Safely Says Regulator
This follows reports to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency of these patches accidentally sticking to other people's skin on contact.
'Pain-patch' warning to patients
Patients using patches containing potent painkillers are being urged to ensure they are thrown away carefully, by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency .
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Coroner: 2 recent deaths drug-related accidents
Stephen Nonn says 40-year-old Cleophus Richardson died in May after being found unresponsive in his Wood River home.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The Jersey Journal
Trenton man charged in overdose death in Stafford
TOMS RIVER - Authorities in Ocean County said today they charged a Trenton man with supplying a deadly batch of heroin to a Stafford Township man.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Depomed Announces District Court Order in ANDA Litigation
Depomed, Inc. today announced that on July 17, 2014, Judge Joel A. Pisano of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey entered an order preliminarily enjoining Actavis Elizabeth LLC and Actavis Inc. from marketing a generic version of Gralise prior to the Court's issuance of an opinion in the matter.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
The Star Press
AG claims pharmacist unfit to practice
James McGrady doesn't worry as much about his locally owned pharmacy being robbed or burglarized since he stopped dispensing controlled substances, which include drugs with a potential for abuse or dependence like the pain relievers oxycodone, fentanyl and Vicodin.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
9 Investigates: Family torn apart by prescriptions
In the quiet moments, Darlene Hudson remembers her son will's smile and spirit, seen in the photos that decorate her Albemarle home.
Deadly drug is like 'poison in a package'
A deadly synthetic opiate is causing new concern, especially in Ocean County where law enforcement officials are already dealing with a heroin epidemic .
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Ontario dentists wary of over-prescribing opioids
Ontario's governing body for dentists is drafting new guidelines for opioids to try to cut down on their over-prescription.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Civil Commitment: If You Build It They Will Come
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 123, Section 35 permits the court to involuntarily commit to an inpatient substance abuse treatment someone whose alcohol or drug use puts themselves or others at risk.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
UPDATE 1-BioDelivery, Endo painkiller effective in study
Endo International Plc and BioDelivery Sciences International Inc said their experimental pain drug was found effective in a second late-stage trial.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Rash of fatal overdoses in Montreal could be linked to fentanyl
A rash of opiate overdoses in Montreal has doctors, community workers, public health officials and drug users all very concerned about the possibility heroin is being cut with other, more powerful substances.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
New Hampshire Public Radio -
N.H. Ranks High In Prescriptions For Addictive Painkillers
New Hampshire doctors are among the nation's most prolific prescribers of Oxycontin and other opioids, according to a government report released Tuesday that analyzed the state-by-state use of highly addictive painkillers.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Single-nucleotide polymorphism in the human mu opioid receptor gene...
Single-nucleotide polymorphism in the human mu opioid receptor gene alters I2-endorphin binding and activity: Possible implications for opiate addiction Opioid drugs play important roles in the clinical management of pain, as well as in the development and treatment of drug abuse.
Insys Therapeutics Reaffirms Second Quarter 2014 Revenue Guidance
Revenue from sales of Subsys is expected to exceed $52.0 million for the quarter, as compared with $18.5 million during the second quarter of 2013.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
DEA details path of deadly heroin blend to N.E.
Nearly all the heroin that has plagued New England with fatal overdoses in recent months is produced in Colombia and shipped to Mexico, where authorities believe drug cartels add the painkiller fentanyl to make a potent combination destined for the United States, the region's top drug enforcement official said.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Has Alabama's heroin epidemic reached the River Region?
Much of the heroin had been altered with fentanyl, a pain medication, contributing to the death of at least two people in Alabama.
Asbury Park Press
Hello Kitty heroin may be tainted in Ocean CountyHello Kitty heroin...
Hello Kitty heroin may be tainted in Ocean County Heroin found at the scene of the Stafford death was almost entirely composed of Fentanyl.
The Baltimore Sun
Maryland drug overdose deaths jump
An alarming spike in heroin and other drug overdose deaths in Maryland has prompted what the state's health secretary calls an "all hands on deck" effort to investigate and treat addiction.
22 indicted in heroin distribution conspiracy blamed for 2 Florence deaths
A federal grand jury returned a 23-count indictment, charging 22 people with offense related to a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of heroin and fentanyl in Tennessee, Alabama, and Missouri.