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23 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Potent painkiller found mixed with heroin in Worcester

The rash of drug overdose deaths beginning this month in the city has ebbed, but police officials still don't believe heroin users are safe from possible deadly doses.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine

Mon Aug 25, 2014

McKnightsonline.com

Pharmacists object to further restrictions for hydrocodone combination products

Hydrocodone combination products such as Vicodin will now be in the same, more-restrictive category as OxyContin and fentanyl under the Controlled Substances Act, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday.y. The rule, which takes effect in 45 days, quickly drew criticism from pharmacist groups serving long-term care residents.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drug Enforcement Administration, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health, Pain, Healthcare Law, Law

Sun Aug 24, 2014

TwinCities

Chicago, 2 California counties sue over marketing of painkillers

As the country struggles to combat the growing abuse of heroin and opioid painkillers, a new battlefield is emerging: the courts.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marketing, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Examiner.com

This new designer drug is deadly

A relatively new designer street drug has been getting a lot of attention lately.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government

Los Angeles Times

DEA tightens controls on hydrocodone painkiller drugs

Hydrocodone combination painkillers such as Vicodin, shown here, will soon become Schedule II drugs, as tightly regulated as such frequently abused painkillers as OxyContin and fentanyl.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Law.com

Patient Agreements Help Avoid Liability for Prescribing Painkillers

Physicians and healthcare institutions have begun experimenting with new tactics to combat the recent dramatic increases in prescription drug abuse.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Wed Aug 20, 2014

SeacoastOnline

Cindy Sheppard sentenced for role in fatal Hampton crash

One of the surviving victims of a fatal car crash that claimed the lives of two bicyclists last year wasn't happy Wednesday that a drug dealer indicted in connection with the crash could serve as little as two years in prison.

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Related Topix: Hampton, NH, Drugs, Prison, Medicine

Tue Aug 19, 2014

BioSpace

Depomed, Inc. Prevails in Gralise?? ANDA Litigation Blocking Generic Entry Until 2024

Judge Pisano's ruling finds that Actavis infringes all seven Depomed patents asserted and upholds the validity of the patents.

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Related Topix: DepoMed, Startups, Medicine, Neurontin, Gabapentin (generic), Health, Pain, Diclofenac (generic), Voltaren, Cataflam

EurekAlert!

Opioid users breathe easier with novel drug to treat respiratory depression

August 19, 2014 - People taking prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain may be able to breathe a little easier, literally.

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Related Topix: Health, Pain, Medicine, Anesthesiology, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Methadone

Mon Aug 18, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Quasi-legal drug 15 times stronger than heroin hides in plain sight

Emergency physicians should expect "an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses," but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl fentanyl, an opiate that is mixed into street drugs marketed as heroin.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Prison, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Drug Testing

This is Local London

Mother pays tribute to son killed by drug overdose at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A mother last week paid a heart-wrenching tribute to her son who was killed by a drug overdose at Queen Elizabeth Hospital .

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Related Topix: Medicine

Sat Aug 16, 2014

PR-inside.com

Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Medical Equipment - Deals and Alliances Profile - New Study Released

It undertakes the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceutical products.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Noven Pharmaceuticals, Marketing, Medicine, ADHD, Health, Chronic Pain, Pain

Thu Aug 14, 2014

York Dispatch

Anti-heroin rally in Dover on Saturday

A Dover Township woman who lost her son when he took pure fentanyl is holding an anti-heroin rally in Dover on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Dover, PA, Medicine, York County, PA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Insys Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

Second quarter 2014 highlights include: Revenues from SubsysA were $54.6 million, up 195% compared with second quarter 2013 sales of $18.5 million; Net income increased to $9.5 million, or $0.28 per basic and $0.26 per diluted share, compared to net income of $4.5 million, or $0.18 per basic and $0.17 per diluted share, for the second quarter of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs, Food and Drug Administration

Foster's Daily Democrat

Jury selection in drug diversion case set for Dec. 8

A tentative jury selection date in December has been scheduled for the trial of Donald Penney, a former Frisbie Memorial Hospital employee charged with diverting narcotic medication from patients.

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Related Topix: Rochester, NH, Medicine, Health, Pain, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic)

Mon Aug 11, 2014

GlobeNewswire

Galena Biopharma Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

Abstral sublingual tablet net revenue was $2.3 million in Q2 2014 and $4.5 million in 1H 2014.

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Related Topix: Biotech, RXi Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Healthcare Law, Law, Oncology

McKnightsonline.com

Animal therapy reduces pain medication intake, researchers find

Well-designed programs to coordinate care for patients with complex needs can reduce Medicare expenditures, including skilled nursing facility costs, according to an issue brief released Thursday by The Commonwealth Fund.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Fri Aug 08, 2014

SeacoastOnline

Hospital suit alleges woman was deprived of pain meds

A Stratham woman is suing Exeter Hospital after claiming she suffered pain for an hour because an emergency medical technician stole the drug fentanyl to feed his drug habit and never administered it to her.

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Related Topix: Stratham, NH, Medicine

Thu Aug 07, 2014

GantDaily.com

Painkiller drug sales seen dropping by 2020

London, England, United Kingdom - Prescription drug sales are forecast to exceed $1 trillion by 2020, according to a new report of EvaluatePharma, an analyst of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Food and Drug Administration, Methadone

ABC 27

Police: Robber ate woman's pain patch

A central Pennsylvania man was arrested after he stole and then ate a woman's prescription pain patch, according to police.

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Related Topix: Palo Alto, PA, Schuylkill Haven, PA, Medicine

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