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2 hrs ago | BioSpace

FDA Approves Purdue Pharma L.P.??'s Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

FDA Approves Purdue Pharma's Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller July 28, 2014 By Renee Morad , BioSpace.com Breaking News Staff The Food and Drug Administration approved a drug combining oxycodone and naloxone that is designed to discourage abuse by those addicted to painkillers.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Startups, BioSpace.com, Medicine

6 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Use of illicit drugs becomes part of Silicon Valley's work culture

From the way the Santa Cruz cops talk about it, the security camera video that captured a reputed high-price call girl injecting the 51-year-old tech veteran with a fatal dose of the drug aboard his yacht in Santa Cruz was surely horrific.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Social Software, Twitter, Medicine, Drug Testing

Sun Jul 27, 2014

O-R Online

Heroin replacing prescription drugs as choice for addicts

Not so many months ago, prescription painkillers were blamed for most of the drug-related woes in Washington County, from crime to overdoses.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Washington County, PA, Medicine, Washington, PA

Bangor Daily News

Prescription tracking at 10: Maine police, doctors, lawmakers...

"I remember the first day I took a Vicodin, to a tee," says the 44-year-old lobsterman from Brunswick.

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Related Topix: Maine, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drugs, Life, Veteran Affairs

Sat Jul 26, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Hundreds march to raise awareness of drug abuse in Bergen County

Anne Pless, left front, and Susan MacMillan, right front, lead the walk as they arrive at Northern Highlands during the walk.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Bergen County, NJ, Mahwah, NJ, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Medicine

Fri Jul 25, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Brandon doctor draws 20 years in prison for pill mill conspiracy

But on Thursday, a federal judge sent Dr. Ronald John Heromin, 58, of Brandon to 20 years in prison anyway for illicitly prescribing thousands of pain pills around Tampa and Miami.

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SeacoastOnline

Portsmouth man charged with selling Oxycodone

The Police Department's new High Intensity Drug Interdiction Team arrested a resident of Feaster Apartments Friday on a charge alleging his sale of Oxycodone, said Deputy Police Chief Corey MacDonald.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Portsmouth, NH, Medicine

GlobalNews

Health Canada looking for ways to make opioid prescriptions safer

In a call for proposals published Friday, the federal government said it's looking for suggestions on how to make prescribing safer, including better training and education for the health professionals giving out these powerful painkillers - badly needed by some but fatal for others.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs

PhysOrg Weblog

Race affects opioid selection for cancer pain

Racial disparities exist in the type of opioid prescribed for cancer pain, according to a study published online July 21 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian

News Observer

FDA approves a new OxyContin

Purdue Pharma's Targiniq ER combines a long-acting form of the opioid analgesic oxycodone with the medication naloxone, which is commonly used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Brattleboro Reformer

Police: New Hampshire woman forged prescriptions in Bellows Falls

A New Hampshire woman faces 10 felonies and has been barred from a Bellows Falls pharmacy after authorities said she fraudulently obtained hundreds of prescription painkiller pills there.

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Related Topix: Bellows Falls, VT, Drugs, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Washington Post

Virginia doctor Nibedita Mohanty indicted on charges of running deadly 'pill mill'

Under the guise of treating chronic pain, a doctor in Stafford, Va., ran a "pill mill" that led to a patient's fatal overdose, according to an indictment in federal court in Alexandria.

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Related Topix: Stafford, VA, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Prison

Molecular Pain

Exploring pharmacological activities and signaling of morphinans...

Opioid analgesics are the most effective drugs for the treatment of moderate to severe pain.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian

Kansas City InfoZine

Extended-release Oxycodone with Abuse-deterrent Properties Approved

Targiniq ER is the second ER/LA opioid analgesic with FDA-approved labeling describing the product's abuse-deterrent properties consistentwith the FDA's 2013 draft guidance for industry, Abuse-Deterrent Opioids - Evaluation and Labeling.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law

CNN

Denver mom survives prescription drug abuse epidemic

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.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

CNN

New abuse-deterrent painkiller approved

In the painkiller world, oxycodone and naloxone will seem like strange bedfellows.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Food and Drug Administration

The Hill

FDA approves abuse-deterrent painkiller

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced the approval of Targiniq ER, an extended-release painkiller designed to combat abuse and counter a national scourge of prescription drug abuse.

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ABC News

FDA Approves New Painkiller From OxyContin Maker

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.

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

KHOU-TV Houston

FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker

The powerful painkiller, manufactured to relieve the pain of seriously ill people, is being used by some addicts to achieve a high similar to a heroin rush.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Drugs

New Canaan News-Review

Man tried to buy oxycodone with fake prescription

A man attempted to use a fraudulent prescription to buy oxycodone at Walgreens, 36 Pine St., New Canaan police said.

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Related Topix: Medicine, New Canaan, CT, Westport, CT

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