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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

QRxPharma Plunges After U.S. Panel Fails to Back New Painkiller

QRxPharma Ltd. plunged the most since its initial share sale in 2007 after failing to win the backing of U.S. regulatory advisers for a painkiller that combines two opioids in an attempt to reduce side effects.

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

Tue Apr 22, 2014

CBS 47

FDA panel rejects new combination narcotic painkiller

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

The Miami Herald

FDA panel rejects combination pain pill

The combination pill, Moxduo, was developed by QRxPharma with the aim of decreasing dangerous side effects of prescription painkillers, including breathing problems, nausea and vomiting.

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

ABC News

FDA Panel Rejects Combination Pain Pill

The combination pill, Moxduo, was developed by QRxPharma with the aim of decreasing dangerous side effects of prescription painkillers, including breathing problems, nausea and vomiting.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain

News Observer

Triangle firefighters, police train to revive drug overdose victims

A detail photo of a tube of Naloxone Hydrochloride, also known as Narcan. Narcan is a nasal spray used as an antidote for opiate drug overdoses.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Carrboro, NC, Wake County, NC, Hillsborough, NC, Healthcare Law, Law

WGBH

Powerful Narcotic Painkiller Up For FDA Approval

Morphine and oxycodone are strong narcotic pain relievers on their own. Moxduo, a drug now up for FDA approval, would combine morphine and oxycodone in a single capsule.

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

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Star Tribune

FDA approval of opioid painkiller raises fears of abuse

Nearly half of the nation's 38,329 drug overdose deaths in 2010 involved painkillers like hydrocodone and oxycodone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

The Daily News-Record

#1 - NEW: Local Defense Attorney Arrested Anew

Harrisonburg Police charged Walter Green IV, 61, of Harrisonburg, was charged with felony possession of oxycodone, felony possession of Percocet and misdemeanor possession of lorazepam.

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Related Topix: Harrisonburg, VA, Medicine, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Rockingham County, VA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Broadway, VA

St. Petersburg Times

Oldsmar doctor faces more charges in pill mill investigation

Three years after he was arrested and accused of prescribing pain pills to people who didn't need them, Dr. Paul K. Awa of Oldsmar is facing a second battery of drug trafficking charges.

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Related Topix: Oldsmar, FL, Medicine, Hillsborough County, FL, Thonotosassa, FL

GlobeNewswire

Studies, Reporting Significant Reduction in Chronic Pain Via...

New study data, to be presented at this month's annual meeting of the American Pain Society in Tampa, report a sharp drop in the level of chronic pain reported by patients after using pharmacy compounded non-opioid prescription pain creams.

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Related Topix: Health, Pain, Chronic Pain

Cleveland.com

Road to hell: Prescription drugs took local teen from car accident to ...

Her story, told as an unnamed victim in the trial against the now-convicted child sex-trafficker Jeremy Mack , began with a car accident in 2008, her freshman year of high school, and the OxyContin prescription to deal with pain.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Daily Times

On pot, take careful steps

That shift reflects a softer attitude among Americans toward the smoking of cannabis, most commonly known as pot.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Maryland Government, Maryland

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

Fatal overdoses see another rise in '12

Ask 2-year-old Jazlen Harden where her mother is, and she has two answers. The first person she points to is her mother's twin sister, Beth Carey, who has cared for her this past year.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marion, OH, Ohio, Medicine, Cuyahoga County, OH

MLive.com

Dearborn Heights doctor convicted of illegally prescribing 3.7 million pain pills in two years

The Centers for disease control says pain killers like OxyContin are responsible for more overdose deaths than cocaine and heroin combined.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Dearborn Heights, MI, Health, Pain, Drugs

Business Journal

U.S. Attorney: pill mill doctor guilty of conspiracy

A federal jury has found Dr. Ronald John Heromin , 58, of Brandon, guilty of conspiracy to distribute and dispense Oxycodone and Alprazolam, not for legitimate medical purposes, and not in the usual course of professional practice.

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Related Topix: Prison, us Travel, Travel, Medicine, Federal Prisons, Drug Enforcement Administration, Tampa, FL

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Northern Virginia Daily

New clinic to provide outpatient treatment to opiate addicts

When Steven Singer, executive director of Addiction Recovery Systems-Winchester, interviewed for his position, he said his employers told him they were convinced he was right for the job after just one line: "It's about time someone actually wants to bring this to the community," Singer told his interviewer.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Medicine, Methadone

Reuters

FDA wants stronger warning labels for long-acting opioids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring labels of all long-acting opioids to say they should be used strictly for patients in severe pain, a response to surging overdoses and deaths each year from the widely used pain medicines.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law, Medicine, Health, Pain, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic)

Examiner.com

'We don't think we need new opioids': An exclusive interview with Andrew Kolodny

Tyler, 22, who recently got out of a rehab program for heroin addiction, shows his prescription for Suboxone, a maintenance treatment for opioid dependence, on February 5, 2014 in Burlington, Vermont.

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

CBS Local

Jefferson County Deputy Gets Probation For Steroids

Court documents in the case of former deputy Ryan Jordan indicate Jordan entered a guilty plea on Monday to possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

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Related Topix: Deputy, IN, Medicine

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Fentanyl among 'most dangerous' abused drugs

MANITOWOC -- Victor Gadzinski, 39, was found dead at his residence in the 1300 block of South 13th St. on Feb. 9. Toxicology tests showed that fentanyl was a contributing factor to his death and that he had more than three times the therapeutic range on the drug in his system.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic), Drugs, Manitowoc, WI, Manitowoc County, WI

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