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9 hrs ago | 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, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Medicine, Methadone

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Dr. Roach: No evidence narcotics can help heal colitis

Dear Dr. Roach : I have a very close relative who has ulcerative colitis and who was very ill a few years ago.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Colitis, Health, Drugs, Ulcerative Colitis, Mesalamine (generic), Asacol, Pentasa, Diarrhea

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 2-U.S. court reverses Massachusetts ban on Zogenix pain drug

A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday stopped Massachusetts from implementing a ban on the sale of Zogenix Inc's prescription painkiller Zohydro, saying federal law superseded the state's action.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Health, Pain, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Food and Drug Administration

Freshnews

New Painkiller Offers Potential for Abuse and Addiction

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, the nation's leading center for women and adolescent girls struggling with addiction, eating disorders, trauma and co-occurring disorders, warns the new narcotic painkiller Zohydro poses a great potential for abuse and addiction.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic)

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Drugs.com

Health Highlights: April 14, 2014

A growing number of pregnant women in the United States are being prescribed powerful narcotic painkillers, even though little is known about the risks to a developing fetus.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Drugs, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Publishing, Media, New Times, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

The Washington Post

Ban some pain-killers? Here are 6 common opioids.

The Food and Drug Administration's approval in the fall of a controversial new painkiller, Zohydro, added more fuel to a long-running fight over how to treat people with chronic pain while not exacerbating the nation's prescription drug epidemic.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Health, Pain, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Sports

Kevin, M.D.

Caught between patient satisfaction and prescription drug abuse

The creatures cause pain by being born, and live by inflicting pain, and in pain they mostly die.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Medicine, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic), Drugs, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

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.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA, Medicine, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic)

Sun Apr 13, 2014

WLBT-TV Jackson

Painkillers need more restrictions, FDA says

The F-D-A says popular painkillers need to have more restrictions in an attempt to cut down on abuse.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain

Concord Monitor

Officials warn against ads popping up for medicinal marijuana cards

Jeff Vachon, of Franklin, smokes medicinal marijuana while in the woods on Saturday morning, April 12, 2014.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Medicine

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Pharmaceutical Processing

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.

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Related Topix: Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Health, Pain, Chronic Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Police, doctors share drug ideas

The physician had become one of the doctors well-known on the streets by drug seekers, Brandon told about 50 medical professionals, police and addiction specialists at a forum on prescription drug abuse Thursday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Drug Enforcement Administration

Sunherald.com

Maine Medicaid rules reduce narcotic prescriptions

Officials of MaineCare, the state's version of Medicaid covering the poor and disabled, credit the new rules for a 17 percent drop last year in how many patients take opioid painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin in 2013, compared to 2012.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Maine, Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Russia Taday

'Potentially lethal narcotic' inches closer to public sale amid opiate epidemic

A major drug manufacturer has filed suit in an attempt to stop Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick from enacting a statewide ban on its product after medical professionals warned that patients who ingest the painkiller could be making a fatal mistake.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

WLBT-TV Jackson

Painkillers need more restrictions, FDA says

The F-D-A says popular painkillers need to have more restrictions in an attempt to cut down on abuse.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Health.com

FDA Approves Quick-Acting Drug to Reverse Prescription Painkiller ODs

The first prescription treatment that can be used by family members or caregivers to treat an overdose of narcotic painkillers has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Health, Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic)

Reuters

Zogenix files lawsuit against Massachusetts over painkiller ban

Zogenix Inc said it sought a restraining order against an order by Massachusetts officials blocking sales of its FDA-approved painkiller, Zohydro.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Medicine

Sun Apr 06, 2014

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first naloxone prescription product - Evzio - for the treatment of possible overdose of opioids, to be administered by anyone.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Health, Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic)

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Hospitals in Vt., NH reject powerful painkiller

Fletcher Allen Health Care, Rutland Regional Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center all confirmed Friday that they will not be stocking a drug that hit the markets last month called Zohydro.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Health, Pain

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