A new opiate painkiller with 5 to 10 times the power of Vicodin, set to hit the market in March, could trigger a...
Feb 28 2014, 4:26am CST
Source: New Hampshire Public Radio
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.The Granite State ranked third in the country, behind Maine and Delaware, for per-capita prescriptions of Oxycontin, fentanyl and other long-acting opioids in 2012, even as it ranked relatively low – 39th – for ove ...
Full article at: New Hampshire Public Radio
Jul 1 2014, 3:43pm CDT
Source: Cision Wire
Uppsala, Sweden – June 25, 2014 – Orexo announces top-line data from a Phase 3 clinical trial demonstrating that Zubsolv® (buprenorphine/naloxone CIII sublingual tablet) is as effective as Suboxone® film in the treatment of opioid dependence. The results from a randomized, non-inferiority, multicenter, comparative trial (N=758) establish that, despite a 29 % lower dose, Zubsolv provides equivalent efficacy compared to Suboxone film in patients who are opioid dependent. The ...
Full article at: Cision Wire
Jun 25 2014, 1:30am CDT
The Food and Drug Administration has been criticized for approving a new painkiller called Zohydro. The drug is considered to be highly addicting.
Feb 27 2014, 9:57pm CST
Orexo AB announced new topline results of 2 clinical trials with a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone for buprenorphine induction and plans to pursue approval of an expanded label i ...
Full article at: Medscape
Jun 24 2014, 2:23pm CDT
Community opioid overdose prevention programs (OOPPs)-including the use of naloxone for rapid drug reversal-can improve bystander responses to overdose of heroin and related drugs, according to a review in the June Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the Americ ...
Full article at: News-Medical.net
Jun 4 2014, 5:08am CDT
Dr. Christopher Coakley had been sued by the family of former patient Todd Adams, who alleged in a lawsuit that Coakley was responsible for Adams' 2007 heart attack death for overprescribing opioid ...
Full article at: SouthCoastToday.com
May 29 2014, 1:33pm CDT
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued a health advisory today after conclusively linking...
Feb 19 2014, 8:11pm CST