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NYPD Chief Bratton And NY State Attorney Gen. Schneiderman Speak On The Community Overdose Prevention ProgramNYPD Chief Bratton And NY State Attorney Gen. Schneiderman Speak On The Community Overdose Prevention ProgramNYPD Chief Bratton And NY State Attorney Gen. Schneiderman Speak On The Community Overdose Prevention Program

Zohydro: Super Potent New Opiate Painkiller But Too Dangerous?

Is Zohydro, The Super Potent New Opiate Painkiller, Just Too Dangerous?
A new opiate painkiller with 5 to 10 times the power of Vicodin, set to hit the market in March, could trigger a...
Read more Feb 28 2014, 4:26am CST
 

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N.H. Ranks High In Prescriptions For Addictive Painkillers

Source: New Hampshire Public Radio

NYPD Chief Bratton And NY State Attorney Gen. Schneiderman Speak On The Community Overdose Prevention Program
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
 

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Top-line data from a Phase 3 clinical trial demonstrates that Zubsolv® is as effective as Suboxone® film in the treatment of opioid dependence

Source: Cision Wire

Vermont Battles With Deadly Heroin Epidemic
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
 

New painkiller 'Zohydro' raises more questions than answers

New painkiller 'Zohydro' raises more questions than answers
The Food and Drug Administration has been criticized for approving a new painkiller called Zohydro. The drug is considered to be highly addicting.
Read more Feb 27 2014, 9:57pm CST
 

Positive Results With Combo Tx for Opioid Dependence

Source: Medscape

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
 

Heroin Has Expanded Its User Base

Source: Scientific American

Compared with 50 years ago, today's heroin user is whiter, more suburban and had prescription opioids for a gateway. Dina Fine Maron reports.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
Full article at: Scientific American Jun 4 2014, 8:50am CDT
 

Community OOPPs can improve bystander responses to overdose of heroin

Source: News-Medical.net

NYPD Chief Bratton And NY State Attorney Gen. Schneiderman Speak On The Community Overdose Prevention Program
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
 

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Source: SouthCoastToday.com

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
 

Schumer proposes extra $100 million in anti-drug grant money, as state task force issues report on heroin, opioid addiction

Source: SILive.com

NYPD Chief Bratton And NY State Attorney Gen. Schneiderman Speak On The Community Overdose Prevention Program
"Thirty-five percent of all heroin seizures last year in America were in New York," Schumer said. ...
Full article at: SILive.com May 28 2014, 4:52pm CDT
 

Acetyl Fentanyl Deaths Spread To The Southeast

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued a health advisory today after conclusively linking...
Read more Feb 19 2014, 8:11pm CST