Opioid

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Name: Opioid
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 30 mins ago - 2 reports

Doctors must do more to fight pain pill abuse, state says

Pennsylvania physicians should consider giving powerful pain medications in trial doses and be ready to cancel prescriptions for patients who don’t seem to be making progress toward getting off them, according to new pain-pill prescribing guidelines for ... [Published The Intelligencer - 30 mins ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 32 mins ago - 2 reports

Neighbors speak out against proposed methadone clinic

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Neighbors from the lower West Side, Allentown and Elmwood Village communities are gathering Thursday evening to voice their opposition to a proposed methadone clinic on Virginia Street.A plan to set up the clinic inside Hispanics ... [Published WIVB - 32 mins ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 3 reports

New Pa. Guidelines on Prescription Narcotics

HARRISBURG - Doctors and state officials introduced new guidelines aimed at tackling Pennsylvania's prescription drug abuse crisis.Developed by the State Drug and Alcohol Program and the State Health Department, the voluntary recommendations deal with ... [Published WTAJ-TV - 2 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 3 reports

Kaleo announces U.S. availability of EVZIO for emergency treatment of opioid overdose

Kaleo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, today announced the United States (U.S.) commercial availability of EVZIO for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, as manifested by respiratory ... [Published News-Medical.Net - 10 hours ago]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 7 reports

Lightlake Signs Agreement with Commercial Contract Manufacturer

Agreement to commence production of naloxone-based opioid overdose reversal treatment. ... [Published Technology Networks - 11 hours ago]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 3 reports

Governor tackles prescription drug abuse

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner E. Douglas Varney and others recently announced “Prescription for Success,” the state’s plan to prevent and treat prescription drug abuse ... [Published Lebanon Democrat - 20 hours ago]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 4 reports

Update on Tamper-Proof Hydrocodone Products

Abuse-deterrent single-entity hydrocodone products are edging closer to market.Purdue Pharma LP has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FD) has granted Priority Review designation for its once-daily single-entity hydrocodone bitartrate ... [Published Diabetes Care - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 2 reports

Opioid Painkiller Prescribing Varies Widely Among States

Where You Live Makes a DifferenceHealth care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2012 – many more in some states than in others – according to a Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and ... [Published RxList - Jul 09 2014]
Entities: anodyne, Opioid, Overdose
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 3 reports

Drugs a leading cause of premature death among young adults

Sub-title:One of eight deaths related to opiod use, research findsAuthor:Geoff KoehlerPicture:One of every eight deaths among young adults in Ontario is related to opioids, making the drugs a leading cause of premature death, researchers have found.The ... [Published University of Toronto - Jul 09 2014]
Entities: Opioid, Overdose, Drugs
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 2 reports

Who Profits From Prohibition?

Lee Fang contends that big pharma (and painkiller interests) are bankrolling anti-marijuana campaigns:People in the United States, a country in which painkillers are routinely overprescribed, now consume more than 84 percent of the entire worldwide supply ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 6 reports

Health Canada moves to limit abuse of opioid-based painkillers

Health Canada wants to make it harder for Canadians to abuse prescription drugs.The agency is going to force manufacturers of all opioid-based painkillers to make their products resistant to crushing for a quick high.Right now only the well-known oxycodone ... [Published CTV News - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 4 reports

Preventing opioid deaths

Category: Hamilton, Health, OntarioTags: opioids, prevention, St. Michael's HospitalDoctors and scientists at St. Michaels Hospital are sounding the alarm about opioid use in Ontario. In a recent study — the group found opioid related overdose deaths ... [Published CHCH.com - Jul 08 2014]

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"Everything under the sun, from Adderall to Percocet to hydrocodone, oxycodone, you name it," Mike says. " 'My knee is hurting.' 'Well here, here you go.' Well, several of them got dependent. And I guess there's that fine line between what's dependency [and] what's addiction."
"This seems to be one of the easiest and first steps to take. Leftover prescription drugs are being abused – people get hooked on these pills and then they turn to heroin, which is cheap and easy to get."
...abuse is one that concerns Pennsylvania physicians across the state," said Bruce A MacLeod, MD, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. "As an emergency physician, I see the devastating impact of prescription drugdrug abuse on a regular basis. It's an epidemic that does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, or gender, and no community is immune."

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Doctors must do more to fight pain pill abuse, ... [Published The Intelligencer - 30 mins ago]
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Veterans Face Another Battle: Fighting Prescrip... [Published NPR - 2 hours ago]
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Erie County urges to block methadone clinic on ... [Published Buffalo News - 4 hours ago]
Grayslake offers prescription medication disposal [Published Chicago Tribune - 4 hours ago]
A Look at Opioid Use During Pregnancy [Published Physicians Weekly - 4 hours ago]
Task force issues narcotic drug prescription gu... [Published Upper St. Clair Patch - 4 hours ago]
CDC Expanding Quality of Care Efforts [Published Health Leaders - 5 hours ago]
Pennsylvania Releases Guidelines for Physicians... [Published BusinessWeek - 5 hours ago]
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Substance Use in Anesthesiology Residents [Published Physicians Weekly - 6 hours ago]
Google Exec’s Heroin Death a Sign of Drug Troub... [Published FOXBusiness.com - 6 hours ago]
New Heroin Antidote Law Raises Questions [Published Washington Missourian - 6 hours ago]
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Newport businessman challenges Paiva Weed [Published Jamestown Press - 7 hours ago]
Current: Sunshine may be as addictive as heroin [Published WCIA 3 - 8 hours ago]
Providence Police equipped with Narcan [Published ABC6.com - 9 hours ago]
Providence police now carry Narcan to reverse o... [Published Providence Journal - 9 hours ago]
HEAT conference tackles opioid abuse [Published Wicked Local Stoneham - 10 hours ago]
Kaleo announces U.S. availability of EVZIO for ... [Published News-Medical.Net - 10 hours ago]
Lightlake Signs Agreement with Commercial Contr... [Published Technology Networks - 11 hours ago]
MonoSol Rx Appoints Joseph Crusco Director of B... [Published Town Hall - 11 hours ago]
Legalization won’t solve issues, drug czar says [Published Columbus Dispatch - 11 hours ago]
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Pennsylvania Releases Guidelines for Physicians... [Published PR Newswire: Health - 5 hours ago]
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of Governor Tom Corbett, the Pennsylvania Departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Health, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Medical Society, today released statewide guidelines ...
EVZIO™ (naloxone HCl injection) Auto-Injector N... [Published PR Newswire: Health - 12 hours ago]
RICHMOND, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaleo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, today announced the United States (U.S.) commercial availability of EVZIO for the emergency treatment of known or suspected ...
Lightlake inks deal with contract manufacturer ... [Published PBR - News - 15 hours ago]
UK-based biopharmaceutical firm Lightlake Therapeutics has signed an agreement with a commercial contract manufacturer to start production of its opioid overdose reversal treatment, naloxone, an injectable medicine that can reverse the overdose of prescription ...
Obama's 'Third Way' Looks a Lot Like the War on... [Published Hit & Run - Jul 09 2014]
<p><img alt="" height="206" src="http://cloudfront-media.reason.com/mc/jsullum/2014_07/Michael-Botticcelli-cropped.jpg?h=206&w=275" title="Acting ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli|||ONDCP" width="275" style="float: right;"/&gt;We know President Obama ...
Opioid Deaths Highest in Younger Patients [Published MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for ph ... - Jul 09 2014]
(MedPage Today) -- Deaths involving opioids proved to be a particular problem among younger people in one Canadian province, researchers reported. ...
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BioCorRx, Inc. Eliminates Nearly $1,000,000 of ... [Published GlobeNewswire: Advertising News - Jul 09 2014]
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