Tag: Opioid Drugs

TGA Announce Measures to Reduce Harm from Opioids

Pharmaceutical opioids are now responsible for far more deaths and poisoning hospitalisations in Australia than illegal opioids such as heroin. Every day in Australia, nearly 150 hospitalisations a...

Nektar Forms New CNS-Focused Company

Nektar Therapeutics announced the formation of Inheris Biopharma, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nektar and a CNS-focused company. Inheris will be responsible for launch preparation and commercial...

CDER Offers New Approach to Evaluate Fentanyl Meds Safety

As fentanyl analogs present a major risk to public health, and as these analogs can evade prosecution, the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) has de...

Purdue Pharma Entered into Agreement with Oklahoma

Purdue Pharma L.P. announced that it has entered into a landmark agreement with the state of Oklahoma that will establish a National Center for Addiction Studies and Treatment at Oklahoma State Univer...

FDA Failed Monitoring Program for Opioid Drug

A study has found that the FDA failed to design and implement an effective monitoring program for Transmucosal Immediate-Release Fentanyls. A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...

UK Researcher to Fight Opioid Addiction

A UK university has been awarded £2.4 million to research overprescribing of opioids, and how to improve treatment of patients with persistent pain without long-term use of these morphine-like drugs. ...

Painkillers Raise Risk of Pneumonia

A study has found that taking prescribed opioids raises the risk of pneumonia in individuals with and without HIV. The results of the study reinforces the concern that the prescription painkillers ...

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Files Lawsuit Against Pharma Companies

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors over their roles in the opioid epidemic, joining several other north country municipalities that ha...

Prescribing of Naloxone is Recommended by US HHS

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday recommended prescribing or co-prescribing the opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone, to high-risk patients. The agency’s recomm...

Russia will start producing powerful opioid analgesic from its own raw materials

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Russian Ministry of Health prepared a draft government decree to expand state quotas for manufacturing Remifentanil, a narcotic analgesic.

Clinical study of vaccine that blocks opioid dependence is going in Russia

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The vaccine against opiate dependence is being developed by the National Scientific Center (NSC) of Narcology, the leading institution of the Russian Ministry of Health in that area.

Russia plans to lift its ban on commercial cultivation of opium poppy

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The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade submitted to the government a draft law allowing cultivation of narcotic plants for pharmaceutical industry. This includes the opium poppy, which is used to manufacture painkillers.