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FDA committee rejects Intellipharmaceutics’ opioid drug Aximris

FDA committee rejects Intellipharmaceutics’ opioid drug Aximris

Aximris was developed as an abuse and alcohol-deterrent controlled-release oral formulation of oxycodone hydrochloride for pain relief. ... Given the clinical make-up of the drug, the FDA compared its abuse-deterrent properties to OxyContin.

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    9.5. Savant HWP / National Institute on Drug Abuse. Development grant. ... 18-MC (18-methoxycoronaridine) as a treatment for drug addiction, obesity and compulsive behaviour.

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    By Emma Gorton, Senior Director at Hanover Communications. On 17 June 1971, President Nixon declared drug abuse as America’s ‘public enemy number one’ and launched what has since become known ... And not forgetting cannabis, a drug which is booming

  • Confidential contracting – the road to flexible pricing

    A post on  drug pricing by Joseph Jimenez, then CEO of Novartis, attracted a lot of attention in 2016. ... The use of growth hormones (GH) among adolescents is concerning, particularly if the patient is an athlete or has a bodybuilder relative who could

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    The use of growth hormones (GH) among adolescents is concerning, particularly if the patient is an athlete or has a bodybuilder relative who could abuse the access to the drug. ... Easypod is an electromechanical injection device that delivers the GH

  • "Legal highs" ruling leaves illegal labs laughing

    We have also pitched for agents designed to treat opioid overdose and alcohol abuse.  . ... Drug abuse is a massive medical and social problem in the UK, and it has been compounded by the availability of new psychoactive agents virtually everywhere.

  • How digital content is helping physicians curb the opioid abuse epidemic

    using their state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) database before prescribing opioids to a patient. ... After all, having physicians more frequently access these state PMDPs at the point of prescription can go a long way to preventing

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