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Opioids in Chronic Pain not so helpful

I was surprised since mostly chronic pain patients end up on opioids like oxycontin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl.


The untimely death of opioid substitution treatment in Crimea

Image by Bogdan Seredyak

In the last decade, Ukraine has built a reputation as the leader of harm reduction in Eastern Europe. Opioid substitution treatment (OST) with buprenorphine commenced in 2004, with methadone being approved by the Ukrainian Ministry of Health in 2007. 360 more words


FDA Approves Hand-Held Opioid Overdose Treatment

Yesterday, the FDA approved Evzio, a hand-held device that delivers a single dose of naxalone, which reverses the effects of opioid overdose such as stopped breathing and lost consciousness. 214 more words

Prescription Drug Safety

FDA Expands Access to Overdose Antidote to Stem Opiate Addiction Epidemic

Correction appended April 7, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first auto-injecting version of Naloxone as part of the government’s efforts to control the epidemic of opiate addiction and overdoses from narcotic drugs, which include prescription medications such as morphine, oxycontin, and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs like heroin. 1,406 more words

#PainAdelaide part 2

As well as presenting the very best in up to date pain science, PainAdelaide is also very tightly run thanks to ‘If-you-run-overtime-I’ll-put-a-fish-in-your-glovebox’ Moseley. Lunch was no exception with the well fed crowd being ushered back to their seats for a very special session. 1,996 more words

Science And The World


There’s a saying that goes something like “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room*”.  There was no chance that I was in the wrong room today with PainAdelaide, … 844 more words

Science And The World

New OxyContin® to increase risk of harm in Australia

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In Australia, OxyContin® is the most popular form of oxycodone – a drug that 31% of people who inject drugs (PWIDs) reported using in 2013. 357 more words