Health Highlights: Sept. 6, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: OxyContin Maker Gives $3.4 Million to Help Develop Cheaper Opioid Overdose Antidote A $3.4 million grant to help a nonprofit company develop a...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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On Friday, the FDA approved the first generic of the opioid overdose-reversing drug, Narcan, the life-saving nasal spray that currently sells in packs of two for between $130 and $150.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Geng-Hong Xia1†, Chao You1,2†, Xu-Xuan Gao1, Xiu-Li Zeng1, Jia-Jia Zhu1, Kai-Yu Xu3, Chu-Hong Tan1, Ruo-Ting Xu1, Qi-Heng Wu1, Hong-Wei Zhou3, Yan He4*‡ and Jia Yin1*‡ 1Department of Neurology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 2Department of Neurology, The First People's Hospital of Zunyi, Zunyi, China 3State Key Laboratory of Organ Failure Research, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 4Microbiome Medicine Center, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical Univ...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Marco Vacante1, Antonio Biondi1, Francesco Basile1, Roberto Ciuni1, Salvatore Luca1, Salomone Di Saverio2, Carola Buscemi3, Enzo Saretto Dante Vicari3 and Antonio Maria Borzì3* 1Department of General Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties, University of Catania, Catania, Italy 2Cambridge Colorectal Unit, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom 3Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Specialization School in Geriatrics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy There is a high prevalence of hypothyroidism in the elderly population, mainly among women. The mo...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Joseph Hocket got a $33,000 check in the mail from his insurance company to cover his broken jaw. They wanted him to pay his provider. Joseph used the money for drugs that killed him.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Condition:   Opioid Overdose Interventions:   Behavioral: Implementation Manual with External Facilitation Intervention;   Behavioral: Implementation Manual only Sponsors:   RTI International;   National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
It will be the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
It's the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The FDA is also considering whether naloxone should be routinely prescribed along with all or some opioid prescriptions in order to reduce the risk of overdose.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Wright State University is among a group of Ohio universities to receive federal funding in an effort to reduce the rate of drug overdose deaths. The WSU money will be part of a $65.9 million grant to Ohio research universities funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the National Institutes of Health's HEALing Communities Study. The goal is to "reduce overdose deaths by 40 percent over three years in selected commu nities by testing a set of proven prevention and treatment…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
Abstract Quetiapine overdose, although rare, is mainly linked with tachycardia, QTc-interval prolongation, somnolence, coma, hyperglycemia, and eventually hepatotoxicity and myocarditis. Extracorporeal techniques for quetiapine removal might be helpful, but only a few cases are reported in the literature. We here describe the case of a 27-year-old healthy woman, admitted to our Intensive Care Unit after voluntary quetiapine intake and successfully treated with CytoSorb hemoperfusion in combination with continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), in order to accelerate quetiapine elimination. This is the first pub...
Source: The International Journal of Artificial Organs - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Int J Artif Organs Source Type: research
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