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Common nerve pain drug linked to suicidal behavior, overdose

(Reuters Health) – A class of medications used for nerve and muscle pain, including the popular drug Lyrica, increases users’ risks for suicidal behavior, unintentional overdoses, injuries and car accidents – and the risks are particularly high for teens and young adults, new research shows. Lyrica (pregabalin) and the older drug gabapentin, collectively known as… Read More »

Trial shows antihypertension drug may improve pancreatic cancer outcomes

 Locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) — a tumor that, while still confined to the pancreas, involves major abdominal blood vessels — is one of the worst forms of an already deadly tumor, as it cannot be removed surgically. Now a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center clinical trial of a treatment protocol combining intensive chemotherapy and radiation… Read More »

Big drug distributor pays $22 million to settle U.S. opioid charges

(Reuters) – Morris & Dickson Co, one of the largest U.S. wholesale drug distributors, agreed to pay $ 22 million in civil penalties to settle U.S. government charges that it failed to report thousands of suspicious orders of the opioids hydrocodone and oxycodone. The U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday that the Shreveport, Louisiana-based… Read More »