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Judge blocks Massachusetts ban on Zohydro


From ABC News  –  U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction after the maker of the drug, Zogenix, argued in a lawsuit that the ban ordered by Gov. Deval Patrick last month is unconstitutional. Zobel said in issuing the injunction that Massachusetts appears to have overstepped its authority in banning …

FDA approves new hand-held auto-injector


First naloxone treatment specifically designed to be given by family members or caregivers. FDA News Release: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a prescription treatment that can be used by family members or caregivers to treat a person known or suspected to have had an opioid overdose. Evzio (naloxone hydrochloride injection) rapidly delivers …

Massachusetts Bans Zohydro


Governor Deval Patrick today declared a public health emergency in Massachusetts in response to the growing opioid addiction epidemic. The Governor directed the Department of Public Health (DPH) to take several action steps that will combat overdoses, stop the epidemic from getting worse, help those already addicted to recover and map a long-term solution to …

Indiana’s Governor Signs SB 294 into Law


myMatrixx President Artemis Emslie applauds Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) for recently signing SB 294 into law. “SB 294 includes a very important reform provision for patient safety and for controlling the high costs associated with physician dispensing of medication under Indiana’s Workers’ Compensation Act”. SB 294 includes a reform provision enhancing the state law that …

FDA Drug Information Update: Acetaminophen


Clinical News – January 15, 2014 In January 2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked manufacturers to limit the amount of acetaminophen in each dose (tablet or capsule) to no more than 325mg by January 14, 2014 for all prescription products. The FDA is now requesting that health care professionals discontinue prescribing and …