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10 doctors and 10 pharmacies gave addicted patient 26 prescriptions of opioids, no questions asked - The Province

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-02-22 00:24

10 doctors and 10 pharmacies gave addicted patient 26 prescriptions of opioids, no questions asked
The Province
Over a four-month period, a 39-year old BC man went doctor shopping to obtain opioids and other addictive drugs, finding 10 willing doctors to write a few dozen prescriptions and 10 pharmacies to fill them. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC ...

Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills' - Hastings Star Gazette

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-02-21 21:34

Hastings Star Gazette

Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
Hastings Star Gazette
That legislation is designed to prevent "doctor shopping" by people who try to get multiple prescriptions for addictive painkillers. One measure requires information with information about addiction and abuse to be distributed when opioids are prescribed.
Lawmakers, advocates raise awareness about opioid addiction at CapitolKMSP-TV
State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioidsBeloit Daily News
Channeling grief into fight against opioidsBrattleboro Reformer
Minnesota Public Radio News
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Virginia board creates new opioid prescription guidelines - WSET

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-02-21 13:31

WSET

Virginia board creates new opioid prescription guidelines
WSET
“Setting limits and guidelines for proper prescribing, as these regulations do, will help curtail the flow of pills into our communities and significantly reduce the chances of people becoming addicted to prescribed medications. The new regulations ...

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Secret addict slammed by Ayr sheriff for putting grandmother's health at risk by stealing prescription pills - Scottish Daily Record

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-02-21 10:02

Scottish Daily Record

Secret addict slammed by Ayr sheriff for putting grandmother's health at risk by stealing prescription pills
Scottish Daily Record
Secret addict slammed by Ayr sheriff for putting grandmother's health at risk by stealing prescription pills. Stephanie Esquierdo stole the drugs after harbouring a "long standing problem kept secret" from her partner and heard how her gran now had ...

Facing Pressure, Insurance Plans Loosen Rules For Covering Addiction Treatment - Kaiser Health News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-02-21 04:03

Kaiser Health News

Facing Pressure, Insurance Plans Loosen Rules For Covering Addiction Treatment
Kaiser Health News
Aetna, one of the nation's largest insurance companies, will remove a key barrier for patients seeking medication to treat opioid addiction. The change will take effect in March and apply to commercial plans, a company spokeswoman confirmed, and will ...

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Pain killer epidemic leading to addiction - Bucks County Courier Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-02-20 23:23

Pain killer epidemic leading to addiction
Bucks County Courier Times
A CNBC report showed, "Almost half of all Americans personally know someone who has been addicted to prescription painkillers." Perhaps even more concerning is that most people who have abused prescription painkillers reported getting them from ...

Disposing of Prescription Drugs Safely – A South Jersey Initiative - NJ Spotlight

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-02-20 22:25

NJ Spotlight

Disposing of Prescription Drugs Safely – A South Jersey Initiative
NJ Spotlight
"We know that unused prescription pills that are left in medicine cabinets too often are the supply source for young people, and how addiction starts. We have to look at everything we can do to prevent prescription drug abuse," said Assemblyman Bruce ...

Preventing opiate deaths is Max's Mission - Ashland Daily Tidings

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-02-20 21:47

Preventing opiate deaths is Max's Mission
Ashland Daily Tidings
She said everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, including community members interested in the issue, those who use street heroin or prescription opiate painkillers such as OxyContin and Percocet, and anyone concerned about family members, friends ...

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How You Helped Pay for America's Opioid Addiction Crisis - National Review

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-02-20 07:58

How You Helped Pay for America's Opioid Addiction Crisis
National Review
How did so many millions of un-working men, whose incomes are limited, manage en masse to afford a constant supply of pain medication? Oxycontin is not cheap. As Dreamland carefully explains, one main mechanism today has been the welfare state: ...

'Not a rogue clinic': Carmel addiction docs sue city - Indianapolis Star

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-02-20 05:05

Indianapolis Star

'Not a rogue clinic': Carmel addiction docs sue city
Indianapolis Star
Authorities characterized the clinic as a “pill mill” doling out Suboxone, a medicine used to treat patients addicted to opiates such as prescription pain pills and heroin. At a news conference the same day, the Carmel Drug Task Force head called the ...

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Opioid reform bills head to governor's desk - Roanoke Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-02-19 23:03

Roanoke Times

Opioid reform bills head to governor's desk
Roanoke Times
The six bills sponsored by Del. Todd Pillion, R-Washington, are designed to curb opioid abuse by reducing the amount of pain pills health care professionals prescribe, including limiting those used for medication-assisted treatment to ween addicts off ...

Naperville's Connect for Life takes the right approach - Chicago Tribune

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-17 19:50

Naperville's Connect for Life takes the right approach
Chicago Tribune
Ten months ago, the city began an alternative program called Connect For Life, an effort to get help for people who are addicted to prescription medication. It allows opioid users who admit they can't overcome an addiction to immediately receive ...

Anti-addiction meds given in ER can help battle abuse - UPI.com - UPI.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-17 14:39

UPI.com

Anti-addiction meds given in ER can help battle abuse - UPI.com
UPI.com
People addicted to opioids treated in a hospital emergency department do better when they receive medication to reduce opioid cravings, researchers report.

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House Panel Advances Bill To Combat Drug Addiction - LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather - LEX18 Lexington KY News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-17 12:24

LEX18 Lexington KY News

House Panel Advances Bill To Combat Drug Addiction - LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather
LEX18 Lexington KY News
Matt Bevin urged lawmakers to take action to relieve Kentucky of its drug-addition problems Wednesday as a House panel advanced a measure aimed at creating tougher penalties for fentanyl dealers and stopping the overprescribing of powerful painkillers.
House panel advances bill to combat drug addictionThe Middlesboro Daily News

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Forum offers warnings on addiction, hope for recovery - Glens Falls Post-Star

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-17 03:55

Glens Falls Post-Star

Forum offers warnings on addiction, hope for recovery
Glens Falls Post-Star
Ashley Livingston, standing, talks about her battle with drug addiction at a Hometown vs. Heroin forum held Wednesday evening at the BOCES Southern Adirondack Education Center in Hudson Falls. Looking on from left are Susan Roberts-McManus, ...

Guest Opinion: Community working hard to prevent opioid abuse and addiction - Fall River Herald News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-02-16 19:51

Guest Opinion: Community working hard to prevent opioid abuse and addiction
Fall River Herald News
First, there is a growing recognition that medical prescription of opioids is too often the starting point for far too many patients who, once addicted to prescription drugs, turn to cheaper and even more dangerous street drugs. That recognition ...

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Quadriplegic shares struggles after opioid addiction nearly killed him - fox5sandiego.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-02-16 19:00

The Morning Journal

Quadriplegic shares struggles after opioid addiction nearly killed him
fox5sandiego.com
Sherrie says she knew he occasionally drank alcohol but never had any indication he was popping prescription pain pills. In the early 2000's, it wasn't a conversation most families were having. “At the time of Aaron's overdose, Purdue Pharma, the maker ...
How aggressive tactics by the makers of OxyContin helped create a crisisThe Morning Journal

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Timeline: How prescription drugs became a national crisis - fox5sandiego.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-02-16 08:01

fox5sandiego.com

Timeline: How prescription drugs became a national crisis
fox5sandiego.com
Just 15 years ago, most prescription drugs were not even on the radar of doctors, parents and addicts as a possible source of getting high. Today, they have become the main “gateway drug” to heroin. To understand how America got to the point of abusing ...

Reasons for rise in opioid addiction - Easton Courier

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-02-16 07:51

Easton Courier

Reasons for rise in opioid addiction
Easton Courier
Shatterproof founder Gary Mendell shook hands with Gov. Dannell Malloy when Connecticut enacted a state law on July 15, 2015, that changed the number of pills doctors can prescribe for pain to help prevent opioid addiction. Heroin makes headlines, but ...

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