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Clark intensifying fight against opioid epidemic - Daily Item

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-08-18 20:27

Daily Item

Clark intensifying fight against opioid epidemic
Daily Item
“By requiring all doctors and pharmacists to use an online database when prescribing these highly addictive drugs, we allow e-prescriptions to control, track, and monitor these highly addictive painkillers on a new level,” Mullin said in a statement ...

Options grow in heroin battle - Albany Times Union

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-08-18 19:42

Options grow in heroin battle
Albany Times Union
Buprenorphine is one of several medications used to help addicts give up opioids, whether they are abusing prescription painkillers like oxycodone or illegal drugs like heroin. Like methadone, it is a highly regulated substance whose ingredients ...

What the District could do to help curb prescription-drug abuse - Washington Post

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-08-18 14:09

Washington Post

What the District could do to help curb prescription-drug abuse
Washington Post
The CDC estimates that most of those medications are obtained for free, usually from parents' medicine cabinets. These trends have compelled lawmakers and community leaders to pay closer attention to our nation's growing drug-addiction rate.

Big Pharma Distributors Face Mounting Lawsuits For Pushing Addictive Opioid Pills - The Ring of Fire Network

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-08-18 12:02

The Ring of Fire Network

Big Pharma Distributors Face Mounting Lawsuits For Pushing Addictive Opioid Pills
The Ring of Fire Network
These areas are joining the growing number of counties, cities, and states that are taking on Big Pharma and the distributors for covering up the dangers of opioid medication addiction, as well as failing to curtail the problem by limiting the supply ...

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Trump's opioid crisis declaration draws optimism, concerns - Richmond Register

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-08-18 12:02

Trump's opioid crisis declaration draws optimism, concerns
Richmond Register
Fueled by prescription painkillers and cheap heroin, opioid addiction has reached historic levels. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say more than 100 Americans die from drug overdoses every day. Many states and communities have ...

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Trump's opioid crisis declaration draws optimism, concerns - The Daily News of Newburyport

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-08-18 02:08

Trump's opioid crisis declaration draws optimism, concerns
The Daily News of Newburyport
Fueled by prescription painkillers and cheap heroin, opioid addiction has reached historic levels. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 100 Americans die from drug overdoses every day. Massachusetts and New Hampshire ...

Drug addiction in Australia: How addiction to prescription ... - Herald Sun

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-08-17 23:01

Herald Sun

Drug addiction in Australia: How addiction to prescription ...
Herald Sun
WHEN Paul Kanis fell while out for a run, he never imagined it would start an addiction that would eventually take his life.

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Calley calls for 'new mindset' about opioid addiction - The Detroit News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-08-17 21:11

The Detroit News

Calley calls for 'new mindset' about opioid addiction
The Detroit News
Calley said society needs a “new mindset” about addiction, which is often regarded as a moral failing rather than a health problem. He noted that many people become addicted to pills that were prescribed by their doctor, and said doctors as well as ...

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Campaign empowers kids to help those addicted to opioids - The Warwick Advertiser

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-08-17 17:25

Campaign empowers kids to help those addicted to opioids
The Warwick Advertiser
Stealing money: A painkiller addiction is very expensive. Take note if a friend repeatedly asks for money, or suddenly is selling valuables to earn “extra cash.” Buying prescription medications from a friend/dealer typically means that someone is ...

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Inwood woman guilty of prescription-drug fraud - Herald-Mail Media

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-08-17 15:44

Inwood woman guilty of prescription-drug fraud
Herald-Mail Media
A woman who illegally obtained hundreds of oxycodone pills in Maryland and West Virginia faces a possible jail sentence after pleading guilty Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to writing fraudulent prescriptions for 1,253 pills. Kristyn Leigh ...

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Don't blame the surgeons: Long-term opioid use rarely starts with surgery, study finds - Los Angeles Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-08-17 07:02

Los Angeles Times

Don't blame the surgeons: Long-term opioid use rarely starts with surgery, study finds
Los Angeles Times
The authors identified 117,118 patients insured through the military's Tricare system who had opioid medications prescribed for six months or more and found that “only 800 individuals (0.7%) received their initial opioid prescription following an ...

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Regulating how doctors prescribe pain meds won't fix opioid epidemic (column) - York Daily Record/Sunday News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-08-17 05:03

York Daily Record/Sunday News

Regulating how doctors prescribe pain meds won't fix opioid epidemic (column)
York Daily Record/Sunday News
The accepted narrative is that careless physicians inappropriately prescribed painkillers to their patients, and that these highly addictive medications were the “gateway” to the abuse of more dangerous narcotics including heroin. This analysis of the ...

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Opioid crisis must receive top priority - The Tand D.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-08-17 01:06

U.S. News & World Report

Opioid crisis must receive top priority
The Tand D.com
The report indicates that while the amount of opioids prescribed in the United States peaked in 2010 and then decreased each year through 2015, the volume of the potentially addictive medications prescribed is still about three times higher than in ...
How Trump can end opioid crisis (it's not how he thinks)WND.com
Can Medical Marijuana Alleviate the Opioid Crisis?International Policy Digest

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South Carolina files lawsuit against manufacturer of OxyContin in worsening opioid crisis - South Strand news

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-08-16 22:09

South Strand news

South Carolina files lawsuit against manufacturer of OxyContin in worsening opioid crisis
South Strand news
Wilson's legal challenge comes at a time when highly addictive prescription pills and deadly dosages of heroin continue to kill hundreds of South Carolina residents and tens of thousands of Americans every year. More than 565 South Carolinians died of ...

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NJ doctors say: Don't blame us for opioid addiction crisis! - New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-08-16 22:07

New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

NJ doctors say: Don't blame us for opioid addiction crisis!
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
Carrazzone said New Jersey's Prescription Drug Monitoring program, which allows a physician to see whether a patient has received a medication from other doctors, is helpful but the system needs work. He said sometimes doctors will discover a patient ...

Woman struggles to support family, convince her husband to seek treatment for addiction - New York Daily News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-08-16 21:23

New York Daily News

Woman struggles to support family, convince her husband to seek treatment for addiction
New York Daily News
I am in desperate need of help. My husband has been suffering from an addiction to prescription pain medicine. This has been going on for longer than I care to admit. I was blind to it because he never had any issues with addiction before. He had a ...

Fewer opioids is a good sign, right? There could be deadly consequences. - Belleville News-Democrat

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-08-16 16:45

Belleville News-Democrat

Fewer opioids is a good sign, right? There could be deadly consequences.
Belleville News-Democrat
Editor's note: This story is part of a continuing series about the opioid epidemic in Illinois. A proposal by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency to limit the production of prescription painkillers in 2018 has some drug and addiction experts worried ...

Opioid overdoses leading to more ICU admissions and deaths - AOL

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-08-16 15:05

AOL

Opioid overdoses leading to more ICU admissions and deaths
AOL
Opioid-related overdose deaths have doubled since 2000 amid a worsening epidemic of addiction to both prescription painkillers like oxycodone and illegal drugs like heroin, researchers note in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care ...

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MBN agent: State can't arrest its way out of opioid problem - The Commercial Dispatch

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-08-16 10:05

The Commercial Dispatch

MBN agent: State can't arrest its way out of opioid problem
The Commercial Dispatch
As prescription drugs prevalence has in the United States, more people have become addicted to pain pills, which can turn into an addiction to heroin, Dowdy and Reynolds said. Approximately 80 percent of heroin users in the U.S. say they first became ...

Prescription opioid misuse on the rise in area - McPherson Sentinel

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-08-16 09:38

McPherson Sentinel

Prescription opioid misuse on the rise in area
McPherson Sentinel
“That is what has brought some of this to light, parents speaking up because their child had a surgery and ended up with an addiction. They start using their parents medication because they can't hold the dose and they want more, and more.” According ...

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