Prescription Pills Addiction News

Aspen Ideas takes sobering look at opioid addiction - Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-06-23 23:06

Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Aspen Ideas takes sobering look at opioid addiction
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Opioids are prescription medications and elicit drugs such as heroin that act on receptors in the brain to diminish pain and, sometimes, cause euphoria. Opioids are a legitimate part of doctors' toolbox to treat acute and chronic pain, the panel ...

and more »

Maine Innovators Look to Tech to Help With Early Detection, Opioid Overdose Prevention - Government Technology

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-06-23 10:13

Government Technology

Maine Innovators Look to Tech to Help With Early Detection, Opioid Overdose Prevention
Government Technology
(TNS) -- A group of innovators seeking to reduce the escalating death toll from highly addictive opioids such as heroin, fentanyl and prescription painkillers has turned to technology for solutions. Entrepreneurs and addiction specialists met in ...

'More drug-related deaths in Northern Ireland involve prescription pills than illicit drugs ... that frightens me' - Belfast Telegraph

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-06-23 03:17

Belfast Telegraph

'More drug-related deaths in Northern Ireland involve prescription pills than illicit drugs ... that frightens me'
Belfast Telegraph
Five months ago I'd never heard of pregabalin, a prescribed medication used to treat epilepsy, nerve pain and anxiety. Nor did I know much about prescription medication addiction, or why Northern Ireland has the highest prescription rates in the UK.

Opioid Addiction FAQ: Experts' guide to the hard facts - New York Daily News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-06-23 03:01

New York Daily News

Opioid Addiction FAQ: Experts' guide to the hard facts
New York Daily News
Typically combined with non-opioid painkillers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, it is available in both short- and long-acting forms. Oxycodone: Often sold under brand names OxyContin and ...

Lawmaker urges Hawaii to take action against makers of addictive ... - KHON2

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-06-22 20:51

KHON2

Lawmaker urges Hawaii to take action against makers of addictive ...
KHON2
KHON2 is Hawaii's leading source of local news, sports, weather, breaking news, and traffic for all counties including Honolulu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii.
State senator wants pharmaceutical companies held responsible fo ...Hawaii News Now

all 4 news articles »

The New Health Care Bill Would Mean Big Cuts For Opioid Addiction Treatment - BuzzFeed News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-06-22 14:48

BuzzFeed News

The New Health Care Bill Would Mean Big Cuts For Opioid Addiction Treatment
BuzzFeed News
Many people addicted to prescription painkillers and heroin — some 2.6 million nationwide — would face tougher odds of recovery under a draft Senate health care bill released on Thursday, according to addiction experts. In the midst of a nationwide ...
The Senate Health Bill Is a Disaster for the Opioid CrisisWIRED
GOP health care bill would make the world's worst drug crisis even worseVICE News
How the Opioid Crisis Could Derail the GOP Health PlanThe Fiscal Times

all 4,003 news articles »

The opioid curse: Lives lost as patients addicted to painkillers prescribed dozens of drugs - ABC Online

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-06-22 14:27

ABC Online

The opioid curse: Lives lost as patients addicted to painkillers prescribed dozens of drugs
ABC Online
When she died, aged 43, more than 50 boxes of prescription medication were found in her bedroom, including Endone, Methodone, ibuprofen, Stilnox, Lyrica, Naramig, Endep, Panamax and an asthma inhaler. Her father said that in the years leading up to ...

How Judy Garland's Teenage Daughter Tried to Manage the Star's Addiction - Vanity Fair

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-06-22 13:54

Vanity Fair

How Judy Garland's Teenage Daughter Tried to Manage the Star's Addiction
Vanity Fair
To help manage Garland's addiction, Sid Luft would dilute some of the star's prescription pills with sugar, and eventually taught his teenage daughter to do the same. “It wasn't unusual because when you have a parent who is teaching you how to take ...

and more »

Senate unanimously passes bill targeting opioid addiction - Winston-Salem Journal

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-06-21 22:15

Winston-Salem Journal

Senate unanimously passes bill targeting opioid addiction
Winston-Salem Journal
HB 243 would put new restrictions on medical providers who prescribe and dispense opioid drugs, such as OxyContin and morphine, and require electronic prescription filing. The bill would limit the public supply of opioids, as well as clarify funding ...
Senate unanimously passes bill to crack down on opioid abuseNews & Observer
Senator Ken LaValle: State Senate Approves Package of Bills to Combat Statewide Drug AbuseLongIsland.com

all 6 news articles »

From injury to addiction: Ant McParlin and Tiger Woods aren't the only ones struggling - Independent.ie

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-06-21 19:31

Independent.ie

From injury to addiction: Ant McParlin and Tiger Woods aren't the only ones struggling
Independent.ie
McPartlin has checked into rehab for addiction to the opioid prescription painkiller Tramadol, as well as alcohol abuse issues. Depression, along with chronic pain following a knee operation, left him hooked on the medication which was prescribed to ...

Here's Who Americans Blame Most For The Opioid Epidemic - Fortune

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-06-21 11:15

Fortune

Here's Who Americans Blame Most For The Opioid Epidemic
Fortune
For the better half of a decade, the nation has been in the grips of an opioid crisis; the epidemic, fueled by highly addictive prescription painkillers and increasingly cheap, potent heroin, claimed more than 33,000 lives in 2015. It's been estimated ...

Missouri sues three drug companies for pushing painkillers - STLtoday.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-06-21 10:37

STLtoday.com

Missouri sues three drug companies for pushing painkillers
STLtoday.com
An estimated 1 in 4 patients with long-term prescriptions for painkillers will develop an addiction to the drugs. Close to 2 million Americans abuse prescription painkillers, and more than 40 overdose on the pills and die each day, according to the ...
Missouri attorney general sues 3 drug companies over state's opioid crisisCBS News
Missouri attorney general sues three opioid manufacturersJoplin Globe
Missouri Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Joining Two Other US StatesU.S. News & World Report
St. Louis Public Radio
all 37 news articles »

Tens of thousands died due to an opioid addiction last year. With an Obamacare repeal, some fear the number will rise - Los Angeles Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-06-21 05:32

Los Angeles Times

Tens of thousands died due to an opioid addiction last year. With an Obamacare repeal, some fear the number will rise
Los Angeles Times
Because Neeley qualified for Medicaid through Ohio's Obamacare expansion, her inpatient treatment at the center is fully covered, as is the addiction medication she gets from a nearby clinic. “That's saving my life right now,” she said. The Medicaid ...
Obamacare repeal would gut opioid treatment gains, study findsMcClatchy Washington Bureau
Dr. Joe Parks' Testimony at President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis - National ...National Council for Behavioral Health

all 84 news articles »

The disaster of the pain pill culture - how prescription drugs can ruin lives - Mirror.co.uk

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-06-20 14:36

Mirror.co.uk

The disaster of the pain pill culture - how prescription drugs can ruin lives
Mirror.co.uk
Almost simultaneously, across the Atlantic, golf legend Tiger Woods has also admitted checking into rehab, again because of addiction to painkillers, in his case, Vicodin, a mixture of paracetamol and hydrocodone, a US opiate drug, and prescribed for a ...

Which state has the most opioid-dependent patients with private insurance? - USA TODAY

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-06-19 22:09

USA TODAY

Which state has the most opioid-dependent patients with private insurance?
USA TODAY
Last year, they diagnosed 1.4 million. In 2015, about 2 million people in the U.S. had a substance use disorder with prescription painkillers and about 591,000 had a heroin use disorder, the American Society of Addiction Medicine noted in a report ...

and more »

Like Ant, I became addicted to opioid painkillers prescribed by doctors... and it ruined by life: Cathryn tells how ... - Daily Mail

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-06-19 19:18

Like Ant, I became addicted to opioid painkillers prescribed by doctors... and it ruined by life: Cathryn tells how ...
Daily Mail
Towards the end of 2009, my GP told me I was an addict and I screamed at him that I was just in a lot of pain and needed my medication and that didn't make me an addict. I had to take some responsibility — but I was prescribed these drugs by a doctor ...

ITV offers Ant year's sabbatical to recover from addiction | Daily Mail ... - Daily Mail

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-06-19 18:01

Daily Mail

ITV offers Ant year's sabbatical to recover from addiction | Daily Mail ...
Daily Mail
Six months after ITV agreed the terms of a three-year, £15 million 'golden handcuffs' deal, the broadcaster has given Ant McPartlin its full support – and the ...

and more »

Syndicate content