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Health Experts, Nonprofit Leaders Tackle Opioid Addiction at Conference - The Examiner News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-10-20 00:01

Health Experts, Nonprofit Leaders Tackle Opioid Addiction at Conference
The Examiner News
A panel of psychiatrists, parents and representatives from nonprofit organizations offered personal and professional insights into treating potentially deadly addictions to prescription painkillers and heroin during last week's fourth annual HealthTech ...

Solution to opioid addiction epidemic is medication-assisted treatment - Arizona Capitol Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-10-19 17:29

Arizona Capitol Times

Solution to opioid addiction epidemic is medication-assisted treatment
Arizona Capitol Times
Addiction is a complex illness, with biological and psychological components. Medication pacifies the addicted brain's receptors that produce cravings and.

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Milwaukee County panel backs hiring legal experts to file suits against opioid drug makers - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-10-19 15:03

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee County panel backs hiring legal experts to file suits against opioid drug makers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Companies that have repeatedly testified before Congress that these prescription painkillers would not be addictive, as well as distributors that ship such extreme volumes of the drugs into communities that the availability feeds a secondary black ...

Demi Lovato reveals she used to smuggle cocaine onto planes and nearly died from overdosing on prescription drugs ... - The Sun

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-10-19 12:20

The Sun

Demi Lovato reveals she used to smuggle cocaine onto planes and nearly died from overdosing on prescription drugs ...
The Sun
DEMI Lovato has told how she used to smuggle cocaine onto planes and nearly died from an overdose of prescription pills. The singer and actress, 25, spoke candidly about her struggle against addiction in her new documentary Simply Complicated.

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Chronic pain patients fear opioid crackdown will cost them their medication - kgw.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-10-19 11:52

kgw.com

Chronic pain patients fear opioid crackdown will cost them their medication
kgw.com
“I learned a saying long ago: 'The drug addict takes drugs to escape life. A pain patient takes drugs to return to life.' We're not looking to escape. We want to participate.” Right now, Begeal's doctor continues to prescribe her the medication she ...

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Opioid crisis: Painkiller restrictions are helping addiction fight, attorney general says - NorthJersey.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-10-19 04:34

NorthJersey.com

Opioid crisis: Painkiller restrictions are helping addiction fight, attorney general says
NorthJersey.com
FRANKLIN LAKES — Christopher Porrino, the state attorney general, outlined Wednesday night his office's plan to battle New Jersey's heroin epidemic by tightening restrictions on prescription painkillers whose legal use so often leads people down the ...
Physicians push back against proposed cap on compensationNJTV News
Attorney General: Why NJ is cracking down on doctors, drugmakers in opioid fightNJ.com

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Opioid epidemic is tragically personal for public health expert - USA TODAY

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-10-18 21:46

USA TODAY

Opioid epidemic is tragically personal for public health expert
USA TODAY
At times, Joe Thompson got on top of his addiction for significant stretches of time. His wife said he did well for more than two years on Suboxone, a narcotic medication that can help people stop taking heroin and pain pills without suffering terrible ...

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'Drug Dealers in Lab Coats' - New York Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-10-18 17:58

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'Drug Dealers in Lab Coats'
New York Times
Today, 75 percent of people with opioid addictions began with prescription painkillers. The slide starts not on a street corner, but in ... Companies even argued that signs of addiction were a reason to prescribe more opioids. Endo Pharmaceuticals ...
Prescription opioid abuse rising in UKFox News
Penn State social science researchers collaborate to study opioid epidemicPenn State News
Misdiagnosing Causes and Casualties in the Opioid WarReason (blog)
International Business Times
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Millions Of People Need Addiction Treatment—Family Doctors Could Help - WMOT

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-10-18 17:39

WMOT

Millions Of People Need Addiction Treatment—Family Doctors Could Help
WMOT
Yet, according to research published in the journal PLoS One, the solution may lie in the hands of primary care providers who can successfully treat addiction. More than two million Americans are addicted to opioids such as heroin and prescription ...

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'It was a total shock to me - he was functional': Top surgeon recalls horror when his academic son, 21, died of a ... - Daily Mail

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-10-18 17:20

Daily Mail

'It was a total shock to me - he was functional': Top surgeon recalls horror when his academic son, 21, died of a ...
Daily Mail
He suspects that Adam's addiction started after he was prescribed painkillers following a shoulder surgery. 'I vividly remember I didn't like the idea he was prescribed an excessive amount,' he explained. He also remembers finding a bottle of tramadol ...

Kane County to spend $100000 more on naloxone to fight overdoses - Chicago Daily Herald

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-10-18 15:26

Chicago Daily Herald

Kane County to spend $100000 more on naloxone to fight overdoses
Chicago Daily Herald
Kane County will spend another $100,000 to order more than 2,000 additional doses of naloxone, a drug used to save the lives of people overdosing on heroin and prescription painkillers. County health officials said opioid addiction is at "epidemic ...

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LETTER: Addiction is not partisan politics - Meadville Tribune

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-10-18 03:15

LETTER: Addiction is not partisan politics
Meadville Tribune
Wolf called a special joint session of the legislature to pass a series of bi-partisan bills significantly reforming and/or strengthening the prescription drug monitoring program, requiring curriculum about opioids in medical schools, and limiting the ...

Fighting opioid addiction in primary care—new study shows it's possible - Medical Xpress

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-10-18 00:47

Medical Xpress

Fighting opioid addiction in primary care—new study shows it's possible
Medical Xpress
Evidence compiled by a University of Michigan team suggests that primary care physicians and their existing teams of nurses, medical assistants, social workers and pharmacists can indeed provide effective addiction care using anti-opioid medication.

Opioid sales expected to drop in Iowa - The Daily Nonpareil

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-10-17 21:52

The Daily Nonpareil

Opioid sales expected to drop in Iowa
The Daily Nonpareil
Funk said this year's total still comes to 90 pills for each man, woman and child in the state. The totals are determined by Iowa's Prescription Drug Monitoring system, which tracks pharmacies' sales of addictive prescription medications. Committee ...

County hires law firms to sue drug companies over opioid epidemic - GoErie.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-10-17 19:24

County hires law firms to sue drug companies over opioid epidemic
GoErie.com
She pointed to statistics that show 80 percent of heroin users became addicted to opioids after taking prescription painkillers. She said any damages from successful litigation should be put into treatment and prevention. Council Chairman Jay Breneman ...

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Drug overdoses killed more Americans last year than the Vietnam War - CBS News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-10-17 14:35

CBS News

Drug overdoses killed more Americans last year than the Vietnam War
CBS News
Twenty-three percent reported an increase in fatal overdoses due to prescription opioid medications. This is consistent with research suggesting that many people who become addicted to prescription painkillers often move on to heroin or synthetic ...
Opioids killed more Americans in 2016 than in the entire 19-year Vietnam War, staggering new report shows - as ...Daily Mail

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The Terrifying New Trend in Heroin Addiction - VICE - VICE

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-10-17 14:14

VICE

The Terrifying New Trend in Heroin Addiction - VICE
VICE
Just like they did in the 80s, Americans are increasingly going straight to heroin, skipping prescription opioids. Too bad US policy doesn't reflect that.
'Drug Dealers in Lab Coats'New York Times
Prescription opioid abuse rising in UK | Fox NewsFox News
Opioid Addiction: What Happens During Drug Overdose, How To Stop ItInternational Business Times

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Addicted teen charged with jumping Walgreens counter, grabbing 300+ pills - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-10-17 13:35

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Addicted teen charged with jumping Walgreens counter, grabbing 300+ pills
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
A young St. Paul man addicted to opioid-based painkillers hopped over the counter at a Walgreens on Monday afternoon and ordered a pharmacist to empty all the prescription narcotics out of a safe, authorities say. “Where they at? Give me the drugs!

The human face of America's opioid addiction: The terrifying effects of prescription pills as seen in the blisters ... - Daily Mail

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-10-17 11:38

Daily Mail

The human face of America's opioid addiction: The terrifying effects of prescription pills as seen in the blisters ...
Daily Mail
Sunken eyes, pale complexions, with wrinkled skin covered in scabs - these photos lay bare the human cost of America's addiction to opioid drugs. The terrifying collection of mugshots from across the country show addicts appearing to age decades in ...

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