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DARE officers look to educate students on opioid addiction - WKRN News 2

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-08-16 21:25

WKRN News 2

DARE officers look to educate students on opioid addiction
WKRN News 2
Starting this school year, Wood and other DARE officers will teach middle to high school students about opioid addiction. “They learn how to read a label on medication,” Wood said. It's a topic DARE officers have never had to touch until now. “We just ...

Rash of overdoses show dangers of powerful synthetic drugs - Washington Post

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-08-16 17:23

Washington Post

Rash of overdoses show dangers of powerful synthetic drugs
Washington Post
But authorities and others who work with those who are addicted say that prescription pills are no longer the most urgent threat. “Seventy-five percent of the deaths we get are fentanyl related,” said Al Della Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County, N ...

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Elvis' addiction was the perfect prescription for an early death - PBS NewsHour

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-08-16 15:34

PBS NewsHour

Elvis' addiction was the perfect prescription for an early death
PBS NewsHour
He began treating “the King” for “saddle pain” in 1967 and all too soon Elvis turned into an opiate addict. Dr. Nick admitted at a hearing before the Tennessee Board of Health that he had prescribed thousands of doses of various addictive pills for ...
Elvis '68 Comeback Special in Movie Theaters | Fathom EventsFathom Events
AUCTION 08/25/18 | Legends: Iconic Film & Music Memorabilia Auction - GWS AuctionsGWS Auctions

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Dakota County latest to sue opioid makers for allegedly misleading doctors and patients - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-08-16 14:31

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Dakota County latest to sue opioid makers for allegedly misleading doctors and patients
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Law enforcement and addiction experts contend that a growing number of opioid addicts got their start taking prescription painkillers and moved on to street drugs like heroin when they could no longer get access to prescriptions pills. RELATED ...

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As opioid deaths rise, metro Atlanta searches for solutions - MyAJC

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-08-16 14:12

MyAJC

As opioid deaths rise, metro Atlanta searches for solutions
MyAJC
“Because this epidemic is so widespread, everybody has some affiliation.” The opposite of addiction. Edward's harrowing journey started with prescription pills. A chef from Roswell, he dug into medicine cabinets at his friends' homes. He also used ...

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The opioid crisis has hit Williamson County. Why aren't more people talking about it? - The Tennessean

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-08-16 13:27

The Tennessean

The opioid crisis has hit Williamson County. Why aren't more people talking about it?
The Tennessean
His father, Mark Witthauer, had planned his son's funeral dozens of times in his mind during his 10-year addiction that ended with heroin and prescription painkillers. But he still wasn't ready for that call. Mark Witthauer and his wife, Karen, were ...

Trump Calls On Justice Department to Sue Opioid Companies - Wall Street Journal

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-08-16 12:24

Wall Street Journal

Trump Calls On Justice Department to Sue Opioid Companies
Wall Street Journal
More than 25 states as well as municipalities and Native American tribes have filed more than 1,000 lawsuits, claiming that aggressive marketing of prescription painkillers contributed to the opioid addiction epidemic. Among the companies targeted are ...
Trump wants lawsuit against opioid makersThe Union Leader
Trump Administration Proposes Production Quota Cuts for Six OpioidsU.S. News & World Report
Trump calls for US to sue opioid-makersNorthwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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Dane County Jail is treating heroin, opioid addictions with Vivitrol. Here's what other Wisconsin counties can learn - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-08-16 09:28

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dane County Jail is treating heroin, opioid addictions with Vivitrol. Here's what other Wisconsin counties can learn
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Schank, an addiction specialist and caseworker with Journey Mental Health Center, explained the medication-assisted treatment program. While still in jail, the woman will receive her first injection of Vivitrol, a prescription that blocks the receptors ...

Two weeks sober: a recovering addict works to rebuild - Minnesota Public Radio News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-08-16 03:08

Minnesota Public Radio News

Two weeks sober: a recovering addict works to rebuild
Minnesota Public Radio News
Along the way, friends introduced her to alcohol, marijuana, prescription pills. She had three kids by 21, and a $200 a day oxycodone habit a few years later. It's something about her personality, she said. She's always attracted bad influences. "I ...

El Niño may make a comeback this fall and winter - Axios

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-08-16 02:47

El Niño may make a comeback this fall and winter
Axios
The areas most flooded with prescription opioids are mostly represented by Republicans. The opioid crisis has taken a steep toll nationwide, but the South and Appalachia are particularly inundated with highly addictive prescription painkillers. What's ...

New program will help pharmacists fight opioid addiction - KFYR-TV

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-08-15 17:11

KFYR-TV

New program will help pharmacists fight opioid addiction
KFYR-TV
BISMARCK, N.D. - It's a crippling epidemic that's permeated every pocket of America. It doesn't discriminate against age, gender, or socioeconomic status. Now, North Dakota pharmacists are taking a frontline approach to stopping over prescribing of ...
New ND program will help pharmacists fight opioid addictionValley News Live

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DEA: Program manager at SA addiction treatment center steals over 2200 pills - KSAT San Antonio

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-08-15 15:03

KSAT San Antonio

DEA: Program manager at SA addiction treatment center steals over 2200 pills
KSAT San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO - A 48-year-old man who was the program manager at a San Antonio addiction treatment center was arrested Tuesday after authorities said he stole more than 2,200 painkillers by forging prescriptions from the facility. The man, identified as ...

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Facebook Is Cracking Down On Ads for Shady Rehab Centers - Shape Magazine

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-08-15 14:52

Shape Magazine

Facebook Is Cracking Down On Ads for Shady Rehab Centers
Shape Magazine
(FYI, women are also at higher risk for addiction to prescription painkillers.) You might find a rehab center's website that appears legit but, when you call, you're transferred to a telemarketing company not interested in helping. Instead, they're ...

What the media gets wrong about opioids - Columbia Journalism Review

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-08-15 04:59

What the media gets wrong about opioids
Columbia Journalism Review
The story, headlined “Prescription pills; addiction 'hell,'” features a woman whose addiction supposedly started after surgery, but only later mentions that she'd previously used crystal meth for six months. The “relatable” story journalists and ...

Hillsborough opioid lawsuit: We're not going to arrest our way out of it - WFLA

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-08-14 16:05

WJCT NEWS

Hillsborough opioid lawsuit: We're not going to arrest our way out of it
WFLA
Hans Lutz is the program director at Turning Point in Tampa. He's seen a growing number of clients who are addicted to prescription pills. "I've seen an epidemic in the past 15 years. A lot, a lot [of clients.] A ton of people seeking treatment for ...
Lawsuit Aims To Make Opioid Companies Pay For The 'Pill Spill'WJCT NEWS

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'Prescribed to Death' - Clarencebee

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-08-14 14:02

'Prescribed to Death'
Clarencebee
In total are 22,000 engraved white pills on the wall, representing the number of people who died from a prescription opioid overdose in 2015. None of Michael Israel's doctors warned him about addiction. The Buffalo native was attending the University ...

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The author of Dopesick on how we're still failing opioid users - Vox

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-08-14 07:30

Vox

The author of Dopesick on how we're still failing opioid users
Vox
You see that colors a lot of family dynamics around medication-assisted treatment, and you see them worn out also because of bad behavior by the addicted people whose brains have been taken over by this drug, such as users who steal from their families ...

MARK PARRINO: Medication-assisted treatment can curb opioid abuse - Chron.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-08-13 23:03

MARK PARRINO: Medication-assisted treatment can curb opioid abuse
Chron.com
Physicians and addiction specialists agree that “medication-assisted treatment” could curb this epidemic. MAT combines prescription drugs that prevent opioid cravings with counseling and other clinical support. Increased access to MAT would greatly ...

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New Kansas City-area addiction program works to help mothers and newborns - KMBC Kansas City

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-08-13 19:53

KMBC Kansas City

New Kansas City-area addiction program works to help mothers and newborns
KMBC Kansas City
Foster said she smoked during her pregnancy with her first child, took prescribed pain pills while pregnant with her second and used heroin until a month before she gave birth to her third. Social services took away all three of her children after her ...

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