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'She was a super suicidal person' - Dailyuw

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-04-25 22:06

Dailyuw

'She was a super suicidal person'
Dailyuw
Richard Ries and Christine Yuodelis-Flores, addiction psychiatrists at Harborview Medical Center, have been honored as some of Seattle Mag's Top Doctors 2018. Caean Couto. In the world of addiction psychiatry, there is no hard line between medications ...

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day set for Saturday - Plattsburgh Press Republican

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-04-25 17:09

River Falls Journal

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day set for Saturday
Plattsburgh Press Republican
Last fall, the public turned in 456 tons (912,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its local and tribal partners. “The majority of New Yorkers are vigilant in our community efforts to ...
Leftover Drugs Are Fueling the Opioid Epidemic. Now Google Maps Is Helping Families Get Rid of ThemFortune
Get rid of old meds on 'Prescription Drug Take Back Day'Record-Courier
Viewpoint: The opioid epidemic starts in the medicine cabinetRiver Falls Journal
Popular Science -The Star Democrat -Newark Post
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Jackson troubles shine light on a fact of Washington life: Sleeping pills - Politico

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-04-25 15:08

Politico

Jackson troubles shine light on a fact of Washington life: Sleeping pills
Politico
Another former Obama official said White House staff viewed Jackson as their physician too, going to him for routine medications. But Jackson's nomination and the accusations that he handed out potentially addictive sleep pills freely coincide with a ...
Ronny Jackson Was Allegedly Known As 'Candy Man' For Doling Out Prescriptions. He'll Fit Right In At The VATask & Purpose
Trump's VA nominee recklessly prescribed opioids, according to new accusationsVox

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Arm yourself with knowledge in the fight against addiction - Dundalk Eagle (blog)

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-04-25 08:28

Dundalk Eagle (blog)

Arm yourself with knowledge in the fight against addiction
Dundalk Eagle (blog)
Batts advises anyone who encounters what may be an illicit substance to avoid touching it. Some substances, like fentanyl, can be fatal in extremely small amounts. On the mantle of the H.O.P.E. House are two photos of Harford County youth that died of ...

Licensed to pill: Drug largess makes doctors rich, patients addicts - Batesville Herald Tribune

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-04-25 08:23

Licensed to pill: Drug largess makes doctors rich, patients addicts
Batesville Herald Tribune
I did what they told me … and became an addict.” Her somber story of addiction illustrates the consequences of pharmaceutical companies courting doctors willing to prescribe opioids in exchange for dollars masquerading as consulting fees or other ...

To solve the opioid crisis, call addiction what it is - Juneau Empire

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-04-25 07:35

Juneau Empire

To solve the opioid crisis, call addiction what it is
Juneau Empire
Another significant barrier to treating opioid addiction: misunderstanding Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). When combined with psychological and social support, MAT is the most effective path to recovery. Yet too many people dismiss MAT as ...
The Senate is advancing a bill to fight the opioid crisis. It's still not enough.Vox
Governor, Haywood leaders meet on opioid crisisSmoky Mountain News
Key committee unanimously advances mega bill to fight the opioid epidemicWashington Examiner
Medscape
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Gov. Cooper visits Haywood to talk opioids - The Mountaineer

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-04-25 00:14

The Mountaineer

Gov. Cooper visits Haywood to talk opioids
The Mountaineer
At least half of them had no intention of abusing drugs or getting addicted, but because they were on drugs prescribed by their doctor too long, they ended up addicted. One patient Don Teater has treated is David Dick. Dick, who is now in recovery ...

Lawmakers push to have Medicare cover methadone treatment to combat opioid addiction - SaukValley.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 21:05

SaukValley.com

Lawmakers push to have Medicare cover methadone treatment to combat opioid addiction
SaukValley.com
An estimated 300,000 Medicare patients have been diagnosed with opioid addiction, and health officials estimate nearly 90,000 are at high risk for opioid misuse or overdose. Buprenorphine, a more expensive and slightly less regulated treatment drug, is ...

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Recovering addicts react to locked prescription vial bill - WILX-TV

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 21:02

WILX-TV

Recovering addicts react to locked prescription vial bill
WILX-TV
(WILX) - There's a bill circulating through the house to help prevent teens from abusing prescription drugs. “You know my grandma would leave her pills out, you know my dad, whoever and I had ready access, you know they were, they were always available ...

Bill introduced to help people dispose of prescription painkillers - WTNH.com (press release)

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 21:02

WTNH.com (press release)

Bill introduced to help people dispose of prescription painkillers
WTNH.com (press release)
Expers agree that one of the big problems fueling the opioid epidemic are left-over pain killers in medicine cabinets. Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal and other lawmakers have introduced a bill to get rid of those old pills. "Addiction and abuse ...
Clean You Medicine CabinetPA home page

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Insurers are making it harder for me to treat my opioid-addicted patients - Washington Post

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 17:04

Washington Post

Insurers are making it harder for me to treat my opioid-addicted patients
Washington Post
Buprenorphine-naloxone, commonly known by the brand name Suboxone, and other medications, such as methadone and naltrexone, are used in combination with therapy and mutual-help groups to offer a new life for patients with opioid addiction. These ...

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AG: Wisconsin leading the way in battle against opioid addiction - WBAY

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 16:56

WBAY

AG: Wisconsin leading the way in battle against opioid addiction
WBAY
"When people start abusing those painkillers, they did not get them directly from a doctor. They did not get them from a traditional street level drug dealer. They got them, over 70 percent of the time, from a family member or friend," Schimel says ...
Wisconsin leading the nationwide fight against opioid addiction - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and ...WKOW

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Bill would require locks on opioid prescription bottles - Detroit Free Press

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 12:01

Detroit Free Press

Bill would require locks on opioid prescription bottles
Detroit Free Press
LANSING — To deter opioid abuse, Michigan lawmakers say it's time to rethink the child-resistant prescription vial. In a Tuesday press conference, Republican and Democratic state representatives unveiled a bill requiring opioids and other Schedule II ...
Bipartisan bill would mandate lockable vials for opioidsWLNS

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Kanye West's claim about opioid 'addiction,' pro-Trump statement has people worried about his mental stability - The Mercury News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 10:16

The Mercury News

Kanye West's claim about opioid 'addiction,' pro-Trump statement has people worried about his mental stability
The Mercury News
Darden said West's remark about an addiction to prescription painkillers came up during a 30-minute chat, during which they covered a ranged of topics, including West's controversial statements about Trump. Back in November 2016, during a stop in San ...

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GUEST EDITORIAL: An opioid crisis foretold - WRAL.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 03:00

WRAL.com

GUEST EDITORIAL: An opioid crisis foretold
WRAL.com
Today's opioid crisis has its roots in the 1990s, when prescriptions for painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin started to become common. Companies like Purdue Pharma, which makes OxyContin, aggressively peddled the idea that these drugs were not ...

Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Jeff Sessions: Medical marijuana could save many addicted to opioids - CNN

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 02:46

CNN

Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Jeff Sessions: Medical marijuana could save many addicted to opioids
CNN
It is no surprise, then, that abstinence-only programs have pitiful results when it comes to opioid addiction. Even the current gold standard of medication-assisted treatment, which is far more effective, still relies on less-addictive opioids such as ...

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Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics - Longview News-Journal

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 01:26

Longview News-Journal

Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics
Longview News-Journal
One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won't cover: methadone. Methadone is the oldest, and experts say, the most ...

Paths to recovery: Those who suffered from addiction use stories to help others through recovery - Greenfield Daily Reporter

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 00:23

Greenfield Daily Reporter

Paths to recovery: Those who suffered from addiction use stories to help others through recovery
Greenfield Daily Reporter
She left for good when Keck turned 12. Keck's father took off for Florida a few years later, leaving the girls behind. Keck of Greenfield remembers those early years, when she'd tag along with her sister and her teenage friends, drink a beer or smoke a ...

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