Prescription Pills Addiction News

Christie signs executive order declaring opioid addiction a public health crisis - NorthJersey.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-01-17 22:00

NorthJersey.com

Christie signs executive order declaring opioid addiction a public health crisis
NorthJersey.com
After his daughter had her wisdom teeth taken out, Christie said, he took away the prescribed 30 Percocet pills she was given by her doctor and handed her Advil instead. Christie told the group he hopes a bill addressing opioid addiction will be voted ...
Christie Stays on Message, Signs Executive Order for Anti-Addiction MeasuresNJ Spotlight
Christie Signs Executive Order Declaring Opioid Epidemic A Public Health CrisisCBS Local

all 63 news articles »

Arizona's emergency rooms have treated thousands of addicts hooked on opioids - Verde Independent

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-01-17 14:13

Verde Independent

Arizona's emergency rooms have treated thousands of addicts hooked on opioids
Verde Independent
“We are 5 percent of the population in the U.S. of the world population, and we use 80 percent of the prescription drugs – opiate prescription drugs,” she said. “So they say that 75 percent of heroin users start by experiencing an opioid prescription ...

and more »

Missouri alone on addiction - Columbia Daily Tribune

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-01-17 14:02

Missouri alone on addiction
Columbia Daily Tribune
One proven way to reduce addiction is with a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP), basically a database that tracks prescriptions for addictive drugs and helps doctors spot early signs of addiction. We know they save hundreds of lives every year.

Life as an addict: Addicts say they are trapped in a vicious cycle of dependence - Eastern Arizona Courier

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-01-17 03:03

Eastern Arizona Courier

Life as an addict: Addicts say they are trapped in a vicious cycle of dependence
Eastern Arizona Courier
“Every day I woke up, I was sick, so before you even get out of bed, you're looking for your pill bottle,” Dutton said. “And it's a vicious cycle. You're afraid to even leave the house without looking to see if you have enough medication . . . It's a ...

Wrestler Kurt Angle Launches App To Help Those Dealing With Addiction - CBS Local

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-01-16 16:47

CBS Local

Wrestler Kurt Angle Launches App To Help Those Dealing With Addiction
CBS Local
The 27-year-old won the gold medal in men's freestyle wrestling with a broken neck. Angle went on to professional wrestling, becoming a 13-time World Heavy Weight Champion. Five more neck breaks, led to an addiction to prescription pain pills. “First ...

and more »

Technologies to prevent drug diversion gain traction amidst opioid crisis - Addiction Now

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-01-16 16:42

Addiction Now

Technologies to prevent drug diversion gain traction amidst opioid crisis
Addiction Now
It is estimated that 20 percent of adults, or 54 million people, have used prescription medications for nonmedical reasons. In just one day, more than 1,000 people receive emergency room treatment throughout the country for failing to use prescription ...

This State's Pill Addiction Ignited Major Turn To Heroin | The Daily ... - Daily Caller

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-01-16 16:07

This State's Pill Addiction Ignited Major Turn To Heroin | The Daily ...
Daily Caller
States with high levels of painkiller abuse are getting ravaged by the national heroin epidemic, and attempts to make the pills safer are causing more deaths.

and more »

Second A-NEWS podcast goes live - Athens NEWS

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-01-15 21:36

Second A-NEWS podcast goes live
Athens NEWS
In this most recent episode, Athens NEWS Associate Editor David DeWitt talks with Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn about his office's experience regarding the growth of addiction in the area to heroin and prescription painkillers. Meanwhile ...

If kratom helps opioid addicts, why might DEA outlaw it? - PBS NewsHour

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-01-15 12:21

PBS NewsHour

If kratom helps opioid addicts, why might DEA outlaw it?
PBS NewsHour
Several years ago, she began taking prescription painkillers to manage chronic back pain. GINA RIVERA: I got in a car wreck seven days after my 21st birthday. MIKE TAIBBI: After three surgeries, she was prescribed opioids and became addicted, even ...

and more »

'God rescued me from my addiction' - South Coast Herald

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-01-15 04:32

South Coast Herald

'God rescued me from my addiction'
South Coast Herald
But not everyone who has been addicted to the drug is still battling with withdrawal symptoms. Elizabeth Bannister, who got off benzodiazepine after 20 years of being on the prescription pill, tells a different story. Though Elizabeth didn't want to ...

Pa. painkiller prescriptions drop after creation of monitoring program - Washington Post

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2017-01-14 10:06

Washington Post

Pa. painkiller prescriptions drop after creation of monitoring program
Washington Post
Within months of launching a registry to prevent patients from receiving opioids and other potentially addictive prescription drugs from more than one doctor, Pennsylvania saw a substantial drop in the number of prescriptions for painkillers such as ...

NJ Developing Lower Prescription Limits For Potentially Addictive Painkillers - CBS Local

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-01-13 19:06

CBS Local

NJ Developing Lower Prescription Limits For Potentially Addictive Painkillers
CBS Local
The effort is on to curb use of potentially addictive pain killers. No more 30 day prescriptions for Oxycontin, Percocet and the like. Initial prescriptions will be limited to a 5 day supply under an emergency regulation being drawn up by Attorney ...

Maryville pill-mill nurse sentenced to 54 months in prison - Knoxville News Sentinel

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-01-13 17:20

Knoxville News Sentinel

Maryville pill-mill nurse sentenced to 54 months in prison
Knoxville News Sentinel
If Jamie Chiles Cordes sold on the street the opiates she put in the hands of addicts, she would have been staring down as many as nine years behind bars Friday. But because she wore a medical coat and used prescriptions to deal drugs, she walked away ...

The Role of Dentists in the Growing Opioid Addiction Crisis - NJTV News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-01-13 17:13

NJTV News

The Role of Dentists in the Growing Opioid Addiction Crisis
NJTV News
For all the talk this week about doctors' role in the state's growing opioid addiction crisis, it's dentists who introduce a huge percentage of young people to prescription painkillers. State Sen. Joe Pennacchio said, “It's not that opioids are bad, it ...

Opioid addiction spreading through SW Fla. - NBC2 News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-01-13 17:06

NBC2 News

Opioid addiction spreading through SW Fla.
NBC2 News
Overdoses on opioids, like prescription pain pills, are killing 91 people every single day, and the problem is very real in Southwest Florida. Many of the people who are addicted get hooked on pain pills prescribed by doctors. They are all different ...

and more »

Arkansas Judge Who Traded Pills for Sex Banned from the Bench Forever - TheFix.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-01-13 14:30

TheFix.com

Arkansas Judge Who Traded Pills for Sex Banned from the Bench Forever
TheFix.com
Dr. John Verbovsky of Southfield, Michigan, was hit with a civil lawsuit last fall from a former patient who accused the doctor of introducing her to addictive pain medication, creating and fueling her dependence on the drugs, and "exploit[ing] her ...

Muncy Town Hall addresses opioid addiction - Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-01-12 23:04

Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Muncy Town Hall addresses opioid addiction
Williamsport Sun-Gazette
It has taken the forms of morphine and heroin as well as prescription drugs like Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin. The human body has opioid receptors, so when they are injured and bond with opioid molecules, the disease of addiction can occur.

Experts Warn Christie's Prescription Limits Could Cause More ... - NJ Spotlight

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-01-12 22:54

NJ Spotlight

Experts Warn Christie's Prescription Limits Could Cause More ...
NJ Spotlight
Gov. Chris Christie framed his pledge to limit opioid prescriptions to a five-day supply, one of several new concepts he outlined in his State of the State speech ...
Op-ed: Heroin crisis needs health care involved - Story - WCPO.comWCPO

all 3 news articles »

Waterville's first 'angels' set to join fight against drug addiction - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-01-12 15:44

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Waterville's first 'angels' set to join fight against drug addiction
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Waterville Police Deputy Chief Bill Bonney, left, and Chief Joe Massey speak beside a display of opiate drugs and increase of use statistics during a press conference Nov. 16 when .... Brown said her son was prescribed a painkiller and then became ...

America is in the middle of its worst drug epidemic ever. Obamacare's repeal could make it worse. - Vox

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-01-12 10:50

Vox

America is in the middle of its worst drug epidemic ever. Obamacare's repeal could make it worse.
Vox
Yet many people who lost access to painkillers were still addicted. So some who could no longer access prescribed painkillers — or perhaps could no longer afford them — turned to cheaper, more potent opioids: heroin and fentanyl, a synthetic opioid ...

and more »

Syndicate content