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Restricting access to opioids could drive pain sufferers to buy harder drugs on the black market, experts warn - ABC News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-06-23 23:31

ABC News

Restricting access to opioids could drive pain sufferers to buy harder drugs on the black market, experts warn
ABC News
Australia has been warned that moves to restrict access to addictive opioid painkillers could drive pain sufferers to illegal markets or even stronger substances, if people are not able to access affordable, effective options to manage their pain.

An 'Overprescription of Opioids' That Led to a Crisis - The Atlantic

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-06-23 15:02

The Atlantic

An 'Overprescription of Opioids' That Led to a Crisis
The Atlantic
First, the epidemic was started by a healthcare system that sought to minimize pain and suffering. Physicians were taught that those with pain wouldn't get addicted to pain medication, she said. “Unfortunately, those beliefs were completely wrong,” she ...

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How My Opioid Dependency Turned into Addiction - Pain News Network

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-06-23 13:48

Pain News Network

How My Opioid Dependency Turned into Addiction
Pain News Network
Looking back, I do not believe I should have ever been prescribed opioid medication due to my addictive personality. I don't blame the doctor who prescribed them to me. I would tell her horrible stories of not being able to get out of bed without the ...

Talbot takes on opioid crisis - The Star Democrat

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-06-23 13:03

The Star Democrat

Talbot takes on opioid crisis
The Star Democrat
On June 12, the U.S. House of Representatives passed several bills combating the opioid crisis, including H.R. 5261, the TEACH to Combat Addiction Act; H.R. 5041, the Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act; and H.R. 4684, the Ensuring Access to Quality ...

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When an Iowa Family Doctor Takes On the Opioid Epidemic - The ... - New York Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-06-23 03:00

New York Times

When an Iowa Family Doctor Takes On the Opioid Epidemic - The ...
New York Times
Few primary care doctors are willing to do what Nicole Gastala has: endure the challenges of prescribing buprenorphine, a medication for opioid addiction.

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FROM HOOKED TO HEALING: Coast Guard injury leads to painkillers and then Spotsylvania man's addiction - Fredericksburg.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-06-22 22:04

Fredericksburg.com

FROM HOOKED TO HEALING: Coast Guard injury leads to painkillers and then Spotsylvania man's addiction
Fredericksburg.com
His downward spiral started with a back injury suffered in the service, followed by narcotic painkillers prescribed by a military doctor. When the recommended dosage didn't cut it, Renner doubled up on the Percocet. Then, he added Oxycodone to the mix, ...

Grand Jury report pushes for more treatment for opioid abuse in Contra Costa County - East Bay Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-06-22 19:09

East Bay Times

Grand Jury report pushes for more treatment for opioid abuse in Contra Costa County
East Bay Times
Amid an epidemic of addiction and abuse tied to these powerful opioids drugs, the CDC is urging general doctors to try physical therapy, exercise and over-the-counter pain medications before turning to painkillers for chronic pain. (AP Photo/Toby ...

Plano-area opioid prescription rates fall, but authorities say problem remains - Community Impact Newspaper

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-06-22 10:59

Community Impact Newspaper

Plano-area opioid prescription rates fall, but authorities say problem remains
Community Impact Newspaper
T Prescription rates fall, but opioid problem remains he national rise of opioid overdose deaths has not been felt as heavily in North Texas, but substance abuse prevention officials say more work needs to be done to address the effects of addiction ...

House passes massive package to address opioids crisis - NBCNews.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-06-22 10:09

The Inquisitr

House passes massive package to address opioids crisis
NBCNews.com
Another would try to change how prescription pills are distributed to reduce the potential for abuse. The element of the bill garnering perhaps the most attention, Jessie's Law, would require that medical records list a patient's addiction history.
House Passes Massive Package to Address Opioid CrisisNBC4 Washington
House Of Representatives Passes Sweeping Opioid Bill To Address America's Addiction CrisisThe Inquisitr

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Police, doctors, social services team up on drug addiction - Republican Journal

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-06-21 23:49

Republican Journal

Police, doctors, social services team up on drug addiction
Republican Journal
Deaths in Maine from prescription painkillers and illicit narcotics, including heroin and fentanyl, quadrupled from 1999 to 2013 and numbered 418 last year, according to statistics provided by WCRC. In the absence of "medication-assisted treatment," as ...

Grafton, Sullivan Officials Sign On to Opioid Lawsuit - Valley News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-06-21 23:46

Valley News

Grafton, Sullivan Officials Sign On to Opioid Lawsuit
Valley News
Newport — Commissioners in Grafton and Sullivan counties have voted to join a class-action suit that alleges the makers of prescription painkillers gave doctors misleading information about the addictive qualities of the drugs, leading to the opioid ...

Workplaces fighting opioid addiction as percentage of users at work grows - WXYZ

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-06-21 15:46

WXYZ

Workplaces fighting opioid addiction as percentage of users at work grows
WXYZ
Joe used to be addicted to prescription painkillers and opioids and heroin. The disease drove him to constantly crave the high, even on the job. "I used to come to work under the influence of drugs every day and, obviously, in the world that I worked ...

Part Three: Nurse Falls Victim to Prescription Pills, Kicks Addiction at Recovery Home - NBC 29 News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-06-21 15:15

NBC 29 News

Part Three: Nurse Falls Victim to Prescription Pills, Kicks Addiction at Recovery Home
NBC 29 News
Drug addiction can affect anyone - including the people who are knowledgeable about the effects of drugs and are handling prescription medications that are found at the heart of the opioid crisis. One nurse learned that the hard way, and she lost ...

Tired of going to funerals, this doctor treats addiction with drugs - Courier Journal

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-06-21 11:49

Courier Journal

Tired of going to funerals, this doctor treats addiction with drugs
Courier Journal
Some doctors and people battling an addiction shun Suboxone and other medication-assisted treatments. They see abstinence only, with 12-step peer support, as the only pure route to sobriety. But those who specialize in addiction treatment argue that ...

Opioids don't have to be addictive – the new versions will treat pain ... - The Conversation US

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-06-21 04:23

The Conversation US

Opioids don't have to be addictive – the new versions will treat pain ...
The Conversation US
Scientists have taken atomic resolution snapshots of an opioid receptor interacting with a drug. Now they are using these images to design "biased" opioids that ...

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LifeSource helps recovering addicts, former inmates rebuild lives - The Decatur Daily

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-06-20 23:15

The Decatur Daily

LifeSource helps recovering addicts, former inmates rebuild lives
The Decatur Daily
LifeSouth founder Robin Ladner now has more room to help Laymon and others recovering from addiction or incarceration. LifeSouth has moved its food pantry and residence for females from Decatur to the former Lexi House Shelter on Alabama 67 in ...

Rehab USA: how should America treat its opioid victims? - Financial Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-06-20 21:01

Financial Times

Rehab USA: how should America treat its opioid victims?
Financial Times
In fact, Oxycodone is a highly addictive painkiller and a molecular cousin of heroin. When De La Rosa encountered it in 2012, America was awash with opioid painkillers: doctors prescribed 234 billion milligrams of morphine equivalent that year, nearly ...

Reader's View: Seize all chances to end opioid addiction - Duluth News Tribune

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-06-20 17:29

Duluth News Tribune

Reader's View: Seize all chances to end opioid addiction
Duluth News Tribune
One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage are prescribed opioid painkillers. However, while Medicare pays for opioid painkillers, Medicare does not pay for drug and alcohol treatment in most instances. Nor does it pay for all the ...

New program to help Winchester students say 'no' to opioids - Wicked Local

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-06-20 16:08

Wicked Local

New program to help Winchester students say 'no' to opioids
Wicked Local
Winchester resident Mike Duggan didn't know he was developing an addiction when as a high school student he was prescribed pain medication after breaking his wrist playing hockey. After the wrist injury, Duggan was prescribed more pills after he had ...

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