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Murphy is taking what he calls a 'Moneyball' approach to NJ's intensifying opioid crisis - NorthJersey.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-10-22 03:15

NorthJersey.com

Murphy is taking what he calls a 'Moneyball' approach to NJ's intensifying opioid crisis
NorthJersey.com
The state also plans to put programs in place to further reduce initial prescriptions for opioids, as addictive painkillers often lead individuals to cheaper and stronger heroin and fentanyl. In a recent interview, Elnahal cited the Alternative to ...

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AP analysis: 'Obamacare' shapes opioid grant spending - The Saratogian

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-10-22 01:04

The Saratogian

AP analysis: 'Obamacare' shapes opioid grant spending
The Saratogian
Fewer were misusing or addicted to prescription opioid painkillers. And more people were getting treatment for heroin and opioid addiction. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released preliminary figures that appear to show a leveling ...

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Battling addiction in Orthodox Jewish community means breaking through silence - NBCNews.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-10-21 14:12

NBCNews.com

Battling addiction in Orthodox Jewish community means breaking through silence
NBCNews.com
What started as a moment of escape from worries and anxiety became an addiction. And that addiction progressed from drinking and smoking marijuana nearly every day in college to using cocaine, heroin, and popping prescription painkillers. Forman said ...

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'Starting from behind': Addicted babies being life in withdrawal - Gazettextra

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-10-21 09:21

'Starting from behind': Addicted babies being life in withdrawal
Gazettextra
Babies can get neonatal abstinence syndrome from exposure to opioids including heroin, prescription painkillers and treatment medications such as methadone and suboxone, Loconto said. It is important for mothers to be honest with their doctors about ...

We must monitor, mitigate every path to addiction - Albuquerque Journal

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-10-21 00:02

We must monitor, mitigate every path to addiction
Albuquerque Journal
We held on to unused painkillers and were unaware of the risk posed by even legally prescribed opioids. It can be paralyzing to think how these two little mistakes changed our lives, but the bright hopes we had for his future have given us the strength ...

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Opioid crisis event encourages educating, talking with youths - Albuquerque Journal

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-10-20 20:43

Albuquerque Journal

Opioid crisis event encourages educating, talking with youths
Albuquerque Journal
“Our goal is to reach that audience before the problem starts and addiction can take hold.” Langenberg cited the “good news” data released earlier this month, indicating that the state's prescription opioid overdose death rate decreased by 4 percent ...

Opinion: Prescribed an Opioid? Ask Your Doctor These Questions - Times of San Diego

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-10-20 15:50

Times of San Diego

Opinion: Prescribed an Opioid? Ask Your Doctor These Questions
Times of San Diego
To avoid dangerous interactions, talk to your pharmacist or doctor about all medications you take. Never mix alcohol with an opioid pain reliever. What are my risks for addiction? Anyone can become addicted to opioid medications, and the risks increase ...
Your Turn: Doctor's orders! Get rid of your old meds to help protect you and your familyNapa Valley Register

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New rules for prescribing opioids my be hurting patients with chronic pain - NBC4i.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-10-19 18:14

NBC4i.com

New rules for prescribing opioids my be hurting patients with chronic pain
NBC4i.com
Dr. Gladstone McDowell, a pain specialist, wants to try Billman on a pain pump that deposits a non-opioid, non-addictive medication directly into the spinal fluid. “It dispenses medicine just like a soaker hose -a small amount continuously,” McDowell says.

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Smaller Opioid Pill Packs Top FDA Priority in Opioids Bill - Bloomberg BNA

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-10-19 15:39

Smaller Opioid Pill Packs Top FDA Priority in Opioids Bill
Bloomberg BNA
The goal of these packs is to prevent opioid addiction by eliminating the number of excess pills prescribed by doctors. The new blister packs could change physicians' prescribing practices by recalibrating the default supply of opioids provided in a ...

3 ways Vermont offers hope to people struggling with opioid addiction - BurlingtonFreePress.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-10-19 14:49

BurlingtonFreePress.com

3 ways Vermont offers hope to people struggling with opioid addiction
BurlingtonFreePress.com
A state law expanding access to medication-assisted treatment in Vermont prisons kicked in on July 1. Under the new law, inmates diagnosed with opioid use disorder are entitled to treatment if a clinician says the treatment is medically necessary ...
Her obituary details an opiod addiction that dominated her life. It began in Florida.Miami Herald
An addicted mother's moving obituary went viral. Read this before you share itQuartz
The Viral Obituary Of An Opioid Addict: 'She's Just One Face' Of The EpidemicNew Hampshire Public Radio

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Northam visits Blacksburg med students with former addict - Roanoke Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-10-19 12:06

Roanoke Times

Northam visits Blacksburg med students with former addict
Roanoke Times
Hall told the aspiring doctors that helping their future patients wean themselves off of needed pain medication is an important part of addiction prevention. Northam presented a video that included Hall's father, Allegheny County Sheriff Kevin Hall ...

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Amid Upstate's opioid epidemic, people with addiction struggle to find safe recovery homes - Greenville News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-10-19 05:00

Greenville News

Amid Upstate's opioid epidemic, people with addiction struggle to find safe recovery homes
Greenville News
After three overdoses, 16 failed rehab programs and a handful of jail visits, Smith became addicted to prescription opiates, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. ..... He remembers checking into a hotel on a Thursday with a case of vodka and 300 pills.

General Election Q&A with Doug Mullendore, candidate for Washington County sheriff - Herald-Mail Media

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-10-18 21:49

Herald-Mail Media

General Election Q&A with Doug Mullendore, candidate for Washington County sheriff
Herald-Mail Media
A: I believe the best way to overcome the opioid epidemic is to educate our youth about the dangers of prescription painkillers. Studies have shown that over 60 percent of the individuals who become addicted started with the misuse of prescription ...

Opioid Addiction Driving People To Heroin, Tulsa Police Say - News On 6

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-10-18 19:54

News On 6

Opioid Addiction Driving People To Heroin, Tulsa Police Say
News On 6
TULSA, Oklahoma - Everyone knows opioid addiction is at a crisis level with so many people abusing prescription painkillers. But what you may not know is that's led to a huge increase in the number of people turning to heroin. Mexican cartels are ...

Medtronic touts treatment to wean patients off pain pills - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-10-18 19:24

Medtronic touts treatment to wean patients off pain pills
Minneapolis Star Tribune
In recent years the Food and Drug Administration has been encouraging the development of new therapies to treat pain without using oral opioid drugs, calling opioid addiction "an immense public health crisis." Prescription opioids, such as oxycodone ...

New drug treatment to combat inmates' addictions stirs controversy - ABC Action News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-10-18 13:56

ABC Action News

New drug treatment to combat inmates' addictions stirs controversy
ABC Action News
One is an opioid that help cuts heroin cravings and give addicts a sense of calm. However, the medication is stirring controversy, with critics saying the patients aren't quitting opioids all together. Instead, they argue it's trading one drug for ...

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Medication-assisted treatment: What it is, who it's for, and how it fights addiction - The News Journal

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-10-18 11:20

The News Journal

Medication-assisted treatment: What it is, who it's for, and how it fights addiction
The News Journal
Doctors often say those struggling with addiction can consider methadone as an option if they are attempting to wean off heroin or another opioid. Delaware's Dr. Brown said all people trying to recover from addiction should be offered medication ...

Chittenden County prosecutor Sarah George wants to help addicts -- not lock them up - BurlingtonFreePress.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-10-18 09:28

BurlingtonFreePress.com

Chittenden County prosecutor Sarah George wants to help addicts -- not lock them up
BurlingtonFreePress.com
At a panel discussion held by the Howard Center last spring, she said she was particularly affected by the death of a 24-year-old woman from a middle-class, stable family, who developed an addiction to opioids after being prescribed painkillers for a ...

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