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What Is Lyrica? The Psychiatric Medication Is Being Overprescribed to Traumatized Refugees - Newsweek

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Newsweek

What Is Lyrica? The Psychiatric Medication Is Being Overprescribed to Traumatized Refugees
Newsweek
The addiction potential of the drug is made clear in the Buzzfeed report, which describes a black market that has emerged for the drug, with pills selling for $5 each. Mental health professionals on the scene are faced with a nearly impossible task ...

Trump administration to launch 'massive' media campaign to fight opioid crisis - Washington Examiner

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-12-11 23:20

Washington Examiner

Trump administration to launch 'massive' media campaign to fight opioid crisis
Washington Examiner
A Department of Health and Human Services official said other messages will remind people who take prescription painkillers to use them appropriately and will contain information about helping friends and families support people close to them who have ...
So far, Trump is a no-show in the fight against opioidsThe Denver Post
Opioid Crisis: Trump Prescribes Heavy Dose of 'Alternative Facts'Leafly

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Opioid Lawsuits - ConsumerSafety.org

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-12-11 22:54

Opioid Lawsuits
ConsumerSafety.org
A major aspect of opioid lawsuits is the unethical and in some cases illegal aggressive marketing tactics used by pharmaceutical corporations to increase sales and profits. For example, in 2012, 793 million doses of opioids were prescribed in Ohio ...

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Williamson County may join lawsuit against opioid industry - The Tennessean

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-12-11 22:13

The Tennessean

Williamson County may join lawsuit against opioid industry
The Tennessean
The mass tort seeks compensation for cities and counties for economic harm caused by the opioid crisis, such as the costs of addiction treatment, law enforcement and health care delivery systems. ? More: Drug, alcohol abuse saps $2 billion from ...

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Digital Pills Track How Patients Use Opioids - MIT Technology Review

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-12-11 16:07

MIT Technology Review

Digital Pills Track How Patients Use Opioids
MIT Technology Review
New pill capsules that send a message to a smartphone as they move through the GI tract have emerged as a way to track whether patients are taking their medicine as prescribed. The problem of nonadherence to medication instructions causes about 125,000 ...

FDA plans to curb prescriptions to fight opioid epidemic - Financial Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-12-11 08:01

Financial Times

FDA plans to curb prescriptions to fight opioid epidemic
Financial Times
The US health regulator is preparing measures to curb the number of painkiller prescriptions and speed up the introduction of drugs for addiction in an attempt to tackle the country's opioid epidemic. The push comes as policymakers struggle to contain ...

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2 Gloucester men make addiction prevention videos - Gloucester Daily Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-12-11 05:53

Gloucester Daily Times

2 Gloucester men make addiction prevention videos
Gloucester Daily Times
“There is an awful lot or research and information and programming out there aimed at treating addicts and helping them get off opioids,” Reed said. “But they wanted us to be part of a campaign that would address preventing people from getting addicted ...

Faces of the opioid crisis: Pain patient turned unlikely addict - Montreal Gazette

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-12-11 05:01

Montreal Gazette

Faces of the opioid crisis: Pain patient turned unlikely addict
Montreal Gazette
Joey Bernacki was taking enough pain medication to stun a horse. He spent 30 days in a lockdown psych ward at the Montreal General Hospital last year on heavy doses of methadone to wean his body off highly addictive opioids. It was a detox move born of ...

Opioids After Surgery Left Her Addicted. Is That A Medical Error? - Kaiser Health News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-12-11 04:11

Kaiser Health News

Opioids After Surgery Left Her Addicted. Is That A Medical Error?
Kaiser Health News
The 68-year-old consulting firm president left the hospital with a prescription for Dilaudid, an opioid used to treat severe pain, and instructions to take two pills every four hours as needed. Herzog took close to the full dose for about two weeks ...

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Stopping opioid addiction at a key source: Hospitals - Philly.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-12-11 04:00

Philly.com

Stopping opioid addiction at a key source: Hospitals
Philly.com
It can put patients at risk of addiction. And it endangers friends and family, who can easily acquire unused excess pills in, for instance, an unsecured medication cabinet. Reducing prescriptions altogether makes that less likely. “This really shows in ...

Meadows crafts potential opioid legislation - The Mountaineer

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-12-11 02:41

The Mountaineer

Meadows crafts potential opioid legislation
The Mountaineer
Meadows said that there will be an investigation into opioid alternatives that can quell pain without the high risk for addiction. And along with requiring the Government Accountability Office to review policies that worsened the opioid epidemic, the ...

Men make addiction prevention videos - Gloucester Daily Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-12-10 17:41

Gloucester Daily Times

Men make addiction prevention videos
Gloucester Daily Times
“There is an awful lot or research and information and programming out there aimed at treating addicts and helping them get off opioids,” Reed said. “But they wanted us to be part of a campaign that would address preventing people from getting addicted ...

Pirates doctor talks about the perils of medication - Observer-Reporter

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-12-10 07:28

Observer-Reporter

Pirates doctor talks about the perils of medication
Observer-Reporter
DeMeo also is a professor and chairman of orthopedic surgery at Allegheny Health Network and a staffer at Allegheny General and St. Clair hospitals. DeMeo is well-versed in health issues facing athletes, including painkillers and the possibility they ...

Step by step to sobriety: Addicts find freedom and family through a housing program - Las Vegas Sun

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-12-10 04:00

Step by step to sobriety: Addicts find freedom and family through a housing program
Las Vegas Sun
His addictions progressed as he aged, switching booze and pot for pills and, eventually, heroine. The transition started innocently enough. After he caught the flu, his girlfriend at the time gave him one of her prescription pills to ease his symptoms ...

The science of addiction - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-12-10 02:00

Jackson Clarion Ledger

The science of addiction
Jackson Clarion Ledger
The bad news about our national opioid crisis just keeps coming. Opioid addiction and opioid deaths have reached epidemic levels across the nation, including in Mississippi. The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics is reporting over 220 drug overdose deaths ...
Other View: Trump is a no-show in the fight against opioidsTwin Falls Times-News
Report compares drug overdoses to other causes of death in the USLancasterOnline

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$1 million settlement reached in Utah prescription drug diversion case - fox13now.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2017-12-09 16:47

fox13now.com

$1 million settlement reached in Utah prescription drug diversion case
fox13now.com
“DEA is committed to investigating any instances involving the unlawful diversion of powerful synthetic opioids with which many Utahan's woefully begin their cycle of drug addiction.” The United States contends that 244 prescriptions for Oxycodone (a ...
Intermountain to pay $1 million over painkiller diversion schemeKSL.com

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Missouri's version of long-awaited prescription monitoring program is up and running - STLtoday.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2017-12-09 08:49

STLtoday.com

Missouri's version of long-awaited prescription monitoring program is up and running
STLtoday.com
Greitens' prescription drug monitoring program differs significantly from what has been debated in the Legislature and what is in place in other states and in more than 26 counties and jurisdictions across Missouri. While most monitoring programs track ...

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My neighbor and the opioid crisis - mySanAntonio.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2017-12-09 00:05

mySanAntonio.com

My neighbor and the opioid crisis
mySanAntonio.com
The manufacture, distribution and sale of large amounts of addictive prescription drugs are causing them to flood the market, and hundreds of millions of pills are making it into the black market. It has become clear that the opioid crisis was created ...
Opioid Abuse Deterrence, Research and Recovery Act introducedThe Highland County Press

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Greitens' long-awaited prescription monitoring program is up and running - STLtoday.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-12-08 18:05

STLtoday.com

Greitens' long-awaited prescription monitoring program is up and running
STLtoday.com
Greitens' prescription drug monitoring program differs significantly from what has been debated in the Legislature and what is in place in other states and in more than 26 counties and jurisdictions across Missouri. While most monitoring programs track ...

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