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Mother, Daughter Share Both Sides of Addiction, Recovery - U.S. News & World Report

Sun, 2018-01-21 00:01

Mother, Daughter Share Both Sides of Addiction, Recovery
U.S. News & World Report
It's harder now to get prescription pain pills than it was when Jamie started taking them. "If those restrictions had been in place then, I would not be where I am now," she said. "I made the choice to take it, but I got it too easy." Her advice for ...

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Opiates are 'in our backyard' - New Jersey Herald

Sat, 2018-01-20 23:09

New Jersey Herald

Opiates are 'in our backyard'
New Jersey Herald
Brutico said Newton Medical Center has responded by decreasing the amount of narcotic prescriptions given to patients upon discharge by 73 percent over the last year. Recently adopted state laws have also had an impact on the accessibility of ...

Experiences with opioid addiction and loss fuel Md. congressional hopefuls - Washington Post

Sat, 2018-01-20 15:20

Washington Post

Experiences with opioid addiction and loss fuel Md. congressional hopefuls
Washington Post
FREDERICK, Md. — The candidates forum had the feel of a group-therapy session at times, as three of six Democrats running for an open congressional seat shared stories of close relatives who overdosed on opioids. A brother-in-law. A nephew. A father ...

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WV pharmacies dispensed 31M fewer painkillers and other powerful drugs last year - Charleston Gazette-Mail

Sat, 2018-01-20 13:06

Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV pharmacies dispensed 31M fewer painkillers and other powerful drugs last year
Charleston Gazette-Mail
The number of potentially addictive prescription drugs dispensed by West Virginia pharmacies dropped by 31 million in 2017, the sharpest decline in a single year since the state started tracking such powerful medications. Controlled substances – which ...

As addiction crisis grows, Pa. 'nudges' doctors to limit opioid prescriptions - EMS1.com

Sat, 2018-01-20 07:31

As addiction crisis grows, Pa. 'nudges' doctors to limit opioid prescriptions
EMS1.com
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The opioid addiction crisis has led medical groups to recommend tightening up painkiller prescribing, but getting physicians to comply has been a challenge. A University of Pennsylvania study has found a simple way to nudge emergency ...

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Opioids in Denton County: Advocates seek to break stigma of addiction as national crisis hits close to home - Denton Record Chronicle

Fri, 2018-01-19 21:37

Opioids in Denton County: Advocates seek to break stigma of addiction as national crisis hits close to home
Denton Record Chronicle
"Addicts are people of value," Patty Milam said. "They don't want to be addicts. They need help and we need to quit stigmatizing them. … This disease can strike any family. It doesn't matter if you're poor, wealthy, white, black, purple, green — it ...

Springfield plans lawsuit over “crippling costs” of opioid addiction - wwlp.com

Fri, 2018-01-19 20:21

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Springfield plans lawsuit over “crippling costs” of opioid addiction
wwlp.com
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The City of Springfield is planning to sue pharmaceutical companies because of the opioid epidemic. An estimated 2,100 people died from opioid overdoses in Massachusetts in 2016. Overdoses claimed the lives of more than 120 ...

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Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose involving multiple opioids - Vox

Fri, 2018-01-19 19:07

Vox

Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose involving multiple opioids
Vox
The opioid epidemic goes back to the 1990s, with the release of OxyContin and mass marketing of prescription painkillers, as well as campaigns like “Pain as the Fifth Vital Sign” that pushed doctors to treat pain as a serious medical problem. This ...
US musician Tom Petty died of 'accidental drug overdose'BBC News
Autopsy Reveals Tom Petty Died Of An Accidental Opiate OverdoseLive for Live Music

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Denn Lawsuit Targets Drug Companies Over Opioid Prescriptions - Law.com

Fri, 2018-01-19 16:07

Law.com

Denn Lawsuit Targets Drug Companies Over Opioid Prescriptions
Law.com
When evidence of addiction among patients began to emerge, the suit said, the firms worked to keep the information from the public. The lawsuit cited statistics showing that, each year, more than 50 opioid pills are shipped into Delaware for every man ...
AG Matt Denn takes on Big Pharma in opioid lawsuitThe News Journal
Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemicBusiness Insider
Delaware files lawsuit against opioid industrySussex Countian
WHYY -NBC 10 Philadelphia
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Incarcerated by addiction - taosnews

Fri, 2018-01-19 11:19

taosnews

Incarcerated by addiction
taosnews
Addiction, in one form or another, has been a problem here in Northern New Mexico for generations. But as opioids have entered the lives of thousands of norteño families over the past two decades, addiction has spread across the region like it never ...

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Walmart offers new way to dispose of unused prescription drugs - The Sun Chronicle

Thu, 2018-01-18 19:03

The Sun Chronicle

Walmart offers new way to dispose of unused prescription drugs
The Sun Chronicle
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A new solution could help more customers get rid of their unused prescription pills right at home — and no, not by flushing them down the toilet or tossing them in the trash. Walmart announced Wednesday it will offer free packets of ...
Walmart Packet Turns Opioid Pills Into Useless GelWebMD
Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids into Useless GelJEMS.com
Walmart takes on opioid crisis in free disposal programFOX 5 Atlanta
Times of Malta
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Legally prescribed drugs are luring thousands of Australians into addiction every year and the death toll is rising - The Advertiser

Thu, 2018-01-18 18:34

The Advertiser

Legally prescribed drugs are luring thousands of Australians into addiction every year and the death toll is rising
The Advertiser
Where he was going was to a life of addiction so crippling that crime, divorce, homelessness, jail and overdoses that almost killed him were regarded as not much more than occupational hazards. OxyContin is a potent drug containing oxycodone. Photo ...

Is Indivior's New Drug a Game Changer for the Opioid Addiction Epidemic? - Study Breaks

Thu, 2018-01-18 18:02

Study Breaks

Is Indivior's New Drug a Game Changer for the Opioid Addiction Epidemic?
Study Breaks
Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Indivior's experimental drug for public use in an attempt to fight America's growing opioid addiction issue. The London-based company, which specializes in addiction treatment, created ...

Opioids crisis: Medical field weighs options on prescription drugs - BlueRidgeNow.com

Thu, 2018-01-18 15:54

BlueRidgeNow.com

Opioids crisis: Medical field weighs options on prescription drugs
BlueRidgeNow.com
The county's rate of opioid pills prescribed per resident was higher than the state average in 2016, with nearly 75 pills on average for each of the county's 112,000 residents, according to the N.C. DHHS Prescription Rates by County. On average, the ...

Maine Sees Fewer Opioid Prescription Claims Under Law - U.S. News & World Report

Thu, 2018-01-18 15:21

Maine Sees Fewer Opioid Prescription Claims Under Law
U.S. News & World Report
The report is inconclusive, but says the drop in prescriptions could be due to providers weaning patients off painkillers or uses of alternative pain treatments, such as physical therapy or massage. "There are a lot less pills on the street and ...

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What It's Really Like to Be Addicted to Painkillers: 'I Didn't Care If I Lived or Died' - Health.com

Thu, 2018-01-18 11:23

Health.com

What It's Really Like to Be Addicted to Painkillers: 'I Didn't Care If I Lived or Died'
Health.com
I had a friend who knew someone with leftover prescription painkillers. We took them after school in my friend's bathroom in April of my junior year of high school. My anxiety immediately quieted, and I stopped seeking out any other substances. The ...

Pill Problem: Groups work to prevent opioid addiction - Roanoke Chowan News Herald

Thu, 2018-01-18 10:21

Pill Problem: Groups work to prevent opioid addiction
Roanoke Chowan News Herald
So don't be the accidental dealer.” Griffiths suggested both community-wide and individual ways to reduce that access to prescription opioid pills, ranging from securing medications within the home to disposing of unused prescriptions at local drop ...

Limiting pain-med supply to 7 days among ways state leaders propose to fight opioid crisis - The News Tribune

Thu, 2018-01-18 10:01

The News Tribune

Limiting pain-med supply to 7 days among ways state leaders propose to fight opioid crisis
The News Tribune
Among the proposed legislation are bills that would require doctors to warn patients of opioid addiction before prescribing the drugs and add federal health records to the state's patient prescription database to better track opioid use. Collection of ...
Proposed Bills Would Limit Opioid Prescriptions, Invest in Treatment OptionsCentralia Chronicle

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As addiction crisis grows, Penn 'nudges' doctors to limit opioid ... - Philly.com

Thu, 2018-01-18 04:00

Philly.com

As addiction crisis grows, Penn 'nudges' doctors to limit opioid ...
Philly.com
The opioid addiction crisis has led medical groups to recommend tightening up painkiller prescribing, but getting physicians to comply has been a challenge. A University of Pennsylvania study has found a simple way to nudge emergency department doctors ...

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