Prescription Pills Addiction

'I was a monster': Opioid addiction hits close to home - The Herald Journal

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The Herald Journal

'I was a monster': Opioid addiction hits close to home
The Herald Journal
Prescription pain medications are derived of opiates, which are narcotic drugs that have a depressant effect on the central nervous system. They dull pain, but they also create a sense of euphoria and are highly addictive. While these drugs ...

CVS will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days - East Idaho News

Sat, 2017-09-23 16:13

East Idaho News

CVS will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days
East Idaho News
CVS said its pharmacists will counsel patients with opioid prescriptions about the risk of dependence and addiction based on CDC guidelines. These educational sessions will also emphasize the importance of keeping medications secure in the home and ...
Recovering heroin addict hopeful about CVS opioid limitwtvr.com
Pharmacist Weighs in On CVS DecisionKDLT News

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Asheville agencies address complexities of opioid addiction and treatment - Mountain Xpress

Sat, 2017-09-23 14:00

Mountain Xpress

Asheville agencies address complexities of opioid addiction and treatment
Mountain Xpress
Another benefit of integrated care is that women who need treatment with Suboxone (a prescription medicine that deadens the effects of opiates, helping people stay away from them) can get it in their physician's office instead of having to travel to a ...

Pedri proposes county suit against Rx drug manufacturers, distributors - The Sunday Dispatch

Fri, 2017-09-22 21:52

The Sunday Dispatch

Pedri proposes county suit against Rx drug manufacturers, distributors
The Sunday Dispatch
Luzerne County Manager C. David Pedri is asking county council to sue prescription opioid manufacturers and wholesale distributors to make them pay for “dumping” drugs that created widespread addiction and a financial burden on county government.

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Katy Trail Community Health receives grant for mental health, opioid addiction treatment - Sedalia Democrat

Fri, 2017-09-22 20:09

Katy Trail Community Health receives grant for mental health, opioid addiction treatment
Sedalia Democrat
The clinic will provide patients with pain management services, assistance that could further counteract opioid addiction. Opioids are substances often found in painkillers with many addicts abusing prescription medications, such as oxycodone, morphine ...

Kirk Seminoff: Combating opioid epidemic takes teamwork - Wichita Eagle (blog)

Fri, 2017-09-22 17:18

Wichita Eagle (blog)

Kirk Seminoff: Combating opioid epidemic takes teamwork
Wichita Eagle (blog)
“About half of the (addicts) in this town started off on pain pills,” Lakin said. When the prescription runs out, many addicts turn to heroin coming from Mexico and both coasts. The addiction rate increased as the drug was mixed with synthetic drugs ...

Ex-police officer charged with giving drugs to addict-friend - Washington Post

Fri, 2017-09-22 14:56

NECN

Ex-police officer charged with giving drugs to addict-friend
Washington Post
The criminal complaint filed by an FBI agent said Breault supplied the woman with drugs this summer. The woman was an opioid addict and Breault removed heroin and prescription medicines from a police evidence closet in July and supplied her with ...
Former Royalton Police Officer Accused in Heroin Case Released ...Valley News

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CVS will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days - CNN

Fri, 2017-09-22 07:39

CNN

CVS will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days
CNN
CVS said its pharmacists will counsel patients with opioid prescriptions about the risk of dependence and addiction based on CDC guidelines. These educational sessions will also emphasize the importance of keeping medications secure in the home and ...
CVS to limit painkiller prescriptions to a 7-day supplyToday.com
CVS Says It Will Stop Filling Prescriptions for Opioid Painkillers with More Than a 7-Day SupplyShape Magazine
CVS Health Moves to Limit Access to Opioid Painkillers -- UpdateFox Business
The Daily Caller -CBS Boston / WBZ
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A hospital discharged Olathe mom's addicted son with prescriptions for 120 opioid pills. One day later, he was dead. - Kansas City Star

Fri, 2017-09-22 06:01

Kansas City Star

A hospital discharged Olathe mom's addicted son with prescriptions for 120 opioid pills. One day later, he was dead.
Kansas City Star
Price's son, Jeromy Bubacz, was about to be discharged from Stormont Vail Health in Topeka after a minor medical procedure. Bubacz, 29, had been fighting prescription drug addiction for years after he was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, a lung condition ...

Hospitals cut back on prescribing opioids to address addiction ... - Baltimore Sun

Fri, 2017-09-22 04:01

Baltimore Sun

Hospitals cut back on prescribing opioids to address addiction ...
Baltimore Sun
Anne Arundel Medical Center has a goal to reduce the amount of opioids they prescribe by 50 percent by 2019. (Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun video).

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How to Win a War on Drugs - New York Times

Fri, 2017-09-22 01:21

New York Times

How to Win a War on Drugs
New York Times
In contrast, Portugal undertook a monumental experiment: It decriminalized the use of all drugs in 2001, even heroin and cocaine, and unleashed a major public health campaign to tackle addiction. Ever since in Portugal, drug addiction has been treated ...

CVS Health moves to limit access to opioid painkillers - Fox Business

Thu, 2017-09-21 11:50

CBS Boston / WBZ

CVS Health moves to limit access to opioid painkillers
Fox Business
Widespread opioid addiction has pushed U.S. overdose death rates to new highs. Many Americans became addicted by taking prescription painkillers, and often progressed to heroin and other street drugs. CVS and other health-care companies have faced ...
CVS Announces New Limits On Prescription Painkillers Amid 'Public Health Emergency'CBS Boston / WBZ
CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7-Day SupplyNBCNews.com
How CVS Health Is Fighting The Opioid Addiction EpidemicInvestor's Business Daily
Seeking Alpha -WZZM -WSAZ-TV
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10 Silent Signs You're Slipping into a Pain Pill Addiction - Reader's Digest

Thu, 2017-09-21 11:42

Reader's Digest

10 Silent Signs You're Slipping into a Pain Pill Addiction
Reader's Digest
This blindness can often crop up when it comes to addiction. An estimated 54 million Americans ages 12 and older have misused prescription drugs, according to the National Institutes of Health. Yet nearly a third of 4,600 people polled in a recent ...

CVS tightens restrictions on opioid prescriptions in bid to stanch epidemic - STAT

Thu, 2017-09-21 08:06

STAT

CVS tightens restrictions on opioid prescriptions in bid to stanch epidemic
STAT
Increasingly, heroin and the illicit use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl 7 are responsible for fatal opioid overdoses, but many cases of addiction begin with prescription painkillers. In some cases, people will start taking leftover medicine ...
CVS Health moves to limit access to opioid painkillersFox Business
CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7 Days in Response to US Addiction CrisisKTLA
CVS Pharmacy Looks To Curb Painkiller Addiction With Strict Supply LimitsThe Daily Caller
KVOA Tucson News -LancasterOnline -Fortune
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'Perfect' Springfield couple battles addictions, finds recovery - Springfield News Sun

Thu, 2017-09-21 05:56

Springfield News Sun

'Perfect' Springfield couple battles addictions, finds recovery
Springfield News Sun
In 2014, Springfield residents Abby and Eli Glaser and their five children were pictured on a billboard for a local organization promoting healthy relationships. At home, however, the family struggled as Eli Glaser battled a prescription pill addiction ...

Pills prescribed for alcoholism might not work, study finds - The Guardian

Wed, 2017-09-20 22:00

The Guardian

Pills prescribed for alcoholism might not work, study finds
The Guardian
But at best, says the study in the journal Addiction, the pills had a low- or medium-level effect on the amount people were drinking. The scientists looked at 32 double-blind randomised controlled trials representing 6,036 patients, published between ...

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Opioid ODs Have Cut Into US Life Expectancy: CDC - U.S. News & World Report

Wed, 2017-09-20 18:14

CNN

Opioid ODs Have Cut Into US Life Expectancy: CDC
U.S. News & World Report
By 2015, opioids -- including heroin and prescription painkillers like OxyContin (oxycodone), Vicodin (hydrocodone) and codeine -- had shaved 2.5 months off Americans' life expectancy, Dowell's team found. And whites were the hardest hit. Earlier this ...
Opioid Addiction Is Reducing US Life ExpectancyCourthouse News Service
America's opioid epidemic is so bad it's causing average life expectancy to dropVox
Opioid Crisis Has Lowered US Life Expectancy, Study FindsCBS Miami
IFLScience -Gephardt Daily
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Attorneys general in Appalachia pressure, sue health insurers - Athens Daily Review

Wed, 2017-09-20 14:54

McClatchy Washington Bureau

Attorneys general in Appalachia pressure, sue health insurers
Athens Daily Review
In the letter, the attorneys general asked insurers to promote non-opioid pain management alternatives that may not be currently covered at the same level as prescription opioids — rather than highly-addictive pain pills. They argued insurance ...
Attorneys general investigate role pharma companies played in opioid crisisMcClatchy Washington Bureau
States Expand Probe Into Big Pharma Opioid MarketingLaw.com (subscription)
South Carolina's attorney general: Here's how we can fight the opioid epidemic togetherGreenville News
Worcester Telegram -89.3 KPCC -National Review
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Staten Island Needs More Addiction Centers To Cut Opioid Use: Study - DNAinfo

Wed, 2017-09-20 14:52

DNAinfo

Staten Island Needs More Addiction Centers To Cut Opioid Use: Study
DNAinfo
McMahon previously said that four out of five addicts in Staten Island started using when they were prescribed pills after an injury. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday that he teamed up with attorney general from 40 other ...

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FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds - Fox Business

Wed, 2017-09-20 13:56

FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds
Fox Business
The FDA warns that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death and should be done with caution. Many patients fighting opioid addiction by taking methadone or buprenorphine (byoo-preh-NOR'-feen) also take other prescription drugs ...
FDA advises on medication-assisted treatment for individuals taking depressantsHealio

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