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'It never really leaves you.' Opioids haunt users' recovery - Washington Post

Mon, 2017-11-20 00:24

Washington Post

'It never really leaves you.' Opioids haunt users' recovery
Washington Post
For newly minted lawyer Bianca Knight, it happened after hitting the street to find drugs when her opioid prescription ran out, as she envisioned her career dreams crumble. Addiction to powerful painkillers sneaked up on Graves and McCoy and Knight, ...

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Cost of addiction - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Mon, 2017-11-20 00:03

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Cost of addiction
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
In September, Scott County – where a flood of prescription pills led to the state's worst HIV outbreak in 2015 – filed a lawsuit. Last week, Indianapolis filed a federal suit against several manufacturers and distributors of opioid painkillers ...

Counterfeit opioid pills are tricking users — sometimes with lethal results - Washington Post

Sun, 2017-11-19 19:23

Washington Post

Counterfeit opioid pills are tricking users — sometimes with lethal results
Washington Post
Law enforcement officials and medical professionals say that counterfeit opioid pills like those found in Macon have been flooding the illicit drug market and have been sickening — and killing — those who are seeking out powerful prescription drugs ...

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Addiction services should be certified - The Salem News

Sun, 2017-11-19 18:11

Addiction services should be certified
The Salem News
Last week, the governor unveiled legislation and several executive orders aimed at increasing the number and depth of services available to addicts, while further tightening controls on prescribed painkillers that draw still too many people into the ...

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Opinion: Trump talks opioids — but what about alcohol, which kills far more people? - The Mercury News

Sun, 2017-11-19 10:30

The Mercury News

Opinion: Trump talks opioids — but what about alcohol, which kills far more people?
The Mercury News
There are easily accessible images, videos, and documentaries tracking the devastation of opioid addiction, from prescription pills to heroin. While many of us are aware of the negative effects of alcohol, our exposure usually centers around college ...

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What is OxyContin, the drug behind America's opioid crisis? - New Statesman

Sun, 2017-11-19 02:09

What is OxyContin, the drug behind America's opioid crisis?
New Statesman
Since 1999, 200,000 Americans have died from overdoses connected to OxyContin and similar prescription opioids. Addicts who can no longer source or afford prescription drugs often turn to heroin. The American Society of Addiction Medicine says four in ...

Minnesota counties, cities joining rush of lawsuits against opioid producers - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sat, 2017-11-18 16:50

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minnesota counties, cities joining rush of lawsuits against opioid producers
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Prescription painkillers have been blamed for starting the opioid epidemic and driving those addicted to illegal street drugs such as heroin. A Star Tribune analysis of state death certificate data found 402 opioid-related deaths in Minnesota in 2016 ...

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Opioid abuse should be treated as a disease not a moral failing, says CEO who lost his son to addiction - CNBC

Sat, 2017-11-18 15:01

CNBC

Opioid abuse should be treated as a disease not a moral failing, says CEO who lost his son to addiction
CNBC
Opioids, including prescription painkillers and heroin, played a role in more than 33,000 U.S. deaths in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Earlier this month, 16 major health-care players, including Aetna, Cigna, and ...

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Indiana Just Made Getting Addiction Treatment A Little Bit Easier - WFYI

Fri, 2017-11-17 16:40

WFYI

Indiana Just Made Getting Addiction Treatment A Little Bit Easier
WFYI
On Friday, the Indiana Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board agreed to remove prior authorizations for preferred versions of the addiction treatment ...

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Officials unveil statewide addiction helpline - Richmond Register

Fri, 2017-11-17 16:21

Officials unveil statewide addiction helpline
Richmond Register
He said four people die of overdoses every day in Kentucky and 86 percent of heroin and opioid addicts began with prescription pain pills. He commended the passage earlier this year of a Kentucky law that limits prescriptions of such painkillers to ...

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NC Attorney General Touts Efforts to Combat Opioid Abuse - Southern Pines Pilot

Fri, 2017-11-17 14:51

Southern Pines Pilot

NC Attorney General Touts Efforts to Combat Opioid Abuse
Southern Pines Pilot
“It will hopefully reduce the number of people across the state that become addicted to painkillers in the first place with smarter prescribing by doctors and dentists,” Stein said. “It sets a limit on how many pills they can prescribe, it requires ...

FDA Approves Digital Tracking Sensor for Prescription Pills - Addiction Now

Fri, 2017-11-17 11:50

Addiction Now

FDA Approves Digital Tracking Sensor for Prescription Pills
Addiction Now
If this is the case, monitoring medication compliance could become a strategy for preventing prescription misuse, which in turn may become a tool in the addiction recovery treatment toolkit. Otsuka has not announced the price tag for the pill yet. The ...
FDA approves pill with sensor that digitally tracks if patients have ingested their medicationFDA.gov
FDA approves digital pill that tracks when patients take itFox News

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Illinois doctors campaign for medical marijuana as alternative to opioids - Chicago Tribune

Fri, 2017-11-17 05:02

Chicago Tribune

Illinois doctors campaign for medical marijuana as alternative to opioids
Chicago Tribune
As a prominent Chicago surgeon, Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph sees them all too frequently: people who endure severe injuries or multiple surgeries, only to become addicted to prescription painkillers. One patient who pleaded for help was on such strong ...

Daz Dillinger Lil Peep Is a Warning ... Rx Pills Are Epidemic in Rap!!! - TMZ.com

Fri, 2017-11-17 02:35

TMZ.com

Daz Dillinger Lil Peep Is a Warning ... Rx Pills Are Epidemic in Rap!!!
TMZ.com
Daz Dillinger says Lil Peep's death should set off alarms -- prescription pill addiction isn't just a problem in hip-hop, it's part of the culture. We got Tha Dogg Pound legend at LAX Thursday, and he reacted to emo rapper Lil Peep dying of what police ...
Reckoning With Rap's Relationship To Drugs In The Wake Of Lil Peep's DeathUPROXX
Lil Peep: Another beloved singer to die while using a 'benzo'The Mercury News
Lil Peep didn't have to die, but Xan culture doesGoldenplec Music News
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A State Of Addiction: The Search For Alternative Painkillers - Utah Public Radio

Thu, 2017-11-16 16:22

Utah Public Radio

A State Of Addiction: The Search For Alternative Painkillers
Utah Public Radio
There is risk involved with taking opioids, but it's important to realize that the majority of pain patients with legitimate prescriptions do not misuse the medication or become addicted. The opioid crisis is complex and to address it, several steps ...

Lil Peep's death ignites a conversation about the addiction epidemic - CNN

Thu, 2017-11-16 14:08

The Guardian

Lil Peep's death ignites a conversation about the addiction epidemic
CNN
While people who become addicted to pain pills might switch to heroin because it is less expensive than prescription drugs, the opioid epidemic is rooted in the abuse of painkillers — some of which are prescribed and some that are obtained illegally.
The death of Lil Peep: how the US prescription drug epidemic is changing hip-hopThe Guardian

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Marlton doctor's license permanently revoked - Cherry Hill Courier Post

Thu, 2017-11-16 14:07

Cherry Hill Courier Post

Marlton doctor's license permanently revoked
Cherry Hill Courier Post
“We will continue to identify and rid the medical profession of prescribers who willfully fan the flames of this deadly epidemic by flouting the laws and regulations in place to prevent these highly addictive prescription drugs from flowing unchecked ...

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Recovering Hope: Toothache sends former Westlake nurse down road of opioid addiction and recovery - cleveland.com

Thu, 2017-11-16 08:37

cleveland.com

Recovering Hope: Toothache sends former Westlake nurse down road of opioid addiction and recovery
cleveland.com
Her addiction began as an attempt to ease the pain of a toothache but it would send her down a tumultuous road of opioid dependency that cost her a nursing license. DeSena gave a discharged a patient two oxycodone pills prescribed by a doctor to help ...

Swinomish tribe celebrates new addiction treatment center - goskagit.com

Thu, 2017-11-16 08:11

goskagit.com

Swinomish tribe celebrates new addiction treatment center
goskagit.com
In August, her son Patrick died of an overdose after spending a decade battling an addiction to prescription painkillers. By most measures, she said, Patrick should have made it. He had a good-paying job, health insurance, addiction treatment and a ...