Prescription Pills Addiction

Addicts Stealing Prescriptions From Pets to Get a Fix - My Twin Tiers.com

Thu, 2017-02-23 03:40

My Twin Tiers.com

Addicts Stealing Prescriptions From Pets to Get a Fix
My Twin Tiers.com
But, they can't guarantee the animal will get their prescription. Relatives of users can help by controlling who handles the drugs, monitoring a pet's improvement to be sure they're benefiting from painkillers and by counting the pills, as the VMC does ...

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Bills aimed at curbing prescription painkiller abuse - Belleville News-Democrat

Wed, 2017-02-22 18:05

Bills aimed at curbing prescription painkiller abuse
Belleville News-Democrat
Bedingfield's oldest son died at age 26 last year after a six-year-long battle with opioid addiction that began with a high school soccer injury. An addiction to prescription pills turned into a heroin problem he couldn't shake, despite several bouts ...

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B.C. opioid addict given 26 prescriptions by 10 doctors, pharmacies ... - Vancouver Sun

Wed, 2017-02-22 17:59

Vancouver Sun

B.C. opioid addict given 26 prescriptions by 10 doctors, pharmacies ...
Vancouver Sun
B.C. man found 10 doctors to write 26 prescriptions for opioids and other addictive drugs over four week and 10 pharmacies to fill them.

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Doctor for Maryville pill mill draws 10-year prison term - Knoxville News Sentinel

Wed, 2017-02-22 17:03

Knoxville News Sentinel

Doctor for Maryville pill mill draws 10-year prison term
Knoxville News Sentinel
... East Tennessee's first wholesale prosecution of pill-mill medical providers as garden-variety drug dealers before ordering Dr. Deborah Gayle Thomas to spend a decade in prison for doling out thousands of prescription painkillers to addicts while ...

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Anti-diarrhea medication ripe for abuse by opioid addicts, authorities say - Allentown Morning Call

Wed, 2017-02-22 16:40

Allentown Morning Call

Anti-diarrhea medication ripe for abuse by opioid addicts, authorities say
Allentown Morning Call
28 in his Allentown home surrounded by empty packets of an anti-diarrhea medication, and tests showed he took so much of the over-the-counter medicine, which contains opioids, that it reached toxic levels and killed him, authorities say. Christian ...

Anoka Sheriff's Office offers some inmates medication to treat opioid addiction - Minnesota Public Radio News

Wed, 2017-02-22 14:36

Anoka Sheriff's Office offers some inmates medication to treat opioid addiction
Minnesota Public Radio News
The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says it'll now offer some inmates addicted to opioids a medication that can lessen cravings and block them from using opioids like heroin or prescription painkillers. The sheriff's office is partnering on the new ...

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11 Common Medications That Can Be Addictive, According To Experts - Bustle

Wed, 2017-02-22 12:58

Bustle

11 Common Medications That Can Be Addictive, According To Experts
Bustle
As a certified health coach, I work with clients on managing pain and stress, and taking medications only when necessary, as it can open the doors for addiction. "Some of the signs that a person is abusing medication include: taking more than ...

Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills' - Woodbury Bulletin

Wed, 2017-02-22 10:17

Woodbury Bulletin

Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
Woodbury Bulletin
That legislation is designed to prevent "doctor shopping" by people who try to get multiple prescriptions for addictive painkillers. One measure requires information with information about addiction and abuse to be distributed when opioids are prescribed.
STATE OF ADDICTION: Lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids4029tv
Officials work to combat rising opioid overdosesSouthwest Journal
Lawmakers, advocates raise awareness about opioid addiction at CapitolKMSP-TV
Beloit Daily News -Minnesota Public Radio News
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Facing Pressure, Insurance Plans Loosen Rules For Covering Addiction Treatment - California Healthline

Wed, 2017-02-22 04:39

California Healthline

Facing Pressure, Insurance Plans Loosen Rules For Covering Addiction Treatment
California Healthline
Aetna, one of the nation's largest insurance companies, will remove a key barrier for patients seeking medication to treat opioid addiction: The requirement that doctors seek approval before prescribing medications ? such as Suboxone ? that are used ...

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10 doctors and 10 pharmacies gave addicted patient 26 prescriptions of opioids, no questions asked - The Province

Wed, 2017-02-22 00:24

10 doctors and 10 pharmacies gave addicted patient 26 prescriptions of opioids, no questions asked
The Province
Over a four-month period, a 39-year old BC man went doctor shopping to obtain opioids and other addictive drugs, finding 10 willing doctors to write a few dozen prescriptions and 10 pharmacies to fill them. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC ...

Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills' - Hastings Star Gazette

Tue, 2017-02-21 21:34

Hastings Star Gazette

Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
Hastings Star Gazette
That legislation is designed to prevent "doctor shopping" by people who try to get multiple prescriptions for addictive painkillers. One measure requires information with information about addiction and abuse to be distributed when opioids are prescribed.
Lawmakers, advocates raise awareness about opioid addiction at CapitolKMSP-TV
State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioidsBeloit Daily News
Channeling grief into fight against opioidsBrattleboro Reformer
Minnesota Public Radio News
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Virginia board creates new opioid prescription guidelines - WSET

Tue, 2017-02-21 13:31

WSET

Virginia board creates new opioid prescription guidelines
WSET
“Setting limits and guidelines for proper prescribing, as these regulations do, will help curtail the flow of pills into our communities and significantly reduce the chances of people becoming addicted to prescribed medications. The new regulations ...

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Secret addict slammed by Ayr sheriff for putting grandmother's health at risk by stealing prescription pills - Scottish Daily Record

Tue, 2017-02-21 10:02

Scottish Daily Record

Secret addict slammed by Ayr sheriff for putting grandmother's health at risk by stealing prescription pills
Scottish Daily Record
Secret addict slammed by Ayr sheriff for putting grandmother's health at risk by stealing prescription pills. Stephanie Esquierdo stole the drugs after harbouring a "long standing problem kept secret" from her partner and heard how her gran now had ...

Facing Pressure, Insurance Plans Loosen Rules For Covering Addiction Treatment - Kaiser Health News

Tue, 2017-02-21 04:03

Kaiser Health News

Facing Pressure, Insurance Plans Loosen Rules For Covering Addiction Treatment
Kaiser Health News
Aetna, one of the nation's largest insurance companies, will remove a key barrier for patients seeking medication to treat opioid addiction. The change will take effect in March and apply to commercial plans, a company spokeswoman confirmed, and will ...

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Pain killer epidemic leading to addiction - Bucks County Courier Times

Mon, 2017-02-20 23:23

Pain killer epidemic leading to addiction
Bucks County Courier Times
A CNBC report showed, "Almost half of all Americans personally know someone who has been addicted to prescription painkillers." Perhaps even more concerning is that most people who have abused prescription painkillers reported getting them from ...

Disposing of Prescription Drugs Safely – A South Jersey Initiative - NJ Spotlight

Mon, 2017-02-20 22:25

NJ Spotlight

Disposing of Prescription Drugs Safely – A South Jersey Initiative
NJ Spotlight
"We know that unused prescription pills that are left in medicine cabinets too often are the supply source for young people, and how addiction starts. We have to look at everything we can do to prevent prescription drug abuse," said Assemblyman Bruce ...

Preventing opiate deaths is Max's Mission - Ashland Daily Tidings

Mon, 2017-02-20 21:47

Preventing opiate deaths is Max's Mission
Ashland Daily Tidings
She said everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, including community members interested in the issue, those who use street heroin or prescription opiate painkillers such as OxyContin and Percocet, and anyone concerned about family members, friends ...

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How You Helped Pay for America's Opioid Addiction Crisis - National Review

Mon, 2017-02-20 07:58

How You Helped Pay for America's Opioid Addiction Crisis
National Review
How did so many millions of un-working men, whose incomes are limited, manage en masse to afford a constant supply of pain medication? Oxycontin is not cheap. As Dreamland carefully explains, one main mechanism today has been the welfare state: ...

'Not a rogue clinic': Carmel addiction docs sue city - Indianapolis Star

Mon, 2017-02-20 05:05

Indianapolis Star

'Not a rogue clinic': Carmel addiction docs sue city
Indianapolis Star
Authorities characterized the clinic as a “pill mill” doling out Suboxone, a medicine used to treat patients addicted to opiates such as prescription pain pills and heroin. At a news conference the same day, the Carmel Drug Task Force head called the ...

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