Prescription Pills Addiction

Saudi Crown Prince 'forced from power' - The Australian

Wed, 2017-07-19 22:37

The Australian

Saudi Crown Prince 'forced from power'
The Australian
The former crown prince of Saudi Arabia was forced from power last month by his younger cousin after allegedly being locked in a room while other senior royals were told that he was addicted to prescription drugs. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, who had ...

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Local inmates addicted to opioids to be offered 'medication-assisted ... - The State Journal-Register

Wed, 2017-07-19 22:08

The State Journal-Register

Local inmates addicted to opioids to be offered 'medication-assisted ...
The State Journal-Register
Sangamon County Jail inmates with addictions to heroin or other opioid drugs will be offered medicine before their release to help them resist future drug use as ...

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Sky News investigation: Prescription drugs sold illegally on Facebook - Sky News

Wed, 2017-07-19 17:39

Sky News

Sky News investigation: Prescription drugs sold illegally on Facebook
Sky News
These are fiercely addictive." Facebook's own Community Standards say: "We prohibit any attempts by unauthorised dealers to purchase, sell or trade prescription drugs, marijuana, firearms or ammunition." And: "We prohibit the use of Facebook to ...

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NJ doctor charged in drug ring wrote thousands of bogus opioid prescriptions - Fox News

Wed, 2017-07-19 13:04

Fox News

NJ doctor charged in drug ring wrote thousands of bogus opioid prescriptions
Fox News
“Doctors who act like drug dealers and illegally dole out prescriptions for these highly addictive painkillers are nothing more than drug pushers in white coats,” Porrino said. “And they are even more dangerous than a street dealer, because we trust ...
'Drug dealer in white coat' — NJ charges doctor, 16 others in painkiller pill ringNew Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
NJ doctor fueled painkiller pipeline down Garden State Parkway, AG saysNJ.com
NJ Doctor Charged With Writing Thousands Of Fake Prescriptions For PainkillersWestern Journalism
Cherry Hill Courier Post
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Pain medication prescriptions drop in South Florida but more needs to be done, CDC says - Sun Sentinel

Wed, 2017-07-19 12:14

Sun Sentinel

Pain medication prescriptions drop in South Florida but more needs to be done, CDC says
Sun Sentinel
South Florida's opioid pain medication dose is too high, despite a statewide crackdown that significantly reduced prescribing of the potentially addictive and deadly medication, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Woman Caught Impersonating Nurses To Steal Painkillers - The Daily Caller

Wed, 2017-07-19 12:11

Woman Caught Impersonating Nurses To Steal Painkillers
The Daily Caller
Talamante said she quickly became addicted to her prescribed painkillers and started ripping off pharmacies in Colorado to acquire the pills. She later moved to New Mexico and began illicitly obtaining painkillers from pharmacies at Walmart and Safeway ...

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How a Reddit forum has become a lifeline to opioid addicts in the US - The Guardian

Wed, 2017-07-19 09:26

The Guardian

How a Reddit forum has become a lifeline to opioid addicts in the US
The Guardian
Aaron, who faces legal issues related to drug dealing and abuse, withheld his real name out of fear of arrest. Aaron's descent into addiction began at 13 when he abused the pain medication hydrocodone. A few years later, his father was prescribed ...

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Small pool of Ontario doctors treat majority of residents with opioid addiction, study finds - Toronto Star

Wed, 2017-07-19 08:26

Toronto Star

Small pool of Ontario doctors treat majority of residents with opioid addiction, study finds
Toronto Star
Prescription pills containing oxycodone and acetaminophen are pictured in this June 2012 file photo. A small proportion of Ontario doctors treat majority of Ontarians with opioid addiction, study finds. Most of these physicians work in addiction ...
Study says small pool of doctors treat majority of Ontarians with opioid addiction570 News
Ontario study raises red flags over methadone distributionThe Globe and Mail

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As opioid epidemic grows, so does number of babies born addicted - WLS-TV

Tue, 2017-07-18 21:33

WLS-TV

As opioid epidemic grows, so does number of babies born addicted
WLS-TV
"I think that providers might be one of the first lines of defense in preventing this from becoming a worse epidemic than it already is," said Dr. David Ouyang, Maternal Fetal Medicine at North Shore University Health System. "Opioid addiction really ...

Local leader questions Greitens' new prescription drug monitoring program - KSDK

Tue, 2017-07-18 17:56

KSDK

Local leader questions Greitens' new prescription drug monitoring program
KSDK
He says because Governor Greitens' program doesn't establish a patient information database it won't address the main concern of doctor shopping, where people visit multiple doctors to get highly-addictive prescription pills. “The problem with what the ...
Missouri becomes last state to create drug-monitoring planThe Herald
Greitens signs drug-monitoring orderNews-Press Now
Editorial: Greitens' drug monitoring plan falls short of the modelSTLtoday.com
Southeast Missourian -Governing
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Why is opioid addiction on the rise despite a decline in prescriptions ... - The Hill (blog)

Tue, 2017-07-18 17:50

The Hill (blog)

Why is opioid addiction on the rise despite a decline in prescriptions ...
The Hill (blog)
OPINION | If we want to resolve opioid addiction, we should re-think how prescriptions are handled.

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Panel calls on FDA to review safety of opioids - Northwest Herald

Tue, 2017-07-18 15:28

Hudson Valley News Network

Panel calls on FDA to review safety of opioids
Northwest Herald
The report details how two intertwining epidemics – prescription painkillers and heroin – led to the worst addiction crisis in U.S. history and provides a plan for turning back the tide of overdose deaths. Prescribed, legal drugs are a gateway to ...
Legislation Would Limit Prescriptions to Seven DaysHudson Valley News Network
New Report Finds Medicare Is Plagued by 'Extreme' Use of PainkillersPacific Standard

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Sheriff's office and pharmacies team-up to take back prescription drugs - Northwest Georgia News

Tue, 2017-07-18 14:59

Northwest Georgia News

Sheriff's office and pharmacies team-up to take back prescription drugs
Northwest Georgia News
Prescription pill addiction and abuse is a significant problem across the nation, including Alabama. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that approximately 46,000 Americans die each year from drug-related deaths. More than half of those are from ...

When Your Parents Are Addicted To Painkillers - HuffPost

Tue, 2017-07-18 13:53

HuffPost

When Your Parents Are Addicted To Painkillers
HuffPost
Unlike younger populations, older groups are more likely to use opioids for chronic pain, whether it's a long-term prescription or a sudden influx of pills to manage symptoms after a major surgery. “They're hurting, and for the most part they're ...

More than 400 charged in America's “largest healthcare fraud takedown” - MIMS General News (Hong Kong) (registration) (blog)

Tue, 2017-07-18 02:04

MIMS General News (Hong Kong) (registration) (blog)

More than 400 charged in America's “largest healthcare fraud takedown”
MIMS General News (Hong Kong) (registration) (blog)
One American dies of a drug overdose every 11 minutes and more than two million are addicted to prescription painkillers. Much of this drug crisis is due to opioid addiction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), 91 ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Not all people on pain meds are addicts - Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune

Mon, 2017-07-17 21:55

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Not all people on pain meds are addicts
Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune
After reviewing my husband's MRI and other documentation, the physician at the VA Center in Petersburg prescribed oxycodone for Ron's pain. Ron was prescribed three 10MG pills a day. Even though he still has some pain, Ron was able to continue driving ...

Fame, fortune, failure: Darryl Strawberry's story of addiction and redemption - WAPT Jackson

Mon, 2017-07-17 20:59

WAPT Jackson

Fame, fortune, failure: Darryl Strawberry's story of addiction and redemption
WAPT Jackson
“When crack cocaine came out, it was more of an older-type drug. You didn't see a lot of young people involve themselves in that,” Strawberry said. “Today, kids are antisocial. Kids that are looking for some way to escape, and those who find ...

Missouri becomes last state to create drug-monitoring plan - The Herald

Mon, 2017-07-17 12:15

Kansas City Star

Missouri becomes last state to create drug-monitoring plan
The Herald
For many years, Missouri has been the lone holdout without a statewide program that tracks prescription drug scripts as part of the effort to combat doctor shopping and prescription opioid addiction. State lawmakers have considered drug monitoring ...
Greitens signs drug-monitoring orderNews-Press Now
Editorial: Gov. Eric Greitens orders needed drug monitoring program but stumbles on the detailsKansas City Star
Greitens orders drug monitoring program; area lawmakers say it won't solve opioid addictionSoutheast Missourian
fox4kc.com -STLtoday.com
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Iowa officials warn of fake pain pills found in state - DesMoinesRegister.com

Mon, 2017-07-17 11:27

DesMoinesRegister.com

Iowa officials warn of fake pain pills found in state
DesMoinesRegister.com
Four Iowa health and public safety agencies issued a warning Monday about counterfeit pain pills recently found in Iowa. The fake pain pills have been confirmed by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation in an unspecified number of cases. These ...

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Opioid prescription numbers for injured workers plummet - Addiction Now

Mon, 2017-07-17 11:25

Addiction Now

Opioid prescription numbers for injured workers plummet
Addiction Now
This is the fourth edition of the study carried out by WCRI into the use of drugs by injured workers. Researchers look to carry out the studies a year apart so they can show the progression of numbers for each study state. It also allows them to reveal ...