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23 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Prescription painkiller deaths up, but not as fast

Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers are still rising in the U.S., but not like they used to - probably because of new restrictions on methadone, according to government scientists. In 2011, there were more than 41,000 drug overdose deaths nationwide, up from more than 38,000 the previous year.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health, Pain

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Kevin, M.D.

Don't become your kids' drug dealers

Between the late 1990a 2s and 2010 sales of narcotic pain medicines quadrupled in the United States. Hydrocodone use increased by 280%, methadone by 1300%, and oxycodone by 900%.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Family, Kids, Medicine, Health, Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), ADHD

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Marin physician indicted on federal drug charges

A suspended physician who lives in Corte Madera was arraigned Tuesday on a federal indictment charging him with illegally prescribing prescription painkillers. Michael Roger Chiarottino, 66, is free on $75,000 bail.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic)

Freshnews

Relmada Announces The Filing Of Clinical Trial Application In Canada For d-methadone

Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. , a clinical stage company developing novel therapies for the treatment of chronic pain, today announced that it has filed a Clinical Trial Application with Heath Canada to conduct 2 pharmacokinetic studies with d-methadone, its NMDA receptor antagonist for neuropathic pain. Health Canada has accepted the application that is now under review.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Pharmacology

Wed Sep 03, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center EMTs using Narcan

In March, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie expanded a statewide pilot program allowing police and emergency medical technicians to carry and administer Narcan, a life-saving medication that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose, which has become a growing problem in New Jersey.

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Related Topix: Hackettstown, NJ, Chris Christie, US Governors, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic)

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

Prescription Drug Abuse situation in Tennessee

Abuse of prescription opioids, ie: pain medications, is the number one drug problem for Tennesseans receiving publicly funded assistance for treatment services.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Tennessee Government, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Thu Aug 28, 2014

I4U Future Technology News

Drew Barrymore's sister Jessica Barrymore Died from Drug Overdose

Jessica Barrymore was the half-sister of Hollywood star Drew Barrymore . She died last month at the age of 47. Jessica Barrymore was found dead in a car parked in Hoover Avenue in National City, California on July 29. And the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office released a report earlier this week that declared that a drugs and alcohol ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, National City, CA, San Diego County, CA, Medicine, Ultram, Tramadol (generic), Health, Pain

Wed Aug 27, 2014

LEO Weekly

Inbox - August 27, 2014

Clearing Up Misinformation Thanks for doing such a great article on the heroin epidemic.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine

Tue Aug 26, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Methadone treatment suppresses testosterone in opioid addicts

Treatment for opioid addiction tampers with the testosterone levels of male but not female opioid users, McMaster University research has shown.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs, Ontario (Ontario, CA)

Mon Aug 25, 2014

NBC San Diego

Drew Barrymore's Half Sister Died From Overdose: ME

The half-sister of movie star Drew Barrymore was killed by acute drug and alcohol intoxication, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office announced Monday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, San Diego County, CA, Medicine, Ultram, Tramadol (generic), National City, CA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Ex-dealer pleads guilty, gets 3-6 years in jail

A former drug dealer from Hampton who gave Darriean Hess the powerful painkiller fentanyl several hours before Hess killed two bicyclists said she is happy to be sober.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic), Hampton, NH, Strafford County, NH

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Magee-Womens, insurers launch recovery center for pregnant addicts

At a time when heroin use and prescription drug abuse have reached epidemic levels, local health care providers are stepping up to the plate to help one targeted group: pregnant women.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Allegheny County, PA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Daily Mail

Prison for mom in boy's sippy-cup methadone death

Mom who accidentally served her two-year-old son methadone that she had stored in a Gatorade bottle is jailed for 15 years Jill Goff 'served her two-year-old son Aiden a pink liquid in a sippy cup at their home in Tooele, Utah, 'thinking it was Gatorade' A Utah woman whose two-year-old son died after police say she inadvertently poured her ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Tooele, UT

EurekAlert!

Opioid users breathe easier with novel drug to treat respiratory depression

August 19, 2014 - People taking prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain may be able to breathe a little easier, literally.

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Related Topix: Health, Pain, Medicine, Anesthesiology, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic)

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Star Tribune

Newport woman pleads guilty in methadone death

Jennifer M. Johnson gave the drug to her husband after a night of beer drinking.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Washington County, MN, Scandia, MN

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