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1 hr ago | RedOrbit

Bioengineers Close To Creating Painkillers...

A decade-long effort in genetic engineering is close to creating yeast that makes palliative medicines in stainless steel vats.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, Beer, Biotech, Science / Technology, Biology, Science

5 hrs ago | Ottawa Life

Canada Slow to Respond to Prescription Opioid Crisis

In my first career as a pharmacist, I worked in more than 30 pharmacies across Nova Scotia, filling more than 100,000 prescriptions between 1990 and 1995.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

9 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Too Late to Wean America Off Vicodin? By Russell Saunders

The DEA's newest regulations target hydrocodone, an ingredient in America's most prescribed drug: Vicodin.

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Related Topix: Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drug Enforcement Administration, Health, Pain

11 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Guilty plea for prescription-selling doctor

William Joseph Watson pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court to one count of conspiracy to unlawfully dispense and distribute oxycodone, known by the brand name of OxyContin.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Medicine, Drug Enforcement Administration

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Law.com

Drugmakers Seek to Disqualify Counsel in Opioid Lawsuit

Purdue Pharma L.P. and two affiliated companies are seeking to disqualify a former District of Columbia attorney general from representing the city of Chicago in its lawsuit against several drugmakers for allegedly seeking to misinform the public about the risks and benefits of opium-like pain medications.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC, Medicine, Health, Pain, Marketing

Patch.com

Local Cops, Firefighters, EMTs to Be Honored for Life-Saving Heroics

Governor Lincoln Chafee and Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will honor 15 Rhode Island police, firefighters, and EMTs next week for their life-saving heroics.

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Related Topix: Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Hopkinton, RI, Medicine

ThinkProgress

Legalizing Medical Marijuana Can Help Prevent People From Overdosing On Painkillers

A recent study confirms what medical marijuana advocates have long tried to argue: the cannabis plant can serve as a less addictive alternative to prescription painkillers.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Health, Pain

CNN

Adam's story: When prescription drugs are deadly

The modest clinic on Milpas Street in laid-back Santa Barbara, California, was well known to patients seeking powerful pain medication.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Santa Barbara, CA, Medicine, Drug Enforcement Administration

New Scientist

Modified yeast makes opiates for the first time

Severe pain? Reach for the yeast. Genetically engineered yeasts can now efficiently produce a range of opiates, including morphine and oxycodone.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Drugs, Science / Technology

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Science Daily

25 percent fewer opioid-related deaths in states allowing medical marijuana

On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

LiveScience

Medical Marijuana May Reduce Painkiller-Related Deaths

In states where medical marijuana is legal, the rates of deaths caused by painkiller overdoses are lower than in states where medical marijuana is illegal, a new study has found.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Health, Pain

Courier News

Study: Medical pot might reduce drug overdose deaths

Access to medical marijuana appears to have saved thousands of lives over the past few years by reducing accidental overdose deaths from drugs like Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin, a new study says.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Health, Pain

PennLive.com

New Cumberland doctor accused of illegally prescribing Oxycodone in...

David A. Wait, 55, was arrested Friday amid allegations that he accepted money in exchange for writing illegal Oxycodone prescriptions.

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Related Topix: Medicine, New Cumberland, PA, Cumberland County, PA, Drugs

McKnightsonline.com

Pharmacists object to further restrictions for hydrocodone combination products

Hydrocodone combination products such as Vicodin will now be in the same, more-restrictive category as OxyContin and fentanyl under the Controlled Substances Act, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday.y. The rule, which takes effect in 45 days, quickly drew criticism from pharmacist groups serving long-term care residents.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drug Enforcement Administration, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic), Health, Pain, Healthcare Law, Law

SFGate

A Better Way to Approach Pain, and America's Pain-Pill Epidemic

You may have noticed headlines about the rise of prescription drugs as a major cause of addiction and death by overdose.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Drugs, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Opinion

Sun Aug 24, 2014

EurekAlert!

Stanford bioengineers close to brewing opioid painkillers without using opium from poppies

A decade-long effort in genetic engineering is close to re-programming yeast cells to make palliative medicines in stainless steel vats Stanford Bioengineer Christina Smolke has been on a decade-long quest to genetically alter yeast so they can "brew " opioid medicines in stainless steel vats, eliminating the need to raise poppies... For centuries ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, Beer, Biotech, Science / Technology, Biology, Science

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Doctors as dealers: Australia's opioid habit

In the last few years prescriptions of opioids for chronic pain have skyrocketed creating a new wave of drug addicts.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration, Medicine,

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Alabama Live

Pharmacy break-in leads to multi-state drug thefts case, police say

Attalla Police Chief Investigator Doug Jordan said the theft, which took place at 1:20 a.m., came after someone threw a rock through a window at Rick's Pharmacy on Third Street South.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Paducah, KY

WAOW

Northern Wisconsin couple going to prison

MADISON - A northern Wisconsin couple was sentenced to federal prison Friday for possessing and distributing the drug oxycodone, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, Medicine

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Fox News

Heroin in the suburbs: An American epidemic

How could one little pill, legally prescribed to millions of people, be a dangerous way to have a good time? Mike Duggan remembers those words.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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