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Police say, Keaton Runsvold, who was 23 months old, was pronounced dead on January 16, 2014.
The FDA recently approved a new hydrocodone-based pain killer called Zohydro that has many doctors and pharmacists concerned.
The husband of a Dumfries, Va., day-care operator was arrested Wednesday in a federal drug case that spurred speculation and worry across Prince William County after FBI agents descended on the facility.
Access to mixed hydrocodone painkillers such as AbbVie's Vicodin will be restricted and production limited if plans by the US Drug Enforcement Administation are cemented later this year.
Oxycontin, Oxycodone, soon, perhaps Zohydro-prescription painkillers that are easily abused and some believe are the gateway drugs to skyrocketing heroin addiction among Indianapolis' and the nation's young people.
The FDA has approved Xartemis XR extended-release tablets for the management of acute pain severe enough to require opioid treatment and for patients in whom alternative treatment options are ineffective, not tolerated, or would otherwise be inadequate.
The maker of OxyContin says it has completed testing of an abuse-resistant version of the painkiller hydrocodone, a surprise development that could derail sales of the recently launched Zohydro, which has been heavily criticized for lacking such safeguards.
The United States Attorney General called the rising number of heroin deaths in the U.S. an urgent public crisis.
The Virginia Board of Medicine summarily suspended the license of Newport News family physician and pain management doctor Roger M. Phillips on Feb. 20. A notice on the door to his practice, Prime Care Family Medicine in Oyster Point, reads, "closed indefinitely due to events beyond our control."
Authorities say the abuse of prescription medications has become an epidemic in San Diego County, and on Tuesday morning, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced the formation of the Safe Homes Coalition.
People treated at emergency rooms more than once a year for overdoses on narcotic drugs are more likely to be put on a ventilator and to be hospitalized, a new study finds.
Since a rash of overdoses on the city's West Side last week left two dead, investigators have been working to track down the source of a deadly heroin concoction laced with the super-strength pain killer fentanyl.
Police released photos and a description of the masked suspect on Monday afternoon, hoping someone can identify him from the Feb. 19 robbery.
According to the Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Association, employers are finding more dealings with workers who abuse easily obtainable prescriptions such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and other pain medications.
Dr. Simmon Lee Wilcox has been charged in federal district court with two counts of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and four counts of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance.