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State regulators have stripped a Utah doctor of his license to prescribe controlled substances following an emergency hearing where it was determined that he poses "an immediate threat to public health, safety and welfare."
More and more young people are dying of heroin overdoses in King County, and the alarming trend has experts working overtime to save lives.
The Nation has this fascinating new investigative report with a headline and subheadline that highlights its themes: "The Real Reason Pot Is Still Illegal: Opponents of marijuana-law reform insist that legalization is dangerous - but the biggest threat is to their own bottom line."
A doctor who ran a pain-management clinic in Queens was not a pill pusher, his attorney said during close arguments of the man's trial Wednesday.
One of every eight deaths among young adults in Ontario is related to opioids, making the drugs a leading cause of premature death, researchers have found.
The problems started earlier that day on July 25, 2013. Edwards, 62, had a new home healthcare worker who had been to the house only twice.
Prescription pill bottle containing oxycodone and acetaminophen are shown in this June 20, 2012 photo.
A pharmacist who oversaw a major hospital's vault of drugs stole nearly 200,000 powerful painkillers he was supposed to safeguard and dispense, narcotics prosecutors said Tuesday as they unveiled a case that makes unusual use of a state drug-kingpin law.
As Washington state readied to become only the second state to allow people to buy marijuana legally without a doctor's note, lines were already forming in front of the lucky few stores that got last-minute... Washington became the second state Tuesday to allow people to buy marijuana legally in the U.S. without a doctor's note as customers eager ... (more)
Shares of Zogenix, the maker of the painkiller Zohydro ER, are down nearly 9% in pre-market trading this morning after Purdue Pharma announced that its competing tamper-resistant pill had received a priority review from the FDA, indicating that it could be approved within six months.
A fascinating article highlights many of the conflicts of interest at the heart of top anti-marijuana legalization groups in the country : The Nation obtained a confidential financial disclosure from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids showing that the group's largest donors include Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, and Abbott ... (more)
A study into skyrocketing opioid deaths have found painkillers are responsible for one in eight deaths among young adults in Ontario, even as new data from the United States suggests generic oxycodone - which Ottawa approved over the objections of both premiers and addiction experts - is being smuggled south across the border, reaching as far as ... (more)
The number of lives lost to opioid overdoses is increasing rapidly, according to a new Ontario study - and the bulk of the deaths are clustered among the young.
Endo International Plc and BioDelivery Sciences International Inc said their experimental pain drug was found effective in a second late-stage trial.
The ongoing availability in Canada of an abuse-prone pharmaceutical may be having a spillover effect far beyond its borders.
The rate of fatal overdoses from opioids such as oxycodone and morphine has soared over the last 20 years as prescriptions for the addictive and highly potent painkillers have continued to rise, an Ontario study has found.
Updated: Thu Jul 10, 2014 05:38 am
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