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Patient requests for specific medications-including requests for brand-name drugs spurred by direct-to-consumer advertising-have a substantial impact on doctors' prescribing decisions, suggests a study in the April issue of Medical Care .
After the meeting I was approached by a woman who thanked me working for the Vets, and with tears in her eyes she proceeded to tell me her story.
Cannabis became illegal at the federal level on Aug. 2, 1937. Most would agree that it remains at this status because it is very difficult for any politician to appear pro-drug or soft on crime.
George Washington University researchers report dramatic increases in prescriptions of opioid analgesics, such as Percocet, Vicodin, oxycodone and Dilaudid, during U.S. emergency department visits from 2001 to 2010.
Two members of Maine's congressional delegation are pressuring federal regulators to revoke approval of a new painkiller that's among the most powerful on the market.
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.