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Road to hell: Prescription drugs took local teen from car accident to ...
Her story, told as an unnamed victim in the trial against the now-convicted child sex-trafficker Jeremy Mack , began with a car accident in 2008, her freshman year of high school, and the OxyContin prescription to deal with pain.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
The Daily Times
On pot, take careful steps
That shift reflects a softer attitude among Americans toward the smoking of cannabis, most commonly known as pot.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Fatal overdoses see another rise in '12
Ask 2-year-old Jazlen Harden where her mother is, and she has two answers. The first person she points to is her mother's twin sister, Beth Carey, who has cared for her this past year.
Dearborn Heights doctor convicted of illegally prescribing 3.7 million pain pills in two years
The Centers for disease control says pain killers like OxyContin are responsible for more overdose deaths than cocaine and heroin combined.
U.S. Attorney: pill mill doctor guilty of conspiracy
A federal jury has found Dr. Ronald John Heromin , 58, of Brandon, guilty of conspiracy to distribute and dispense Oxycodone and Alprazolam, not for legitimate medical purposes, and not in the usual course of professional practice.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Northern Virginia Daily
New clinic to provide outpatient treatment to opiate addicts
When Steven Singer, executive director of Addiction Recovery Systems-Winchester, interviewed for his position, he said his employers told him they were convinced he was right for the job after just one line: "It's about time someone actually wants to bring this to the community," Singer told his interviewer.
FDA wants stronger warning labels for long-acting opioids
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring labels of all long-acting opioids to say they should be used strictly for patients in severe pain, a response to surging overdoses and deaths each year from the widely used pain medicines.
'We don't think we need new opioids': An exclusive interview with Andrew Kolodny
Tyler, 22, who recently got out of a rehab program for heroin addiction, shows his prescription for Suboxone, a maintenance treatment for opioid dependence, on February 5, 2014 in Burlington, Vermont.
Jefferson County Deputy Gets Probation For Steroids
Court documents in the case of former deputy Ryan Jordan indicate Jordan entered a guilty plea on Monday to possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Fentanyl among 'most dangerous' abused drugs
MANITOWOC -- Victor Gadzinski, 39, was found dead at his residence in the 1300 block of South 13th St. on Feb. 9. Toxicology tests showed that fentanyl was a contributing factor to his death and that he had more than three times the therapeutic range on the drug in his system.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Judge weighs bail for former pain doctor charged in overdose deaths
The case began last July with the major indictment of a former Palm Beach County doctor charged with first-degree murder for the overdose deaths of two patients, and 89 other felony drug crimes.
Former Doctor Accused Of Over-Prescribing Headed To Prison
In some cases, investigators believe his over-prescription of narcotics may have contributed to his patients' deaths.
"Walking awkwardly," leads to man landing in jail
Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Looking into the Oxycodone epidemic
According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse, when a person takes an opiate it activates the brain's reward system.
Asbury Park Press
Doctors, medical staff on drugs put patients at risk
Anita Bertrand doesn't remember much about the first time she stole narcotics she was supposed to administer to surgical patients.
FDA to consider morphine-oxycodone combo pill
A closed sign is seen taped to the door of the Cabana Pharmacy after it was raided by the City of Miami Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit and Florida Department of Health on October 14, 2011, in Miami, Florida.
Woodstock doctor accused in pill ring wants separate trial
Dr. Sanjay Sinha, 49, of Woodstock, Ga., and three Mississippi men were indicted in March on federal charges of illegally distributing painkillers.
Zogenix Corrects Misinformation About Zohydro
Zogenix released a press release today confronting what it calls "rampant misinformation" about its painkiller oral drug Zohydro ER.
Health Highlights: April 14, 2014
A growing number of pregnant women in the United States are being prescribed powerful narcotic painkillers, even though little is known about the risks to a developing fetus.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Rocky Mount Telegram
Efforts ease access to anti-overdose drug
SACRAMENTO, Calif. Slowly and trembling, she inserted the needle into a sponge and continued rescue breathing on the plastic mannequin.