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11 min ago | Virginia Business

EVZIO now available in the U.S.

Richmond-based Kaleo announced Tuesday that its handheld auto-injector for opioid overdoses is now available.

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Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drugs, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Washington Times

Prescription opioids kill about 300 people yearly

Prescription opioids claimed the lives of about 300 people each year from 2006 to 2012, according to data from the state Department of Health Services.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Health, Pain, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)

Wed Jul 02, 2014

KAAL-TV Austin

Surge In Painkiller Prescriptions Has Deadly Consequences

According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, doctors wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2012, enough for every adult in the country to have their own bottle of pills.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Drugs, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

Tue Jul 01, 2014

GPB.org

State Of The Painkiller Nation: Wide Variation In Prescription Rates

There's no getting around the fact that the abuse of prescription painkillers is a huge problem in the U.S. Prescription drug overdoses now kill more people each year than car crashes.

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

Wed Jun 25, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Stronger oversight for prescription pain pills recommended

Rate of unintentional rx/medication overdose by county, 1999-2012. Credit: N.C. Injury & Violence Prevention Branch, Division of Public Health Say you go to the dentist and need to have a root canal.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Dentistry, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), North Carolina Government, North Carolina

Tue Jun 24, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Islet transplant helps control diabetes after pancreas removal

Extreme, persistent pain can lead a person to make dramatic decisions, including getting rid of the painful body part.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Pain, Penn State University Park, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Thu Jun 19, 2014

Surgical Products

Opioid Use Prior To Spine Surgery Linked To Diminished Patient-Reported Outcomes

A new study appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery links the use of opioid pain relievers to less improvement and higher levels of dissatisfaction following spine surgery.

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Related Topix: Health, Pain, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian

Tue Jun 17, 2014

WBNS

Columbus Police Chief Recommends Firing Officer For Illegally Buying Pain Pills

A Columbus Police officer is accused of illegally buying pain pills while on duty.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

Vancouver Sun

Opioid addicts can seek help on doctor-led Canadian website

Jenn Dutton, a psychiatric nurse who became addicted to prescription opioids after a car accident, has recovered and wants to help others find help.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Medicine, Drugs, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic)

KSWO

Woman arrested on allegations of stealing pain medication

DUNCAN, Okla._The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics has arrested a nurse they say was stealing prescription pain medication from a Hospice patient.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Medicine

AlertNet

New England states joining forces to take on heroin crisis

The governors of five New England states said on Tuesday they would begin to share data on prescriptions to cut down on "doctor shopping," with heroin addiction and overdose deaths on the rise as a result of prescription painkiller abuse.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Peter Shumlin

Medical News Today

The higher the level of opioid intake prior to spine surgery, the...

A new study appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery links the use of opioid pain relievers to less improvement and higher levels of dissatisfaction following spine surgery.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian

Mon Jun 16, 2014

Danville News

Danville Police: Informant bought painkillers

A borough man allegedly sold some of his wife's painkillers to a confidential informant on two occasions for $122.

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Related Topix: Danville, PA, Montour County, PA, Medicine

Fri Jun 13, 2014

NBC San Diego

Pharmacist to Pay $147K for Mishandling Narcotics

Oxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever. Oxycodone has a high abuse potential and is prescribed for moderate to high pain relief associated with injuries, bursitis, dislocation, fractures, neuralgia, arthritis, and lower back and cancer pain.

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Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Drugs, Percodan, Aspirin/Oxycodone (generic), San Diego, CA, Drug Enforcement Administration

She Knows

REVIEW: Jennifer Weiner's All Fall Down takes substance abuse to the suburbs

It all starts when Allison takes her daughter to the doctor's office and comes across an article: "Has Your Drinking or Drug Use Become a Problem?" As Allison waits for the doctor and tries to calm her occasionally out-of-control kid, she realizes she has more in common with this article than she'd like to believe.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, In Her Shoes, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, Pain, Entertainment

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Program at UMass teaches safe opioid prescribing

A patient desperately seeking help for pain can act as out of control as an opioid addict.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Boston University, Nursing

Thu Jun 12, 2014

EurekAlert!

Opioid use prior to spine surgery linked to diminished patient reported outcomes

ROSEMONT, Ill.A new study appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery links the use of opioid pain relievers to less improvement and higher levels of dissatisfaction following spine surgery.

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Related Topix: Health, Pain, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian

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