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11 hrs ago | Marietta Times

Doctors overprescribe dangerous, addictive drugs that lead to heroin use

The article on prosecuting heroin dealers for the deaths of their customers was very thought provoking.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Health, Pain

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WBNS

Columbus Police Officer Fights To Keep Badge After Pain Pill Investigation

The Chief of Police decided Freetage should be fired for his misconduct, but that's not the final word on this case.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Citizens' Voice

More turning to heroin after being prescribed painkillers

When he woke from a coma three weeks later, the other driver and Mike's wife and daughter were dead.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Scranton, PA, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Star Press

AG claims pharmacist unfit to practice

James McGrady doesn't worry as much about his locally owned pharmacy being robbed or burglarized since he stopped dispensing controlled substances, which include drugs with a potential for abuse or dependence like the pain relievers oxycodone, fentanyl and Vicodin.

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Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic), Drug Enforcement Administration

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Drugs.com

Popping Pills in America: Can the DEA Fix This?

There's no doubt about it the U.S. is a big consumer of prescription painkillers .

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Health, Pain

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Plan helps doctors check painkiller use

Small white pills, packaged in bright orange canisters and marked with inscrutable labels -- Oxycontin, Vicodin -- have long been considered the answer to physical pain.

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Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health, Pain, Pennsylvania, Drugs

The Washington Post

DEA investigating distribution of prescription drugs in NFL, report says

A recent lawsuit in which former NFL players allege they were improperly supplied prescription pain medication has triggered an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the New York Daily News reports.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Medicine, Health, Pain, New York Daily News, Percodan, Aspirin/Oxycodone (generic), Toradol, Ketorolac (generic)

Journal Gazette

Pushing back on pills

Among those fighting back are Dr. Deborah McMahan, Allen County's health commissioner.

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Related Topix: Allen County, IN, Fort Wayne, IN, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, Pain

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Ventura County Reporter

Vicodin to Heroin

V entura County is facing a big problem, one that is plaguing medical communities around the country.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Ventura County, CA

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), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Drugs, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian

Wed Jul 09, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Wayne Police outline current drug market dangers

As a follow up to the township's annual drug forum the Wayne Police Department recently spoke with Wayne Today in an effort to highlight current drug trends, naming prescription pills, heroin, and marijuana as the top three.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

The New York Observer

RHONY Episode 6 18: Birdlandia

Allow me to preface this episode by talking about myself. Yesterday I had to go to the dentist to get a cracked molar removed, an experience that cannot be improved by any quantity of Vicodin or smoothies.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain

CBC News

How tiny Vermont is handling a huge heroin crisis

Raina Lowell, at her home in Montpelier, Vt., is a recovering drug addict who used painkillers, then heroin.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Prison

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Lowell Sun

Judge blocks Mass. painkiller restriction

Massachusetts must temporarily suspend one of its key restrictions on Zohydro, a powerful new prescription painkiller, pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging their constitutionality, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Zogenix, Deval Patrick, US Governors

The Motley Fool

Tuesday's Top Health Care Stories: Zogenix, Philips, Siemens, and TherapeuticsMD

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Fire Dog Lake

Prescription Opioid Makers Are Big Donors to Anti-Marijuana Groups

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)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Sun Jul 06, 2014

SFGate

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), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Health, Pain, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)

Fri Jul 04, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Understanding and managing chronic pain

Acupuncture, exercise and massage and physical therapy are among the ways to deal with chronic pain that don't require narcotic painkillers, says Nancy Elder, MD, professor of family and community medicine at the University of Cincinnati.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, University of Cincinnati, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Thu Jul 03, 2014

KFBB

The South prescribes more painkillers, CDC says

Powerful painkillers have been driving the nation's rising rate of overdose deaths, and now the government is singling out the states where doctors write the most prescriptions.

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

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), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic)

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