Ventura County Reporter
Vicodin to Heroin
V entura County is facing a big problem, one that is plaguing medical communities around the country.
EVZIO now available in the U.S.
Richmond-based Kaleo announced Tuesday that its handheld auto-injector for opioid overdoses is now available.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
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.
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.
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)
Sun Jul 06, 2014
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 .
Fri Jul 04, 2014
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.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
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.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
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.
Dr. Oz: Addiction to heroin and painkiller Zohydro, gluten-free supergrain
Dr. Mehmet Oz discussed the nation's mushrooming addiction to heroin and to the prescription painkiller Zohydro on the July 2 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.
Prescription painkillers in Pa: nearly a bottle for every person
The CDC noted pain-causing conditions don't vary much by state, yet doctors in some states write nearly three times as many painkiller prescriptions as doctors in some other states.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Crackdown on Florida clinics leads to decline in deaths, report finds
Deaths due to overdoses of prescription painkillers like OxyContin dropped sharply in Florida, the first such decline in a decade, according to a new report published by the CDC.
The Marion Star
Painkiller prescription rates vary widely among states
A year or two after we bought our home, I realized we were going to have to do a better job of... In this Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen pills, also known as Vicodin, are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
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.
Sun Jun 22, 2014
Another View -- Shelley Steenrod: How New England can combat opiate addiction
THE SERIOUS PROBLEM of opiate addiction has finally pierced New England's provincial bubble of denial.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
Addictive Painkiller Is Number One Prescription Drug In America
Is it one of those statin drugs like simvistatin that lower cholesterol? No. Simvistatin is fourth.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
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.