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5 hrs ago | TheDailyBeast.com

Too Late to Wean America Off Vicodin?

The DEA's newest regulations target hydrocodone, an ingredient in America's most prescribed drug: Vicodin.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Health, Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

9 hrs ago | Toledo Blade

Managing painkillers

In a major policy shift that affects tens of millions of patients, the federal government is tightening rules for prescribing the nation's most common painkillers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs, Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Opinion

Tue Aug 26, 2014

CBS Local

Study: Medical Marijuana May Reduce Painkiller-Related Deaths

Researchers looked at death rates caused by overdoses of opioid painkillers, like OxyContin or Vicodin, between 1999 and 2010 using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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

Coal Valley News

New stricter rules for painkiller prescriptions

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officially announced the final rule to reschedule hydrocodone-combination drugs, which are found in highly addictive painkillers like Vicodin and Lortab, from a Schedule III to a Schedule II controlled substance.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs, Medicine, US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Joe Manchin, Drug Testing

ThinkProgress

Legalizing Medical Marijuana Can Help Prevent People From Overdosing On Painkillers

A recent study confirms what medical marijuana advocates have long tried to argue: the cannabis plant can serve as a less addictive alternative to prescription painkillers.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health, Pain

Mon Aug 25, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Research shows 25 percent fewer opioid-related deaths in states allowing medical marijuana

On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws.

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

Stanford

From plant to pill: Bioengineers aim to produce opium-based medicines without using poppies

Stanford bioengineer Christina Smolke , PhD, and her team have been on a decade long mission to replicate how nature produces opium in poppies by genetically engineering the DNA of yeast and then further refining the process to manufacture modern day opioid drugs such as morphine, codeine and the well-known painkiller Vicodin.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, Life, Beer, Homebrewing, Hobbies

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Study: Medical pot might reduce drug overdose deaths

Access to medical marijuana appears to have saved thousands of lives over the past few years by reducing accidental overdose deaths from drugs like Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin, a new study says.

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

Newswise

Penn Study Shows 25 Percent Fewer Opioid-Related Deaths in States Allowing Medical Marijuana

Philadelphia - On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws.

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

SFGate

A Better Way to Approach Pain, and America's Pain-Pill Epidemic

You may have noticed headlines about the rise of prescription drugs as a major cause of addiction and death by overdose.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Drugs, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Opinion

McKnightsonline.com

Pharmacists object to further restrictions for hydrocodone combination products

Hydrocodone combination products such as Vicodin will now be in the same, more-restrictive category as OxyContin and fentanyl under the Controlled Substances Act, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday.y. The rule, which takes effect in 45 days, quickly drew criticism from pharmacist groups serving long-term care residents.

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

NorthJersey.com

The Record: Drug restrictions

PRESCRIPTION DRUG abuse involves a multitude of challenges, so law and health officials can't shy away from taking on one problem area just because it won't completely solve the issue.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Drug Enforcement Administration, Medicine, Chronic Pain, Pain, Opinion

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Seward City News

Rules for Vicodin pain medication changing October 6th, 2014

Hydrocodone is a popular, widely prescribed pain medication. In 2012, 135 million prescriptions were written for this medication across the united states.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Zocor, Simvastatin (generic), Cholesterol, Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KTRE-TV Lufkin

DEA puts new restrictions on common opioid painkillers.

According to the DEA more than seven million Americans are addicted to prescription pain killers, which are the most addictive medication available and result in more deaths than auto accidents.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Medicine

CBS News

U.S. tightens access to some narcotic painkillers

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is going ahead with tough new controls on painkillers containing hydrocodone, which has been tied to a surge in dangerous addictions across the United States.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Healthcare Law, Law

WSOCTV

Stricter laws to limit access to popular painkiller

The most commonly prescribed, abused and misused painkiller in the nation will soon be more difficult to get.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Medicine

Mental Help Net

Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds

Researchers found that between 2007 and 2011, about 44 percent of people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits were prescribed narcotic painkillers each year.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Drug Enforcement Administration

Reuters

French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 22

Below are company-related news and stories from French and Benelux media which could have an impact on the region's markets or individual stocks.

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TwinCities

Restrictions tightened on prescription painkillers like Vicodin

The federal government tightened the prescribing for the most common form of painkiller in the country Thursday, the final step in a policy shift that has been years in the making.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Pain

Thu Aug 21, 2014

West Virginia Metro

New restrictions for hydrocodone drugs

A move by the federal government will restrict the prescription of painkiller hydrocodone drugs, like Vicodin and Lortab, the number one prescribed controlled substance in West Virginia.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Drug Enforcement Administration

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