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Thursday | 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

Thursday | 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)

Examiner.com

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.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain

PennLive.com

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), North Carolina Government, North Carolina

Sun Jun 22, 2014

UnionLeader.com

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.

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

Thu Jun 19, 2014

CBS Local

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.

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

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, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic)

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