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  1. Physicians alarmed by abuse of popular OTC diarrhea medicine called "poor man's methadone"Read the original story w/Photo

    37 min ago | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    When the emergency team arrived, it was already too late. The 24-year-old man, who had a history of opioid addiction, was not breathing and lacked a pulse.

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  2. Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (PTIE) Downgraded by Zacks Investment ResearchRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | AmericanBankingNews.com

    According to Zacks, "Pain Therapeutics is developing a new generation of opioid painkillers. Opioids are drugs derived from the poppy plant.

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  3. Physicians alarmed by abuse of over-the-counter diarrhea medicine you know wellRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    When the emergency team arrived, it was already too late. The 24-year-old man, who had a history of opioid addiction, was not breathing and lacked a pulse.

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  4. As N.H.'s Opioid Crisis Grows, Primary-Care Doctors Are Slow to Treat AddictionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Jeff Pearson became addicted to heroin more than 30 years ago. Along the way, he racked up 80 drug-related offenses, went to prison five times and made dozens of rehab attempts, including several years standing in line for his daily dose of methadone.

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  5. Nearly half of Americans know someone addicted to painkillersRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    "A lot of like grandparents with knee replacements or hip replacements and the next thing you know they're addicted to Oxycontin, and they have no idea it's such an addictive thing," said Daniel Rainwater of Westhampton. A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 44 percent of Americans say they personally know someone who has been addicted to prescription painkillers.

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  6. Suspected drug ring taken down near DeLandRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WESH-TV

    A series of raids at four locations Tuesday morning led to the arrests of 15 people. Another 15 are still being sought, including two men identified as the head of the ring and the ring's main supplier.

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  7. Nurses face discipline over opioidsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Palladium-Item

    Nurses face discipline over opioids Two nurses fired from nursing homes Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://tspne.ws/26Qv6ww MUNCIE - The Indiana attorney general has filed complaints against two East Central Indiana nurses who were terminated from employment at nursing homes, one for failing an opioid drug screen and another for forging opioid prescriptions for her own use. Licensed practical nurse Laura Collins, 37, who has lived in Eaton and Hartford City, was fired from Bethel Pointe Rehabilitation Center in Muncie in 2013 after an internal audit found she had signed out but failed to document at least 450 doses of oxycodone pain medication.

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  8. Hillary Clinton Tells The Story Of The Young Woman Who Moved Obama On The Heroin EpidemicRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Switched

    While speaking about the opioid epidemic during an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton brought up Jessica Grubb, the young West Virginia woman whose addiction story made an impact on President Barack Obama . Grubb was in recovery when President Obama traveled to West Virginia last fall to address the crisis.

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  9. Reno Doctor Accused In Drug Ring Appears In CA courtRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | News 88.9 KNPR

    A Reno doctor accused of running an illegal drug ring out of his family practice has made his initial appearance in federal court in San Francisco. U.S. Magistrate Elizabeth Laporte denied a his request to set bail on Monday and ordered him held until a formal detention hearing scheduled Friday.

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  10. Acura Pharmaceuticals' (ACUR) CEO Bob Jones on Q1 2016 Results - Earnings Call TranscriptRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

    Please standby we're about to begin. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Acura Pharmaceuticals First Quarter 2016 Investor Call.

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  11. DEA: Deadly fentanyl surging in Allegheny CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Post-gazette.com

    The Drug Enforcement Administration late Monday issued an intelligence report indicating that the rate of fatal overdoses in Allegheny County last year doubled the national average, and sounding a warning on the surge of deadly fentanyl on the Pittsburgh area's streets. The report, based largely on data provided by the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner, places the county's overdose death rate at 32.75 per 100,000 people, versus a state rate of 21.9 and a national rate of 16.15.

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  12. American Opioid Use SkyrocketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WSJV-TV South Bend

    Experts say 28 thousand people died from drug overdoses on prescription pain killers, or opioids, in 20-14. Medical experts say one of the biggest problems are that pain medications like oxycodone and morphine are some of the most widely prescribed drugs in the country.

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  13. Doctor accused in drug ring appears in court 52 mins agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KTNV-TV Las Vegas

    A Reno doctor accused of running an illegal drug ring out of his family practice has made his initial appearance in federal court in San Francisco. U.S. Magistrate Elizabeth Laporte denied a his request to set bail on Monday and ordered him held until a formal detention hearing scheduled Friday.

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  14. Opioids and overdoses: 4 things to knowRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WWLP

    Two million Americans were dependent on prescription opioids in 2014, when the most recent data were available, federal statistics show. Overdoses linked to opioids killed more than 28,000 people nationwide two years ago, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  15. FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WHEC-TV Rochester

    The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents. The review comes as regulators disclosed that the number of doctors who completed voluntary training programs is less than half that targeted by the agency.

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  16. Prince's Death Being Used to Sell Painkiller PanicRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

    Was Prince addicted to painkillers, and is that what killed him? That's one of the latest issues surrounding Prince's sudden and surprising death . TMZ has tracked down a lot of circumstantial evidence for the possibility, but we probably won't know Prince's actual cause of death for a few more weeks.

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  17. Readers Write (May 3): Opioids, recycling, Shakespeare and today's politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Star Tribune

    State records show 336 deaths last year linked to excessive or abusive use of prescription opioids, such as oxycodone, or illicit opioids, such as heroin. Excessive alcohol use is another concern; from 2006 to 2010, it accounted for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  18. Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:COLL) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by BrokeragesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | AmericanBankingNews.com

    Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc has been assigned an average rating of "Buy" from the six brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports . One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company.

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  19. FDA Reconsiders Painkiller Training Requirements for DoctorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | MSNBC

    The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents. The review comes as regulators disclosed that the number of doctors who completed voluntary training programs is less than half that targeted by the agency.

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  20. Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 1 | KRQE Albuquerque

    The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers. It's a tempting sell in New England, hard hit by the painkiller and heroin crisis, with a problem: There is very little research showing marijuana works as a treatment for the addiction.

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