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  1. Drugs are disappearing at some veterans hospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

    Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at federal hospitals – the vast majority within the VA system – siphoned away controlled substances for their own use or street sales, or drugs intended for patients simply disappeared. Aggravating the problem is that some VA hospitals have been lax in tracking drug supplies.

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  2. Preventing opiate deaths is Max's Mission Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Ashland Daily Tidings

    Max Pinsky was a chef, loved to write poetry and was known for being kind, thoughtful and a deep thinker about society. In January 2013, he overdosed on heroin and died at age 25 - one of four young Ashland men to die of an overdose that winter.

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  3. Could mandatory database curb opioid abuse?Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    A bill backed by DFL Sen. Chris Eaton would excuse doctors from checking the database only in emergencies or if the patient were dying. Doctors would be required to check up on most patients before prescribing opioid painkillers under a legislative proposal that will get a warm reception at a Capitol rally on Tuesday.

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  4. Young kids at risk of opioid overdose from adult prescriptions in household: studyRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Canada.com

    Prescription pill bottle containing oxycodone and acetaminophen is shown on June 20, 2012. Young children whose mothers have been prescribed an opioid are at an increased risk of being hospitalized for an overdose from the potent pain medications, most often through accidental ingestion, a study has found.

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  5. Kids' OD risk rises when opioids left out at homeRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | UPI

    A child's risk of a potentially fatal drug overdose more than doubles if a parent brings home a prescription opioid painkiller like oxycodone, codeine or morphine, a new study reports. When their mother is prescribed an opioid for pain as opposed to a non-narcotic drug like aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen, young children are about two-and-a-half times more likely to accidentally overdose, the researchers found.

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  6. Va. board creates new opioid prescription guidelinesRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Martinsville Bulletin

    Hydrocodone pills, also known as Vicodin, are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt.

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  7. Study: Parents Not Securing Opioids, Causing Children to OverdoseRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | News Max

    Almost 70 percent of the opioid medications kept in homes where children are present do not keep the drugs secured, contributing to the rise in opioid overdose, according to a new study. The study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is published in the March edition of the journal Pediatrics, WBAL radio reports.

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  8. Cases involving alleged drug theft at VA health facilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

    Government data obtained by The Associated Press show that incidents of drug loss or theft at federal hospitals have jumped nearly tenfold since 2009 to 2,457 last year, spurred by widespread opioid abuse in the U.S. Federal authorities report that doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff - mostly in the Department of Veterans Affairs health system - had siphoned away controlled substances, while in other cases, drugs intended for patients simply disappeared. Three VA employees in Little Rock were charged this month with conspiring to steal prescription medications, including opioids, from the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital.

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  9. Kids Are Overdosing At High Rates Due To Unsecured Pills At HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    A new study finds a majority of parents who take prescription opioids do not properly store the pills, increasing the risks of children taking and overdosing on the drugs. The research study, from Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, says roughly 70 percent of parents prescribed pain medications like Oxycontin, Vicidone and Percocet are not taking responsible precautions to keep the pills away from their children.

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  10. Glen Allen teen arrested on gun, multiple drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WTVR Richmond

    An 18-year-old Glen Allen man was arrested Friday after police executed a search warrant of a Chickahominy Branch Drive home. While police have not yet confirmed which drugs were discovered, Schedule I drugs include drugs like heroin, LSD, marijuana, and ecstasy.

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  11. Five stories in the news today, Feb. 20Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | 680News

    A federal fund set up to give financial help to parents whose children have been murdered or gone missing has spent more than 14 times as much on administration costs as it has on grants. Internal government documents obtained by The Canadian Press show the fund doled out $170,000 in grants as of March of 2015.

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  12. Opioids in the home lead to higher risk of children overdosing: studyRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | GlobalNews

    Young children whose mothers have been prescribed an opioid are at an increased risk of being hospitalized for an overdose from the potent pain medications, most often through accidental ingestion, a study has found. "It wouldn't be at all surprising for a two- or three-year-old to find a tablet and put it in his or her mouth," said Dr. David Juurlink, a senior scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences who co-authored the study.

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  13. How You Helped Pay for America's Opioid Addiction Crisis Jim Geraghty 4 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | National Review Online

    A stunning detail from Nicholas Eberstadt's opus in Commentary , revealing how the national opioid addiction crisis was largely fueled by Medicaid: How did so many millions of un-working men, whose incomes are limited, manage en masse to afford a constant supply of pain medication? Oxycontin is not cheap. As Dreamland carefully explains, one main mechanism today has been the welfare state: more specifically, Medicaid, Uncle Sam's means-tested health-benefits program.

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  14. Study: Parents Not Storing Opioids Safely In Their HomesRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | WBAL-AM Baltimore

    Parents apparently are not doing a good job at keeping prescription pain killers stored safely away from their children. That is one of the findings of a new study from the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.

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  15. Manitoba clinic avoiding opioids in chronic pain managementRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | CBC News

    A program at a Manitoba clinic could help people with chronic pain avoid an opioid prescription. Winnipeg's Mount Carmel Clinic is helping people avoid opioids through non-pharmacological interventions they may not have otherwise been able to afford, such as chiropractor services.

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  16. Capital of PainRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Counterpunch

    There is no clinical way to measure pain or its absence. You have to rely on confession.

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  17. Opioids responsible for majority of drug overdosesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Times

    Opioids have become an epidemic. While they can be extremely helpful to those who need them, they also can be addictive and dangerous.

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  18. A mother's nightmare: Facing the harsh reality of an opioid addiction - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Spokesman-Review

    It was just this past Christmas when 43-year-old Shayne Holt beamed a smile at the camera, sitting on an extravagant-looking chair at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane as he waited to eat an equally extravagant holiday dinner. At her massive house overlooking Coeur d'Alene Lake, Holt's mother, Leslee Hoover, recalled Shayne's childhood on Tuesday, remembering him as a blessing - a perfect baby.

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  19. Wever Fire Department adds Narcon to its' tools to fight drug overdosesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Hawk Eye

    Wever Fire and Rescue is carrying Narcan to help it treat patients suffering from opioid overdoses and other medical problems. "Our goal is to be a proactive EMS and fire suppression agency," said Capt.

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  20. Provincial Pain Summit hears calls for national pain strategyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | CBC News

    Although it has become inextricably linked with the ongoing overdose crisis in B.C., fentanyl has legitimate uses as a pain medication. Health professionals and advocates at Friday's Provincial Pain Summit say a national pain strategy could balance the needs of those who live with chronic pain with the dangers of over-prescribing addictive opiates.

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