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News Focus: Opioid addiction reaches families of users - Sturgis Journal

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-24 22:17

Sturgis Journal

News Focus: Opioid addiction reaches families of users
Sturgis Journal
It might sound even more convincing when the addiction is something a doctor ordered, such as prescription opioids. But an alarm has been sounded; The prescription of opioids has quadrupled since 1999, according to Centers for Disease Control and ...
America's addiction epidemicWorld Socialist Web Site
Epidemic: US heroin deaths quadruple in five yearseuronews
Strict limits on opioid prescribing risk the 'inhumane treatment' of pain patientsSTAT
Daily Caller -CBC.ca
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Heroin addict shares her recovery | SaukValley.com - SaukValley.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-24 21:28

SaukValley.com

Heroin addict shares her recovery | SaukValley.com
SaukValley.com
MORRISON – A prescription led Angie Tarbill down a rabbit hole leading to opioid addiction. A Whiteside County program pulled her out. In 2009, the ...

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Former addict testifies in 93-year-old doctor's drug case in Las Vegas - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-24 19:10

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Former addict testifies in 93-year-old doctor's drug case in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Tales of guns and drugs spilled like pills out of a toppled prescription bottle Friday when a former opioid addict testified in the federal trial of a 93-year-old doctor, his medical assistant and a local pharmacist. A Jack in the Box parking lot ...

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Addicts using pets to score drugs, veterinarians warn - CBS News - CBS News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-24 15:52

CBS News

Addicts using pets to score drugs, veterinarians warn - CBS News
CBS News
People don't want to believe anyone would intentionally hurt their pet, but vets say drug abusers are doing just that.

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Opioid addiction newest battle line for many veterans - WRAL.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-02-23 18:40

WRAL.com

Opioid addiction newest battle line for many veterans
WRAL.com
Fayetteville, N.C. — Nearly 8 percent of Fayetteville-area residents who take prescription drugs become addicted, placing the city 18th nationally for opioid abuse, according to Castlight Health, a San Francisco-based health care information company.

Study: Many in treatment for opioid addiction are prescribed more opioid painkillers - Philly.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-02-23 13:57

Philly.com

Study: Many in treatment for opioid addiction are prescribed more opioid painkillers
Philly.com
Many people receiving the most common medication to treat opioid addiction are being prescribed opioid painkillers at the same time, a surprising finding that helps explain why even the most effective substance abuse therapies don't work nearly as well ...
Study finds patients treated for opioid addiction also often prescribed painkillersThe Providence Journal
Addicts Get Opioids During, After Addiction Treatment, Study FindsNBCNews.com
Many patients receive prescription opioids during treatment for opioid addictionKnowridge Science Report
Pain News Network -Reading Eagle -HealthDay
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Should I Avoid Painkillers? How to Recover From Injury Without Addiction - Yahoo News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-02-23 08:42

Should I Avoid Painkillers? How to Recover From Injury Without Addiction
Yahoo News
You can barely function, and the only way to move forward with your day is sitting right in front of you in a small prescription bottle. You want to reach for the painkillers, but you're afraid of the consequences: using them as a crutch, leading ...

Addicts Stealing Prescriptions From Pets to Get a Fix - My Twin Tiers.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-02-23 03:40

My Twin Tiers.com

Addicts Stealing Prescriptions From Pets to Get a Fix
My Twin Tiers.com
But, they can't guarantee the animal will get their prescription. Relatives of users can help by controlling who handles the drugs, monitoring a pet's improvement to be sure they're benefiting from painkillers and by counting the pills, as the VMC does ...

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Bills aimed at curbing prescription painkiller abuse - Belleville News-Democrat

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-02-22 18:05

Bills aimed at curbing prescription painkiller abuse
Belleville News-Democrat
Bedingfield's oldest son died at age 26 last year after a six-year-long battle with opioid addiction that began with a high school soccer injury. An addiction to prescription pills turned into a heroin problem he couldn't shake, despite several bouts ...

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B.C. opioid addict given 26 prescriptions by 10 doctors, pharmacies ... - Vancouver Sun

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-02-22 17:59

Vancouver Sun

B.C. opioid addict given 26 prescriptions by 10 doctors, pharmacies ...
Vancouver Sun
B.C. man found 10 doctors to write 26 prescriptions for opioids and other addictive drugs over four week and 10 pharmacies to fill them.

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Drug-dealing South Philly doc admits earning $5 million selling pills to patients - Philly.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-02-22 17:07

Philly.com

Drug-dealing South Philly doc admits earning $5 million selling pills to patients
Philly.com
The case against Summers, prosecutors said, demonstrates that even as law enforcement officials have gained ground against a widening epidemic of opiate abuse, a robust black market has sprung up around drugs prescribed to wean addicts off harder ...
Feds: South Philly doctor pleads guilty to illegal sale of $5 million in pillsPhillyVoice.com

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Doctor for Maryville pill mill draws 10-year prison term - Knoxville News Sentinel

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-02-22 17:03

Knoxville News Sentinel

Doctor for Maryville pill mill draws 10-year prison term
Knoxville News Sentinel
... East Tennessee's first wholesale prosecution of pill-mill medical providers as garden-variety drug dealers before ordering Dr. Deborah Gayle Thomas to spend a decade in prison for doling out thousands of prescription painkillers to addicts while ...

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Anti-diarrhea medication ripe for abuse by opioid addicts, authorities say - Allentown Morning Call

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-02-22 16:40

Allentown Morning Call

Anti-diarrhea medication ripe for abuse by opioid addicts, authorities say
Allentown Morning Call
28 in his Allentown home surrounded by empty packets of an anti-diarrhea medication, and tests showed he took so much of the over-the-counter medicine, which contains opioids, that it reached toxic levels and killed him, authorities say. Christian ...

Anoka Sheriff's Office offers some inmates medication to treat opioid ... - Minnesota Public Radio News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-02-22 14:36

Anoka Sheriff's Office offers some inmates medication to treat opioid ...
Minnesota Public Radio News
The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says it'll now offer some inmates addicted to opioids a medication that can lessen cravings and block them from using opioids ...

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11 Common Medications That Can Be Addictive, According To Experts - Bustle

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-02-22 12:58

Bustle

11 Common Medications That Can Be Addictive, According To Experts
Bustle
As a certified health coach, I work with clients on managing pain and stress, and taking medications only when necessary, as it can open the doors for addiction. "Some of the signs that a person is abusing medication include: taking more than ...

Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills' - Woodbury Bulletin

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-02-22 10:17

Woodbury Bulletin

Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
Woodbury Bulletin
That legislation is designed to prevent "doctor shopping" by people who try to get multiple prescriptions for addictive painkillers. One measure requires information with information about addiction and abuse to be distributed when opioids are prescribed.
STATE OF ADDICTION: Lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids4029tv
Lawmakers, advocates raise awareness about opioid addiction at CapitolKMSP-TV
Opioid addiction: We can do more — and we must do moreMinnPost

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Facing Pressure, Insurance Plans Loosen Rules For Covering Addiction Treatment - California Healthline

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-02-22 04:39

California Healthline

Facing Pressure, Insurance Plans Loosen Rules For Covering Addiction Treatment
California Healthline
Aetna, one of the nation's largest insurance companies, will remove a key barrier for patients seeking medication to treat opioid addiction: The requirement that doctors seek approval before prescribing medications ? such as Suboxone ? that are used ...

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10 doctors and 10 pharmacies gave addicted patient 26 prescriptions of opioids, no questions asked - The Province

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-02-22 00:24

10 doctors and 10 pharmacies gave addicted patient 26 prescriptions of opioids, no questions asked
The Province
Over a four-month period, a 39-year old BC man went doctor shopping to obtain opioids and other addictive drugs, finding 10 willing doctors to write a few dozen prescriptions and 10 pharmacies to fill them. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC ...

Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills' - Hastings Star Gazette

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-02-21 21:34

Hastings Star Gazette

Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
Hastings Star Gazette
That legislation is designed to prevent "doctor shopping" by people who try to get multiple prescriptions for addictive painkillers. One measure requires information with information about addiction and abuse to be distributed when opioids are prescribed.
Lawmakers, advocates raise awareness about opioid addiction at CapitolKMSP-TV
State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioidsBeloit Daily News
Channeling grief into fight against opioidsBrattleboro Reformer
Minnesota Public Radio News
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