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Senate unanimously passes bill targeting opioid addiction - Winston-Salem Journal

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-06-21 22:15

Winston-Salem Journal

Senate unanimously passes bill targeting opioid addiction
Winston-Salem Journal
HB 243 would put new restrictions on medical providers who prescribe and dispense opioid drugs, such as OxyContin and morphine, and require electronic prescription filing. The bill would limit the public supply of opioids, as well as clarify funding ...
Senate unanimously passes bill to crack down on opioid abuseNews & Observer
Senator Ken LaValle: State Senate Approves Package of Bills to Combat Statewide Drug AbuseLongIsland.com

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From injury to addiction: Ant McParlin and Tiger Woods aren't the only ones struggling - Independent.ie

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-06-21 19:31

Independent.ie

From injury to addiction: Ant McParlin and Tiger Woods aren't the only ones struggling
Independent.ie
McPartlin has checked into rehab for addiction to the opioid prescription painkiller Tramadol, as well as alcohol abuse issues. Depression, along with chronic pain following a knee operation, left him hooked on the medication which was prescribed to ...

Here's Who Americans Blame Most For The Opioid Epidemic - Fortune

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-06-21 11:15

Fortune

Here's Who Americans Blame Most For The Opioid Epidemic
Fortune
For the better half of a decade, the nation has been in the grips of an opioid crisis; the epidemic, fueled by highly addictive prescription painkillers and increasingly cheap, potent heroin, claimed more than 33,000 lives in 2015. It's been estimated ...

Missouri sues three drug companies for pushing painkillers - STLtoday.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-06-21 10:37

STLtoday.com

Missouri sues three drug companies for pushing painkillers
STLtoday.com
An estimated 1 in 4 patients with long-term prescriptions for painkillers will develop an addiction to the drugs. Close to 2 million Americans abuse prescription painkillers, and more than 40 overdose on the pills and die each day, according to the ...
Missouri attorney general sues 3 drug companies over state's opioid crisisCBS News
Missouri attorney general sues three opioid manufacturersJoplin Globe
Missouri Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Joining Two Other US StatesU.S. News & World Report
St. Louis Public Radio
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Tens of thousands died due to an opioid addiction last year. With an Obamacare repeal, some fear the number will rise - Los Angeles Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-06-21 05:32

Los Angeles Times

Tens of thousands died due to an opioid addiction last year. With an Obamacare repeal, some fear the number will rise
Los Angeles Times
Because Neeley qualified for Medicaid through Ohio's Obamacare expansion, her inpatient treatment at the center is fully covered, as is the addiction medication she gets from a nearby clinic. “That's saving my life right now,” she said. The Medicaid ...
Obamacare repeal would gut opioid treatment gains, study findsMcClatchy Washington Bureau
Dr. Joe Parks' Testimony at President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis - National ...National Council for Behavioral Health

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The disaster of the pain pill culture - how prescription drugs can ruin lives - Mirror.co.uk

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-06-20 14:36

Mirror.co.uk

The disaster of the pain pill culture - how prescription drugs can ruin lives
Mirror.co.uk
Almost simultaneously, across the Atlantic, golf legend Tiger Woods has also admitted checking into rehab, again because of addiction to painkillers, in his case, Vicodin, a mixture of paracetamol and hydrocodone, a US opiate drug, and prescribed for a ...

Which state has the most opioid-dependent patients with private insurance? - USA TODAY

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-06-19 22:09

USA TODAY

Which state has the most opioid-dependent patients with private insurance?
USA TODAY
Last year, they diagnosed 1.4 million. In 2015, about 2 million people in the U.S. had a substance use disorder with prescription painkillers and about 591,000 had a heroin use disorder, the American Society of Addiction Medicine noted in a report ...

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Like Ant, I became addicted to opioid painkillers prescribed by doctors... and it ruined by life: Cathryn tells how ... - Daily Mail

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-06-19 19:18

Daily Mail

Like Ant, I became addicted to opioid painkillers prescribed by doctors... and it ruined by life: Cathryn tells how ...
Daily Mail
Towards the end of 2009, my GP told me I was an addict and I screamed at him that I was just in a lot of pain and needed my medication and that didn't make me an addict. I had to take some responsibility — but I was prescribed these drugs by a doctor ...

ITV offers Ant year's sabbatical to recover from addiction | Daily Mail ... - Daily Mail

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-06-19 18:01

Daily Mail

ITV offers Ant year's sabbatical to recover from addiction | Daily Mail ...
Daily Mail
Six months after ITV agreed the terms of a three-year, £15 million 'golden handcuffs' deal, the broadcaster has given Ant McPartlin its full support – and the ...

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I wasn't surprised to hear how Ant McPartlin developed a drug addiction – NHS advice on chronic pain almost killed me - The Independent

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-06-19 04:04

The Independent

I wasn't surprised to hear how Ant McPartlin developed a drug addiction – NHS advice on chronic pain almost killed me
The Independent
GPs prescribe 65 million painkillers each year. Ten per cent of over-35s take analgesics almost daily. And yet the NHS fails its patients with every prescription. Doctors don't really understand chronic pain, can't cure it, so they brush it under the ...

She was the town's leading heroin dealer. She was 19 years old - The Guardian

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-06-19 01:01

The Guardian

She was the town's leading heroin dealer. She was 19 years old
The Guardian
But McUlty knew from those of her friends who preferred to get high on painkillers – effectively heroin in a legal pill – that Masih was the go-to doctor for illicit opioid prescriptions in Grant County, West Virginia. “Everybody knew him as pretty ...

Addiction containment falls to us all - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2017-06-17 23:08

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Addiction containment falls to us all
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
There has been a 53 percent drop in pills prescribed, and patients indicate that they don't even consume all of the pills given. This, combined with a more zealous policing of their own profession, would go a long way to decrease the number of addicted ...

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Mixture of drugs present in most ODs - Huntington Herald Dispatch

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2017-06-17 22:01

Huntington Herald Dispatch

Mixture of drugs present in most ODs
Huntington Herald Dispatch
The stronger enforcement against the hardest and most widely used pills, mainly Schedule II painkillers, also pushed addicts to begin experimenting with easier to obtain Schedule IV prescription drugs, argues Christopher White, a Marshall University ...

Opioid Addiction Statistics A Sobering Fact - Greeneville Sun

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2017-06-17 10:05

Greeneville Sun

Opioid Addiction Statistics A Sobering Fact
Greeneville Sun
The civil action seeks unspecified damages in response to the regional epidemic of addiction to prescription painkillers. A fourth plaintiff is “Baby Doe,” who was born addicted to drugs in 2015 and representative of another major growing health ...

Tiger Woods checks into rehab over addiction to prescription pain killers - Newstalk 106-108 fm

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-06-16 10:36

Newstalk 106-108 fm

Tiger Woods checks into rehab over addiction to prescription pain killers
Newstalk 106-108 fm
In a statement, Woods said: "What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realise the mix of medications had affected me so strongly." He tested negative for alcohol, but told police he had taken the sedative medication ...

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