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Three-day limit on opioid prescriptions gets first approval - Sun Sentinel

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Sun Sentinel

Three-day limit on opioid prescriptions gets first approval
Sun Sentinel
Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, countered that many heroin users initially used legal drugs. “Opioids are killing 16 people per day in Florida,” she said. “Many of those users' journey of addiction started with prescription medication.” Doctors ...

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Doctors resist holding opioid addicts - Gloucester Daily Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-01-16 18:20

Gloucester Daily Times

Doctors resist holding opioid addicts
Gloucester Daily Times
Separately, Baker said he plans to ask the Trump administration for more flexibility in the state's Medicaid program to dispense the overdose reversing drug naloxone, identify fentanyl abuses, and expand access to medication-based treatment of ...

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Glens Falls City Court starts new program aimed at opioid addiction - Glens Falls Post-Star

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-01-16 16:00

Glens Falls Post-Star

Glens Falls City Court starts new program aimed at opioid addiction
Glens Falls Post-Star
The defendants are charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance for possessing heroin, prescription pills or Suboxone, and after pleading guilty, enter the program for a minimum of four months. It blends drug treatment, both ...

Study Shows Opioid Prescriptions Come From Doctor Offices, Not Emergency Rooms - Medical Daily

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-01-16 15:46

Medical Daily

Study Shows Opioid Prescriptions Come From Doctor Offices, Not Emergency Rooms
Medical Daily
GettyImages-517239628 (1) Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain lie on display on March 23, 2016 in Norwich, CT. Communities nationwide are struggling with the unprecidented opioid pain pill and heroin addiction epidemic. On ...

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Where patients get prescription opioids: It's not where you might think - USC News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-01-16 11:02

USC News

Where patients get prescription opioids: It's not where you might think
USC News
The share of opioids prescribed from doctor's offices was much larger and actually increased during that period, to 83 percent from 71 percent. “One hypothesis has been that the emergency room is a recurrent site of care and that patients could be ...

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To fight opioid addiction: Stop medication diversion, and pass ePrescribing | Opinion - PennLive.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2018-01-16 08:03

PennLive.com

To fight opioid addiction: Stop medication diversion, and pass ePrescribing | Opinion
PennLive.com
The Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society applauds this bold step. Far too many Pennsylvanians are addicted to opioid medications and to heroin. Many became addicted due to past medical treatment practices. Fortunately, the vast majority of physicians have ...

Ababiy: Let's be proactive about opioids - Minnesota Daily

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-01-15 22:33

Ababiy: Let's be proactive about opioids
Minnesota Daily
All across the country, people are finding bodies in cars, on the streets and in bedrooms. They are of many ages, genders and social classes and they are the latest victims of our country's opioid epidemic. Since the 1990s, pharmaceutical companies ...

The opioid epidemic in Greene County: How has our community been impacted? - Standard Online

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-01-15 22:10

Standard Online

The opioid epidemic in Greene County: How has our community been impacted?
Standard Online
Many addiction stories begin with the use of legal drugs prescribed by doctors. But these drugs share the same addictive qualities as the illegal opioid heroin, so it doesn't take long for patients to become dependent on them. “Most addicts get to be ...

The Opioid Epidemic public health emergency declaration must be renewed - UConn Daily Campus

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-01-15 19:55

UConn Daily Campus

The Opioid Epidemic public health emergency declaration must be renewed
UConn Daily Campus
Although the recently signed bill gives Customs and Border Protection agents the resources to detect and prevent the entry of illegal drugs into the country, it does not tackle the problem of addiction to prescription painkillers. In fact, the roots of ...

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Opioid epidemic becomes urgent call for Marion County health officials, police - Statesman Journal

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-01-15 18:23

Statesman Journal

Opioid epidemic becomes urgent call for Marion County health officials, police
Statesman Journal
Brown created an Opioid Epidemic Task Force to address misuse of the drug, reduce the number of prescription opioid pills and promote treatment options for people addicted to both prescription and illicit opioids. The task force introduced a ...

Former inmate overcomes opioid addiction through jail treatment program - WBIR-TV

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-01-15 17:04

WBIR-TV

Former inmate overcomes opioid addiction through jail treatment program
WBIR-TV
I've not had issues with the police or worry about finding drugs every day," Fox said. "They gave me a shot and they thought I could do it. I did it, I graduated the program, I could never thank them enough for it." So far, the the program has secured ...

The Best Effort To Fight Opioid Addiction May Be At This VA Hospital In The Center Of America's Epidemic - Task & Purpose

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-01-15 16:12

Task & Purpose

The Best Effort To Fight Opioid Addiction May Be At This VA Hospital In The Center Of America's Epidemic
Task & Purpose
Two months after President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first hospital system in the country to publicly release the rates of its opioid prescriptions. On Jan. 11 ...

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Ex-Penguin Kevin Stevens opens up about addiction struggle - Tribune-Review

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-01-15 07:58

Ex-Penguin Kevin Stevens opens up about addiction struggle
Tribune-Review
Stevens, 52, opened up about his drug use in a video that includes interviews from friends, family and several former teammates, including Rick Tocchet, head coach of the Arizona Coyotes, and Mario Lemieux, who co-owns the Penguins. The video includes ...

States require doctors to use prescription drug monitoring systems for patients - Washington Post

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-01-15 07:04

Washington Post

States require doctors to use prescription drug monitoring systems for patients
Washington Post
Now, faced with a drug overdose epidemic that killed more than 63,000 people in 2016, at least 39 states are insisting that health professionals use the systems, known as prescription drug monitoring programs, or PDMPs, to analyze each patient's ...

Michael R. Bloomberg: US can end opioid crisis in 7 steps - Virginian-Pilot

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-01-15 00:20

Michael R. Bloomberg: US can end opioid crisis in 7 steps
Virginian-Pilot
These companies exist to help people lead better, healthier lives, and they should not be complicit actors in an addiction and overdose epidemic. 3. We must hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for the supply of prescription opioids. Like gun ...

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Pocono families often endure addiction fallout - Pocono Record

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-01-14 20:29

Pocono Record

Pocono families often endure addiction fallout
Pocono Record
Addiction found its way into her family through her younger sister, Vanessa, about seven years ago. Vanessa's addiction began when she and her fiancé began experimenting with painkillers someone they were living with was prescribed. According to ...

Who will help Ant McPartlin now? - The Sun

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-01-14 15:35

The Sun

Who will help Ant McPartlin now?
The Sun
Ant phoned last year's winner Scarlett, 27, as soon as he came out of rehab and the pair have been inseparable since. A source said: “Ant called Scarlett as soon as he was out of rehab to catch up. “He, along with Dec, really want to support her career ...
Inside Ant McPartlin's divorce: Crisis talks, tears and wife Lisa begged him to stay... how showbiz' most stable ...Mirror.co.uk
Ant McPartlin confirms split from wife Lisa following difficult yearIrish Examiner
Ant McPartlin 'will pay wife Lisa Armstrong £31million in priciest British divorce EVER to end marriage amicably' as ...Daily Mail

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Rice appointed co-lead for opioid MDL - Moultrie News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-01-14 13:12

Moultrie News

Rice appointed co-lead for opioid MDL
Moultrie News
Motley Rice co-founder Joe Rice has been appointed co-lead counsel in the National Prescription Opiate Litigation being coordinated in the Northern District of Ohio. Currently there are approximately 200 lawsuits filed in Federal court involving more ...

How do we control billions of pills leaving pharmacies? - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-01-13 23:03

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How do we control billions of pills leaving pharmacies?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The opioid epidemic is getting worse every day. Many efforts and a lot of money have been expended in attempts to solve this terrible problem. But the problem keeps growing as if nothing is being done. To better understand and address this issue we ...

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