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Indiana Just Made Getting Addiction Treatment A Little Bit Easier - WFYI

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-11-17 16:40

WFYI

Indiana Just Made Getting Addiction Treatment A Little Bit Easier
WFYI
Prior authorizations require providers to get approval before insurers will pay for a prescription. The change will spare providers from dealing with this labor-intensive administrative process every time they need to prescribe a common addiction ...

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Officials unveil statewide addiction helpline - Richmond Register

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-11-17 16:21

Officials unveil statewide addiction helpline
Richmond Register
He said four people die of overdoses every day in Kentucky and 86 percent of heroin and opioid addicts began with prescription pain pills. He commended the passage earlier this year of a Kentucky law that limits prescriptions of such painkillers to ...

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NC Attorney General Touts Efforts to Combat Opioid Abuse - Southern Pines Pilot

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-11-17 14:51

Southern Pines Pilot

NC Attorney General Touts Efforts to Combat Opioid Abuse
Southern Pines Pilot
“It will hopefully reduce the number of people across the state that become addicted to painkillers in the first place with smarter prescribing by doctors and dentists,” Stein said. “It sets a limit on how many pills they can prescribe, it requires ...

FDA Approves Digital Tracking Sensor for Prescription Pills - Addiction Now

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-11-17 11:50

Addiction Now

FDA Approves Digital Tracking Sensor for Prescription Pills
Addiction Now
If this is the case, monitoring medication compliance could become a strategy for preventing prescription misuse, which in turn may become a tool in the addiction recovery treatment toolkit. Otsuka has not announced the price tag for the pill yet. The ...
The Internet of Pills: The FDA's Approval of Digital Smart Pills Takes the Internet of Things to New LevelsLexology

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Illinois doctors campaign for medical marijuana as alternative to opioids - Chicago Tribune

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-11-17 05:02

Chicago Tribune

Illinois doctors campaign for medical marijuana as alternative to opioids
Chicago Tribune
As a prominent Chicago surgeon, Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph sees them all too frequently: people who endure severe injuries or multiple surgeries, only to become addicted to prescription painkillers. One patient who pleaded for help was on such strong ...

Daz Dillinger Lil Peep Is a Warning ... Rx Pills Are Epidemic in Rap!!! - TMZ.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-11-17 02:35

TMZ.com

Daz Dillinger Lil Peep Is a Warning ... Rx Pills Are Epidemic in Rap!!!
TMZ.com
Daz Dillinger says Lil Peep's death should set off alarms -- prescription pill addiction isn't just a problem in hip-hop, it's part of the culture. We got Tha Dogg Pound legend at LAX Thursday, and he reacted to emo rapper Lil Peep dying of what police ...
Reckoning With Rap's Relationship To Drugs In The Wake Of Lil Peep's DeathUPROXX
Lil Peep: Another beloved singer to die while using a 'benzo'The Mercury News
Here's How Xanax Become The Drug Of Choice For The Younger GenerationsNews One
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A State Of Addiction: The Search For Alternative Painkillers - Utah Public Radio

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-11-16 16:22

Utah Public Radio

A State Of Addiction: The Search For Alternative Painkillers
Utah Public Radio
There is risk involved with taking opioids, but it's important to realize that the majority of pain patients with legitimate prescriptions do not misuse the medication or become addicted. The opioid crisis is complex and to address it, several steps ...

Lil Peep's death ignites a conversation about the addiction epidemic - CNN

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-11-16 14:08

The Guardian

Lil Peep's death ignites a conversation about the addiction epidemic
CNN
While people who become addicted to pain pills might switch to heroin because it is less expensive than prescription drugs, the opioid epidemic is rooted in the abuse of painkillers — some of which are prescribed and some that are obtained illegally.
The death of Lil Peep: how the US prescription drug epidemic is changing hip-hopThe Guardian
Why Lil Peep's Music Mattered in Trump's AmericaNewsweek
Lil Peep, Rapper Who Blended Hip-Hop and Emo, Is Dead at 21New York Times
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Marlton doctor's license permanently revoked - Cherry Hill Courier Post

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-11-16 14:07

Cherry Hill Courier Post

Marlton doctor's license permanently revoked
Cherry Hill Courier Post
“We will continue to identify and rid the medical profession of prescribers who willfully fan the flames of this deadly epidemic by flouting the laws and regulations in place to prevent these highly addictive prescription drugs from flowing unchecked ...

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Recovering Hope: Toothache sends former Westlake nurse down road of opioid addiction and recovery - cleveland.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-11-16 08:37

cleveland.com

Recovering Hope: Toothache sends former Westlake nurse down road of opioid addiction and recovery
cleveland.com
Her addiction began as an attempt to ease the pain of a toothache but it would send her down a tumultuous road of opioid dependency that cost her a nursing license. DeSena gave a discharged a patient two oxycodone pills prescribed by a doctor to help ...

Swinomish tribe celebrates new addiction treatment center - goskagit.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-11-16 08:11

goskagit.com

Swinomish tribe celebrates new addiction treatment center
goskagit.com
In August, her son Patrick died of an overdose after spending a decade battling an addiction to prescription painkillers. By most measures, she said, Patrick should have made it. He had a good-paying job, health insurance, addiction treatment and a ...

Taking a page from pharma's playbook to fight the opioid crisis - Quad-Cities Online

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-11-15 22:56

Quad-Cities Online

Taking a page from pharma's playbook to fight the opioid crisis
Quad-Cities Online
In California, detailing is just one of the ways in which state health officials are attempting to curtail opioid addiction. The state is also expanding access to medication-assisted addiction treatment under a different, $90 million grant through the ...

Opioid addiction treatments face off in US trial - Houston Chronicle - Houston Chronicle

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-11-15 22:33

Houston Chronicle

Opioid addiction treatments face off in US trial - Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
FILE - This Oct. 19, 2016, file photo shows the packaging of Vivitrol at an addiction treatment center in Joliet, Ill. The first U.S. study, published Tuesday, Nov.

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What 'This Is Us' Misses About Chronic Pain and Opioids - The Mighty

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-11-15 13:16

The Mighty

What 'This Is Us' Misses About Chronic Pain and Opioids
The Mighty
And yet, the opioid narrative we usually see is one of addiction, like Kevin. Politicians and newspaper headlines focus on the number of deaths from opioids and the towns ravaged by prescription drugs and heroin, without noting that statistically, most ...

Rockland drug court grads take 'hard way' out of addiction - The Journal News | LoHud.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-11-15 11:45

The Journal News | LoHud.com

Rockland drug court grads take 'hard way' out of addiction
The Journal News | LoHud.com
In that age group, authorities are frequently seeing “white, suburban twentysomethings” from middle- and upper-middle class homes who are getting hooked on narcotic prescription painkillers and progressing to heroin use, Rockland County District ...

'This Is Us': Justin Hartley on Kevin's Addiction, Jack's Death and the Necklace (SPOILERS) - Variety

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-11-14 21:00

Variety

'This Is Us': Justin Hartley on Kevin's Addiction, Jack's Death and the Necklace (SPOILERS)
Variety
On “This Is Us,” Kevin Pearson (Justin Hartley) has been on a downward spiral for the past few episodes — struggling with his addiction to pills triggered by an old knee injury. In “Number One,” when he visited his high school for the retirement of ...
Kevin's Addiction Hits Rock Bottom on 'This Is Us'PopCulture.com

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Opioid forum calls for additional resources - Times Herald-Record

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-11-14 19:10

Times Herald-Record

Opioid forum calls for additional resources
Times Herald-Record
Expanding the number of medical professionals able to prescribe suboxone and other medication-assisted treatments, or MATS, was one of the recommendations pushed by Makam and others during a forum on heroin and opioid addiction at the Newburgh ...

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