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70 Percent of US Workplaces Affected by Opioid Painkiller Abuse - Small Business Trends

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Small Business Trends

70 Percent of US Workplaces Affected by Opioid Painkiller Abuse
Small Business Trends
Experts also say the patient must take greater responsibility when they visit their doctor and always ask “why” before accepting a prescription. Addicts may begin with a dependence on opioid pills before transitioning to heroin after building up a ...

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Medication for opioid addicts scarce - Pueblo Chieftain

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-03-26 23:49

Pueblo Chieftain

Medication for opioid addicts scarce
Pueblo Chieftain
A treatment for those addicted to opioids is difficult to obtain in the Pueblo area due to a lack of doctors who prescribe the medication. Suboxone, the brand name for the generic drug buprenorphine, is one of several options approved by the Federal ...

Prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recovery, study confirms - Science Daily

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-03-26 13:07

Prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recovery, study confirms
Science Daily
People who have tried the currently available medications often relapse when they are around the people, places or paraphernalia that they associate with opiate use. Lorcaserin, prescribed for weight loss, alters the serotonin system by changing ...
Study confirms prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recoveryEurekAlert (press release)
Prescription weight-loss drug helps with opiate addictionummid.com

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Resources for users who want to stop, and how others can help - Press Herald

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-03-26 02:11

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Resources for users who want to stop, and how others can help
Press Herald
A: It uses medication, often in combination with counseling or other behavioral therapies, to reduce cravings and prevent relapses. Medication-assisted treatment is increasingly viewed as the most effective method of treating opioid addiction. Some ...
A deadly epidemic: Addiction to opioids has put an entire generation at riskKennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

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Battle against addiction still faces many obstacles - Glens Falls Post-Star

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2017-03-25 22:04

Battle against addiction still faces many obstacles
Glens Falls Post-Star
“Many people can and do recover from addiction and become successful members of society,” she said. “Many more people struggling with the disease of addiction want to stop using drugs and alcohol only to be turned away by our current health care system ...

Ohio's elderly often victimized by addicted relatives, friends - New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-03-24 18:53

Ohio's elderly often victimized by addicted relatives, friends
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Often invisible and forgotten, they're increasingly being drained of their life savings, neglected or abused by addicted family members and friends on whom they depend for care, officials say. Addiction to prescription painkillers among seniors also is ...

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How to Avoid Opioid Addiction When You're Prescribed Pain Medication - SELF

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-03-24 15:21

SELF

How to Avoid Opioid Addiction When You're Prescribed Pain Medication
SELF
It's no secret that opioid addiction is a serious problem in the U.S., and it continues to rise. Now, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research shows how easy it is to become hooked on opioids, finding that many people prescribed ...
What one young adult's addiction says about Tennessee's opioid crisisThe Tennessean
Doctors, lawmakers urge alternatives to painkillersGloucester Daily Times
Prescription Drug Awareness month: To understand opioid addiction, it helps to understand your brainTaft Midway Driller
The Commercial Appeal
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Study confirms prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate ... - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-03-24 12:04

Study confirms prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate ...
ScienceBlog.com (blog)
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates ...

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Prescription addiction: Leading Nottingham doctor says local GPs need more training - Notts TV

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-03-24 11:19

Notts TV

Prescription addiction: Leading Nottingham doctor says local GPs need more training
Notts TV
Prescription painkillers are killing more people in the UK than cocaine, ecstasy and heroin, with an average of more than one death linked to either tramadol or codeine each day in 2015. Notts TV yesterday revealed how a former Nottingham City Hospital ...

Study confirms prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recovery - EurekAlert (press release)

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-03-24 09:47

Study confirms prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recovery
EurekAlert (press release)
GALVESTON, Texas - Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone. In a study published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, the ...

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DEA Agents Address Prescription Drug Addiction “Epidemic” - WKRG

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-03-23 21:21

WKRG

DEA Agents Address Prescription Drug Addiction “Epidemic”
WKRG
We see it in the news almost daily. Prescription drug abuse. Just recently, we saw a weeks-long trial of two pain doctors accused of over-prescribing pain ...

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Baltimore Workers' Compensation Lawyers: Prescription Drug Addiction - Lawyers.com Blog (blog)

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-03-23 20:36

Baltimore Workers' Compensation Lawyers: Prescription Drug Addiction
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)
Stories about the opioid epidemic and fatal drug overdoses have been all over the news as the number of people who become addicted to these drugs continues to rise. Until recently, many people did not believe that a prescription you pick up from your ...

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Governor Snyder rolls out plan to fight opioid addiction - WILX-TV

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-03-23 17:27

WILX-TV

Governor Snyder rolls out plan to fight opioid addiction
WILX-TV
Under the new program, doctors would have to give patients information on the dangers of addiction and the proper way to dispose of prescription drugs. They'd also be limited to prescribing a 30-day supply of opioids for people with chronic pain, and a ...
Snyder: Efforts to stop opioid abuse aren't workingMichigan Radio
Gov. Snyder announces new measures for combating opioid abuseWNWO NBC 24

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More addicts revived by families on Staten Island in race against ... - SILive.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-03-23 12:51

SILive.com

More addicts revived by families on Staten Island in race against ...
SILive.com
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Family members reviving relatives is a new lifesaving trend on Staten Island where it's a race against time when addicts overdose on ...

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Prescription addiction: Ex-Nottingham City Hospital midwife tells how she got hooked on painkillers - Notts TV

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-03-23 11:38

Notts TV

Prescription addiction: Ex-Nottingham City Hospital midwife tells how she got hooked on painkillers
Notts TV
Sarah Mann used to be a midwife and nurse, but was hooked on tramadol: an extremely addictive opioid painkiller. Prescription painkillers are killing more people in the UK than cocaine, ecstasy and heroin, with an average of more than one death linked ...

Play gives Apollo-Ridge students a peek into devastating effects of addiction - Tribune-Review

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

Play gives Apollo-Ridge students a peek into devastating effects of addiction
Tribune-Review
When “Justin,” a high school soccer player, became addicted to the painkillers he was prescribed after tearing a ligament in his knee, Kenzi Groff became concerned. Groff, 14, an eighth-grader in the Apollo-Ridge School District, plays soccer, too ...

No opioids, please: Clearing the way to refuse prescriptions - Cordova Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-03-22 17:15

TheFix.com

No opioids, please: Clearing the way to refuse prescriptions
Cordova Times
HARTFORD, Conn. — The ease of relapsing into opioid addiction has led a growing number of states to help residents make it clear to medical professionals they do not want to be prescribed the powerful painkillers. Connecticut and Alaska are two of the ...
States Consider Allowing Patients To Refuse Opioid PrescriptionsTheFix.com

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CDC Study Finds Opioid Dependency Begins Within a Few Days of Initial Use - Newsweek

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-03-22 15:41

Newsweek

CDC Study Finds Opioid Dependency Begins Within a Few Days of Initial Use
Newsweek
Opioid addiction continues to claim lives across the United States. More than 33,000 Americans die of opioid overdose every year. In 2016, about 2 million people abused these prescription pain medications. This epidemic also causes indirect harm ...

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Can Cannabis Cure The Opioid Epidemic? - WUFT

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-03-22 14:18

WUFT

Can Cannabis Cure The Opioid Epidemic?
WUFT
Cannabis, now available in Florida for certain ailments, could potentially treat another crisis in the state: prescription drug abuse, specifically highly addictive painkillers. It would be an understatement to say there is no universal agreement that ...

Maryland doctors win concessions on Hogan proposal to limit pain pill prescriptions - Baltimore Sun

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-03-21 18:10

Baltimore Sun

Maryland doctors win concessions on Hogan proposal to limit pain pill prescriptions
Baltimore Sun
Larry Hogan's plan to put strict limits on prescribing addictive opioid pain pills after securing major concessions Tuesday from a key House of Delegates panel. The bill — proposed by Hogan to battle the state's heroin crisis — would have limited ...

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