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Now that the SUPPORT Act is law, where do we go from there? - STAT

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STAT

Now that the SUPPORT Act is law, where do we go from there?
STAT
First, the SUPPORT Act may not do enough to ensure that patients in chronic pain who legitimately need access to long-term opioid therapy can get these medications when they need them. According to the CDC, slightly more than 20 percent of Americans ...

Evzio: The overdose-reversal drug with a $4000+ price tag - CBS News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-11-18 18:03

CBS News

Evzio: The overdose-reversal drug with a $4000+ price tag
CBS News
Drug companies jacking up the price of life-saving medications can seem arbitrary, cruel, and even scandalous. The infamous CEO Martin Shkreli hiked the ... At $4000-plus for a pack of two, even with discounts and donations, Evzio is completely out of ...

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Group supports mothers battling addiction - Sentinel & Enterprise

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-11-18 05:42

Group supports mothers battling addiction
Sentinel & Enterprise
And that is the addict mentality." It wasn't long until Masone had her own battle with addiction to worry about. She was prescribed Percocets while recovering from an illness in her late-teens, which led to a prescription pill habit and later heroin ...

NC Counties Putting New Federal Funding To Use In Battling Opioid Epidemic - WFAE

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-11-18 04:25

WFAE

NC Counties Putting New Federal Funding To Use In Battling Opioid Epidemic
WFAE
Many people become addicted to opioids through the use of prescription pills. Sometimes these are painkilling medications for which they received a legitimate prescription. Sometimes these are pills that were prescribed for a family member or friend ...

Where Is Ant On 'I'm A Celebrity'? The TV Presenter Won't Be Back In The Jungle For Quite A While - Bustle

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-11-18 00:09

Bustle

Where Is Ant On 'I'm A Celebrity'? The TV Presenter Won't Be Back In The Jungle For Quite A While
Bustle
Although the 42-year-old appeared to be completely fine on TV, he revealed that his private life was a very different matter. After injuring his knee and undergoing botched surgery, Ant became addicted to Tramadol. The prescription drug was first ...

Leah Messer Admits to Past Drug Problem: 'I Do Know How It Feels to Become Dependent' - Us Weekly

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-11-17 16:08

Us Weekly

Leah Messer Admits to Past Drug Problem: 'I Do Know How It Feels to Become Dependent'
Us Weekly
The podcast star denied having a drug addiction while filming the hit MTV series, in which ex-husband Corey Simms, with whom she shares Aliannah and Aleeah, accused her of having a “prescription pill problem.” “Not only was I losing my kids but I was ...
'Teen Mom 2' Star Leah Messer Opens up About Past Drug ProblemPopCulture.com

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Florida is suing Walgreens and CVS for their role in the opioid crisis - Quartz

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-11-17 14:31

Quartz

Florida is suing Walgreens and CVS for their role in the opioid crisis
Quartz
Though law enforcement efforts have since curbed the pain clinics, Florida is still grappling with addiction to pain medication. This year it passed legislation to mandate limits on the amount of pain medication that can be prescribed. But Bondi might ...

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The Unnoticed Addiction Population - HamletHub

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-11-17 09:23

HamletHub

The Unnoticed Addiction Population
HamletHub
Couple these issues with the use of prescription drugs, and it can be easy for addiction problems to occur. It's not uncommon for older adults to take one or many prescription medications for chronic pain or other medical needs. And when stronger pain ...

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A former addict tells his story -- from living hell to a life of hope (commentary) - SILive.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-11-17 09:01

SILive.com

A former addict tells his story -- from living hell to a life of hope (commentary)
SILive.com
After finishing college, David ran head-on into a problem that faced pill addicts everywhere. FROM PILLS TO HEROIN. With the Island flooded with prescription painkillers, and overdoses on the rise, New York initiated a statewide database referred to as ...

Baker calls state's opioid addiction 'a relentless foe' - The Boston Globe

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-11-16 19:20

The Boston Globe

Baker calls state's opioid addiction 'a relentless foe'
The Boston Globe
Deaths from opioid overdoses in Massachusetts are starting to level off after a slight decline, as deadly fentanyl infiltrates the illicit drug supply, according to data released Friday. The state Department of Public Health reported 1,518 confirmed ...
Government officials work for legislative solution to addictionsThe Alexander City Outlook
Opioids claim 5 lives a day in MassachusettsMetroWest Daily News

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CAHS campaign encourages cabinet clean out to prevent overdose and addiction - WAFB

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-11-16 14:52

WAFB

CAHS campaign encourages cabinet clean out to prevent overdose and addiction
WAFB
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -. Capital Area Human Services (CAHS) is encouraging people in the Greater Baton Rouge Area to clean out their medicine cabinets and drop off expired and unused medications at a nearby secure prescription drug drop box.

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Life after addiction - Tallassee Tribune

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-11-16 10:56

Tallassee Tribune

Life after addiction
Tallassee Tribune
Bice said she, like so many others, became addicted to meth after taking prescription pain pills. However, her drug of choice became too expensive to maintain so she shifted to using meth because it offers a more affordable high. “The doctors stopping ...

My beautiful sister wanted to star in Broadway musicals. Now I'm grieving her death and hoping others don't also die ... - CNN

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-11-16 07:36

CNN

My beautiful sister wanted to star in Broadway musicals. Now I'm grieving her death and hoping others don't also die ...
CNN
Research shows that medication-assisted treatment, a combination of therapy and medication such as buprenorphine or methadone, is the most effective intervention for opioid addiction, and that these medications reduce mortality by half or more. Yet ...

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Addiction To Stability: The Story of One Man's Struggle with Opioids - WENY-TV

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-11-15 18:01

WENY-TV

Addiction To Stability: The Story of One Man's Struggle with Opioids
WENY-TV
Horseheads, NY (WENY) – John Weed struggled with addiction in High School after getting hooked on the prescription pills he was prescribed after getting his wisdom teeth taken out. His addiction carried over into adulthood, which eventually led him ...

Stark County overdose deaths drop for second straight year - Massillon Independent

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-11-15 16:46

Massillon Independent

Stark County overdose deaths drop for second straight year
Massillon Independent
While doctors have medications to treat addiction to opioids, there is no medication to treat addiction to stimulants, Labor said. Whether a person uses opioids, alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine or any other drug, addiction affects brains the same way ...

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State Eyes New Rx Monitoring; Adds Dentists, ER Physicians for Look ups - Cape May County Herald

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-11-15 12:03

NJBIZ

State Eyes New Rx Monitoring; Adds Dentists, ER Physicians for Look ups
Cape May County Herald
“New Jersey's Prescription Monitoring Program is one of our most powerful tools in combatting addiction to prescription drugs,” stated Grewal. “With these new rules, the NJPMP will be even more effective in preventing abuse and diversion of opioids and ...
Proposal tightens rules for prescription monitoring in NJNJBIZ
NJ top cop fights for opioid victims, against greedy profiteers. Imagine that | EditorialNJ.com

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Jennifer Bice talks life after addiction - The Alexander City Outlook

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-11-15 11:24

The Alexander City Outlook

Jennifer Bice talks life after addiction
The Alexander City Outlook
Bice said she, like so many others, became addicted to meth after taking prescription pain pills. However, her drug of choice became too expensive to maintain so she shifted to using meth because it offers a more affordable high. “The doctors stopping ...

Giving drugs to drug addicts for recovery: Inside the growing controversy - Myrtle Beach Sun News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-11-15 08:06

Myrtle Beach Sun News

Giving drugs to drug addicts for recovery: Inside the growing controversy
Myrtle Beach Sun News
The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has prioritized expanding access to medication-assisted treatment to address opioid addiction, and this 2017 map shows how Suboxone prescribers (purple dots) are more accessible than ...

'Nothing is childproof': Kids are overdosing on drugs adults leave out - Courier Journal

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-11-15 04:17

Courier Journal

'Nothing is childproof': Kids are overdosing on drugs adults leave out
Courier Journal
Another concern for panel members is that as medically assisted treatment for adults with addiction increases, medications prescribed to relieve cravings for narcotics, such as Suboxone or Subutex, are becoming more common in homes and accessible to ...

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