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OxyContin maker used subterfuge to sell public on safety, targeted veterans, elderly, suit says - Knoxville News Sentinel

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Knoxville News Sentinel

OxyContin maker used subterfuge to sell public on safety, targeted veterans, elderly, suit says
Knoxville News Sentinel
“Long experience with opioids shows that people who are not predisposed to addiction are unlikely to become addicted to opioid pain medications,” Exit Wounds stated. “When used correctly, opioid pain medications increase a person's level of functioning.

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Hundreds Of People Join Together In Scranton For An Addiction Rally - PA home page

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-07-15 21:23

PA home page

Hundreds Of People Join Together In Scranton For An Addiction Rally
PA home page
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY(WBRE/WYOU-TV) - We begin tonight with the fight against the opioid epidemic. Heroin and prescription pill abuse continues to ravage the Commonwealth and our area is sadly no exception. "It's designed to kill now," ...

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Hospital expansion to cater to the needs of a growing community - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-07-15 09:11

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Hospital expansion to cater to the needs of a growing community
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
The medical world itself is partially to blame for the rise in addiction to painkillers in the form of prescription pills, according to Zink. Like most physicians during their training, she was taught that opioids were safe, few people got addicted and ...

Opioid problem in East Texas mainly involves prescription drugs - Tyler Morning Telegraph

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-07-15 08:11

Opioid problem in East Texas mainly involves prescription drugs
Tyler Morning Telegraph
The needs assessment also showed that more schedule 2 drugs — which include prescription pain pills and prescription methamphetamines, among others — were written in northeast Texas per capita than statewide. There were 7 prescriptions per 10 ...

Director Gus Van Sant continues his longtime exploration of addiction and recovery with 'Don't Worry' - Pocono Record

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-07-14 19:30

Pocono Record

Director Gus Van Sant continues his longtime exploration of addiction and recovery with 'Don't Worry'
Pocono Record
The change in drug culture in recent decades — overdoses kill at least 64,000 Americans a year — has been in the marketing and prevalence of increasingly addictive prescription pills that have left users susceptible to heroin and dangerous synthetic ...

Addiction to Rx Opioids Falling - Pain News Network

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-07-14 15:30

Pain News Network

Addiction to Rx Opioids Falling
Pain News Network
A new report from health insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield highlights a little-known and rarely reported aspect of the opioid crisis: Addiction to opioid pain medication is declining, not increasing. Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) said 241,900 of ...
Opioid prescription rate among some Nebraskans drops nearly 20%, Blue Cross Blue Shield saysLincoln Journal Star

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What causes addiction? A look at the science behind the cycle - witf.org

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-07-14 13:42

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What causes addiction? A look at the science behind the cycle
witf.org
Adamek was prescribed opioid painkillers after he was shot in the hip 13 years ago during a tour of duty in Afghanistan with the U.S. Navy. When the prescription ran out, he said he began buying them illegally to avoid withdrawal and then in 2013 he ...

Major push on to increase access to addiction medication - witf.org

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-07-14 05:10

witf.org

Major push on to increase access to addiction medication
witf.org
Methadone is one of three medications increasingly used to treat addiction to opioids and is now considered the "gold standard" for treatment. It amounts to the most promising solution, and one that is increasingly backed by evidence, to a soul-sapping ...

An Auckland family-run detox centre is helping addicts find the path to recovery - New Zealand Herald

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-07-14 00:41

New Zealand Herald

An Auckland family-run detox centre is helping addicts find the path to recovery
New Zealand Herald
Reynolds' battles with addiction began at age 12 when she downed a bottle of brandy and ended up at Starship Hospital. By 22 she had a "full-blown drug and alcohol addiction" before later being hooked on prescribed relaxant and painkiller medications ...

Franklin County sues national drug makers over opioid crisis - Tri-City Herald

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-07-13 20:07

Tri-City Herald

Franklin County sues national drug makers over opioid crisis
Tri-City Herald
The suits accuse manufacturers, distributors and dispensers of prescription opioids of using misleading marketing to promote the painkillers and of playing down the addictiveness of the drugs, the Times story said. Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant ...

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Rise in people seeking help over prescription pills bought online - The Guardian

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-07-13 04:28

The Guardian

Rise in people seeking help over prescription pills bought online
The Guardian
A pioneering clinic set up to help teenagers addicted to Xanax and other prescription drugs is being sought out by adults who use pills purchased illicitly on the internet. At the beginning of the year Dr Owen Bowden-Jones opened the Addiction to ...

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How Many Times Should We Save An Addict's Life? As Many As We Can - WBUR

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-07-13 03:09

WBUR

How Many Times Should We Save An Addict's Life? As Many As We Can
WBUR
Authorities and researchers are examining how effective our current rehab system is and calling for expanded access to addiction medications such as buprenorphine. There have also been serious questions raised about the responsibility that drugmakers ...

Several arrested for prescription drug fraud, preventing addiction in the Arklamiss - MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog)

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-07-12 23:40

MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog)

Several arrested for prescription drug fraud, preventing addiction in the Arklamiss
MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog)
"Three to five days the body could develop a dependency on opioid medication," says Dr. Martha Phillips, Director of Clinical Services at the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority. Dr. Phillips says those struggling with addiction will do whatever ...

Study of Delivery Customers Finds Marijuana is Used as Substitute for Prescription Medicines, Painkillers - Marijuana.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-07-12 18:27

Marijuana.com

Study of Delivery Customers Finds Marijuana is Used as Substitute for Prescription Medicines, Painkillers
Marijuana.com
Many people who get cannabis delivered aren't just getting high, in fact most are using it to augment or replace prescription drugs, and in some cases wean themselves off addictive painkillers. That's according to a new study titled “Exploring cannabis ...
Legal Weed Decreases Opioid Use and Medicaid Spending, Says New StudyMERRY JANE

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After years of prescribing painkillers, hospitals work to combat opioid addiction - Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-07-12 15:32

Sioux Falls Argus Leader

After years of prescribing painkillers, hospitals work to combat opioid addiction
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Sioux Falls doctor Craig Uthe wants to apologize for everyone in his profession. It was likely a physician who started a patient on a prescription opioid to ease discomfort after surgery or help with chronic pain or migraines. There's a chance that ...

Tulsa nonprofit teaches parenting skills to help mothers and children beat addiction and avoid prison - StateImpact Oklahoma

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-07-12 15:15

StateImpact Oklahoma

Tulsa nonprofit teaches parenting skills to help mothers and children beat addiction and avoid prison
StateImpact Oklahoma
For years, Sinkinson came in and out of her children's' lives, abusing alcohol, marijuana, prescription pills and meth. Now, she's part of Women in Recovery, a program managed by a Tulsa nonprofit that provides behavioral health and family services.

Addiction hits home: A daughter's painful perspective - Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-07-12 12:35

Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Addiction hits home: A daughter's painful perspective
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
It wasn't the first time I had seen him unconscious after taking too many of his prescription painkillers, recklessly mixed with cheap beer. My father struggled for decades with addiction and substance abuse. His battle with opioids started after a ...

How fighting to break free of opioid addiction is a struggle in Stanislaus County - Modesto Bee

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-07-12 10:12

Modesto Bee

How fighting to break free of opioid addiction is a struggle in Stanislaus County
Modesto Bee
Distribution of Narcan to emergency responders is part of a two-pronged federally backed effort to help counties combat the opioid epidemic. The other piece aims to support local physicians with medication-assisted treatment for people who want to ...

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