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Pills prescribed for alcoholism might not work, study finds | Society ... - The Guardian

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-09-20 22:00

The Guardian

Pills prescribed for alcoholism might not work, study finds | Society ...
The Guardian
The pills have been developed for people who have not stopped drinking completely and are intended to help them cut down. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA.

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Opioid ODs Have Cut Into US Life Expectancy: CDC - U.S. News & World Report

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-09-20 18:14

CNN

Opioid ODs Have Cut Into US Life Expectancy: CDC
U.S. News & World Report
By 2015, opioids -- including heroin and prescription painkillers like OxyContin (oxycodone), Vicodin (hydrocodone) and codeine -- had shaved 2.5 months off Americans' life expectancy, Dowell's team found. And whites were the hardest hit. Earlier this ...
Opioid Addiction Is Reducing US Life ExpectancyCourthouse News Service
America's opioid epidemic is so bad it's causing average life expectancy to dropVox
Opioid Crisis Has Lowered US Life Expectancy, Study FindsCBS Miami
IFLScience -Gephardt Daily
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Attorneys general in Appalachia pressure, sue health insurers - Athens Daily Review

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-09-20 14:54

McClatchy Washington Bureau

Attorneys general in Appalachia pressure, sue health insurers
Athens Daily Review
In the letter, the attorneys general asked insurers to promote non-opioid pain management alternatives that may not be currently covered at the same level as prescription opioids — rather than highly-addictive pain pills. They argued insurance ...
Attorneys general investigate role pharma companies played in opioid crisisMcClatchy Washington Bureau
States Expand Probe Into Big Pharma Opioid MarketingLaw.com (subscription)
South Carolina's attorney general: Here's how we can fight the opioid epidemic togetherGreenville News
Worcester Telegram -89.3 KPCC -National Review
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Staten Island Needs More Addiction Centers To Cut Opioid Use: Study - DNAinfo

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-09-20 14:52

DNAinfo

Staten Island Needs More Addiction Centers To Cut Opioid Use: Study
DNAinfo
McMahon previously said that four out of five addicts in Staten Island started using when they were prescribed pills after an injury. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday that he teamed up with attorney general from 40 other ...

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FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds - Fox Business

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-09-20 13:56

FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds
Fox Business
The FDA warns that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death and should be done with caution. Many patients fighting opioid addiction by taking methadone or buprenorphine (byoo-preh-NOR'-feen) also take other prescription drugs ...
FDA advises on medication-assisted treatment for individuals taking depressantsHealio

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Mother who lost son to drug addiction warns of dangers at El Paso fentanyl seminar - El Paso Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-09-20 12:09

El Paso Times

Mother who lost son to drug addiction warns of dangers at El Paso fentanyl seminar
El Paso Times
People addicted to prescription pills have turned to heroin, which can be cheaper and easier to obtain on the street, narcotics investigators have said. There were more than 59,000 drug overdose deaths nationally in 2016, with the majority linked to ...

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'The Pills Are Everywhere': How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims - New York Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-09-20 10:31

New York Times

'The Pills Are Everywhere': How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims
New York Times
She traced her daughter's addiction back more than a decade, to a car accident that prompted a doctor to prescribe OxyContin. This led to a pill addiction that led to a heroin addiction that ultimately ended in Penny's death. The family buried Penny in ...

In Opioid Crisis, Insurers Limit Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers - Truthdig

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-09-20 10:10

Truthdig

In Opioid Crisis, Insurers Limit Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers
Truthdig
But the potential for addiction to prescribed opioids is real: 20 percent of patients who receive an initial 10-day prescription for opioids will still be using the drugs after a year, according to a study by researchers at the University of Arkansas ...

Doctors adjust to new opioid prescription rules - The Courier

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-09-19 23:15

Doctors adjust to new opioid prescription rules
The Courier
Squier said when he writes opioid prescriptions, it's “only for severe pain.” And when doctors write a prescription to take a pill “every four hours as needed,” this doesn't mean a patient should actually take one every four hours — it's if they ...

Opioid ODs Have Cut Into US Life Expectancy: CDC - Bloomington Pantagraph

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-09-19 23:14

Bloomington Pantagraph

Opioid ODs Have Cut Into US Life Expectancy: CDC
Bloomington Pantagraph
Most of that lost life span was pinned on opioids, including heroin and prescription painkillers like OxyContin (oxycodone), Vicodin (hydrocodone) and codeine. ... Primary care providers have to be involved in treating opioid addiction, according to ...
Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2½ monthsCNN

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States Push Ahead With Investigation Into Opioid Painkillers - Fox Business

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-09-19 17:13

States Push Ahead With Investigation Into Opioid Painkillers
Fox Business
"For millions of Americans, their personal battle with opioid addiction did not start in a back alley with a tourniquet and syringe," New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said at a press conference. "They got hooked on medicine they were ...

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States Expand Probe Into Big Pharma Opioid Marketing - New York Law Journal (registration)

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-09-19 16:32

New York Law Journal (registration)

States Expand Probe Into Big Pharma Opioid Marketing
New York Law Journal (registration)
A bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general is expanding its investigation into Big Pharma's alleged role in the prescription painkiller and heroin addiction epidemic gripping the nation. The group of 41 state AGs announced Tuesday that it is ...

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What role did pharmacy companies play in opioid crisis? NC's attorney general is investigating - News & Observer

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-09-19 16:08

News & Observer

What role did pharmacy companies play in opioid crisis? NC's attorney general is investigating
News & Observer
“As millions of Americans were becoming addicted to prescription painkillers and communities were struggling to respond to this crisis, drug companies were reaping enormous profits,” said Stein, a Democrat and former state senator elected attorney ...

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Attorneys general in Appalachia pressure, sue health insurers over opioids - Oneonta Daily Star

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-09-19 14:17

WSAZ-TV

Attorneys general in Appalachia pressure, sue health insurers over opioids
Oneonta Daily Star
In the letter, the attorneys general asked insurers to promote non-opioid pain management alternatives that may not be currently covered at the same level as prescription opioids — rather than highly-addictive pain pills. They argued insurance ...
Kentucky joining 37 states in new approach to curb flow of addictive opioidsHopkinsville Kentucky New Era
New line of attack on opioids may mean changes for your prescriptionWSAZ-TV
Opioid Battle Intensifies for PA District AttorneyPA home page
NPR -Insider Louisville -FOX43.com
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Return to childhood skateboarding passion helps opioid addict on route to recovery - Daily Globe

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-09-18 22:36

Daily Globe

Return to childhood skateboarding passion helps opioid addict on route to recovery
Daily Globe
I started using prescription pills that led to an addiction.' And I remember him crying, and I'm crying." With support from his parents, Tyler went through the rounds of treatment programs, from the outpatient program run by Minnesota Adult and Teen ...

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Purdue asks judge to dismiss Everett's suit over Oxycontin - KING5.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-09-18 20:32

KING5.com

Purdue asks judge to dismiss Everett's suit over Oxycontin
KING5.com
“I think the drug companies need to be held accountable,” said former addict Jennette Cavalier, explaining there is blame to go around. The now social worker describes herself as former a soccer mom when she became addicted to prescription drugs, ...

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Nashville addiction specialist fights stigma around drug abuse - Brentwood Home Page

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-09-18 20:20

Brentwood Home Page

Nashville addiction specialist fights stigma around drug abuse
Brentwood Home Page
“Seventy-five percent of people on heroin start off taking prescription pain pills.” That is a big part of why the drugs are so dangerous. Addiction can start with legitimate medical instructions and then devolve into street drug abuse, where you ...

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New line of attack on opioids may mean changes for your prescription - WSAZ-TV

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-09-18 15:51

WSAZ-TV

New line of attack on opioids may mean changes for your prescription
WSAZ-TV
"But what I hope we do is that we lower or reverse the rate of new addiction because that's when we really start making gains," Beshear said. It means more physical therapy or chiropractors or other less addictive pain medications could be prescribed, ...
Ky., W. Va. attorney generals to pressure health insurers on pillsThe Independent
STATE OF ADDICTION: Kentucky joins states asking insurance companies to fight opioid epidemicWLKY Louisville
Coalition of 37 attorneys general sends letter to health insurance companies on opioid epidemicBeckley Register-Herald
Huntington Herald Dispatch -Daily Press
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Leftover Painkillers Driving Opioid Crisis, Penn Researcher Says - 90.5 WESA

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-09-18 12:40

90.5 WESA

Leftover Painkillers Driving Opioid Crisis, Penn Researcher Says
90.5 WESA
"Simply by giving prescribed opioids to patients with pain, we are not creating addicts," Compton said Friday. The real problem, she said, is that leftover pills are much more accessible to people who are looking to misuse them. They became more ...

Leftover painkillers driving opioid crisis, Penn researcher says - Newsworks.org

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-09-18 03:03

Leftover painkillers driving opioid crisis, Penn researcher says
Newsworks.org
Peggy Compton, a professor at Penn's School of Nursing, said the public often misunderstands the role opioid prescriptions have played in the crisis. The epidemic wasn't caused by people taking pills prescribed by their doctor to treat pain, she said ...

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