Prescription Pills Addiction

Senate unanimously passes bill targeting opioid addiction - Winston-Salem Journal

Wed, 2017-06-21 22:15

Winston-Salem Journal

Senate unanimously passes bill targeting opioid addiction
Winston-Salem Journal
HB 243 would put new restrictions on medical providers who prescribe and dispense opioid drugs, such as OxyContin and morphine, and require electronic prescription filing. The bill would limit the public supply of opioids, as well as clarify funding ...
Senate unanimously passes bill to crack down on opioid abuseNews & Observer
Senator Ken LaValle: State Senate Approves Package of Bills to Combat Statewide Drug AbuseLongIsland.com

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From injury to addiction: Ant McParlin and Tiger Woods aren't the only ones struggling - Independent.ie

Wed, 2017-06-21 19:31

Independent.ie

From injury to addiction: Ant McParlin and Tiger Woods aren't the only ones struggling
Independent.ie
McPartlin has checked into rehab for addiction to the opioid prescription painkiller Tramadol, as well as alcohol abuse issues. Depression, along with chronic pain following a knee operation, left him hooked on the medication which was prescribed to ...

Here's Who Americans Blame Most For The Opioid Epidemic - Fortune

Wed, 2017-06-21 11:15

Fortune

Here's Who Americans Blame Most For The Opioid Epidemic
Fortune
For the better half of a decade, the nation has been in the grips of an opioid crisis; the epidemic, fueled by highly addictive prescription painkillers and increasingly cheap, potent heroin, claimed more than 33,000 lives in 2015. It's been estimated ...

Missouri sues three drug companies for pushing painkillers - STLtoday.com

Wed, 2017-06-21 10:37

STLtoday.com

Missouri sues three drug companies for pushing painkillers
STLtoday.com
An estimated 1 in 4 patients with long-term prescriptions for painkillers will develop an addiction to the drugs. Close to 2 million Americans abuse prescription painkillers, and more than 40 overdose on the pills and die each day, according to the ...
Missouri attorney general sues 3 drug companies over state's opioid crisisCBS News
Missouri attorney general sues three opioid manufacturersJoplin Globe
Missouri Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Joining Two Other US StatesU.S. News & World Report
St. Louis Public Radio
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Tens of thousands died due to an opioid addiction last year. With an Obamacare repeal, some fear the number will rise - Los Angeles Times

Wed, 2017-06-21 05:32

Los Angeles Times

Tens of thousands died due to an opioid addiction last year. With an Obamacare repeal, some fear the number will rise
Los Angeles Times
Because Neeley qualified for Medicaid through Ohio's Obamacare expansion, her inpatient treatment at the center is fully covered, as is the addiction medication she gets from a nearby clinic. “That's saving my life right now,” she said. The Medicaid ...
Obamacare repeal would gut opioid treatment gains, study findsMcClatchy Washington Bureau
Dr. Joe Parks' Testimony at President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis - National ...National Council for Behavioral Health

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The disaster of the pain pill culture - how prescription drugs can ruin lives - Mirror.co.uk

Tue, 2017-06-20 14:36

Mirror.co.uk

The disaster of the pain pill culture - how prescription drugs can ruin lives
Mirror.co.uk
Almost simultaneously, across the Atlantic, golf legend Tiger Woods has also admitted checking into rehab, again because of addiction to painkillers, in his case, Vicodin, a mixture of paracetamol and hydrocodone, a US opiate drug, and prescribed for a ...

Opioid addiction skyrockets in young adults, but few get treatment ... - CBS News

Tue, 2017-06-20 13:03

CBS News

Opioid addiction skyrockets in young adults, but few get treatment ...
CBS News
Opioid addiction among Americans under the age of 25 is skyrocketing, climbing nearly sixfold between 2001 and 2014. Yet only 1 in 4 teens and young adults ...
Few opioid-addicted youth get standard treatment medication - New ...New Jersey Herald
Few opioid-addicted youth get standard medications | News, Sports ...The Daily Times

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Which state has the most opioid-dependent patients with private insurance? - USA TODAY

Mon, 2017-06-19 22:09

USA TODAY

Which state has the most opioid-dependent patients with private insurance?
USA TODAY
Last year, they diagnosed 1.4 million. In 2015, about 2 million people in the U.S. had a substance use disorder with prescription painkillers and about 591,000 had a heroin use disorder, the American Society of Addiction Medicine noted in a report ...

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Tiger Woods receiving professional help to manage his use of painkillers - Stuff.co.nz

Mon, 2017-06-19 19:24

Stuff.co.nz

Tiger Woods receiving professional help to manage his use of painkillers
Stuff.co.nz
Last week it was reported that Woods reserved the entire male inpatient unit of the Jupiter Medical Centre near his Florida home for a 28-day course to treat an addiction to prescription pills. Woods could qualify for a diversion programme in which the ...
Tiger Woods confirms he's getting 'professional help' to manage his medicationsBelfast Telegraph
Tiger Woods tells fans he is receiving 'professional help' to manage his problem with prescription medication but ...Daily Mail
Social media reacts to Tiger Woods writing he's getting professional helpCharlotte Observer
The Mercury News -Radar Online
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Like Ant, I became addicted to opioid painkillers prescribed by doctors... and it ruined by life: Cathryn tells how ... - Daily Mail

Mon, 2017-06-19 19:18

Daily Mail

Like Ant, I became addicted to opioid painkillers prescribed by doctors... and it ruined by life: Cathryn tells how ...
Daily Mail
Towards the end of 2009, my GP told me I was an addict and I screamed at him that I was just in a lot of pain and needed my medication and that didn't make me an addict. I had to take some responsibility — but I was prescribed these drugs by a doctor ...

ITV offers Ant year's sabbatical to recover from addiction | Daily Mail ... - Daily Mail

Mon, 2017-06-19 18:01

Daily Mail

ITV offers Ant year's sabbatical to recover from addiction | Daily Mail ...
Daily Mail
Six months after ITV agreed the terms of a three-year, £15 million 'golden handcuffs' deal, the broadcaster has given Ant McPartlin its full support – and the ...

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I wasn't surprised to hear how Ant McPartlin developed a drug addiction – NHS advice on chronic pain almost killed me - The Independent

Mon, 2017-06-19 04:04

The Independent

I wasn't surprised to hear how Ant McPartlin developed a drug addiction – NHS advice on chronic pain almost killed me
The Independent
GPs prescribe 65 million painkillers each year. Ten per cent of over-35s take analgesics almost daily. And yet the NHS fails its patients with every prescription. Doctors don't really understand chronic pain, can't cure it, so they brush it under the ...

She was the town's leading heroin dealer. She was 19 years old - The Guardian

Mon, 2017-06-19 01:01

The Guardian

She was the town's leading heroin dealer. She was 19 years old
The Guardian
But McUlty knew from those of her friends who preferred to get high on painkillers – effectively heroin in a legal pill – that Masih was the go-to doctor for illicit opioid prescriptions in Grant County, West Virginia. “Everybody knew him as pretty ...

Addiction containment falls to us all - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Sat, 2017-06-17 23:08

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Addiction containment falls to us all
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
There has been a 53 percent drop in pills prescribed, and patients indicate that they don't even consume all of the pills given. This, combined with a more zealous policing of their own profession, would go a long way to decrease the number of addicted ...

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Mixture of drugs present in most ODs - Huntington Herald Dispatch

Sat, 2017-06-17 22:01

Huntington Herald Dispatch

Mixture of drugs present in most ODs
Huntington Herald Dispatch
The stronger enforcement against the hardest and most widely used pills, mainly Schedule II painkillers, also pushed addicts to begin experimenting with easier to obtain Schedule IV prescription drugs, argues Christopher White, a Marshall University ...

Opioid Addiction Statistics A Sobering Fact - Greeneville Sun

Sat, 2017-06-17 10:05

Greeneville Sun

Opioid Addiction Statistics A Sobering Fact
Greeneville Sun
The civil action seeks unspecified damages in response to the regional epidemic of addiction to prescription painkillers. A fourth plaintiff is “Baby Doe,” who was born addicted to drugs in 2015 and representative of another major growing health ...

Tiger Woods checks into rehab over addiction to prescription pain killers - Newstalk 106-108 fm

Fri, 2017-06-16 10:36

Newstalk 106-108 fm

Tiger Woods checks into rehab over addiction to prescription pain killers
Newstalk 106-108 fm
In a statement, Woods said: "What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realise the mix of medications had affected me so strongly." He tested negative for alcohol, but told police he had taken the sedative medication ...

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