14 hrs ago
FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.
18 hrs ago
Medical marijuana in Oregon: Benton Mackenzie, Iowa man convicted of marijuana crimes, in Portland for pot to treat cancer
A skycap pushed Benton Mackenzie's wheelchair through the crowd of travelers at Portland International Airport, some glad to escape Portland on a rainy summer day and others just happy to be back home.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Dying Vets in New York VA Denied Painkillers – Given Salt Water Instead
It's a sad day to see a senior veteran dying, but helping them leave this life without pain or hardship is a must.
VA makes changes to prescription pain killer policy
The Veterans Administration has a new policy designed to reduce dependency on pain killers such as morphine and oxycodone.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Medical News Today
Naloxegol being tested to counteract constipation caused by opioid painkillers
Opioids - strong morphine-based painkillers - are widely prescribed to patients experiencing chronic severe pain.
The Citizens' Voice
Heroin cocktails a deadly mix
MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Luzerne County Coroner Bill Lisman said toxicology reports for all 11 heroin/morphine-related overdose deaths last year came back showing sometimes seven or eight other drugs.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Coroner: 2 recent deaths drug-related accidents
Stephen Nonn says 40-year-old Cleophus Richardson died in May after being found unresponsive in his Wood River home.
Has Codeine Harmed Your Child?
In August 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a boxed warning - its strongest - to alert doctors and parents about the risks of administering codeine to children post-surgery.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The York Daily Record
Legal but dangerous: Locals work to curb prescription drug abuse
Phil Bauer poses for a portrait on June 27 at his West Manchester Township home in front of photos of his son, Mark Bauer, who died in 2004 from a prescription drug overdose.
Chesterfield woman bitten by copperhead still recovers 30 days later
Poisonous snakes tend to hide in places like bushes and weeds. Experts say they're not aggressive and will run away from you.
Toxic effects of medication led to death of Kingswinford man, inquest told
A KINGSWINFORD father's death was caused by the combined effects of medication he was taking for severe back pain, an inquest heard.
Biotech Stock Mailbag: AcelRx, Yellen Aftermath, Nymox
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Courthouse News Service
Horrible Tale From a Minnesota Hospital
A heart patient suffered "uncontrollable pain" and had to have her forearm amputated because a hospital nurse stole her morphine for himself and injected her with contaminated substances instead, the woman claims in court.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Horror! Dying NY Vets Denied Painkillers - Given Salt Water Instead
Another day, another VA tragedy. An Albany nurse claims dying New York Veterans were denied painkillers.
Promising medication counteracts constipation caused by opioid painkillers
While these drugs are very effective for treating and managing pain, they have one particularly bothersome side effect: constipation.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Councillor had high level of morphine at time of death
Veronica Sharkey, who had an internal morphine pump fitted, died suddenly in her home after returning from a routine visit to the Mater Hospital Veronica Sharkey, who had an internal morphine pump fitted, died suddenly in her home after returning from a routine visit to the Mater Hospital.
KVBC-TV Las Vegas
Mesquite makes late push for marijuana businesses
The small town is late to the game. Now they are pushing to become the next place in Clark County to take part in this budding industry.
Egalet Reports Positive Top-Line Results From Category 1 Abuse...
Egalet Corporation today announced positive results from the Category 1 abuse deterrence study for Egalet-001, an abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral morphine-based product in development for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock opioid treatment and for which alternative treatments are inadequate.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Why Obamacare won't shield you from massive medical bills
I had a rude awakening recently when I visited the emergency room with an excruciating stomach ache.
Deadly drug is like 'poison in a package'
A deadly synthetic opiate is causing new concern, especially in Ocean County where law enforcement officials are already dealing with a heroin epidemic .