1 hr ago
WLFI-TV West Lafayette
Prescription painkillers played a role in dozens of accidental...
A 20-year survey released this month by the Tippecanoe County Coroner's Office gives a clear picture of most dangerous drugs on local streets.
4 hrs ago
News 4 Jax
Deadly pain pills
Prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin can make days bearable if you're suffering, but they can be as addictive as heroin and just as deadly.
8 hrs ago
Monthly News Roundup - July 2014
Roughly 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from nasal allergies . The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Flonase Allergy Relief as an over-the-counter nasal spray for the symptoms of hay fever or upper respiratory allergies.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Silicon Valley breeds new kind of drug abuser
With a booming startup culture cranked up by competitive VPs and adrenaline-driven coders and a tendency for stressed-out managers to look the other way, illicit drugs and black-market painkillers have become part of the landscape in Silicon Valley.
Sen. Sherrod Brown announces plan to increase drug treatment for Ohioans
A record number of people have died in the Mahoning Valley and state-wide because of the heroin and opiate epidemic plaguing the nation.
Kent Police seek help to identify robbery suspect; uses iPhone to demand drugs
Kent Police are asking for help to identify a man wanted in connection with a robbery at a Rite Aid store, 105 Washington Ave. N., where he used an iPhone to tell clerks he had a gun and wanted oxycodone.
WLFI-TV West Lafayette
Painkiller a epidemica raising drug death toll
Prescription painkiller abuse is a growing national trend and Tippecanoe County is no exception.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Applied Clinical Trials
Phosphagenics Provides Update on Opioid Patch Program
Australian drug delivery company, Phosphagenics Limited , today provided updates on its opioid transdermal patch programs after its recent announcement of a capital raising.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
FDA Approves Purdue Pharma L.P.??'s Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller
FDA Approves Purdue Pharma's Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller July 28, 2014 By Renee Morad , BioSpace.com Breaking News Staff The Food and Drug Administration approved a drug combining oxycodone and naloxone that is designed to discourage abuse by those addicted to painkillers.
Inside Bay Area
Use of illicit drugs becomes part of Silicon Valley's work culture
From the way the Santa Cruz cops talk about it, the security camera video that captured a reputed high-price call girl injecting the 51-year-old tech veteran with a fatal dose of the drug aboard his yacht in Santa Cruz was surely horrific.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Heroin replacing prescription drugs as choice for addicts
Not so many months ago, prescription painkillers were blamed for most of the drug-related woes in Washington County, from crime to overdoses.
Bangor Daily News
Prescription tracking at 10: Maine police, doctors, lawmakers...
"I remember the first day I took a Vicodin, to a tee," says the 44-year-old lobsterman from Brunswick.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Hundreds march to raise awareness of drug abuse in Bergen County
Anne Pless, left front, and Susan MacMillan, right front, lead the walk as they arrive at Northern Highlands during the walk.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Brandon doctor draws 20 years in prison for pill mill conspiracy
But on Thursday, a federal judge sent Dr. Ronald John Heromin, 58, of Brandon to 20 years in prison anyway for illicitly prescribing thousands of pain pills around Tampa and Miami.
Portsmouth man charged with selling Oxycodone
The Police Department's new High Intensity Drug Interdiction Team arrested a resident of Feaster Apartments Friday on a charge alleging his sale of Oxycodone, said Deputy Police Chief Corey MacDonald.
Health Canada looking for ways to make opioid prescriptions safer
In a call for proposals published Friday, the federal government said it's looking for suggestions on how to make prescribing safer, including better training and education for the health professionals giving out these powerful painkillers - badly needed by some but fatal for others.
Race affects opioid selection for cancer pain
Racial disparities exist in the type of opioid prescribed for cancer pain, according to a study published online July 21 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology .
FDA approves a new OxyContin
Purdue Pharma's Targiniq ER combines a long-acting form of the opioid analgesic oxycodone with the medication naloxone, which is commonly used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
The Brattleboro Reformer
Police: New Hampshire woman forged prescriptions in Bellows Falls
A New Hampshire woman faces 10 felonies and has been barred from a Bellows Falls pharmacy after authorities said she fraudulently obtained hundreds of prescription painkiller pills there.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
The Washington Post
Virginia doctor Nibedita Mohanty indicted on charges of running deadly 'pill mill'
Under the guise of treating chronic pain, a doctor in Stafford, Va., ran a "pill mill" that led to a patient's fatal overdose, according to an indictment in federal court in Alexandria.