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3 hrs ago | CNN

Denver mom survives prescription drug abuse epidemic

Cynthia Scudo is a portrait of an all-American mom of eight and grandmother of 18 who survived an extraordinary journey lasting a decade: She became addicted to prescription painkillers and then to heroin.


Related Topix: Drugs, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine

Wed Jul 23, 2014


New abuse-deterrent painkiller approved

In the painkiller world, oxycodone and naloxone will seem like strange bedfellows.


Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Food and Drug Administration

The Hill

FDA approves abuse-deterrent painkiller

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced the approval of Targiniq ER, an extended-release painkiller designed to combat abuse and counter a national scourge of prescription drug abuse.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine

ABC News

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Health, Pain

KHOU-TV Houston

FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker

The powerful painkiller, manufactured to relieve the pain of seriously ill people, is being used by some addicts to achieve a high similar to a heroin rush.


Related Topix: Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Drugs

New Canaan News-Review

Man tried to buy oxycodone with fake prescription

A man attempted to use a fraudulent prescription to buy oxycodone at Walgreens, 36 Pine St., New Canaan police said.


Related Topix: Medicine, New Canaan, CT, Westport, CT

WALK 97.5

10 Years for Doc in Pain Pill Case

A judge has thrown the book at a Long Island doctor who illegally prescribed pain pills for addicts and, the judge said, showed no remorse.


Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs, Baldwin Harbor, NY

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Deputies: Man sold prescription pain pills

Deputies arrested a Beaufort County man for allegedly selling prescription pain medication.


Related Topix: Beaufort County, NC, Blounts Creek, NC, Drugs, Medicine

Silicon Alley Insider

Here's How Specially Formulated Pills Keep Addicts From Abusing Them

It started in the 1990s, when doctors began prescribing opioids more frequently as a way to treat both chronic and short-term pain.


Related Topix: Medicine

Warrnambool Standard

Magistrate alters sentence for drug trafficker

A REFORMED Rebels bikie gang member who ran a "hillbilly heroin" prescription medication ring in Camperdown has successfully applied to be resentenced.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Prescription drug abuse growing despite efforts to curb problem

Recovering prescription drug addict Jessica Wornkey-Immediato talks about her struggles and the benefits of methadone treatment programs at the Center for Change, 1333 N. Broadway.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Methadone, Galva, KS, Lakin, KS

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

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.


Related Topix: Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, Health, Pain

Sun Jul 20, 2014

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Related Topix: Easton, PA, Medicine


Prescription drugs and their well-documented dangers

Prescription drugs are a more serious problem than ever in our society, and the drugs have been at the center of several high-profile robberies and killings over the past few years.


Related Topix: Drugs, Violent Crime, Suffolk County, NY, Medicine

Northern Life

Inspire By Example rides through Sudbury

Addiction is a disease, and that disease is progressive. For Chris Cull, his disease lead him to hit rock bottom.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain

The Times-Tribune

Prescription painkillers becoming a gateway to heroin addiction

JAKE DANNA STEVENS / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Sheeley's Drug Store owner Dan Iannielli behind the counter of his store in Scranton.


Related Topix: Drugs, Scranton, PA, Medicine, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Bob Casey

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Meth, heroin deaths climb in S.D.

That's the methamphetamine and heroin coursing through San Diego County streets, and the surge is continuing to claim more and more lives.


Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration, Medicine

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.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic)

The Orlando Sentinel

State must drive back heroin as it did pill mills

When Charles Dickens penned " It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, " it wasn't meant as commentary on Florida's modern war on drugs.


Related Topix: Drugs, Florida, Florida Government, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, Opinion

Star Tribune

New York pain doctor convicted of manslaughter in 2 patients' overdose deaths

A doctor authorities say sold pain pill prescriptions to an addict who later killed four people in a pharmacy holdup was found guilty of manslaughter on Friday in the overdose deaths of two patients.


Related Topix: Medicine