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4 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Jefferson Parish firefighter arrested on drug distribution charges

A Jefferson Parish firefighter was arrested at his firehouse over the weekend on a drug dealing charge after investigators say they found a stash of prescription pain pills and plastic bags.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine

10 hrs ago | Island Gazette Newspaper Online

Chronic Pain & Painkillers: Why You Should Consider Alternatives...

Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain lasting more than six months, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Naturopathy, Recreational Vehicle, Bison

14 hrs ago | The Morning Call

Will Pennsylvania legislature act on health bills?

OxyContin is one of the prescription drugs Pennsylvania physicians would like to moniitor through a prescription drug database.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Drugs, Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Mon Sep 01, 2014

WWLP

Unintended consequences: Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

Back in the 1960s, heroin users were usually young men, who started using around an average age of 16. They were most likely from low-income neighborhoods, and when they turned to opiates, heroin was their first choice.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic)

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Motley Fool

Is Medical Marijuana the Answer to Lowering Healthcare Costs?

Comparatively speaking the United States has the highest healthcare costs of all 34 countries in the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Health, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

Business Insurance

Reclassification of opioid painkillers may boost workers compensation costs

Tighter controls on opioid prescription painkillers issued by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration last month may increase workers compensation costs in the short term, but over the long term they could help reduce overuse of opioids.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs, Medicine, Ultram, Tramadol (generic), Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian

Sat Aug 30, 2014

CNN

Adam's story: 63 pills a day

The modest clinic on Milpas Street in laid-back Santa Barbara, California, was well known to patients seeking powerful pain medication.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Medicine, Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs

Fri Aug 29, 2014

BioSpace

IntelliPharmaCeutics Augments Its Rexista Oxycodone...

Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. , a pharmaceutical company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of novel and generic controlled-release and targeted-release oral solid dosage drugs, today announced an enhancement of its Rexistaa abuse-deterrence technologies with a significant improvement designed to prevent overdose ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Industry, Medicine, Medical Equipment, Viasys Healthcare, Health, Pain, Food and Drug Administration

KTVK Phoenix

Does medical marijuana reduce opiate deaths?

It is the most common reason people seek medical marijuana: chronic pain. And while the jury may still be out on just how effective it is, a new study says medical marijuana appears to be having a positive effect on another health risk, which is killing Americans at a record rate.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine

East Bay Express

Re: Foes of Legalized Marijuana Are Shills for Pills

Earlier this summer, The Nation published a damning exposA© on pharmaceutical companies funding anti-marijuana groups like Community Anti-Drug Coalitions for America and members of Project SAM.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Columbia University, Medicine, Reckitt Benckiser, Household Products

News Max

Addiction Fear Keeps Many Cancer Patients in Pain: Study

Fears of opioid abuse and addiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer from getting enough pain medicine, researchers say.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic)

The Morning Call

Will legislature act on health bills?

Pharmacist Frank DeGroot holds a bottle of OxyContin at the Belvidere Pharmacy in Belvidere, N.J. OxyContin is one of the prescription drugs Pennsylvania physicians would like to moniitor through a prescription drug database.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs, Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

CNN

Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

Watch Sanjay Gupta, MD on CNN at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturdays and 7:30 a.m. ET on Sundays.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic), Health

CNN

Unintended consequences: Painkiller pills to heroin

Watch CNN's special series, " Deadly Fix ," this week on CNN Newsroom at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic)

WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

Prescription Drug Abuse situation in Tennessee

Abuse of prescription opioids, ie: pain medications, is the number one drug problem for Tennesseans receiving publicly funded assistance for treatment services.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Tennessee Government, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, Methadone

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Information Technology

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals to Present Data for Investigational and...

Mallinckrodt today announced that clinical data for its investigational opioid, MNK-155 and approved opioid combination product XARTEMIS XR Extended-Release Tablets will be presented at PAINWeek 2014, a national conference on pain for frontline practitioners, September 2-6, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Related Topix: Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Medicine, Health, Pain, Las Vegas, NV, Food and Drug Administration, Pharmacology

The Brattleboro Reformer

Our Opinion: Reducing painkiller overdoses

A new study has found that in states where medical marijuana is legal, the rates of deaths due to overdoses of opioid painkillers are lower than in states where medical marijuana is illegal.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Opinion

Examiner.com

Study gives reason to support Florida's medical marijuana amendment

For Florida voters confused about whether to support the medical marijuana Amendment 2 on the November ballot, a new study just published in JAMA may help to relieve concerns.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Health, Pain, Pennsylvania

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Indiana's NewsCenter

Fed Up With Thieves Holding Up Pharmacies, Walgreens Uses Time-Delay Safes

It's a scene we've seen across Indiana again and again -- crooks holding up pharmacies and demanding prescription drugs.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Medicine

WTKR-TV Norfolk

Don't Waste Your Money: Pain pills could be deadly

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drugs, Food and Drug Administration

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