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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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)

10 hrs ago | 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

RedOrbit

Bioengineers Close To Creating Painkillers...

A decade-long effort in genetic engineering is close to creating yeast that makes palliative medicines in stainless steel vats.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, Beer, Biotech, Science / Technology, Biology, Science

Ottawa Life

Canada Slow to Respond to Prescription Opioid Crisis

In my first career as a pharmacist, I worked in more than 30 pharmacies across Nova Scotia, filling more than 100,000 prescriptions between 1990 and 1995.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Daily Beast

Too Late to Wean America Off Vicodin? By Russell Saunders

The DEA's newest regulations target hydrocodone, an ingredient in America's most prescribed drug: Vicodin.

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Related Topix: Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drug Enforcement Administration, Health, Pain

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Guilty plea for prescription-selling doctor

William Joseph Watson pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court to one count of conspiracy to unlawfully dispense and distribute oxycodone, known by the brand name of OxyContin.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Medicine, Drug Enforcement Administration

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Law.com

Drugmakers Seek to Disqualify Counsel in Opioid Lawsuit

Purdue Pharma L.P. and two affiliated companies are seeking to disqualify a former District of Columbia attorney general from representing the city of Chicago in its lawsuit against several drugmakers for allegedly seeking to misinform the public about the risks and benefits of opium-like pain medications.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC, Medicine, Health, Pain, Marketing

Patch.com

Local Cops, Firefighters, EMTs to Be Honored for Life-Saving Heroics

Governor Lincoln Chafee and Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will honor 15 Rhode Island police, firefighters, and EMTs next week for their life-saving heroics.

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Related Topix: Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Hopkinton, RI, Medicine

ThinkProgress

Legalizing Medical Marijuana Can Help Prevent People From Overdosing On Painkillers

A recent study confirms what medical marijuana advocates have long tried to argue: the cannabis plant can serve as a less addictive alternative to prescription painkillers.

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

CNN

Adam's story: When prescription drugs are deadly

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

New Scientist

Modified yeast makes opiates for the first time

Severe pain? Reach for the yeast. Genetically engineered yeasts can now efficiently produce a range of opiates, including morphine and oxycodone.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Drugs, Science / Technology

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Science Daily

25 percent fewer opioid-related deaths in states allowing medical marijuana

On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws.

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

LiveScience

Medical Marijuana May Reduce Painkiller-Related Deaths

In states where medical marijuana is legal, the rates of deaths caused by painkiller overdoses are lower than in states where medical marijuana is illegal, a new study has found.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Health, Pain

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