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10 hrs ago | Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

Fatal overdoses see another rise in '12

Ask 2-year-old Jazlen Harden where her mother is, and she has two answers. The first person she points to is her mother's twin sister, Beth Carey, who has cared for her this past year.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marion, OH, Ohio, Medicine, Cuyahoga County, OH

13 hrs ago | MLive.com

Dearborn Heights doctor convicted of illegally prescribing 3.7 million pain pills in two years

The Centers for disease control says pain killers like OxyContin are responsible for more overdose deaths than cocaine and heroin combined.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Dearborn Heights, MI, Health, Pain, Drugs

18 hrs ago | Business Journal

U.S. Attorney: pill mill doctor guilty of conspiracy

A federal jury has found Dr. Ronald John Heromin , 58, of Brandon, guilty of conspiracy to distribute and dispense Oxycodone and Alprazolam, not for legitimate medical purposes, and not in the usual course of professional practice.

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Related Topix: Prison, us Travel, Travel, Medicine, Federal Prisons, Drug Enforcement Administration, Tampa, FL

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Northern Virginia Daily

New clinic to provide outpatient treatment to opiate addicts

When Steven Singer, executive director of Addiction Recovery Systems-Winchester, interviewed for his position, he said his employers told him they were convinced he was right for the job after just one line: "It's about time someone actually wants to bring this to the community," Singer told his interviewer.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Medicine, Methadone

Reuters

FDA wants stronger warning labels for long-acting opioids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring labels of all long-acting opioids to say they should be used strictly for patients in severe pain, a response to surging overdoses and deaths each year from the widely used pain medicines.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law, Medicine, Health, Pain, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic)

Examiner.com

'We don't think we need new opioids': An exclusive interview with Andrew Kolodny

Tyler, 22, who recently got out of a rehab program for heroin addiction, shows his prescription for Suboxone, a maintenance treatment for opioid dependence, on February 5, 2014 in Burlington, Vermont.

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

CBS Local

Jefferson County Deputy Gets Probation For Steroids

Court documents in the case of former deputy Ryan Jordan indicate Jordan entered a guilty plea on Monday to possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

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Related Topix: Deputy, IN, Medicine

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Fentanyl among 'most dangerous' abused drugs

MANITOWOC -- Victor Gadzinski, 39, was found dead at his residence in the 1300 block of South 13th St. on Feb. 9. Toxicology tests showed that fentanyl was a contributing factor to his death and that he had more than three times the therapeutic range on the drug in his system.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic), Drugs, Manitowoc, WI, Manitowoc County, WI

Wed Apr 16, 2014

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Judge weighs bail for former pain doctor charged in overdose deaths

The case began last July with the major indictment of a former Palm Beach County doctor charged with first-degree murder for the overdose deaths of two patients, and 89 other felony drug crimes.

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Related Topix: Palm Beach County, FL, Drugs, Medicine, West Palm Beach, FL

WBNS

Former Doctor Accused Of Over-Prescribing Headed To Prison

In some cases, investigators believe his over-prescription of narcotics may have contributed to his patients' deaths.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Pataskala, OH, Medicine

KRMG-AM Tulsa

"Walking awkwardly," leads to man landing in jail

Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont.

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Related Topix: Drugs, St. Johnsbury, VT, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Medicine

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Looking into the Oxycodone epidemic

According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse, when a person takes an opiate it activates the brain's reward system.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

Asbury Park Press

Doctors, medical staff on drugs put patients at risk

Anita Bertrand doesn't remember much about the first time she stole narcotics she was supposed to administer to surgical patients.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine

Examiner.com

FDA to consider morphine-oxycodone combo pill

A closed sign is seen taped to the door of the Cabana Pharmacy after it was raided by the City of Miami Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit and Florida Department of Health on October 14, 2011, in Miami, Florida.

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

MDJonline.com

Woodstock doctor accused in pill ring wants separate trial

Dr. Sanjay Sinha, 49, of Woodstock, Ga., and three Mississippi men were indicted in March on federal charges of illegally distributing painkillers.

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Related Topix: Woodstock, GA, Medicine

Pharmaceutical Online

Zogenix Corrects Misinformation About Zohydro

Zogenix released a press release today confronting what it calls "rampant misinformation" about its painkiller oral drug Zohydro ER.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Chronic Pain, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Deval Patrick, US Governors

Drugs.com

Health Highlights: April 14, 2014

A growing number of pregnant women in the United States are being prescribed powerful narcotic painkillers, even though little is known about the risks to a developing fetus.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Drugs, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Publishing, Media, New Times, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Rocky Mount Telegram

Efforts ease access to anti-overdose drug

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Slowly and trembling, she inserted the needle into a sponge and continued rescue breathing on the plastic mannequin.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Sacramento, CA, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine

Southland Times

Kiwis taking to 'hillbilly heroin'

New Zealanders are popping prescription pills with alarming regularity, and a painkiller known as "hillbilly heroin" is being handed out too easily.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Medicine, Ritalin, Methylphenidate (generic), Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian

Kevin, M.D.

Caught between patient satisfaction and prescription drug abuse

The creatures cause pain by being born, and live by inflicting pain, and in pain they mostly die.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Medicine, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic), Drugs, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

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