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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.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
New abuse-deterrent painkiller approved
In the painkiller world, oxycodone and naloxone will seem like strange bedfellows.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Deputies: Man sold prescription pain pills
Deputies arrested a Beaufort County man for allegedly selling prescription pain medication.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.