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5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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)

Kevin, M.D.

Why doctors treat patients as drug addicts

I had an old man with cancer. He kept complaining of pain as I was increasing his opiate pain medication, Oxycontin.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Drug Testing

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Combat veterans battle an enemy within: Addiction

A bottle of methadone collected in a possible drug overdose death is displayed in this 2002 photo.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Methadone, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, US Military, US Marine Corps, US News

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Pharmaceutical Processing

Let's Get The Zohydro Facts Straight

Rampant misinformation about Zohydroa ER continues to be reported by the media and echoed in Washington D.C. and some states' capitals.

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Related Topix: Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Health, Pain, Chronic Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

The Baxter Bulletin

60-year-old woman pleads guilty to selling drugs to grandson, who was a police informant

In one of the more unusual cases in Baxter County Circuit Court, a Mountain Home woman pleaded guilty Thursday to selling drugs to her grandson -- who was a police informant.

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Related Topix: Mountain Home, AR, Baxter County, AR, Medicine, Prison

NJ.com

Franklin Township woman arrested on drug charges

Using a search warrant obtained as the result of a narcotics investigation by Detective Warren Rivell, patrol officers and detectives arrested Debbie Williams, 45, who lives in a trailer there, police said.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine

Cape Cod Times

Police, doctors share drug ideas

The physician had become one of the doctors well-known on the streets by drug seekers, Brandon told about 50 medical professionals, police and addiction specialists at a forum on prescription drug abuse Thursday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Drug Enforcement Administration

Thu Apr 10, 2014

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

(BALTIMORE) Prescription Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 5 Years

Was a member of a drug trafficking conspiracy based out of the Paschall Auto Body Shop; Loaned his truck to others to use in commercial robberies APR 10 U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Richard Ashbrook, age 51, of Baltimore, today to five years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Baltimore, MD, Prison, Medicine, Drug Enforcement Administration

Tri-cityherald.com

Maine Medicaid rules reduce narcotic prescriptions

Officials of MaineCare, the state's version of Medicaid covering the poor and disabled, credit the new rules for a 17 percent drop last year in how many patients take opioid painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin in 2013, compared to 2012.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Maine, Drugs, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

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