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4 hrs ago | Fox News
How could one little pill, legally prescribed to millions of people, be a dangerous way to have a good time? Mike Duggan remembers those words.
8 hrs ago | Health.com
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is going ahead with tough new controls on painkillers containing hydrocodone, which has been tied to a surge in dangerous addictions across the United States.
13 hrs ago | KSL-TV
The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S. The new rules mean that drugs like Vicodin, Lortab and other generic versions will be subject to the same prescribing rules as painkillers like codeine ... (more)
15 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media
"More than nine in ten respondents said that developing new technologies to prevent drug abuse is an important key to reducing the abuse crisis and improving health safety in the U.S." Repass added that two-thirds of Americans also believe prescription opioid based pain medications are abused more often than illegal drugs such as heroin.
At a time when heroin use and prescription drug abuse have reached epidemic levels, local health care providers are stepping up to the plate to help one targeted group: pregnant women.
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.
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.
People taking prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain may be able to breathe a little easier, literally.
MediciNova, Inc. a biopharmaceutical company traded on the NASDAQ Global Market and the JASDAQ Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange , today announced positive interim results of a Phase 2a clinical trial of MN-166 in opioid dependence.
Hillsboro police initially arrested Adam Michael Horstman in a string of robberies that occurred in Hillsboro and Beaverton.
Egalet Corporation today announced the completion of a successful end-of-Phase 2 meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding Egalet-002, an abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral oxycodone product in development for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock opioid treatment and for which alternative ... (more)
Roughly 4 million Americans too disabled to work are prescribed heavy-duty painkillers, such as OxyContin, Vicodin, codeine and morphine, according to a new study from the Dartmouth University School of Medicine in New Hampshire.
LAWTON, Okla._In response to a rash of prescription drug robberies, Walgreens has selected Oklahoma as one of 11 states to start using a new way to keep the criminals out.
Updated: Thu Aug 21, 2014 06:39 pm
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