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1 hr ago | Lancaster Eagle-Gazette
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.
4 hrs ago | MLive.com
The Centers for disease control says pain killers like OxyContin are responsible for more overdose deaths than cocaine and heroin combined.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In some cases, investigators believe his over-prescription of narcotics may have contributed to his patients' deaths.
According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse, when a person takes an opiate it activates the brain's reward system.
Anita Bertrand doesn't remember much about the first time she stole narcotics she was supposed to administer to surgical patients.
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.
Dr. Sanjay Sinha, 49, of Woodstock, Ga., and three Mississippi men were indicted in March on federal charges of illegally distributing painkillers.
Zogenix released a press release today confronting what it calls "rampant misinformation" about its painkiller oral drug Zohydro ER.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. Slowly and trembling, she inserted the needle into a sponge and continued rescue breathing on the plastic mannequin.
New Zealanders are popping prescription pills with alarming regularity, and a painkiller known as "hillbilly heroin" is being handed out too easily.