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According to the North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention branch of the North Carolina Division of Public Health, unintentional poisoning deaths in the state have risen 300 percent since 1999.
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The DEA's newest regulations target hydrocodone, an ingredient in America's most prescribed drug: Vicodin.
Researchers looked at death rates caused by overdoses of opioid painkillers, like OxyContin or Vicodin, between 1999 and 2010 using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officially announced the final rule to reschedule hydrocodone-combination drugs, which are found in highly addictive painkillers like Vicodin and Lortab, from a Schedule III to a Schedule II controlled substance.
On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws.
Stanford bioengineer Christina Smolke , PhD, and her team have been on a decade long mission to replicate how nature produces opium in poppies by genetically engineering the DNA of yeast and then further refining the process to manufacture modern day opioid drugs such as morphine, codeine and the well-known painkiller Vicodin.
Access to medical marijuana appears to have saved thousands of lives over the past few years by reducing accidental overdose deaths from drugs like Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin, a new study says.
Philadelphia - On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws.
You may have noticed headlines about the rise of prescription drugs as a major cause of addiction and death by overdose.
Hydrocodone combination products such as Vicodin will now be in the same, more-restrictive category as OxyContin and fentanyl under the Controlled Substances Act, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday.y. The rule, which takes effect in 45 days, quickly drew criticism from pharmacist groups serving long-term care residents.
According to the DEA more than seven million Americans are addicted to prescription pain killers, which are the most addictive medication available and result in more deaths than auto accidents.
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.
The most commonly prescribed, abused and misused painkiller in the nation will soon be more difficult to get.
Researchers found that between 2007 and 2011, about 44 percent of people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits were prescribed narcotic painkillers each year.
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