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Columbus Police Officer Fights To Keep Badge After Pain Pill Investigation
The Chief of Police decided Freetage should be fired for his misconduct, but that's not the final word on this case.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
The Citizens' Voice
More turning to heroin after being prescribed painkillers
When he woke from a coma three weeks later, the other driver and Mike's wife and daughter were dead.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
The Star Press
AG claims pharmacist unfit to practice
James McGrady doesn't worry as much about his locally owned pharmacy being robbed or burglarized since he stopped dispensing controlled substances, which include drugs with a potential for abuse or dependence like the pain relievers oxycodone, fentanyl and Vicodin.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Popping Pills in America: Can the DEA Fix This?
There's no doubt about it the U.S. is a big consumer of prescription painkillers .
Plan helps doctors check painkiller use
Small white pills, packaged in bright orange canisters and marked with inscrutable labels -- Oxycontin, Vicodin -- have long been considered the answer to physical pain.
The Washington Post
DEA investigating distribution of prescription drugs in NFL, report says
A recent lawsuit in which former NFL players allege they were improperly supplied prescription pain medication has triggered an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the New York Daily News reports.
Pushing back on pills
Among those fighting back are Dr. Deborah McMahan, Allen County's health commissioner.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Ventura County Reporter
Vicodin to Heroin
V entura County is facing a big problem, one that is plaguing medical communities around the country.
EVZIO now available in the U.S.
Richmond-based Kaleo announced Tuesday that its handheld auto-injector for opioid overdoses is now available.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Wayne Police outline current drug market dangers
As a follow up to the township's annual drug forum the Wayne Police Department recently spoke with Wayne Today in an effort to highlight current drug trends, naming prescription pills, heroin, and marijuana as the top three.
The New York Observer
RHONY Episode 6 18: Birdlandia
Allow me to preface this episode by talking about myself. Yesterday I had to go to the dentist to get a cracked molar removed, an experience that cannot be improved by any quantity of Vicodin or smoothies.
How tiny Vermont is handling a huge heroin crisis
Raina Lowell, at her home in Montpelier, Vt., is a recovering drug addict who used painkillers, then heroin.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Judge blocks Mass. painkiller restriction
Massachusetts must temporarily suspend one of its key restrictions on Zohydro, a powerful new prescription painkiller, pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging their constitutionality, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
The Motley Fool
Tuesday's Top Health Care Stories: Zogenix, Philips, Siemens, and TherapeuticsMD
Shares of Zogenix, the maker of the painkiller Zohydro ER, are down nearly 9% in pre-market trading this morning after Purdue Pharma announced that its competing tamper-resistant pill had received a priority review from the FDA, indicating that it could be approved within six months.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Fire Dog Lake
Prescription Opioid Makers Are Big Donors to Anti-Marijuana Groups
A fascinating article highlights many of the conflicts of interest at the heart of top anti-marijuana legalization groups in the country : The Nation obtained a confidential financial disclosure from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids showing that the group's largest donors include Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, and Abbott ... (more)
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Prescription opioids kill about 300 people yearly
Prescription opioids claimed the lives of about 300 people each year from 2006 to 2012, according to data from the state Department of Health Services .
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Understanding and managing chronic pain
Acupuncture, exercise and massage and physical therapy are among the ways to deal with chronic pain that don't require narcotic painkillers, says Nancy Elder, MD, professor of family and community medicine at the University of Cincinnati.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
The South prescribes more painkillers, CDC says
Powerful painkillers have been driving the nation's rising rate of overdose deaths, and now the government is singling out the states where doctors write the most prescriptions.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Surge In Painkiller Prescriptions Has Deadly Consequences
According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, doctors wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2012, enough for every adult in the country to have their own bottle of pills.
Dr. Oz: Addiction to heroin and painkiller Zohydro, gluten-free supergrain
Dr. Mehmet Oz discussed the nation's mushrooming addiction to heroin and to the prescription painkiller Zohydro on the July 2 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.