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3 min ago | West Virginia Metro

New restrictions for hydrocodone drugs

A move by the federal government will restrict the prescription of painkiller hydrocodone drugs, like Vicodin and Lortab, the number one prescribed controlled substance in West Virginia.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Drug Enforcement Administration

2 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations

Tough new restrictions on the powerful, highly addictive hydrocodone combination painkillers, such as Vicodin, will take effect in mid-October as the federal government elevates the opioid drug to Schedule II under the Controlled Substances Act.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Drug Enforcement Administration, Food and Drug Administration

2 hrs ago | USA Today

Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations

Tough new restrictions on the powerful, highly addictive hydrocodone combination painkillers, such as Vicodin, will take effect in mid-October as the federal government elevates the opioid drug to Schedule II under the Controlled Substances Act.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Drug Enforcement Administration

4 hrs ago | WSB-TV

New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

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)

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Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Nursing, Drug Enforcement Administration, Food and Drug Administration

11 hrs ago | Grosse Pointe News Online

Using lousy drugs for chronic pain

Dear Jeff and Debra: Our daughter was prescribed Vicodin for her migraine headaches about two years ago, and her father and I are quite concerned she has become addicted.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Headache

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Magee-Womens, insurers launch recovery center for pregnant addicts

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.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Methadone, Allegheny County, PA

KEPR CBS 19

Consumer Reports: Deadly pain pills

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Drugs, Food and Drug Administration

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Review

East Liverpool Reports

During a traffic stop Friday afternoon on West Eighth Street, officers reported Dacious D. Coles, 18, Ruth Street, appeared to be nervous and kept grabbing at his pocket.

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Related Topix: East Liverpool, OH, Wellsville, OH, Medicine, Health, Pain

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Daily Press & Argus

Millions with disabilities get heavy-duty painkillers

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.

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Related Topix: OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicare, Health, Pain

CBS Local

La Mirada Doctor Found Guilty Of Trafficking Vicodin, Other Prescription Drugs

Federal officials say a La Mirada doctor has been found guilty of federal drug trafficking charges for distributing prescription painkillers like Vicodin and Norco and laundering the proceeds.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Soma, Carisoprodol (generic), San Gabriel, CA, East Los Angeles, CA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Verde Independent

MATForce hails state ed on prescription drug abuse

The doctor who for years has led the Yavapai County Substance Abuse Coalition campaign to slow the number of prescriptions written for opioid pain relievers, is hailing the new educational outreach by Arizona's two state medical boards.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Yavapai County, AZ, Medicine, Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic)

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Noozhawk

Lompoc Man Arrested on Narcotics, Weapons Charges

Members of the Lompoc Police Department's Gang & Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Detective Bureau executed the search warrant about 3:10 p.m. Thursday.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

Missourian

State needs to end reputation as pill-pushers' paradise

Missouri's status as the only state in the nation without a prescription drug database continues to make the state a rich target for pill-mill operators, corrupt doctors and painkiller addicts.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Missouri, Missouri Government, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Marketing

KCRA-TV Sacramento

FDA approves controversial new pain medication

Consumer Reports would like to have the FDA reconsider the release of Zohydro ER due to the addictive nature of opioids.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Drugs

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Medical Daily

Painkillers May Do More Harm Than Good; Even Tylenol, Ibuprofen Can Be Risky

A new analysis from Consumer Reports reveals that the ease with which people have been overdosing on prescription painkillers hasn't lessened.

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Related Topix: Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Medicine, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic), Drugs, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Daily Kos

The Drug Dealer in the Cupboard: How The Prescription Drug Epidemic Revived Heroin in America

It pains me to say this, but after more than 5 years of continuous sobriety-5 years in which I lived in rehabs and halfway houses, worked in the drug and alcohol treatment industry, and spent thousands of hours attending 12-step meetings-I have finally come to grips with the fact that I was a woefully incompetent alcoholic and addict.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Alcoholism, US News, Liberal Political News

Fri Aug 01, 2014

CBS News

Prescription painkiller overdoses skyrocket

An investigation just published by Consumer Reports finds use of prescription painkillers has continued to rise , despite efforts to raise awareness about the dangers these drugs pose.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Food and Drug Administration

Keizertimes.com

Another drug

I know it is too early but come November we will be asked to vote for or against the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Medicine

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Consumer Reports

Special report: The dangers of painkillers

It starts with drugs such as OxyContin , Percocet , and Vicodin -prescription narcotics that can make days bearable if you are recovering from surgery or suffering from cancer.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

News 4 Jax

Deadly pain pills

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Drugs, Food and Drug Administration

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