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18 min ago | Forbes.com

What You Need To Know About New Restrictions On Hydrocodone Combinations

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Drugs, Healthcare Law, Law, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine

4 hrs ago | Mental Help Net

Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds

Researchers found that between 2007 and 2011, about 44 percent of people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits were prescribed narcotic painkillers each year.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

4 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Shelby foot doctor, 20 others arrested in drug case

Dr. Steven Skorman, a foot doctor in Shelby, is among 21 people arrested this week by Cleveland County authorities in what investigators said is a crackdown on prescription drug abuse.


Related Topix: Drugs, Cleveland County, NC, Marijuana, Kings Mountain, NC

4 hrs ago | LongIsland.com

Schumer: DEA Has Completed Final Step to Tighten Control of...

Schumer: DEA Has Completed Final Step to Tighten Control of Hydrocodone, Among Most Highly Abused & Widely Prescribed Drugs in NY Washington, DC - August 22, 2014 - Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Drug Enforcement Administration has heeded his call and will publish a final rule that changes the scheduling designation of ... (more)


Related Topix: Drugs, Control Group, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

8 hrs ago | The Family Badge

Wisconsin Man Arrested in Texas for Federal Drug and Money Trafficking Violations [PHOTO]

If convicted, Bams faces a minimum of 10 years to life in federal prison for the drug distribution violation and up to five years for the interstate transportation in aid of racketeering violation.


Related Topix: Texas, Prison, Federal Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law

13 hrs 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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

Thu Aug 21, 2014


California woman, suspected of bringing 10 kilos of cocaine into Michigan, jailed pending trial

A California woman alleged to have trafficked in 10 kilograms of cocaine is going to remain in federal custody in Michigan.


Related Topix: Drugs, Michigan, Prison, Saginaw County, MI

WNFL-AM Green Bay

Fox Valley store owner pleads guilty to illegally selling synthetic marijuana

Spice is synthetic marijuana that combines herbal and chemical ingredients that gives people who smoke it similar effects to marijuana.


Related Topix: Drugs, Menasha, WI

Deseret News

Major heroin bust a win for police, but some say it won't make a dent

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill and members of the Metro Narcotics Task Force address their recent successes - including the seizure of 31 pounds of heroin destined for the streets of Salt Lake City - at a press conference at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Salt Lake City District Office on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Drugs, Salt Lake County, UT, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

WBIR-TV Knoxville

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.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic)

The Arizona Republic

Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations

Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations Tough new restrictions on the powerful, highly addictive hydrocodone combination painkillers will take effect in mid-October.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Health, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drugs, Food and Drug Administration


DEA and Police Raid Pharmacy Suspected of Drug Trafficking Involvement

Warrants executed in suspected drug trafficking operation. A multi-agency investigation led authorities to Don and Daisy's Pharmacy Plus, in Owensboro.


Related Topix: Owensboro, KY

National Conference of State Legislat...

States on Front Lines of Drug Death Epidemic

A Minnesota state lawmaker who lost her 23-year-old daughter to a heroin overdose in 2007 carried legislation this past spring to help prevent similar deaths.


Related Topix: Drugs, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Prison

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

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)


Related Topix: Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Nursing, Food and Drug Administration


Pill Mill Owner Sandra Kincaid Sentenced To 39 Years In Prison

Sandra Kincaid, 63, of Maryville, Tn., on Monday, was sentenced to serve 470 months in prison by the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan, Chief U.S. District Judge.


Related Topix: Prison, Maryville, TN, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Hamilton County, TN


Eisai sues FDA for 'losing one year' of marketing to generics rivals

Eisai has accused the US FDA of unlawfully shortening market exclusivity periods for Belviq and Fycompa by starting the countdown one year before either was scheduled by the DEA.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law, Marketing

Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne man guilty of drug trafficking

A federal jury convicted a Fort Wayne man this week of three counts related to drug trafficking and ordered the forfeiture of the firearm seized at the time of his arrest.


Related Topix: Drugs, Fort Wayne, IN

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Intelligencer

Cramer Honored By DEA for Wiretap Work

Marshall County Prosecutor Jeff Cramer was honored by the Drug Enforcement Administration this week for his work using a rare wiretap order to follow the activities of a five-person drug ring charged with dealing over $17,000 worth of oxycodone a month.


Related Topix: Marshall County, WV, Drugs, Moundsville, WV

Now Toronto

Marc Emery is back after five years in jail, a martyr to the cause of ...

It didn't take long for the Prince of Pot Marc Emery to return to his old ways of delivering fire-and-brimstone speeches.


Related Topix: Prison, Marijuana

International Business Times

US Gov't Initiates a System to Monitor Emerging Drug Trends

The US National Institute of Health said it is developing a new system to monitor emerging drug trends that will help health experts respond quickly to potential outbreaks of illicit drugs such as heroin and to identify increased use of designer synthetic compounds Powdered heroin is pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the United ... (more)


Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Drug Testing