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  1. Chronic Pain & Painkillers: Why You Should Consider Alternatives...Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Island Gazette Newspaper Online

    Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain lasting more than six months, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine.

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  2. Can spider venom hold the key to painkillers?Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Many people are uncomfortable with spiders . They're creepy, crawly and are just plain scary, but their venom could hold the key to helping those who suffer from constant pain.

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  3. Boy's smuggled note to teacher saves beaten, trapped momRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | CNews

    A city man who assaulted his common-law wife in a drug-induced frenzy and trapped her in their trailer was arrested after their son smuggled a letter to school asking a teacher to call 911. Three years later, Jason Ducharme is a "changed man" who has turned his life around to such an extent he now has primary custody of his son, court heard Wednesday.

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  4. Frank Stillo 'not a drug kingpin' in 2009 painkiller bust, attorney says after guilty pleaRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | NJ.com

    If he hadn't been addicted to the pills he wouldn't have gotten involved in this in the first place." Frank Stillo got caught up in his painkiller addiction and associated with others who shared it, but "he was not a drug kingpin," his attorney said Wednesday.

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  5. Doctors: Cancer patients being denied medicineRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WESH-TV

    WESH 2's Matt Grant discusses the prescription problem in Florida with doctors, who say their cancer patients and surgery patients are being denied medicine they desperately need. SAY THE TESTING IS NOT AN OPTION AND IS MANDATED BY THE STATE.

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  6. U.S. heroin-overdose deaths nearly triple 2010 to ...Read the original story

    19 hrs ago | WHTC

    Heroin overdose deaths in the United States nearly tripled from 2010 to 2013, according to a federal study released on Wednesday. Although the study, conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, did not look at the reason for the sharp increase, earlier work hinted at a link to prescription painkillers: in a study released last fall, the CDC found that 75 percent of people who started using heroin after 2000 said they first abused prescription opioids.

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  7. U.S. heroin-overdose deaths nearly triple 2010 to '13 -studyRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Reuters

    Heroin overdose deaths in the United States nearly tripled from 2010 to 2013, according to a federal study released on Wednesday. Although the study, conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, did not look at the reason for the sharp increase, earlier work hinted at a link to prescription painkillers: in a study released last fall, the CDC found that 75 percent of people who started using heroin after 2000 said they first abused prescription opioids.

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  8. WHY has heroin overdose deaths in the U.S. quadrupled over the past 15 years?Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Catholic.org

    Once considered the lowest a person could fall, heroin deaths and addiction have quadrupled over the past 15 years. Death rates from heroin overdoses have nearly quadrupled since 2000 to reach 2.7 per 100,000 people in 2013.

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  9. Extended-release hydrocodone launchedRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | McKnightsonline.com

    Purdue Pharma said Hysinglaa ER extended-release tablets CII is a once-daily, single-entity medication created with the company's proprietary extended-release solid oral platform, RESISTECa . That means the medication has "abuse-deterrent properties that are expected to deter misuse and abuse via chewing, snorting and injection."

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  10. AG: 12 charged for buying fake prescriptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | ABC 27

    Attorney General Kathleen Kane said those charged bought numerous prescriptions, mostly for oxycodone, from Dr. David Wait, a Harrisburg doctor arrested in December for selling prescriptions to people who were not his patients. Kane said some of the defendants never even met Wait, who allegedly prescribed 102,000 oxycodone pills in exchange for cash in just six months.

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  11. King of death: Heroin makes big comebackRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Palm Beach Post

    National Center for Health Statistics says in its March data brief that there was 43,982 deaths occurring in 2013. The age-adjusted rate for drug overdoses increased from 0.7 deaths per 100,000 in 2000 to 2.7 per 100,000 in 2013.

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  12. 12 being charged with West Shore doctor in prescription fraud probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PennLive.com

    The attorney general's office is charging 12 people in a prescription drug fraud case. Twelve people accused of securing hundreds of prescriptions for addictive pain medications from a West Shore doctor some of them never even met are being charged in a prescription drug fraud ring, state officials said Wednesday.

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  13. B.C. mom who lost son to fentanyl shares her storyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | GlobalNews

    WATCH: Jennifer Woodside lost her son to fentanyl when he was just 21. Now she is sharing her story to prevent another senseless death. It's been almost a year since Jennifer Woodside's 21-year-old son Dylan passed away after taking the pain medication oxycodone, which was laced with fentanyl.

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  14. Heroin Overdose Deaths in U.S. Have Tripled Since 2010Read the original story

    Yesterday | Bloomberg

    Used syringes at a needle exchange clinic in Vermont, where users can pick up new syringes and other clean items for those dependent on heroin. More than 8,200 Americans-an average of 23 people each day-died of heroin overdoses in 2013.

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  15. Opinion: N.J. must address problems of addictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NorthJersey.com

    MY BROTHER is almost 30 years old. He's been an addict for over 10 years, the last six battling a heroin addiction.

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  16. Vancouver police target fentanyl distributors in major bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Globe and Mail

    The drug is prescribed as a patch to treat severe pain, but is showing up in liquid, powder or pill form and in illegal drugs such as heroin. The drug is prescribed as a patch to treat severe pain, but is showing up in liquid, powder or pill form and in illegal drugs such as heroin.

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  17. Lawmakers Want Pills That Can't Be Crushed & Snorted, Melted & InjectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CBS Local

    Lawmakers want to help curb prescription drug abuse in Colorado, a state they say has one of the highest abuse rates in the country. Some lawmakers want a pill that can't be crushed and snorted, or melted and injected.

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  18. Greenfield Youth Football League embezzler: The drugs made me do itRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Recorder

    A local woman who stole $5,986 from the Greenfield Youth Football League to feed her drug habit has been ordered to repay the money.

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  19. How do you treat pain when most of the world's population can't get opioids?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Los Angeles Times

    The World Health Organization estimates that 80% of the world population lives in countries with limited or no access to opioid pain medicines. Above, a bottle of oxycodone, a prescription opioid medication.

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  20. Too many deaths caused by opioid abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Star Tribune

    The epidemic of deaths and addiction attributable to opioid painkillers continues unabated even as an authoritative new review of scientific studies has found no solid evidence that opioids are effective in relieving long-term chronic pain. The latest report from the National Center for Health Statistics on the use of prescription opioid painkillers among adults showed that usage more than doubled between the 1988-94 period and the 2011-12 period.

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