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  1. HSC pain center lowers state opioid abuseRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Daily Lobo

    With the help of a Health Sciences Center research group, New Mexico's accidental opioid overdose deaths and addictions are down for the first time in years. A new study released by the UNM Pain Consultation and Treatment Center shows that a new state-mandated training program for doctors and clinicians is resulting in significantly fewer opioid painkillers being prescribed to patients, which has led to less addiction and fewer overdoses.

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  2. Prescription Painkillers Being Filled By To Too Many Women Of...Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Medical Daily

    Despite the risks associated with their use, doctors have been prescribing prescription opioid painkillers increasingly over the past few years. In 2012 alone, physicians wrote 259 million prescriptions for these painkillers, which are often abused.

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  3. 'Cake' review: Jennifer Aniston gets messy in poorly written dramaRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    You may have heard a little about Jennifer Aniston 's bid for an Oscar nomination. She gained fifteen pounds and went without makeup to make her look more haggard.

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  4. Police looking for robber holding up NorCal pharmacies for drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Examiner.com

    In this image provided by the Mountain View Police Department, police say man caught on video store surveillance video has robbed three pharmacies of drugs, saying he has a bomb. He drives a motorcycle, apparently has a need for a highly-addictive prescription drug and gets those drugs by robbing pharmacies by pretending he has a bomb.

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  5. Prescription painkillers, widely used by childbearing age women, double birth defects riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Science Daily

    Many women are unaware that prescription opioid-based medications such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, or morphine, used to treat severe pain, may increase the risk for serious birth defects of the baby's brain, spine, and heart, as well as preterm birth when taken during pregnancy. Use of these medications also can cause babies to suffer withdrawal symptoms when born, a condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome or NAS, a growing problem in US birthing hospitals.

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  6. Newly elected officials jumping at opiate problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Examiner.com

    They're highly addictive, less stigmatized than street drugs, and probably in your grandmother's medicine cabinet. They're opiates or painkillers, and they've seen a 300% increase in sales in the past decade -- a new favorite drug for a new generation... Our new elected officials have only been in office a few weeks but already are working diligently to address the opiate problem in the Commonwealth.

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  7. Film Review: 'Cake'01/24/15 In her new film, "Cake," Jennifer Aniston ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | YourObserver

    Every so often Jennifer Aniston proves she can be taken seriously. In her new film, "Cake," she gives a fearless performance as a woman whose life is in ruins.

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  8. 'Hillbilly heroin' addiction from prescriptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Press On-Line

    Patients are overdosing in hospital or being sent home with addictions to "hillbilly heroin," sparking a nationwide investigation into the extent of medical opioid use. At one district health board alone, a patient a week is suffering a potentially fatal reaction - from breathing problems to seizures and permanent brain damage - after being given an opioid painkiller by a trained doctor.

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  9. Sterling Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing OxycodoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Patch.com

    A Sterling man is facing up to 20 years in a federal prison and a fine of up to $1 million after pleading guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. Donald Alvin Petties conspired with an Arlington doctor to distribute more than 17,000 oxycodone pills, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of virginia.

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  10. Blood Tribe police target organized crime after fake Oxycodone pills surfaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | CBC News

    Fake Oxycodone pills have led to as many as 10 deaths on the Blood reserve in southern Alberta, say police. Police believe the homemade pills contain fentanyl - a powerful pain reliever they say comes with a high risk of overdose and death.

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  11. Kentucky doctor charged in patients' deaths pleads...Read the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | WHTC

    A Kentucky doctor charged in the deaths of five patients pleaded not guilty on Friday in federal court to charges that he unlawfully distributed pain medications. Jaime Guerrero, 47, was released on a $50,000 unsecured bond at his arraignment in Louisville, according to a spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office.

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  12. Man to serve 10 years for drug traffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Jacksonville Daily News

    A Jacksonville man will be spending 10 years in prison after being sentenced in federal court for drug trafficking charges that resulted from a multi-agency investigation.

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  13. CDC warns against opiod painkiller use for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | RedOrbit

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing a warning about the use of prescription painkillers by women of childbearing age and its connection to birth defects. In research published Friday in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , the CDC revealed that one-fourth of privately-insured women between the ages of 15 and 44, as well as more than one-third of those who were on Medicaid, filed prescriptions for narcotic pain medications such as codeine or oxycodone every year from 2008 through 2012.

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  14. Taking prescription painkillers during pregnancy increases risk of birth defectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Examiner.com

    Women of childbearing age who take prescription drugs to manage pain face double the risk for birth defects , says the March of Dimes and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . The CDC published an analysis in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on January 22, 2015.

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  15. CDC: Opioid Painkillers Widely Prescribed Among Reproductive-Age WomenRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | P&T Community

    More than a third of reproductive-aged women enrolled in Medicaid, and more than a quarter of those with private insurance, filled a prescription for an opioid pain medication each year during 2008-2012, according to data in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report . Opioids are typically prescribed by health care providers to treat moderate-to-severe pain.

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  16. Despite risks, prescription painkillers still popularRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | New York Daily News

    Many women age 15 to 44 are filling prescriptions for opioids, even though taking them during pregnancy can increase the odds of birth defects. Many women may not even know they're pregnant when taking them.

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  17. Health tech helping in fight against opoids? A little. - Health IT...Read the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | Politico

    HEALTH TECH HELPING IN FIGHT AGAINST OPOIDS? With White House approval, electronic health initiatives are being deployed to fight the abuse of prescribed opioids, which have contributed to more than 175,000 deaths since 1999 in the country's most lethal drug epidemic. By making prescription information more available to doctors, police, Medicaid official and pharmacies, these programs are starting to make it harder for addicts to "doctor shop" and finagle multiple prescriptions for drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone, powerful opioids similar to morphine and heroin, Arthur Allen reports.

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  18. Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age womenRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | Freshnews

    More than a third of reproductive-aged women enrolled in Medicaid, and more than a quarter of those with private insurance, filled a prescription for an opioid pain medication each year during 2008-2012, according to a report in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report . Opioids are typically prescribed by health care providers to treat moderate to severe pain.

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  19. Painkiller Addiction Up Risk of Birth DefectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | PsychCentral

    As painkiller abuse permeates our country, many are unaware that medications such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, or morphine may increase the risk for serious birth defects. Prescription opioid-based medications are used to treat severe pain and are easily abused.

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  20. CakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Chicago Sun-Times

    No good can ultimately come from a movie that is as obsessed with wind chimes as "Cake." That constant tinkle-tinkle should be a warning that what starts off as a medical drama with a healthy nasty streak won't be able to resist slapping a bandage on all the badness in the end.

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