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  1. Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDCRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Health.com

    The number of Americans dying from accidental overdoses of narcotic painkillers jumped significantly from 1999 to 2011, federal health officials reported Tuesday. Deaths from overdoses of drugs such as hydrocodone , morphine and oxycodone climbed from 1.4 per 100,000 people to 5.4 per 100,000, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  2. Prescription Drug Deaths Keep Rising: CDCRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | ABC News

    Deaths from prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin nearly quadrupled between 1999 and 2011, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 1999, there were 4,263 deaths linked to opioid drugs but, by 2011, the number had climbed to nearly 17,000, the researchers found, adding that it likely climbed even higher.

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  3. Cities Ask the Federal Government to Fight Painkiller DeathsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Time

    Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont. On the heels of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the rate of prescription painkiller overdose deaths on Tuesday, a coalition of big city health officials traveled to Capitol Hill to ask for federal action to help cities reduce overdose deaths caused by prescription painkillers and heroin.

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  4. Kensington physician indicted in pill mill operationRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Gazette.net

    A Kensington physician is facing federal drug charges for his alleged role in a scheme that prosecutors say provided bogus prescriptions for powerful pain medications. William Crittenden III was arrested along with four other people involved in running the Healthy Life Medical Group, a pain management clinic located first in Owings Mills and later in Timonium, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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  5. M xico, principal proveedor de hero naRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Telemundo47.com

    El gobierno estadounidense seA ala en un reporte que MA xico se ha convertido en los ultimos cuatro aA os en el principal proveedor de heroA na. ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - FEBRUARY 06: Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont.

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  6. Relmada Therapeutics Enters Into Agreement With Memorial...Read the original story

    14 hrs ago | BioSpace

    Relmada Therapeutics, Inc., RLMD, +4.10% a clinical-stage company developing novel therapies for the treatment of chronic pain, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in a series of animal studies for levorphanol, the active ingredient of LevoCap ER, a new tamper-resistant, extended release form of levorphanol. Gavril Pasternak, MD, PhD, of MSKCC is the lead investigator for these studies.

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  7. Pharmacy robberies on the rise in the MidcoastRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Capital Weekly

    Since September 2010, there have been six pharmacy robberies in Knox County, an increase that follows similar trends across the state and nation. On Sept.

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  8. Rate of fatal overdoses involving pain medications slows, CDC saysRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    A new study finds that deaths related to prescription painkillers increased every year for more than a decade. Fatal overdoses involving prescription painkillers have increased every year for more than a decade, but a government study has found for the first time that the rate is slowing.

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  9. Relmada Therapeutics Enters Into Agreement with Memorial Sloan...Read the original story

    13 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

    Gavril Pasternak, MD, PhD, of MSKCC is the lead investigator for these studies. Dr. Pasternak said, "Levorphanol is a unique opioid analgesic that has been used clinically for decades.

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  10. Stopping America's Hidden Overdose CrisisRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Time

    The woman who showed up in the emergency room of Boston Medical Center with a life-threatening apparent overdose of painkillers was contrite. She promised to follow a plan to ease her pain with medications that did not contain opioids, the principal ingredient of prescription drugs including oxycodone and fentanyl whose vast increase in use has led to an epidemic of overdoses.

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  11. Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDCRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | MedlinePlus

    A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds. Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. children younger than 6 years were hospitalized after getting a hold of family members' medication, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  12. Chronic Pain and Painkillers: Why You Should Consider Alternatives...Read the original story

    20 hrs 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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  13. Family prescription drugs pose serious risk to childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KKCO-TV Grand Junction

    Amy joined the KKCO 11 News Team in August and is ecstatic to have the chance to embark on her career as a reporter, a job she's known she's wanted since she was ten years old. Prescription drugs are sending thousands of children to the hospital every year, but there are ways parents can prevent accidental overdoses from happening in their homes.

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  14. Prescription painkiller deaths up, but not as fastRead the original story

    Monday | Star-Telegram.com

    Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers are still rising in the U.S., but not like they used to - probably because of new restrictions on methadone, according to government scientists. In 2011, there were more than 41,000 drug overdose deaths nationwide, up from more than 38,000 the previous year.

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  15. Vancouver woman who prostituted 13-year-old girl sentenced to four yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Oregonian

    For much of her life, Laura Evet Lambden was the victim. Domestic partners had beaten her so badly she lost all her teeth, she said.

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  16. Painkillers, sedatives biggest threat when kids get into medicine chestRead the original story

    Monday | Reuters

    When kids under age six are hospitalized for accidentally taking prescription medications, in many cases they've gotten hold of narcotic painkillers and benzodiazepine sedatives, according to a new study. "All medications should be kept out of the reach and sight of young children," said lead author Maribeth C. Lovegrove of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  17. Accidental Prescription Pill Overdoses Are Sending Thousands Of Kids To The HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | ThinkProgress

    A U.S. government report reveals that thousands of annual emergency room visits among young children stem from accidental ingestion of prescription medication. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviewed medical data between 2007 and 2011 and found that more than 9,000 U.S. children younger than the age of six went to the hospital after an accidental overdose.

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  18. (BALTIMORE) Pain Clinic Owners and Medical Directors IndictedRead the original story

    Monday | U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

    A federal grand jury has indicted the three owners and two medical directors of Healthy Life Medical Group, a purported pain management clinic, on drug conspiracy and other charges. The indictment was returned on September 3, 2014, and unsealed upon the arrest of the defendants.

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  19. Failed drug test means bond revoked for pill mill suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    One of the men accused in an illegal pill mill ring is back in jail after failing a drug test and admitting to authorities he recently used drugs. Monday, a federal judge revoked Joshua Locke's bond.

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  20. Prescriptions for high-dose opioids on rise in Canada, study findsRead the original story

    Monday | Fort Francis Times

    Prescriptions for high-dose formulations of opioids like oxycodone and morphine jumped significantly in Canada between 2006 and 2011, despite guidelines advising doctors against giving such elevated doses to most patients, a study has found. Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences found the rate of high-dose opioid dispensing across Canada increased 23 per cent during the six-year study, from 781 units per 1,000 people in 2006 to 961 units in 2011.

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