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Kent City Council approves temporary, six-month ban on safe drug-consumption site - Q13 FOX

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Q13 FOX

Kent City Council approves temporary, six-month ban on safe drug-consumption site
Q13 FOX
Cooke was part of King County's Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force and said safe drug-consumption sites found in Canada, Europe and Australia have been proven to reduce the number of addicts dying from overdose. “The real hope is to ...

Doctors From Top Medical Schools Prescribe Fewer Opioid Painkillers - NBCNews.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-08-15 13:49

NBCNews.com

Doctors From Top Medical Schools Prescribe Fewer Opioid Painkillers
NBCNews.com
Opioid overdose deaths have doubled since 2000 and many of those fatalities were caused by drugs that were legally prescribed by physicians. A recent National Institute on Drug Abuse study found that one in three Americans used highly-addictive ...
Study Shows Ohio Ranks 8th In Total Payments By Opioid Makers To Doctors Who Prescribe ThemWVXU

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There's merit in Centers fight against opioids - Citrus County Chronicle

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-08-15 13:16

There's merit in Centers fight against opioids
Citrus County Chronicle
It was good news recently when we heard that Florida is getting $17 million in federal funds for local communities to combat rising opioid addiction. More than 20 percent of those funds are to be used for treatment using Vivitrol, a medication that ...

Community View: Opioid addiction isn't just a 'drug addict' problem - Kdminer

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-08-15 07:30

Community View: Opioid addiction isn't just a 'drug addict' problem
Kdminer
You are taking pain medication three to four times a day for maybe a month by this time. This little story is more common than you can imagine. We have many people, even here in Kingman, who live with the delusion that they are not drug addicts. They ...

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St Vincent's Hospital intervenes to cut opioid prescriptions given to patients on discharge - The Sydney Morning Herald

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-08-15 01:31

The Sydney Morning Herald

St Vincent's Hospital intervenes to cut opioid prescriptions given to patients on discharge
The Sydney Morning Herald
When the pharmacy at St Vincent's Hospital alerted pain specialist Dr Jennifer Stevens to the "steep" year-on-year increases in the amount of opioid-based painkillers being prescribed to patients on discharge, she knew something had to change. To cut ...

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Can Opioids and Substance Abuse Disorder Coexist? - Pain Medicine News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-08-14 22:00

Can Opioids and Substance Abuse Disorder Coexist?
Pain Medicine News
“It's my favorite part of my job,” said Michele L. Matthews, PharmD, CPE, BCACP, FASHP, associate professor of pharmacy practice at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, in Worcester. Prescribed painkillers have fueled an addiction ...

'You need treatment along with prescription'; focus on opioid addiction as medical issue is vital, officials say - The Tand D.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-08-14 21:34

The Tand D.com

'You need treatment along with prescription'; focus on opioid addiction as medical issue is vital, officials say
The Tand D.com
“Heroin is easier to get than pain pills. Now with all of what the government has put in place in terms of curbing the access to pain pills, the addicts are turning to a cheaper and more readily available opioid called heroin,” Singleton said. “A large ...

How one woman beat her addiction to heroin in California | The ... - Sacramento Bee

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-08-14 13:26

How one woman beat her addiction to heroin in California | The ...
Sacramento Bee
Treatment options for heroin users are scarce in a whole swath of Central and Southern California. One woman still managed to beat her addiction.

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Dr Mark Porter: Accidental addiction to prescription painkillers is a growing problem - The Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-08-14 10:08

The Times

Dr Mark Porter: Accidental addiction to prescription painkillers is a growing problem
The Times
Ant McPartlin may not be your typical man next door but his addiction to prescription painkillers should be a cautionary tale for us all. The 41-year-old television presenter has just finished a spell in rehab to wean him off a cocktail of painkillers ...

Birmingham files lawsuit against 3 of the largest drug wholesalers in US - AL.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-08-14 09:02

AL.com

Birmingham files lawsuit against 3 of the largest drug wholesalers in US
AL.com
"It has only grown worse as people who were addicted to prescription pills have, thanks to heightened enforcement efforts, found them harder to come by," Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper said in a statement. "The residents of Birmingham and the city ...

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Health Beat: Opioid Addiction Less Likely If We Start With Smaller Doses - Honolulu Civil Beat

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-08-14 04:12

Honolulu Civil Beat

Health Beat: Opioid Addiction Less Likely If We Start With Smaller Doses
Honolulu Civil Beat
With chronic pain pills, serious side effects, addiction or overdose can occur even with the most well-intentioned use of the medication taken as prescribed. A reduction in dosage might not stop chronic users from taking more pills, but if lower doses ...

Opinion: Opioid ?rms must clean up their mess - Daily Comet

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-08-14 00:10

Daily Comet

Opinion: Opioid ?rms must clean up their mess
Daily Comet
At 18, when Felicia visited the emergency room for severe tooth pain, she hadn't planned on getting addicted to prescription pain pills or later heroin. As her mother, Christina, put it: “She had no intention of growing up saying, 'I want to be an ...

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Disposing of extra pills helps in war on addiction - Allied News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-08-13 22:11

Disposing of extra pills helps in war on addiction
Allied News
The pouches allow those who have extra pain medication the opportunity to render it useless, keeping it out of the hands of innocents and addicts. And drying up that source of pills is critical if we want to keep the number of addicts and users from ...

'Being an addict is a full-time job': Recovering man shares harrowing story of survival - The Times and Democrat

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-08-13 21:32

The Times and Democrat

'Being an addict is a full-time job': Recovering man shares harrowing story of survival
The Times and Democrat
The Centers for Disease Control recently reported that while the amount of opioids prescribed in the United States peaked in 2010 and then decreased each year through 2015, the volume of potentially addictive medications prescribed is still about three ...

Don't blame addicts for America's opioid crisis. Here are the real culprits - The Guardian

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-08-13 04:00

The Guardian

Don't blame addicts for America's opioid crisis. Here are the real culprits
The Guardian
With the pharmaceutical lobby's money keeping Congress on its side, regulations were rewritten to permit physicians to prescribe as many pills as they wanted without censure. Indeed, doctors sometimes found themselves hauled before ethics boards for ...
Trump declares US opioid pain drugs national emergencyBBC News
The Opioid Crisis in the United StatesHuffPost
The Opioid Crisis As 'National Emergency'WBUR
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Foster care rates rise amid drug addiction - Bend Bulletin

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-08-13 01:02

Bend Bulletin

Foster care rates rise amid drug addiction
Bend Bulletin
Quitting excessive opiate use can trigger painful physical withdrawals, according to Adapt CEO Dr. Greg Brigham. When someone gets addicted to prescription pills or heroin, they don't go back to the drugs for the sake of getting high or partying. They ...

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