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Rauner to consider allowing medical cannabis for opioid patients - The State Journal-Register

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-06-17 18:50

The State Journal-Register

Rauner to consider allowing medical cannabis for opioid patients
The State Journal-Register
Gov. Bruce Rauner soon will be asked to weigh in on a bill designed to avoid addiction to prescription painkillers and reduce opioid overdoses by giving certain patients quick but temporary access to the state's medical marijuana program. The ...

US Rep. Evan Jenkins: Fighting back against drug addiction (Daily Mail) - Charleston Gazette-Mail

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-06-17 17:13

Charleston Gazette-Mail

US Rep. Evan Jenkins: Fighting back against drug addiction (Daily Mail)
Charleston Gazette-Mail
Here in the U.S. House of Representatives, we're taking action to stop the spread of fentanyl, help people enter treatment, and ensure opioids are prescribed responsibly. A national crisis requires a national response, and I've helped pass more than 30 ...
Opioid crisis impacting ArkansasNewton County Times

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Addressing harm in desperate lives - Beckley Register-Herald

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-06-17 01:01

Beckley Register-Herald

Addressing harm in desperate lives
Beckley Register-Herald
All three say they got started on heroin after being addicted to prescription pain medicine. They say a high on heroin is cheaper than prescription pain pills. Asked if they were afraid to try heroin for the first time, all three said yes. “To buy the ...

How bad is the opioid crisis in America? - WESTERNMASSNEWS.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-06-16 20:37

WESTERNMASSNEWS.com

How bad is the opioid crisis in America?
WESTERNMASSNEWS.com
(Meredith/CNN) -- Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, as more than two million Americans have become dependent on or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs.

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Q&A with Dr. Kirk Moberg on opioid addiction - Peoria Journal Star

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-06-16 17:41

Q&A with Dr. Kirk Moberg on opioid addiction
Peoria Journal Star
PEORIA — The opioid crisis has taken root in Peoria and the rest of the nation. And while much focus has been placed on curbing the prescription of opioids as painkillers as well as trying to manage the street sales of drugs, there's another side to ...

Columbia County panel ponders in-house drug treatment program - Portage Daily Register

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-06-15 17:58

Portage Daily Register

Columbia County panel ponders in-house drug treatment program
Portage Daily Register
About 387 people have sought the program's services, which often entail treatment with drugs such as Suboxone and Vivitrol, designed to end addiction to opium-based drugs, including not only heroin but also prescribed painkillers like Percocet and ...

Now We See: How The Opioid Crisis Has Laid Bare Deep Flaws In American Medicine - WBUR

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-06-15 14:28

WBUR

Now We See: How The Opioid Crisis Has Laid Bare Deep Flaws In American Medicine
WBUR
This was 2013, two years after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had declared that America was in the midst of a prescription drug epidemic. Yet most physicians continued to write prescriptions for opioid ... "Pseudoaddiction can be ...

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People in Jail Deserve Effective Drug Treatment Not Forced Withdrawal - ACLU (blog)

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-06-15 08:12

ACLU (blog)

People in Jail Deserve Effective Drug Treatment Not Forced Withdrawal
ACLU (blog)
Opioids reduce pain, produce euphoria, and are highly addictive. They include prescription painkillers and street drugs heroin and illicit fentanyl. People who are unable to stop using them may have opioid use disorder (OUD), a chronic condition often ...

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US House of Representatives passes multiple bills targeting opioid crisis - West Virginia MetroNews

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-06-14 20:19

West Virginia MetroNews

US House of Representatives passes multiple bills targeting opioid crisis
West Virginia MetroNews
The discharging doctor did not know about Grubb's history of addiction and prescribed her 50 oxycodone pills. Grubb died March 2, the day after she was discharged from the hospital. Authorities reported eight of the 50 pills as missing. The Senate ...

Beshear sues Walgreens over opioid crisis - Glasgow Daily Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-06-14 17:37

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Beshear sues Walgreens over opioid crisis
Glasgow Daily Times
It is the sixth lawsuit Beshear has filed against pharmaceutical companies, claiming they put profits over public health and safety and marketed the prescription painkillers despite their addictive properties. The other five companies are Amerisource ...
Kentucky Sues Walgreens For 'Dual Role' In The State's Opioid CrisisNPR
Kentucky attorney general sues Walgreens for 'dual role' in opioid epidemicWCPO
Kentucky sues Walgreens, cites 'alarming' rate of opioid prescriptionsNasdaq
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Options for Adult Learners - Columbia Chronicle

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-06-14 14:22

Options for Adult Learners
Columbia Chronicle
While it's often heroine that captures the major news headlines, prescription painkillers can be just as addictive and destructive. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that, “on average, 115 Americans die every ...

This Dad Overcame a Heroin Addiction. Then His Son Started Taking Painkillers. - menshealth.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-06-14 12:25

menshealth.com

This Dad Overcame a Heroin Addiction. Then His Son Started Taking Painkillers.
menshealth.com
In 2015, 2 million Americans over the age of 12 had a substance use disorder involving prescription pain relievers, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine. It's also not uncommon for members of the same family to fall prey to drug ...

Iowa psychiatrist fined for carelessly prescribing pills to himself, others - DesMoinesRegister.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-06-14 12:20

DesMoinesRegister.com

Iowa psychiatrist fined for carelessly prescribing pills to himself, others
DesMoinesRegister.com
A Fairfield psychiatrist has been fined $5,000 for carelessly prescribing addictive pills to patients, his family and himself. State regulators say Russell England prescribed excessive amounts of opioid painkillers and benzodiazepine sedatives to ...

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Opioid Crisis Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times more > - Washington Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-06-13 20:02

Washington Times

Opioid Crisis Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times more >
Washington Times
Over the last few years these mortality rates have continued to climb, despite new restrictions on prescription painkillers and better treatment for those struggling with addiction. As we seek to address this national health emergency it's important to ...

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With hope, compassion, and long term care, recovery from addiction is possible - KING5.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-06-13 17:09

KING5.com

With hope, compassion, and long term care, recovery from addiction is possible
KING5.com
According to the Washington State Attorney General's Office, more than 700 died from opioid overdoses last year in Washington State, and 1 out of 4 people who receive a prescription for painkillers will eventually struggle with addiction. Even more ...

Crackdown on prescription opioids followed by increase in 'dark web' purchases, study finds - The Independent

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-06-13 16:31

The Independent

Crackdown on prescription opioids followed by increase in 'dark web' purchases, study finds
The Independent
Illicit online opioid purchases surged after the government cracked down on prescription painkillers, a new study has found. With the United States grappling with a metastasising opioid addiction crisis, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in 2014 ...

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Daily on Healthcare: House passes 25 bills to fight opioid addiction and overdoses - Washington Examiner

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-06-13 10:02

Washington Examiner

Daily on Healthcare: House passes 25 bills to fight opioid addiction and overdoses
Washington Examiner
House passes 25 bills to fight opioid addiction and overdoses. The House has passed 25 bills to combat rising drug-related deaths from opioids, including prescription painkillers and heroin. The chamber will continue to weigh other anti-opioid ...

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A mother's guilt: my personal experience with the opioid crisis and what to do about it - USA TODAY

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-06-13 08:04

USA TODAY

A mother's guilt: my personal experience with the opioid crisis and what to do about it
USA TODAY
Cory died of his addiction, but he also died because the medical profession failed him. Please don't think that I feel my son had no responsibility for his death. He absolutely did, but so did all the doctors who overprescribed medications without ...

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