Prescription Pills Addiction

Few opioid-addicted teens getting standard medication - Mohave Valley News

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Few opioid-addicted teens getting standard medication
Mohave Valley News
CHICAGO (AP) — Only 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance, according to a study that suggests doctors are not keeping up with the needs of youth caught up in ...

'I was saved and he will be too' Former addict's words of encouragement to Ant McPartlin - Express.co.uk

13 hours 27 min ago

Express.co.uk

'I was saved and he will be too' Former addict's words of encouragement to Ant McPartlin
Express.co.uk
Analysis carried out for the Sunday Express by Addiction Helper, which offers free advice on treatment options and receives 84,000 inquiries a year, shows that the number of people contacting them for help with addiction to prescription drugs now ...

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Youngstown news, Valley residents' drug addiction started with ... - Youngstown Vindicator

Sat, 2017-06-24 22:25

Youngstown news, Valley residents' drug addiction started with ...
Youngstown Vindicator
When Sarah Kennedy was in high school, she started to experience the first symptoms of what doctors would later diagnose as multiple sclerosis. She was ...

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Wiregrass part of opioid drug abuse trend - Dothan Eagle

Sat, 2017-06-24 18:05

Dothan Eagle

Wiregrass part of opioid drug abuse trend
Dothan Eagle
The Dothan Police Department has made some arrests of people illegally selling prescription drugs. Nelms said in some cases a drug dealer will pay a person to go to a doctor and seek a prescription for an opioid drug, have them fill it, then pay them ...

Aspen Ideas takes sobering look at opioid addiction - Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Fri, 2017-06-23 23:06

Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Aspen Ideas takes sobering look at opioid addiction
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Opioids are prescription medications and elicit drugs such as heroin that act on receptors in the brain to diminish pain and, sometimes, cause euphoria. Opioids are a legitimate part of doctors' toolbox to treat acute and chronic pain, the panel ...

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Maine Innovators Look to Tech to Help With Early Detection, Opioid Overdose Prevention - Government Technology

Fri, 2017-06-23 10:13

Government Technology

Maine Innovators Look to Tech to Help With Early Detection, Opioid Overdose Prevention
Government Technology
(TNS) -- A group of innovators seeking to reduce the escalating death toll from highly addictive opioids such as heroin, fentanyl and prescription painkillers has turned to technology for solutions. Entrepreneurs and addiction specialists met in ...

'More drug-related deaths in Northern Ireland involve prescription pills than illicit drugs ... that frightens me' - Belfast Telegraph

Fri, 2017-06-23 03:17

Belfast Telegraph

'More drug-related deaths in Northern Ireland involve prescription pills than illicit drugs ... that frightens me'
Belfast Telegraph
Five months ago I'd never heard of pregabalin, a prescribed medication used to treat epilepsy, nerve pain and anxiety. Nor did I know much about prescription medication addiction, or why Northern Ireland has the highest prescription rates in the UK.

Opioid Addiction FAQ: Experts' guide to the hard facts - New York Daily News

Fri, 2017-06-23 03:01

New York Daily News

Opioid Addiction FAQ: Experts' guide to the hard facts
New York Daily News
Typically combined with non-opioid painkillers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, it is available in both short- and long-acting forms. Oxycodone: Often sold under brand names OxyContin and ...

Lawmaker urges Hawaii to take action against makers of addictive ... - KHON2

Thu, 2017-06-22 20:51

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Lawmaker urges Hawaii to take action against makers of addictive ...
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State senator wants pharmaceutical companies held responsible fo ...Hawaii News Now

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The New Health Care Bill Would Mean Big Cuts For Opioid Addiction Treatment - BuzzFeed News

Thu, 2017-06-22 14:48

BuzzFeed News

The New Health Care Bill Would Mean Big Cuts For Opioid Addiction Treatment
BuzzFeed News
Many people addicted to prescription painkillers and heroin — some 2.6 million nationwide — would face tougher odds of recovery under a draft Senate health care bill released on Thursday, according to addiction experts. In the midst of a nationwide ...
The Senate Health Bill Is a Disaster for the Opioid CrisisWIRED
GOP health care bill would make the world's worst drug crisis even worseVICE News
How the Opioid Crisis Could Derail the GOP Health PlanThe Fiscal Times

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The opioid curse: Lives lost as patients addicted to painkillers prescribed dozens of drugs - ABC Online

Thu, 2017-06-22 14:27

ABC Online

The opioid curse: Lives lost as patients addicted to painkillers prescribed dozens of drugs
ABC Online
By the time Heather Fotiades died, she was obese, barely able to move from the couch and in extreme pain. She had once been a "happy, comedian-type kid" according to her father, Mike Martin. "She wanted to be on the go, wanted to be a mechanic, go out ...

How Judy Garland's Teenage Daughter Tried to Manage the Star's Addiction - Vanity Fair

Thu, 2017-06-22 13:54

Vanity Fair

How Judy Garland's Teenage Daughter Tried to Manage the Star's Addiction
Vanity Fair
To help manage Garland's addiction, Sid Luft would dilute some of the star's prescription pills with sugar, and eventually taught his teenage daughter to do the same. “It wasn't unusual because when you have a parent who is teaching you how to take ...

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Senate unanimously passes bill targeting opioid addiction - Winston-Salem Journal

Wed, 2017-06-21 22:15

Winston-Salem Journal

Senate unanimously passes bill targeting opioid addiction
Winston-Salem Journal
HB 243 would put new restrictions on medical providers who prescribe and dispense opioid drugs, such as OxyContin and morphine, and require electronic prescription filing. The bill would limit the public supply of opioids, as well as clarify funding ...
Senate unanimously passes bill to crack down on opioid abuseNews & Observer
Senator Ken LaValle: State Senate Approves Package of Bills to Combat Statewide Drug AbuseLongIsland.com

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From injury to addiction: Ant McParlin and Tiger Woods aren't the only ones struggling - Independent.ie

Wed, 2017-06-21 19:31

Independent.ie

From injury to addiction: Ant McParlin and Tiger Woods aren't the only ones struggling
Independent.ie
McPartlin has checked into rehab for addiction to the opioid prescription painkiller Tramadol, as well as alcohol abuse issues. Depression, along with chronic pain following a knee operation, left him hooked on the medication which was prescribed to ...

Here's Who Americans Blame Most For The Opioid Epidemic - Fortune

Wed, 2017-06-21 11:15

Fortune

Here's Who Americans Blame Most For The Opioid Epidemic
Fortune
For the better half of a decade, the nation has been in the grips of an opioid crisis; the epidemic, fueled by highly addictive prescription painkillers and increasingly cheap, potent heroin, claimed more than 33,000 lives in 2015. It's been estimated ...

Missouri sues three drug companies for pushing painkillers - STLtoday.com

Wed, 2017-06-21 10:37

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Missouri sues three drug companies for pushing painkillers
STLtoday.com
An estimated 1 in 4 patients with long-term prescriptions for painkillers will develop an addiction to the drugs. Close to 2 million Americans abuse prescription painkillers, and more than 40 overdose on the pills and die each day, according to the ...
Missouri attorney general sues 3 drug companies over state's opioid crisisCBS News
Missouri attorney general sues three opioid manufacturersJoplin Globe
Missouri Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Joining Two Other US StatesU.S. News & World Report
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Tens of thousands died due to an opioid addiction last year. With an Obamacare repeal, some fear the number will rise - Los Angeles Times

Wed, 2017-06-21 05:32

Los Angeles Times

Tens of thousands died due to an opioid addiction last year. With an Obamacare repeal, some fear the number will rise
Los Angeles Times
Because Neeley qualified for Medicaid through Ohio's Obamacare expansion, her inpatient treatment at the center is fully covered, as is the addiction medication she gets from a nearby clinic. “That's saving my life right now,” she said. The Medicaid ...
Obamacare repeal would gut opioid treatment gains, study findsMcClatchy Washington Bureau
Dr. Joe Parks' Testimony at President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis - National ...National Council for Behavioral Health

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The disaster of the pain pill culture - how prescription drugs can ruin lives - Mirror.co.uk

Tue, 2017-06-20 14:36

Mirror.co.uk

The disaster of the pain pill culture - how prescription drugs can ruin lives
Mirror.co.uk
Almost simultaneously, across the Atlantic, golf legend Tiger Woods has also admitted checking into rehab, again because of addiction to painkillers, in his case, Vicodin, a mixture of paracetamol and hydrocodone, a US opiate drug, and prescribed for a ...

Opioid addiction skyrockets in young adults, but few get treatment ... - CBS News

Tue, 2017-06-20 13:03

CBS News

Opioid addiction skyrockets in young adults, but few get treatment ...
CBS News
Opioid addiction among Americans under the age of 25 is skyrocketing, climbing nearly sixfold between 2001 and 2014. Yet only 1 in 4 teens and young adults ...
Few opioid-addicted youth get standard treatment medication - New ...New Jersey Herald
Few opioid-addicted youth get standard medications | News, Sports ...The Daily Times

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Which state has the most opioid-dependent patients with private insurance? - USA TODAY

Mon, 2017-06-19 22:09

USA TODAY

Which state has the most opioid-dependent patients with private insurance?
USA TODAY
Last year, they diagnosed 1.4 million. In 2015, about 2 million people in the U.S. had a substance use disorder with prescription painkillers and about 591,000 had a heroin use disorder, the American Society of Addiction Medicine noted in a report ...

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