Prescription Pills Addiction

Opioid deaths are down. But challenges continue. - The Washington Post

Sat, 2019-07-20 16:48
Opioid deaths are down. But challenges continue.  The Washington Post

AS THE 20th century came to a close, the United States faced many challenges, but a high rate of death from prescription opioid overdoses was not one of them.

The Four Ordinary People Who Took On Big Pharma - The New York Times

Sat, 2019-07-20 13:23
The Four Ordinary People Who Took On Big Pharma  The New York Times

They tried to warn us about the dangers of OxyContin. Almost two decades later, we're finally listening.

New opioid data spurs widespread condemnation, calls for action - The Washington Post

Sat, 2019-07-20 12:16
New opioid data spurs widespread condemnation, calls for action  The Washington Post

Policymakers, media outlets and others react to newly public data that shows the sheer scope of the opioid crisis.

Florida 'pill mills' were 'gas on the fire' of opioid crisis - ABC News

Sat, 2019-07-20 11:15
Florida 'pill mills' were 'gas on the fire' of opioid crisis  ABC News

Florida survives on tourism, but a decade ago thousands of visitors made frequent trips to the state not to visit its theme parks or beaches. Instead, they came for ...

Counties: Drug companies shipped suspicious opioid orders - Washington Post

Fri, 2019-07-19 19:59
Counties: Drug companies shipped suspicious opioid orders  Washington Post

Two Ohio counties say in new court filings that drugmakers and distributors violated regulations by shipping suspicious orders of powerful prescription opioids.

Counties: Drug companies shipped suspicious opioid orders - The Associated Press

Fri, 2019-07-19 19:52
Counties: Drug companies shipped suspicious opioid orders  The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Companies that make and distribute opioids didn't abide by a requirement that they refuse to ship orders of the powerful prescription ...

3,271 Pill Bottles, a Town of 2,831: Court Filings Say Corporations Fed Opioid Epidemic - The New York Times

Fri, 2019-07-19 17:24
3,271 Pill Bottles, a Town of 2,831: Court Filings Say Corporations Fed Opioid Epidemic  The New York Times

The Walgreens employee was bewildered by the quantity of opioids the company was shipping to just one store. Its pharmacy in Port Richey, Fla. (population ...

3,271 Pill Bottles, a Town of 2,831: Court Filings Say Corporations Fed Opioid Epidemic - The New York Times

Fri, 2019-07-19 17:24
3,271 Pill Bottles, a Town of 2,831: Court Filings Say Corporations Fed Opioid Epidemic  The New York Times

The Walgreens employee was bewildered by the quantity of opioids the company was shipping to just one store. Its pharmacy in Port Richey, Fla. (population ...

Millions Of Opioid Pain Pills Flowed Into Mass. Pharmacies, Data Show - WBUR

Fri, 2019-07-19 03:37
Millions Of Opioid Pain Pills Flowed Into Mass. Pharmacies, Data Show  WBUR

A specialty Massachusetts pharmacy that delivers medication to patients' doorsteps received more than 34 million opioid pain pills in recent years, federal data ...

A remote Virginia valley has been flooded by prescription opioids - The Washington Post

Thu, 2019-07-18 19:07
A remote Virginia valley has been flooded by prescription opioids  The Washington Post

NORTON, Va. — Pills by the tens of thousands, then by the hundreds of thousands and ultimately by the millions found their way to this remote city tucked amid ...

Prescription pills under review after surge in drug deaths - The Times

Thu, 2019-07-18 17:01
Prescription pills under review after surge in drug deaths  The Times

Addictive pills linked to a surge in drug deaths across Scotland are being investigated by ministers as prescriptions for some medicines increase tenfold.

Buried in opioids, sickened community eyes drugmakers' role - ABC News

Thu, 2019-07-18 16:15
Buried in opioids, sickened community eyes drugmakers' role  ABC News

The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural Appalachian county.

Buried in opioids, sickened community eyes drugmakers' role - ABC News

Thu, 2019-07-18 16:15
Buried in opioids, sickened community eyes drugmakers' role  ABC News

The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural Appalachian county.

A community ponders role of drugmakers in opioid struggle - Washington Post

Thu, 2019-07-18 13:41
A community ponders role of drugmakers in opioid struggle  Washington Post

JACKSON, Ohio — The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural ...

A remote Virginia valley has been flooded by prescription opioids - Houston Chronicle

Thu, 2019-07-18 10:03
A remote Virginia valley has been flooded by prescription opioids  Houston Chronicle

NORTON, Va. — Pills by the tens of thousands, then by the hundreds of thousands and ultimately by the millions found their way to this remote city tucked amid ...

Drugs make her a 'monster:' A Hamilton family's cry for help fighting addiction - CBC News

Thu, 2019-07-18 10:00
Drugs make her a 'monster:' A Hamilton family's cry for help fighting addiction  CBC News

It's a seemingly endless cycle of addiction, incarceration and overdoses that causes both mother and daughter to suffer. Every day it pushes their love to the limit ...

Newly released data shows flow of billions of pain pills from drug companies - CNN

Thu, 2019-07-18 09:36
Newly released data shows flow of billions of pain pills from drug companies  CNN

A database charting the course of opioid pills across the country is being made public following a judge's decision, shedding new light on the scope of the drug ...

Want To Know Where The Opioid Epidemic Hit Colorado Hardest? Follow Where The Pills Went - Colorado Public Radio

Thu, 2019-07-18 04:01
Want To Know Where The Opioid Epidemic Hit Colorado Hardest? Follow Where The Pills Went  Colorado Public Radio

New federal data tracking opioid pills, published by The Washington Post, highlights areas of Colorado hit hardest by the opioid crisis. The newspaper obtained ...

KHN Investigation On Opioid Prescribers Pains Some Readers And Tweeters - Kaiser Health News

Thu, 2019-07-18 03:00
KHN Investigation On Opioid Prescribers Pains Some Readers And Tweeters  Kaiser Health News

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