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Ababiy: Let's be proactive about opioids - Minnesota Daily

Mon, 2018-01-15 22:33

Ababiy: Let's be proactive about opioids
Minnesota Daily
All across the country, people are finding bodies in cars, on the streets and in bedrooms. They are of many ages, genders and social classes and they are the latest victims of our country's opioid epidemic. Since the 1990s, pharmaceutical companies ...

The opioid epidemic in Greene County: How has our community been impacted? - Standard Online

Mon, 2018-01-15 22:10

Standard Online

The opioid epidemic in Greene County: How has our community been impacted?
Standard Online
Many addiction stories begin with the use of legal drugs prescribed by doctors. But these drugs share the same addictive qualities as the illegal opioid heroin, so it doesn't take long for patients to become dependent on them. “Most addicts get to be ...

The Opioid Epidemic public health emergency declaration must be renewed - UConn Daily Campus

Mon, 2018-01-15 19:55

UConn Daily Campus

The Opioid Epidemic public health emergency declaration must be renewed
UConn Daily Campus
Although the recently signed bill gives Customs and Border Protection agents the resources to detect and prevent the entry of illegal drugs into the country, it does not tackle the problem of addiction to prescription painkillers. In fact, the roots of ...

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Opioid epidemic becomes urgent call for Marion County health officials, police - Statesman Journal

Mon, 2018-01-15 18:23

Statesman Journal

Opioid epidemic becomes urgent call for Marion County health officials, police
Statesman Journal
Brown created an Opioid Epidemic Task Force to address misuse of the drug, reduce the number of prescription opioid pills and promote treatment options for people addicted to both prescription and illicit opioids. The task force introduced a ...

Former inmate overcomes opioid addiction through jail treatment program - WBIR-TV

Mon, 2018-01-15 17:04

WBIR-TV

Former inmate overcomes opioid addiction through jail treatment program
WBIR-TV
I've not had issues with the police or worry about finding drugs every day," Fox said. "They gave me a shot and they thought I could do it. I did it, I graduated the program, I could never thank them enough for it." So far, the the program has secured ...

The Best Effort To Fight Opioid Addiction May Be At This VA Hospital In The Center Of America's Epidemic - Task & Purpose

Mon, 2018-01-15 16:12

Task & Purpose

The Best Effort To Fight Opioid Addiction May Be At This VA Hospital In The Center Of America's Epidemic
Task & Purpose
Two months after President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first hospital system in the country to publicly release the rates of its opioid prescriptions. On Jan. 11 ...

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Ex-Penguin Kevin Stevens opens up about addiction struggle - Tribune-Review

Mon, 2018-01-15 07:58

Ex-Penguin Kevin Stevens opens up about addiction struggle
Tribune-Review
Stevens, 52, opened up about his drug use in a video that includes interviews from friends, family and several former teammates, including Rick Tocchet, head coach of the Arizona Coyotes, and Mario Lemieux, who co-owns the Penguins. The video includes ...

States require doctors to use prescription drug monitoring systems for patients - Washington Post

Mon, 2018-01-15 07:04

Washington Post

States require doctors to use prescription drug monitoring systems for patients
Washington Post
Now, faced with a drug overdose epidemic that killed more than 63,000 people in 2016, at least 39 states are insisting that health professionals use the systems, known as prescription drug monitoring programs, or PDMPs, to analyze each patient's ...

Michael R. Bloomberg: US can end opioid crisis in 7 steps - Virginian-Pilot

Mon, 2018-01-15 00:20

Michael R. Bloomberg: US can end opioid crisis in 7 steps
Virginian-Pilot
These companies exist to help people lead better, healthier lives, and they should not be complicit actors in an addiction and overdose epidemic. 3. We must hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for the supply of prescription opioids. Like gun ...

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Pocono families often endure addiction fallout - Pocono Record

Sun, 2018-01-14 20:29

Pocono Record

Pocono families often endure addiction fallout
Pocono Record
Addiction found its way into her family through her younger sister, Vanessa, about seven years ago. Vanessa's addiction began when she and her fiancé began experimenting with painkillers someone they were living with was prescribed. According to ...

Who will help Ant McPartlin now? - The Sun

Sun, 2018-01-14 15:35

The Sun

Who will help Ant McPartlin now?
The Sun
Ant phoned last year's winner Scarlett, 27, as soon as he came out of rehab and the pair have been inseparable since. A source said: “Ant called Scarlett as soon as he was out of rehab to catch up. “He, along with Dec, really want to support her career ...
Inside Ant McPartlin's divorce: Crisis talks, tears and wife Lisa begged him to stay... how showbiz' most stable ...Mirror.co.uk
Ant McPartlin confirms split from wife Lisa following difficult yearIrish Examiner
Ant McPartlin 'will pay wife Lisa Armstrong £31million in priciest British divorce EVER to end marriage amicably' as ...Daily Mail

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Rice appointed co-lead for opioid MDL - Moultrie News

Sun, 2018-01-14 13:12

Moultrie News

Rice appointed co-lead for opioid MDL
Moultrie News
Motley Rice co-founder Joe Rice has been appointed co-lead counsel in the National Prescription Opiate Litigation being coordinated in the Northern District of Ohio. Currently there are approximately 200 lawsuits filed in Federal court involving more ...

How do we control billions of pills leaving pharmacies? - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sat, 2018-01-13 23:03

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How do we control billions of pills leaving pharmacies?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The opioid epidemic is getting worse every day. Many efforts and a lot of money have been expended in attempts to solve this terrible problem. But the problem keeps growing as if nothing is being done. To better understand and address this issue we ...

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Editorial: Opioid-addicted babies collateral damage in drug epidemic - MyPalmBeachPost

Sat, 2018-01-13 20:23

MyPalmBeachPost

Editorial: Opioid-addicted babies collateral damage in drug epidemic
MyPalmBeachPost
As Post staff writers Pat Beall and Mike Stucka reported in December 2016, state lawmakers believed in 2011 that a crackdown on pill mills and in particular OxyContin sales would curb NAS. But as heroin supplanted prescription drugs, NAS cases grew, as ...

Event at King's College seeks to shed light on addiction issues - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Sat, 2018-01-13 18:45

Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Event at King's College seeks to shed light on addiction issues
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Almost all hands were raised when she asked if anyone knew of someone in addiction. She said the average age of her clients is 24 to 25 years old, with the highest overdose rates causing deaths between the ages of 18 and 24. “The millennial generation ...

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WV DHHR's opioid plan targets many angles of problem - Huntington Herald Dispatch

Fri, 2018-01-12 23:04

Huntington Herald Dispatch

WV DHHR's opioid plan targets many angles of problem
Huntington Herald Dispatch
... response plan Thursday - a six-point proposal to target addiction prevention and recovery on multiple fronts. "Beginning today, our primary focus is to fight this problem on all fronts, and this plan is a crucial step in meeting that goal," said ...
West Virginia Drug Plan Calls for Limiting PrescriptionsU.S. News & World Report

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CATE formed to battle opioid epidemic - Tampabay.com

Fri, 2018-01-12 10:31

Tampabay.com

CATE formed to battle opioid epidemic
Tampabay.com
"I'm gonna help her, Mom," said Bobby, who had been sober for four months before the girl, a high school friend, reached out to him for help finding drugs. That was the last time Sharon Iafelice saw her 23-year-old son. He fatally overdosed that night ...

Video: Inside the deadly US opioid crisis - FRANCE 24

Fri, 2018-01-12 09:24

Video: Inside the deadly US opioid crisis
FRANCE 24
Opioids kill more people than they cure. Every day in the United States, some 140 people die from taking opioids - addictive opiate-based drugs. They've become the leading cause of death among the under-50s, ahead of road accidents and firearms. Our US ...

Kennard-Dale High School rings, money taken for heroin addiction, cops say - York Daily Record/Sunday News

Fri, 2018-01-12 00:49

York Daily Record/Sunday News

Kennard-Dale High School rings, money taken for heroin addiction, cops say
York Daily Record/Sunday News
A Fawn Grove woman told police she burglarized numerous homes in her borough and Fawn Township, taking items such as high school rings, bank cards and prescription pills to support her heroin addiction, according to charging documents. On Wednesday ...