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A recent study of the prescribing practices of emergency room physicians clearly shows that the more opioids you prescribe, the more long-term use and abuse will result - especially among the elderly. The study, published in New England Journal of Medicine, analyzed opioid prescriptions among…

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has sued drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc., charging the company with "deceptively marketing and selling" its fentanyl-based medication, Subsys, to doctors for off-label uses. Insys is under investigation for numerous infractions involving Subsys, the state…

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This November, California voters will go to the polls to decide if their state will join Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon in allowing the recreational use of marijuana as part of the Recreational Marijuana Initiative. Back in 1996, Californians voted "Yes" to Proposition 215 making it the…

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A blockbuster investigative report in the Los Angeles Times recently says Purdue Pharma knew about illegal sales of its opioid painkiller OxyContin to Los Angeles drug dealers, and failed to report it to authorities. The highly addictive and potentially lethal painkiller OxyContin, essentially…

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Passed in a sweeping bipartisan 92-to-2 vote, the "Opioids Bill" is the first ever drug addiction legislation to support long-term treatment and recovery. But there's no funding in the bill to pay for any of the forward-looking measures. The U.S. Senate has approved a new "opioids bill" which…

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It’s okay to share your Tylenol or Advil with a friend or family member, but it’s definitely not okay to share your Vicodin, Percocet or OxyContin or other extra painkillers. Tylenols are OTC – over-the-counter drugs – and they’re approved for everyone. But opioids like OxyContin are…

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The emergency department at New Jersey hospital St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., is one of the busiest ERs in the nation. And now it’s switching to non-opioid treatments for pain, says a story in The New York Times. The Times article says that the ER is using opioids…

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In spite of her best efforts to help her son overcome his addiction, Justin Phillips lost 20-year-old Aaron to a heroin overdose in October, 2013. Countless grief-stricken moms across America have had to face similar unthinkable tragedies like heroin overdose. Only a few manage to turn such a…

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Every doctor in the country should be required to attend mandatory advanced training in pain management and the prescribing of opioid painkillers, says a joint FDA advisory panel. The panel of experts was meeting to ascertain the effectiveness of the FDA's 2013 risk evaluation and mitigation…

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A new study reveals that most prescription opioid overdose patients who survive the overdose go right on getting more opioids prescribed to them after they recover. And that's not all. A significant number of those patients - as many as one out of every six - suffers another overdose fairly…

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