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Pain Killers

I'm With Stupid: The Most Pathetic Phone Call You'll Ever Make

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

For some reason, I always got a kick out of the notion of someone dialing 911 for himself or herself. The very idea seemed entirely ludicrous -- at least, it seemed ludicrous until I wound up in the dire straits in which I found myself Monday night.

When Do You REALLY Need To See To The Doctor?

Posted 10.17.2013 | OWN

By Jessica Girdwain Nearly 45 percent of older adults take over-the-counter medication daily or weekly to treat common ailments. If you're one ...

The Allure of Pain Meds

Kelly Bergin | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelly Bergin

It wasn't until after my surgery for cancer at 21 that I took my very first painkiller. But like many others before me, I made the fatal error of mistaking drugs for happiness.

Drug Wars Abroad, Prescription Pain Killers at Home

Samuel K. Roberts, PhD | Posted 09.11.2012 | College
Samuel K. Roberts, PhD

Prescription opioids perform a vital role in pain management, but their overproduction lax regulation has had the inevitable result of mass diversion to illicit channels.

Doctors Arrested In New York Prescription Drug Crackdown

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | New York

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) - Federal and state authorities have charged 98 people in New York City and Long Island, ...

Regulating Pain Pills: How Do We Decide Who Gets What?

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

People feeling overwhelmed by their pain shouldn't be in line at pill mills or get treated like they are going through airport security. They should have a place to go where they can learn how to overcome what really ails them.

Setting the Record Straight: Responding to the Prescripti​on Drug Abuse Epidemic

R. Gil Kerlikowske | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
R. Gil Kerlikowske

The Obama administration has adopted a mainstream approach to the drug problem, employing a balance of public health and safety approaches to reduce drug use and its consequences. All of these policies are grounded in science and research -- not politics or ideology.

Prescription Painkillers: When They Stop Helping And Start Hurting

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 05.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Sadly, these signs of becoming addicted to a prescription painkiller often go unnoticed. That is why it is important to monitor changes that take place after a painkiller is prescribed.

Dr. Feel Good Has License Revoked In Prescription Drugs Case

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.26.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A doctor facing criminal charges of peddling painkiller prescriptions to addicts and drug dealers overlooked such warning signs as re...

Top Ten Cannabis Science Stories of 2011

Russ Belville | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green
Russ Belville

Today we continue our Year-End Retrospective with a look at the biggest news stories of scientific research into cannabis, public opinion polls on legalization, and statistical research on cannabis consumers.

Lucia Graves

Gary Johnson On Legalizing Marijuana: It's Only A Matter Of Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential candidate Gary Johnson drew headlines earlier this month when he said he would issue a full presidential pardon for any...

Michael Jackson, Dr. Conrad Murray and the Need For Regulatory Reform

Wallace Goodstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wallace Goodstein, M.D.

Convicting Dr. Conrad Murray may appease the public's anger and sadness over his role in a beloved icon's death. But unless there is true and effective medical oversight, history will be apt to repeat itself.

Denver Nurse Fired For Stealing Drugs Is 4th Since June

9News | Sara Gandy and Jace Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Denver Police say they have busted another nurse who stole powerful pain medication from an area hospital. Advertisement Denver Health Medic...

What's Television Telling Us About American Men in Deep-uh-?

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Maybe this is an overdue recognition that men -- traditionally socialized to be strong, to deny their flaws adamantly -- are finally able to come face to face with them.

My Belief is that Damage Loves Damage

Jerry Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jerry Stahl

Pain Killers revolves around the twisted psyche and horrific actions of Nazi "Race Scientist" Dr. Joseph Mengele aka The Angel of Death.

A Letter to Two Wives

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

My letter to Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain: Only one of you has come under attack by the mainstream press, and that says something about America today that's worth exploring.