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Prescription Drug Deaths

Death by Prescription

Deborah King | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah King

Has our stressed-out, multi-tasking, anxiety-causing way of life turned us into a nation of addicts? Are we seeking out doctors who don't mind giving us multiple prescriptions for every little ache and pain and angst?

Important Steps Toward Stopping a Deadly Epidemic: New York's I-STOP Law

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

A big part of the prescription drug overdose problem is nonmedical use of prescription painkillers. Most people using such drugs nonmedically get them from people they know, who originally got them from doctors. New York's new law takes several important steps to address this problem.

WHAT! Man Kills Teen With Heroin Injection

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.09.2012 | Los Angeles

A man has been arrested for allegedly injecting a 13-year-old with a fatal dose of heroin. Los Angeles Fire Department officers found the deceased ...

Methadone Overdose Deaths May Have Peaked: CDC

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA -- Health officials say methadone is involved in nearly one-third of deaths from prescription painkillers. But overdose deaths from methadone ...

Is California Fueling A Painkiller 'Epidemic'?

| Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Christina Jewett While federal authorities are calling the spike in prescription paink...

Why Medical Prescriptions May Be Killing Thousands Of Americans Every Year

Ronald Ricker | Posted 12.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronald Ricker

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that we physicians' prescribing practices have finally caught up with all of us in a big way.