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Prescription Painkiller Abuse

The Right Prescription for Pain Treatment

Deborah Hersman | Posted 10.23.2016 | Politics
Deborah Hersman

On Wednesday in West Virginia, President Obama called for additional private and public sector collaboration to end the country's opioid epidemic. The strategy is excellent. These additional components will save lives.

Prescription Drug Abuse Linked To Indiana HIV Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Indiana is grappling with an outbreak of HIV that local health officials say is connected to prescription drug abuse. Since mid-December, there ha...

Painkiller Abuse Is Down, But People May Be Turning To Something Even Worse

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - Abuse of opiate-based prescription painkillers such as oxycodone and morphine peaked around 2010-201...

What Heroin Addiction Cost This Nurse And Mother

OWN | Posted 03.13.2014 | OWN

Tammy was a mother of two, married to a police officer and working as a nurse at a world class hospital. Her life seemed about as apple pie American a...

FDA Recommends Restricting Access To Common Prescription Painkillers

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended tighter restrictions on p...

This Drug Could Save Thousands Of Lives A Year, So Why Aren't We Using It?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

The national drug overdose epidemic has been steadily on the rise for nearly 20 years. From 1999 to 2010, deaths surged a colossal 102 percent. And wh...

Prescription Painkillers Mixed With Alcohol: A Deadly Mix

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

High schools and colleges across our nation need to be aware of this growing threat and the need to educate students about the dangers of prescription drug misuse along with excessive drinking and illegal drug abuse.

Most Prescription Painkiller Abusers Get Drugs From Friends Or Family: Study

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living

* Pharmaceuticals pose grave abuse problem * Overdose deaths top those from cocaine and heroin * Drugs obtained from fam...

Prescription Drug Abuse Skyrocketing | Emma Ashburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

U.S. officials reported a 400 percent increase over 10 years in the proportion of Americans treated for prescription painkiller abuse and said on Thur...