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Painkiller Abuse

What a Pain to Manage Pain

Karen Firestone | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Firestone

The medical profession faces the dueling challenges of addressing the acute pain that accompanies almost all medical procedures and also reducing any unintentional drug addiction.

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.

Katherine Bindley

How Scientists Are Helping In The Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living

It almost sounds too good to be true: painkillers that could be more effective in relieving pain and less likely to result in dependence and addiction...

The Doctors' Dilemma

Susana Duncan, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Susana Duncan, M.D.

A number of doctors like myself in the past year or so have seen a sharp uptick in patients searching for a new doctor because the old doctor no longer wants to treat them. I have come to recognize the telephone call.

America's War On Drugs Moves To The Pharmacy

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living

* DEA launches broadside against wholesalers, pharmacies * Lawmakers, patients, physicians question strategy ...

People Are Dying of Drug Overdoses, Despite Lifesaving Medications

Erin L. Winstanley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Erin L. Winstanley, Ph.D.

We have waged a war against drugs instead of formulating a science-based response to a public health epidemic for which a life-saving medication is available.

Shocking Statistics About Teens And Painkiller Drugs

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2012 | Teen

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK, May 7 (Reuters Health) - One in eight older U.S. teenagers has used powerful painkiller drugs without pr...

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.

Medicare Painkiller Abuse Prompts Crackdown By Health Authorities

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health authorities are directing Medicare prescription drug plans to withhold payments for popular painkillers when they suspec...

White House Takes On America's Deadliest Drug Abuse Problem

AP | By CURT ANDERSON | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home

MIAMI -- The White House drug czar wants doctors, states and law enforcement working harder to stop America's deadliest drug-abuse problem: highly add...