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Prescription Painkiller Abuse

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...

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...

Prescription Drug Abuse Skyrocketing

msnbc.com | 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...