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A Better Way to Approach Pain, and America's Pain-Pill Epidemic

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, and P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Y...

These Charts Show Just How Bad America's Heroin Problem Has Become

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

Heroin use is on the rise in the United States. The number of Americans using the drug has increased by about 50 percent in the past decade, accord...

Bloomberg Cracks Down On Pain Reliever Prescriptions

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.11.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is again pushing new regulations aimed at making New Yorkers healthier. This time, he's calling for restrictions on the amount...

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.

Low Libido? The Reason May Be In Your Medicine Chest

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.26.2012 | Fifty

Many midlifers complain that their sex drive diminishes with age. What they may not realize is that some of the blame rests with what's in their medic...

The New Drugging of America

Susana Duncan, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2012 | Health News
Susana Duncan, M.D.

The relatively recent epidemic of opium-addiction is now America's fastest growing drug problem. While the consequences of this prescription-driven epidemic may be largely invisible to the general public, it is all too clear to doctors like myself.

Painkiller Association Closes As Senate Launches Probe

ProPublica | Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

A version of this story was published in The Washington Post.As the U.S. Senate Finance Committee launched an investigation Tuesday into makers of nar...

Official: 'We've Got A Problem' With Prescription Drugs

AP | CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Sales of the nation's two most popular prescription painkillers have exploded in new parts of the country, an Associated Press analys...

'Dr. Feelgood' Is Responsible For 3 Overdose Deaths, Say Authorities

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH and GREG RISLING | Posted 05.02.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The prosecutor who took the rare step of charging a doctor with murder in the prescription drug overdose deaths of three patients ...

Was Whitney Houston Doing What A Lot of Post 50s Do?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.23.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Who among us hasn't, at least on occasion (if not with some regularity), washed down an anti-anxiety pill with a glass of wine? And is it really a potentially lethal thing to do?

The War Over Prescription Painkillers

Radley Balko | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics
Radley Balko

To the extent that there is any problem at all with painkiller abuse and overdoses, it's due more to a decade of aggressive policing, obstinate federal law enforcement agencies, and the encroachment of law enforcement into the practice of medicine than lax government oversight.

Powerful New Drug Has Experts Worried

AP | By CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 12.29.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK -- Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nation's second most-abused medicine, which has addiction exper...

Births Of Prescription Drug Addicted Babies On The Rise

Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living

It's a trend reminiscent of the "crack baby" epidemic of the 1980s, and doctors say they are seeing more babies than ever before born addicted to pres...

Living and Dying With And Without Harm Reduction

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

A new Vancouver-based program, called Insite, has substantial benefits in terms of reduction in HIV infection and increased follow-up medical treatment of addicts.

Feds Lower Painkiller Dose In Vicodin, Percocet

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators are limiting a key ingredient found in Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription painkillers that have bee...

Don't Take Away Lindsay's Pills! (All at Once, That Is)

Joshua Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Lyon

My biggest fear for Lindsay is that the drugs get taken away immediately. This is a terrible and dangerous idea. She needs to be slowly and carefully weaned off of painkillers.

Brittany Murphy's Missing Vicodin

tmz.com | Posted Feb 27th 2010 1:00AM by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Brittany Murphy obtained a prescription for 120 hydrocodone (Vicodin) pills 11 days before her death .... and the day she died there were only 11 pill...

Brittany Murphy and the Hollywood Fishbowl

Ruth Fowler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ruth Fowler

If I ever started abusing substances again it will be because I have an irresistible and distorted urge to enjoy illicit substances 'recreationally,' 'without harm.' The sad thing is River, Heath, DJ AM and Brittany probably thought the same.

A Tribute to a Friend I Never Knew

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

Perhaps it's because Brittany Murphy suffered from the same health condition or simply because she died on my birthday. Regardless, I am compelled to write a tribute I hope might save others.

Limbaugh to Rename Rams Stadium 'The House of Painkillers'

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

The acquisition of the Rams would represent the culmination of a dream for Mr. Limbaugh, who had previously tried to acquire the Minnesota NFL team and rename it the Minnesota Vicodins.

Rehab Checks Into Melanie Griffith

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

The idea of physically entering someone's body, though seemingly impossible and potentially life-threatening, is being seen as a "revolutionary advancement in D-list celebrity addiction treatment."

Miami Social: My Hair Raising Experience

Michael Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Cohen

I went on for opportunities. The opportunity to further my professional and personal fronts and now the PR firm that reps Rogaine has found me and they are sending me samples.

A Ban on Painkillers Helps No One

Joshua Lyon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joshua Lyon

We can't combat painkillers like any other drug epidemic by trying to eliminate the source. The medications must remain available to people who are living with debilitating diseases.

Panel Wants Ban on Percocet and Vicodin

nytimes.com | Gardiner Harris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A federal advisory panel voted narrowly on Tuesday to recommend a ban on Percocet and Vicodin, two of the most popular prescription painkillers in the...

Recent Heroin Surge: A Major Threat

Joshua Lyon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joshua Lyon

If you're hooked on an opiate, and you find that same high at a much cheaper price, it becomes much easier to justify using heroin.