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Courts to Decide: Are Pharm Companies Misrepresenting Opiates As “Safe”?

On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, The Suffolk County, New York unanimously voted to sue drug manufacturers for what they call misrepresentation by pharmaceutical companies that the powerful opiates they prescribe are “safe and non-addictive,” according to an article in Newsday.   The county joins the growing ranks of public officials working to hold drug manufacturers […]

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Florida Pain Clinics = Easy Access to Prescription Drugs

The drug addiction epidemic in America has a much different face than the one it wore in the 70s, 80s, and 90s when meth, cocaine, crack, and heroin destroyed many families. These days, when someone says “drug problem”, before you picture the illicit street drugs, keep in mind the quickest rise in drug abuse and […]

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Community Treatment Options Needed for Prescription Drug Epidemic

The Economy’s Effect on Prescription Drug Abuse The terrible costs of America’s prescription drug abuse continues to hit our society everyday. Abuse of prescription pain killers, anti-anxiety medications, sleeping pills, and stimulants has reached an all-time high.Meanwhile people are losing jobs, insurance, and the financial means to pay for treatment of their addictions. It comes […]

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Opioids – 5 to 10 Percent Will become Addicted

Opioids are a class of pain relieving drugs that include oxycodone (e.g., OxyNEO, Percocet), morphine (e.g., Kadian, Avinza), hydrocodone (e.g., Vicodin), codeine, and some other related drugs. These highly effective painkillers have many useful applications, from relieving post-operative surgery pain to relieving the pain associated with cancer. They are also useful for stopping pain from […]

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CVS Blacklisting Some Irresponsible doctors in Florida

In an interesting development, CVS is taking action against doctors that irresponsibly prescribe narcotic painkillers.  The company has sent letters to a collection of Florida doctors indicating that it will no longer fill prescriptions for drugs like OxyContin. CVS is probably taking their actions for a variety of reasons.  Not the least of these reasons […]

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