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2014-08-28 23:17:30

Controversial Hydrocodone-Based Painkiller Zohydro contains strong potential for addiction and as a substitute for OxyContin and heroin abuse. Aid in Recovery calls for the removal of the drug from the market. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol treatment center, released a statement today regarding the potential for abuse of a dangerous new painkiller, Zohydro, which is marketed to chronic pain sufferers. The drug, an extended-release painkiller that...

2014-08-11 12:25:22

Postoperative "doctor shopping" linked to higher narcotic use among orthopaedic patients ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Doctor shopping," the growing practice of obtaining narcotic prescriptions from multiple providers, has led to measurable increases in drug use among postoperative trauma patients. The study, "Narcotic Use and Postoperative Doctor Shopping in the Orthopaedic Trauma Population," appearing in the August issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint...

2014-07-25 12:24:46

Part of the Government's comprehensive approach to tackle prescription drug abuse OTTAWA, July 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today issued a national Call for Proposals to improve the prescribing practices for prescription drugs that have a high risk of abuse or addiction. Health Canada will devote $3.6 million to support the development of evidence-based practices for appropriate prescribing of the most commonly abused classes of...

2014-07-23 23:03:28

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is focusing on a topic that is quickly becoming among the most important of all drug and addiction-related dialogues: opiate abuse facts. (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family...

2013-08-29 23:21:39

As prescription overdose deaths among women sharply increase, Novus Detox says a solution is needed now—doctors need to exercise caution when prescribing, and must also warn patients of the potential side effects. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Prescription drugs have long been claiming the lives of many individuals, costing nearly 15,000 lives each year (1). But who becomes addicted has changed: addicted individuals are no longer only “street people” or “hard core...

2013-07-24 23:03:31

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) released today a set of policy solutions—The Safe Rx Initiative—aimed at reducing prescription drug abuse and fraud in Medicare and the commercial sector by enhancing the current system to make it more difficult for drug-seekers to obtain fraudulent prescriptions at the pharmacy counter. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) released today a set of policy solutions—The Safe Rx...

Prescription Overdoses Are Alarmingly High Among Women
2013-07-03 05:09:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of women dying as a result of prescription painkiller overdoses increased by over 400 percent between 1999 and 2010, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed Tuesday. In their July 2013 Vital Signs report, the American public health agency revealed that nearly 48,000 women died after overdosing on prescription opioid or narcotic pain relievers such as Vicodin, OxyContin or methadone over that 11-year...

2013-06-21 23:19:35

Fentanyl is a potent narcotic analgesic that’s even more potent than morphine. It can turn people into addicts if overused. Recovery Associates has plenty of experienced treatment plans that can support healing and recovery. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Recovery Associates, through its multiple therapeutic tracks, is placing an emphasis upon Fentanyl addiction treatment, helping men and women break free from this drug’s addictive attributes. Fentanyl is a potent narcotic...

2013-04-03 23:00:56

New congressional legislation has been put forward in order to reduce the significantly increasing prescription drug problem. Hydrocodone-based medications, which include Vicodin, Norco, and Lortab, are a class of drugs that account for the highest rates of abuse and addiction treatment at Passages Malibu. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 New congressional legislation has been put forward in order to reduce the significantly increasing prescription drug problem, according to a recent...

2012-08-17 06:08:59

Overdose has surpassed car accidents as leading cause of death in Rhode Island, Connecticut A Rhode Island Hospital researcher has found that the use of electronic prescription drug monitoring programs (PMPs) may have a significant impact on the demand for drug treatment programs and how prescribers detect and respond to abuse of painkillers. The study by Traci C. Green, Ph.D., MSc, research scientist in Rhode Island Hospital's department of general internal medicine, is published online...


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