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2012-09-29 23:04:06

The recently released statistic that prescription drug overdoses are now the #1 accidental killer in San Diego County didn’t make much of a news ripple, but attorney Stacey Patterson, who specializes

2012-08-17 06:08:59

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.

Serious Illness And Death Found In Children Who Were Given Codeine
2012-08-16 13:12:11

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently stated that a few children who were given codeine, a pain reliever, after surgery may have developed serious breathing problems that lead to death.

2012-08-09 10:39:45

There is "substantial variation" in the stocks of essential antidotes used to treat various types of life threatening poisoning incidents in UK acute hospitals.

Group Asks FDA To Change Painkiller Labels
2012-07-26 07:34:01

A group of clinicians, researchers, and health officials recently submitted a petition requesting the FDA to regulate labels on opioid painkillers in an effort to stop abuse of the drugs.

2012-07-21 23:01:52

In 2012, the fastest growing trend in Oklahoma is abuse of prescription drugs, not the ones most people are used to but the right rehab program can handle either one. Canadian,

2012-07-06 23:01:42

While marijuana was long the first drug of abuse for many drug initiates, prescription drugs are now catching up – but have deadlier consequences. Canadian,

Methadone Linked To Increase In Painkiller Deaths
2012-07-04 06:09:45

The CDC recently announced that the prescription drug methadone accounted for over 30 percent of prescription painkiller overdose deaths, even though there were only two percent of painkiller prescriptions in the U.S. in 2009.


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