Latest Vicodin Stories

2011-02-05 00:00:44

Recent data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows that emergency room visits and addiction treatment for the abuse of pain killers and other prescription drugs like Vicodin, Xanax and Oxycontin is on the rise. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 4, 2011 The number of people needing emergency medical treatment and/or addiction treatment for prescription drugs like Vicodin, Xanax and Oxycontin has increased dramatically over the last few years. A 2010 study by...

2011-01-28 11:05:00

By Jim Dryden, Washington University in St. Louis Retired NFL players use painkillers at a much higher rate than the rest of us, according to new research conducted by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers say the brutal collisions and bone-jarring injuries associated with football often cause long-term pain, which contributes to continued use and abuse of painkilling medications. The study is published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol...

2011-01-21 00:00:47

A Texas Jury has decided that a rogue pill mill and its physician should pay $10,700,000 in damages to the family of a man that died from prescription drugs obtained from the clinic. The verdict is believed to be the first rendered in a civil court against a pill mill due to a death caused by the prescription cocktail of vicodin, xanax, and soma. Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 20, 2011 Hastings Law Firm P.C. has obtained what is being called an historic verdict against a "pill mill" on behalf...

2011-01-13 14:20:00

The FDA is ateempting to limit the amount of acetaminophen in prescription pain medicines in an effort to curb the risk of liver damage. The move, announced on Thursday, is an ambitious attempt to limit combination drugs like the opioids Percocet and Vicodin to 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per pill and calls for them to carry a "black box" warning about potential liver failure. Some of these medicines now contain as much as 750 milligrams of acetaminophen, which is a drug that is sold...

2011-01-13 08:30:00

Agency strategy caps maximum at 325 milligrams to reduce risk of liver toxicity SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking manufacturers of prescription combination products that contain acetaminophen to limit the amount of acetaminophen to no more than 325 milligrams (mg) in each tablet or capsule. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The FDA also is requiring manufacturers to update labels of all...

2010-12-25 06:30:00

New research suggests that more and more people are dying from abusing or misusing drugs, including both prescription and illegal drugs. The study found that deaths from "accidental poisonings" are more than ten times higher than they were in the late 1960s. Death from accidental poisoning is higher across all age groups more so than it was a few decades ago, especially among white Americans.  "I went in expecting to see a blip (in increased accidental poisonings) with the baby...

2010-12-14 14:51:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study (MTF) - the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders - shows that teens' daily use of marijuana, especially among 8th graders, has increased significantly, with overall illicit drug use among this group jumping to 16 percent, up from 14.5 percent in 2009. The MTF survey also points to marked increases in...

2010-06-18 06:20:00

According to a study by two governmental agencies, emergency room visits linked to prescription painkillers abuse have jumped 111 percent over a five-year period, a shocking increase that threatens the public health system in the United States. Emergency room visits involving abuse of painkillers such as oxycodone rose from 144,644 in 2004 to more than 305,850 in 2008, according to a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Centers for Disease Control...

2010-01-07 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the rising statistics about teens and prescription drug abuse, Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of Celebrity Rehab and Loveline, recently debuted the Rx Locker, a device designed to secure prescription medications within the home to restrict unauthorized access and prevent abuse. Prescription drug abuse among teens in the United States has become an increasing national concern. The Office of the National Drug Control Policy indicated that everyday, 2,500...

2009-12-15 06:05:00

Marijuana is becoming increasingly popular with teens in the US, as they smoke less cigarettes and slow down on binge drinking and the use of methamphetamines, according to a survey released Monday by White House drug expert Gil Kerlikowske. Prescription pain pills and attention-deficit-drugs have also become a popular way to get high, according to the 35th annual "Monitoring the Future" survey of 47,097 8th, 10th and 12th grade students by the University of Michigan for the National...

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