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2008-09-08 21:00:07

By MICHELLE KOMARA By MICHELLE KOMARA Special to The Daily Record Tylenol, also known as acetaminophen, is a drug we often turn to when we have any type of ache or pain. Acetaminophen, however, is not as harmless a drug we imagine it to be. The maximum daily dose of acetaminophen is 4 grams or 4,000 milligrams. Many people accidentally overdose on acetaminophen because they exceed that daily limit and do not realize it. One of the reasons why it is so easy to accidentally overdose...

2008-08-14 06:00:46

By Janet Kornblum What is easier for a typical teen to get his hands on: a six-pack of beer or a bunch of prescription drugs? More teens now say it's easier for them to acquire prescription drugs -- usually powerful painkillers -- than it is to buy beer, according to the 13th annual survey on attitudes about drug abuse, out today, from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University. Parents also are ignorant about their teens' use of drugs and...

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2008-07-30 15:10:00

Experts say prescription drug addiction is continuing to rise. According to federal data, nearly 7 million Americans abused prescription drugs in 2007 "” more than cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, Ecstasy and inhalants such as marijuana combined. The figure is up 80 percent since 2000. Definitions of abuse vary but typically refer to nonmedical use of prescription drugs. But what is it that makes people so comfortable with taking medicine they're not prescribed? "What you have among over...

2008-07-29 03:01:19

By Keith Purtell, Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. Jul. 29--Where drug abuse once meant the stereotype of illegal drugs, it now includes abuse of prescription drugs. Oklahoma was recently ranked worst in the nation for pain reliever abuse by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The information came from a survey of 136,110 Americans ages 12 and older to track state-by-state substance use and mental health patterns. Janet Petty, prevention resource coordinator at...

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2008-07-09 06:00:00

By Tom Kisken, Ventura County Star, Calif. Pain patients understand why California's attorney general says he needs to raise $3.5 million to stop addicts and drug dealers who use doctors to stockpile Vicodin and OxyContin. Abuse of prescription medicine is rampant in part because chronic pain can put your head in a vise and reduce you to a lump of flesh unable to do anything but lie on a sofa, said Bob Ramos of Santa Paula, whose spine has been surgically fused. It can feel as if "someone...

2008-07-09 00:00:14

Despite a decline in the number of Web sites advertising or selling controlled prescription drugs, like OxyContin and Valium, Xanax and Vicodin, and Ritalin and Adderall, in the past year, 85 percent of Web sites selling such drugs do not require a prescription, according to "'You've Got Drugs!' V: Prescription Drug Pushers on the Internet," the fifth annual White Paper on this subject released by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University. The new...

2008-06-17 09:00:00

PALATINE, Ill. and BRISTOL, Tenn., June 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACUR) and King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE:KG) today announced positive top-line results from Acura's pivotal Phase III study, AP-ADF-105 ("Study 105"). Both strengths of Acurox(tm) Tablets met the primary pain relief endpoint compared to placebo (p=.0001, and p less than.0001). The most prevalent reported adverse events in patients receiving Acurox(tm) Tablets were nausea, vomiting,...

2007-06-25 12:04:15

ST. LOUIS, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and local Missouri experts urged parents today to take action against the latest drug abuse trend among teens: abuse of prescription drugs to get high. State data show that Missouri is following this national trend. Teens are turning away from street drugs and using prescription drugs, especially pain killers, to get high. In fact, in Missouri, teens are abusing pain killers, such as Vicodin or...

2006-07-26 16:06:30

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - The 18-year-old French woman was hospitalized with scaly skin on her legs and hands, appearing unsteady and mentally sluggish, doctors said. They found the condition puzzling, especially since the woman's twin sister displayed similar, but less severe, symptoms and there was no family history of the problem, the doctors reported in this week's New England Journal of Medicine that Several days later, doctors discovered the cause: a bag of mothballs...

2006-03-17 19:12:11

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - When Paul Michaud's father died of cancer, the 16-year-old took OxyContin to ease his emotional pain. He first snorted the prescription painkiller and within weeks he was injecting it into his veins for a more powerful high before turning to heroin as a cheaper option. "It was the one drug that really pulled me. It took away everything," said Michaud, now 18, one of a new generation of American children getting high on and addicted to prescription...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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