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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.
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.
According to federal data, nearly 7 million Americans abused prescription drugs in 2007 â€” more than cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, Ecstasy and inhalants such as marijuana combined. The figure is up 80 percent since 2000.
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.
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.
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.
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").
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.
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.
By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - When Paul Michaud's father died of cancer, the 16-year-old took OxyContin to ease his emotional pain.