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Surgeon General and Sen. Durbin visit UChicago Medicine to discuss opioid epidemic

Sen. Dick Durbin, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy , and David Dickerson, MD

Audrey Tanksley, MD, Senator Dick Durbin, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and David Dickerson, MD… 302 more words

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Prescription Painkillers: A Gateway Drug to Heroin Addiction

Betty Tully has firsthand experience with the devastating effects of prescription opiate addiction. In January of 2001, she was thrilled to receive a new “miracle drug” from her doctor that would eliminate the chronic lower back pain, which had plagued her for decades. 984 more words


Lose the Painkillers, Call a Chiropractor

As this infographic from the ACA clearly indicates: Opioid painkiller drugs mask pain, they do not cure it! Prescription drugs that numb pain in some cases may convince a patient that a musculoskeletal condition is less severe than it is, or that it has healed. 58 more words


Guilty plea to drug charge in case linked to Boogaard death

NEW YORK – A former minor league hockey player accused of selling prescription painkillers to an ex-hockey player who died of an accidental overdose pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanour drug charge. 280 more words


KHNL: Prince autopsy report hints at puzzling painkiller mystery

By CARLA K. JOHNSONAP Medical Writer The report from the medical examiner who conducted Prince’s autopsy is tantalizing for what it doesn’t say.

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Prince's cause of death: Accidental painkiller overdose

The cause of death of Prince Rogers Nelson: An accidental overdose of fentanyl.

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday afternoon released autopsy results of the world-famous musician, who was… 276 more words


50 facing charges since fall after Racine Co. drug unit, DEA teamed up to stop sale of prescription drugs

RACINE COUNTY — Officials with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office say 50 suspects have been identified and taken into custody since the fall of 2015 — when the “Metro Drug Unit” and the Milwaukee DEA teamed up for a large scale operation focused on combating rampant prescription painkiller diversion, misuse and addiction in Racine County. 411 more words

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