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Oct 2017 LD9 Constituent Update: News & Events

My October 2017 constituent update included an essay on the importance of healthcare stories and a few event updates. You can read I Want To Hear Your Healthcare Stories… 545 more words

Pamela Powers Hannley

Illinois medical universities to study factors affecting rural opioid epidemic

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago Medicine will use a $1.13 million federal grant to study the opioid epidemic affecting the state’s 16 southernmost counties. 687 more words

New Group Of Drug Dealers: Senior Citizens

The prescription drug trade is bringing a wide range of demographics of using and selling. 127 more words


Nanny State

At the request of the FDA, the makers of opioid painkiller Opana ER will pull their product from the shelves. The Feds say too many people are getting hooked and overdosing. 138 more words

Law & Regulation

The Next Opioid Overdose Victim Might be a Midlife Woman

It starts with back pain or fibromyalgia, or the painful after-effects of surgery. Your doctor prescribes a powerful painkiller—OxyContin or Demerol, perhaps, or Dilaudid, Vicodin or Fentora. 585 more words

Feeling Good

New Guidelines For Lower Back Ache

Dr. James Weinstein, a back pain specialist and chief executive of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System, has some advice for most people with lower back pain: Take two aspirin and please don’t call me in the morning. 1,043 more words

OxyContin: Profiting from the Pain of Others


Dr. John L. Reizer

It’s been estimated by some sources that 80 percent of all drug addicts begin their habits by taking prescription painkillers. For far too long, aggressive drug campaigns, pushing addictive painkillers, have been marketed by pharmaceutical companies directly to healthcare professionals and hospitals. 222 more words