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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

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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

HEALTH

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

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The upside of opiates: How drugs taken properly are saving lives

KENOSHA COUNTY — Michael Weirich, 51, rarely leaves his Kenosha County home.

When he does, he makes sure wherever he’s going has a bathroom and that he can get to it quickly. 553 more words

Dose Of Reality

Surge In Drug-Affected Newborns Driven By Rural Opioid Use

CHICAGO (AP) — A surge in U.S infants born with symptoms of withdrawal from heroin or strong prescription painkillers is driven largely by rising drug use among women in rural areas, a new study found. 238 more words

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