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Illinois Will Be First State To Lock Painkiller Pill Bottles

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois will be the first state in the country to test out a pilot program that will put locking devices on some prescription painkillers to make it harder for people to abuse the drugs. 140 more words


OxyContin: Profiting from the Pain of Others

By Gina Flores
Staff Writer at NoFakeNews.net

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


Who am I and where did it all begin?

I’m just an ordinary 33-year old guy, honest. I’m certainly not someone you would ever identify as a ‘junkie’. I got good results in school, I went to university, I graduated with honours, I got a good job, I lived my life (and continue to do so) as any normal person does. 346 more words


Baker: $27 Million Needed To Fight Deadly Painkiller Addiction Epidemic

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is in the midst of an epidemic of deadly opioid abuse, according to a task force created by Gov. Charlie Baker that said Monday that drug addiction must be considered a medical disease. 512 more words


Prosecutors: Doctor's Painkiller Prescriptions Led To Deaths

LAPEER (WWJ/AP) – A 47-year-old Flint Township doctor is accused of giving prescriptions for the painkiller methadone that led to the deaths of three people. 196 more words


Understanding Abuse & Misuse

Understanding Abuse & Misuse

More than 12 million people reported using prescription pain medications nonmedically in 2010.That number encompasses both abuse and misuse. The abuse and misuse of prescription pain medications were responsible for more than 475,000 emergency department visits in 2009, a number that nearly doubled in just five years. 90 more words


Alternative Metrics of America's Divided Economies #3: Patterns of Drug Addiction and Hidden Pain

In place of topographic local detail, a pastel-tiled pavement of psychopharmaceutical pills marks how anti-depressants have both swamped the inhabitants of the United States and provided a new figure of reliance:  Stanford Kay registered a flattening of the psychic territory, rendering a land whose bounds and contours have become increasingly difficult to navigate, awash with psychic stimulants designed to depress the Central Nervous System.   14,165 more words