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Pain Doctor Charged with 5 Prescription Painkiller Deaths

Pain Doctor Who Unnecessarily Prescribed Prescription Painkillers Charged with 5 Deaths A pain doctor with offices in Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana has been charged with the deaths of five patients who died from prescription painkiller overdoses. Dr. Jaime Guerrero faces a … [Read more...]

Kentucky Files Lawsuit To Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

Kentucky Fights Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction with Lawsuit Against Pharma Companies Prescription drug abuse has been labeled an epidemic in the United States, and, because opioid painkillers have similar chemical compounds to heroin, the problem has also led to a resurgence in heroin … [Read more...]

Study Finds Prescription Painkiller Dangers Outweigh Benefits

Doctors’ Group Issues Warnings About Prescription Painkiller Dangers The American Academy of Neurology released a statement on Monday, September 29th, that studies show prescription painkiller dangers outweigh the benefits when treating chronic pain problems like migraines, low back pain, and … [Read more...]

Denver Group Gives Away Medical Marijuana to Veterans

Hundreds of Veterans Receive Free Medical Marijuana in Colorado Event At an event in Colorado on Saturday, September 20th, hundreds of veterans received free medical marijuana and edibles, as an alternative to prescription painkillers and anti-anxiety medications. The event was hosted by Operation … [Read more...]

DEA Will Restrict Prescription Painkiller Use

DEA Issues Rules to Restrict Prescription Painkiller Use to Curb Abuse On Thursday, August 21st, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it would restrict prescription painkiller use in the US in order to curb the use of some of the most common rising problem of narcotic drug … [Read more...]

Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved

FDA Approves Prescription Painkiller with Anti-Addiction Drug After a huge outcry against the powerful opioid prescription painkiller Zohydro, the FDA has approved a new version of a similar drug, but this time with naloxone, a drug that reportedly slows down the euphoric high induced by abusing … [Read more...]

FedEx Charged with Illegal Prescription Painkiller Deliveries

Federal Authorities Charge FedEx for Shipping Illegal Prescription Painkillers On Thursday, July 17th, federal authorities charged FedEx with shipping prescription painkillers from illegal online pharmacies. The federal indictment was filed in San Francisco, and alleges that the Memphis, TN-based … [Read more...]

Prescription Painkiller Addiction Highest In South

South Carolina, More Southern States, Have Worst Rates of Prescription Painkiller Addiction A report published on Tuesday, July 8th, analyzed rates of opioid prescriptions across the nation in 2012, and while Florida – previously one of the worst offenders – appeared to have cleaned up its act, … [Read more...]

Indiana Attorney General to Block Zohydro

Indiana Attorney General Calls on Other Attorneys General to Block Zohydro Sales Prescription painkiller abuse has become epidemic in the United States, and in response, Indiana’s Attorney General has called on other attorneys general across the country to block sales of a powerful new prescription … [Read more...]

Prescription Painkiller Addicts Look to Friends for Pills

Study Finds Prescription Painkiller Addicts Get Drugs from Friends, Not Dealers According to a new government study, people who are addicted to prescription painkillers get their “fix” from friends or relatives, who give them the drugs for free, or from doctor shopping, rather than going to drug … [Read more...]