Post Archives from the ‘Prescription Drugs Other’ Category



MTV: I’m Addicted to Pills

Posted on: December 13th, 2013 by
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IF THIS IS A VICTORY WHAT IS A DEFEAT?

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by
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IF THIS IS A VICTORY WHAT IS A DEFEAT? October 31,2013/ By: Dr. Nayvin Gordon Commentary on the front page article of the New York Times, Monday October 28, 2013: "F.D.A. Shift On Painkillers Was Years in the Making"   What was this shift? The F.D.A. issued new recommendations reducing to 90 days from 180 days as the length of times a patient could refill the narcotic Vicodin without a Continue reading the story "IF THIS IS A VICTORY WHAT IS A DEFEAT?"

Cottonland- Documentary about Oxycontin

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by
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  In this feature-length documentary, photographer Nance Ackerman describes the havoc prescription painkiller OxyContin wreaked in the already weakened Cape Breton town of Glace Bay. The film guides us through a culture of economic and social depression where we encounter men and women at different stages of dependency. Demystifying the world of the addict while showing us the complex social nexus that led to such despair, Continue reading the story "Cottonland- Documentary about Oxycontin"

California panel advances bills targeting prescription drug abuse

Posted on: April 17th, 2013 by
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California panel advances bills targeting prescription drug abuse- CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING

Prescription drug regulator aimed at curbing painkiller abuse

Posted on: April 17th, 2013 by
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Prescription drug regulator aimed at curbing painkiller abuse-CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING

Sen. Jay Rockefeller: Collecting ideas for prescription abuse fight

Posted on: March 3rd, 2013 by
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OxyContin trial to be held in Pike Co.

Posted on: January 12th, 2013 by
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OxyContin trial to be held in Pike Co.-CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING Maybe one day we'll have our day in court with the makers of methadone.

Report shows drug-related deaths on rise in state

Posted on: December 8th, 2012 by
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Report shows drug-related deaths on rise in state- WHITEWATER — In a new report, David L. Nordstrom, an epidemiologist and associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, reveals striking data about drug poisonings in the state CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING

PUTTING THE BRAKES ON OPIATE ABUSE

Posted on: November 30th, 2012 by
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  PUTTING THE BRAKES ON OPIATE ABUSE Nov. 30, 2012| By Dr. Nayvin Gordon   According to The Center for Disease Control (C.D.C.) 1/13/2012 , prescription drugs exceeded motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death in 2009, killing 37,485 people nationwide.  These opiates (narcotics) were also responsible for approximately eight million reports of drug abuse and or dependence.  Medical authorities state that “Opiates are highly addictive, and opiate Continue reading the story "PUTTING THE BRAKES ON OPIATE ABUSE"

Federal Plan for Prescriber Education on Opioids Misses Opportunities

Posted on: August 28th, 2012 by
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Federal Plan for Prescriber Education on Opioids Misses Opportunities-CLICK HERE