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    Dentist prescription of painkillers opposed
    In a bid to curb opioid addiction, Canadians are starting to question the routine prescription of painkillers by dentists.The Ottawa Citizen said local residents have expressed concern with the practice of dentists prescribing OxyContin to...
  • New narcotic pain killer, Zohydro, which is a pure hydrocodone pill, has been approved by the FDA and folks now want its approval revoked.
    New painkiller Zohydro: Potential for deadly abuse, much like Oxycontin
    The new painkiller Zohydro, which is a prescribed potent painkiller scheduled to be available for the first time in March, has folks in the medical community concerned. Many professionals are requesting that the Food and Drug Administration revoke...
  • Hydrocodone pills
    FDA: Major changes coming to the purchasing of some drugs
    The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday, October 25 that after years of needling by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), they have suggested tighter controls on how doctors prescribe the most commonly used narcotic painkillers. These...
  • Khloe Kardashian
    Third mistress of Lamar Odom comes forward as the devastation continues
    Khloe Kardashian has been rocked once again as a third mistress of her philandering husband, Lamar Odom comes forward. Making the emotional devastation even worse is the once happy couple’s anniversary is right around the corner.Sandy...
  • FDA amping up war against pain killer abuse
    FDA amping up war against pain killer abuse
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notes that an epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths from prescription painkillers is ongoing in the US. The agency is attacking this issue on several fronts. One is the September 10 announcement that...
  • Lamar Odom drug dealer
    Lamar Odom smoked $50,000 of cocaine in three years says his drug dealer
    Lamar Odom is being accused by his drug dealer of smoking over $50,000 in cocaine in just the past three years. According to the man claiming to be Odom’s drug dealer, the NBA star had a wild night of binging about six months ago before a...
  • Don’t use Staples to forge your prescriptions
    Don’t use Staples to forge your prescriptions
    A North Shore couple was arrested in 2011 when they were found in a Beverly, Massachusetts Staples store attempting to copy forged prescriptions for Oxycontin. Barry Joyce, 53 was sentenced yesterday to two years in jail on a conviction of forging...
  • Overdose deaths among women from opioid painkillers soaring
    Overdose deaths among women from opioid painkillers soaring
    An alarming new report released by the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) on July 2 has reported that overdose deaths from highly addictive opioid painkillers, such as Vicodin (hydrocodone), OxyContin (oxycodone), Opana (oxymorphone)...
  • Lindsay Lohan leaves rehab over drugs and disruptive behavior
    Lindsay Lohan leaves rehab over drugs and disruptive behavior
    Lindsay Lohan has checked out rehab at the Betty Ford treatment center near Palm Springs, Calif., and has entered the Cliffside rehab center in Malibu. Lindsay has completed just 30 days of her 90-day lockdown sentence from her 2012 auto accident....
  • New Oxycontin reformulation: is thought to be an abuse deterrent
    New Oxycontin reformulation: is thought to be an abuse deterrent
    On Tuesday, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the updating of labels used on bottles and packaging of the reformulated OxyContin (oxycodone hydrochloride controlled-release) tablets. According to the FDA the labeling provides the...
  • Walgreens
    Walgreens issued suspend order from DEA regarding oxycodone purchases
    The Drug Enforcement Agency announced on September 14, 2012 that the Walgreens Jupiter Distribution Center in Florida was now suspended pursuant to the Controlled Substance Act.The distribution center, located at 15998 Walgreens Drive in Jupiter,...
  • Massachusetts man arrested for selling drugs on Craigslist
    Massachusetts man arrested for selling drugs on Craigslist
    Nashua Police arrested a Chelmsford, Massachusetts man on August 30, who allegedly advertised on Craigslist that he was selling prescription drugs.According to NashuaPatch.com, Stephen J. Lombardo, 39, of 20 Worthen Street, Chelmsford,...
  • A new formulation of OxyContin makes inhaling or injecting the drug more difficult, so drug abusers are turning instead to heroin.
    Heroin replaces OxyContin as abuse drug due to formula change
    Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis confirmed that a formula change in the most abused narcotic prescription painkiller in the United States, OxyContin, produced a switch to heroin as the drug of choice in the July...
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    OxyContin clinical trials conducted on kids
    Pharmaceutical company testing highly addictive painkiller on children as young as sixIn attempts to extend the patent on the highly addictive painkilling drug OxyContin, drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma is now conducting clinical trials across the...
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    Rx Patrol tracks pharmacy crime - Experts interviewed
    A bomb exploded in the sporting goods department in the big box store where I work.The noise was shattering. Walls shook in the pharmacy.Plaques and certificates rattled but did not fall.Everyone in the store was surprised, scared, and shocked.No...