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Opioids Tied to Risk of Fatal Infections
People with invasive pneumococcal disease were 62 percent more likely to be using opioids. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Opioids and Opiates Elderly OxyContin (Drug) Deaths (Fatalities) Infections Source Type: news

Sackler family made billions off of the opioid crisis
Brooklyn-born brothers Arthur, Raymond and Mortimer (main, with his third wife and daughter) Sackler began a pharmaceutical legacy that would lead to the creation of addictive Oxycontin (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maker of highly addictive OxyContin says it will stop incentivizing doctors to push its deadly drugs
(Natural News) The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions in this country, with the number of deaths quadrupling since 2000, and around 115 people dying from overdoses each day. President Trump has declared the opioid crisis a national health emergency, and high schools across the country have started stocking up on the drug Narcan to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specialist units not GPs should control pain killer use
Doctors are doling out opioids such as tramadol and oxycodone in huge numbers, driving an escalating crisis in addiction to prescription drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid maker Purdue Pharma backs off aggressive marketing
Purdue Pharma, the company behind the painkiller OxyContin, announced it is backing off aggressive marketing techniques that target doctors' offices. The decision comes as the company faces several lawsuits by states alleging the drug maker misrepresented the drug's risks. CBS News senior national correspondent Jim Axelrod has the details. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid makers paid millions to advocacy groups: U.S. Senate report
(Reuters) - Five opioid manufacturers including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, many of whom amplified industry messages supporting the use of the painkillers, a U.S. Senate report said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff
(Reuters) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and will stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Report Sheds Light on Opioid Industry's Role in Epidemic
WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications' use, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. senator. The investigation by Missouri's Sen. Claire McCaskill sheds light on the opioid industry's ability to shape public opinion and raises questions about its role in an overdose epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of American lives. Representatives of some of the drugmakers named in the report said they did not set conditions on how the money was to be spent or force the group...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

New Report Sheds Light on Opioid Industry's Role in Epidemic
WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications' use, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. senator. The investigation by Missouri's Sen. Claire McCaskill sheds light on the opioid industry's ability to shape public opinion and raises questions about its role in an overdose epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of American lives. Representatives of some of the drugmakers named in the report said they did not set conditions on how the money was to be spent or force the group...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

OxyContin maker Purdue says it will stop marketing opioids to U.S. doctors
The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff
(Reuters) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors
Purdue Pharma, which has made billions from the pain drug OxyContin, said it will stop promoting opioid pain drugs to doctors (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oxycodone First-line, but Costlier, Alternative to Morphine for Adult Cancer Pain Oxycodone First-line, but Costlier, Alternative to Morphine for Adult Cancer Pain
For adults with cancer-related pain, oxycodone can be used as an alternative to morphine, a new systematic review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Mass. colleges got millions from family behind OxyContin maker
The gifts to Harvard and other schools mostly occurred before the drug hit the market, but are facing fresh scrutiny as the opioid crisis rages on. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Mass. colleges got millions from family behind OxyContin maker
The gifts to Harvard and other schools mostly occurred before the drug hit the market, but are facing fresh scrutiny as the opioid crisis rages on. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Is Herbal Supplement Kratom an Opioid? The FDA Says Yes
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug depen...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized Addiction APH healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Alabama files lawsuit against opioid manufacturer
Alabama has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of OxyContin and other opioids, seeking to hold the company accountable for an addiction epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Alabama sues OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic
(Reuters) - Alabama on Tuesday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP of fueling the opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Minnesota nursing home client dies after dose of oxycodone
State investigators say a nurse mistakenly gave a short-term resident at a New Hope, Minnesota, nursing home a dose of oxycodone that was more than 20 times the appropriate amount. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man dies after after nurse gives him wrong dose of oxycodone
Investigators say a nurse mistakenly gave the man a dose 20 times stronger than what he should have received (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The FDA Is Cracking Down on Imodium and Other Anti-Diarrhea Medicine Because of the Opioid Epidemic
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday asked makers of popular anti-diarrhea drugs to sell their medications in smaller amounts to make them harder to abuse. The request comes amid a spike in overdoses from large doses of the over-the-counter drugs, which contain a small amount of an opioid. The Food and Drug Administration wants manufacturers to package their medications in smaller quantities, such as eight tablets per package. Currently, some generic versions are sold in boxes of up to 200 tablets. The FDA said it also plans to ask online retailers to make it harder to order bulk amounts of the drugs. Th...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime opioids Source Type: news

A town of 3,200 was flooded with nearly 21 million pain pills as addiction crisis worsened, lawmakers say
Over the past decade, nearly 21 million prescription painkillers have been shipped to a tiny town in West Virginia, a state where more people have overdosed on opioids and died than in any other in the nation. The House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has been investigating the opioid epidemic, recently revealed that 20.8 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills have […]Related:CDC director resigns because of conflicts over financial interestsCDC director resigns over conflicts with financial interestsA couple returned from vacation with itchy feet. Hookworms were tunneling through their...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A town of 3,200 was flooded with 21 million pain pills as addiction crisis worsened, lawmakers say
Over the past decade, nearly 21 million prescription painkillers have been shipped to a tiny town in West Virginia, a state where more people have overdosed on opioids and died than in any other in the nation. The House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has been investigating the opioid epidemic, recently revealed that 20.8 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills have […]Related:CDC director resigns because of conflicts over financial interestsCDC director resigns over conflicts with financial interestsA couple returned from vacation with itchy feet. Hookworms were tunneling through their...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ensysce Bioscience wins fast track status for abuse-deterrent oxycodone
Ensysce Biosciences said this week that its extended-release oxycodone prodrug won fast track status from the FDA. The San Diego, Calif.-based company is developing the abuse-deterrent drug as a pain management therapy for people with moderate to severe chronic pain. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Ensysce Bioscience wins fast track status for abuse-deterrent oxycodone appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance ensyscebiosciences Source Type: news

Anti-diarrhea drug linked to soaring rate of deaths
Loperamide, sold as Imodium, slows down the movement of the gut to make stool less watery using an opioid, which induces a high akin to OxyContin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another celebrity victim of Big Pharma: Autopsy report shows Tom Petty died of a prescription drug overdose
(Natural News) Rockstar Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose, an autopsy has revealed. The Los Angeles County coroner determined in a report earlier this month that Petty, 66, was determined to have a variety of pain meds in his system at the time of his death, including fentanyl, oxycodone, temazepam, alprazolam, citalopram, acetylfentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philadelphia's Safe Injection Site Plans Spark Questions
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia wants to establish safe havens where people can inject drugs, an effort to combat skyrocketing opioid overdoses in the city. They would be places where people could shoot up under the supervision of medical professionals who could administer an overdose antidote if necessary. But there are more questions than answers on how it would work and what it would look like, and if it could even legally get up and running. "We know from other centers that they save lives," Public Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said in announcing the plans this week. "But it is complicated...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kristen De Groot, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Philadelphia's Safe Injection Site Plans Spark Questions
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia wants to establish safe havens where people can inject drugs, an effort to combat skyrocketing opioid overdoses in the city. They would be places where people could shoot up under the supervision of medical professionals who could administer an overdose antidote if necessary. But there are more questions than answers on how it would work and what it would look like, and if it could even legally get up and running. "We know from other centers that they save lives," Public Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said in announcing the plans this week. "But it is complicated...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kristen De Groot, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Trends and uptake of new formulations of controlled-release oxycodone in Canada - Gomes T, Jain S, Paterson JM, Sketris I, Caetano P, Henry D.
This study investigated the impact of changing availability of tamper-deterrent and non-tamper-deterrent oxycodone on prescribing patterns of controlled-release oxycodone across Canada. METHODS: We conducted a population-based, serial cros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Photographer takes on artist family behind OxyContin
Nan Goldin is petitioning fellow artists to boycott donations from the Sacklers in an effort to hold their company, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, accountable for its role in the opioid epidemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 in US, 2 in Italy Charged with Running Opioid "Mills"
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two people in Italy and five U.S. residents have been charged in a fraud and drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute opioids in Florida and Tennessee, leading to hundreds of deaths, federal prosecutors said Friday. The indictments were unsealed by federal officials Friday in Knoxville but handed down earlier. They allege the defendants were involved in a widespread scheme to operate "pill mills" in the U.S. Prosecutors say defendants ran the Urgent Care & Surgery Center Enterprise, which distributed enough oxycodone, oxymorphone and morphine to generate clinic revenue of at lea...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

5 in US, 2 in Italy Charged with Running Opioid "Mills"
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two people in Italy and five U.S. residents have been charged in a fraud and drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute opioids in Florida and Tennessee, leading to hundreds of deaths, federal prosecutors said Friday. The indictments were unsealed by federal officials Friday in Knoxville but handed down earlier. They allege the defendants were involved in a widespread scheme to operate "pill mills" in the U.S. Prosecutors say defendants ran the Urgent Care & Surgery Center Enterprise, which distributed enough oxycodone, oxymorphone and morphine to generate clinic revenue of at lea...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Reports Confirm Petty Died of Accidental Drug Overdose
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental drug overdose that his family said occurred on the same day he found out his hip was broken after performing dozens of shows with a less serious injury. His wife and daughter released the results of Petty's autopsy via a statement Friday on his Facebook page, moments before coroner's officials in Los Angeles released their findings and the rocker's full autopsy report. Dana and Adria Petty say they got the results from the coroner's office earlier in the day that the overdose was due to a variety of medications. The coroner's findings showed Petty had ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nekesa Mumby Moody, Associated Press Tags: News Source Type: news

Tamper-Resistant Opioids No Panacea for Opioid Crisis Tamper-Resistant Opioids No Panacea for Opioid Crisis
Tamper-resistant oxycodone pills are misused less often by injection drug users but have had little effect at a population level on opioid use or harm, a study from Australia finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Opioid Abuse Rises When Prescriptions Are Renewed
The new study included more than 560,000 people who were prescribed opioids such as OxyContin or Percocet after surgery. None had a history of recent or chronic opioid use. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abuse of reformulated OxyContin: updated findings from a sentinel surveillance sample of individuals assessed for substance use disorder - Cassidy TA, Thorley E, Black RA, DeVeaugh-Geiss A, Butler SF, Coplan P.
OBJECTIVE: To examine abuse prevalence for OxyContin and comparator opioids over a 6-year period prior to and following market entry of reformulated OxyContin and assess consistency in abuse across treatment settings and geographic regions. DESIGN:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tamper - Resistant Oxycodone Misused Less Often in Australia
Less tampering of oxycodone CR in those who inject opioids; overall opioid use/harm unaffected (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA Bans Opioid-Containing Cough Meds For Kids
These prescription medicines involve any that include codeine or oxycodone, the FDA said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Bans Use of Opioid-Containing Cough Meds by Kids
These prescription medicines involve any that include codeine or oxycodone, the FDA said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abuse-Deterrent Opioid No Help in Australia
(MedPage Today) -- New oxycodone formulation failed to reduce overdoses, ER visits, hospitalizations (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Oxycodone Ingestion in Acute Fracture Pain With Digital Pills Oxycodone Ingestion in Acute Fracture Pain With Digital Pills
Using a digital pill system, this study investigated the way patients used opioids which had been prescribed on an as-needed basis after acute fracture.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Drugged driving in the opioid era: spatial patterns of oxycodone use in fatal traffic crashes, 2001-2016 - Rookey BD.
BACKGROUND: A large and growing body of research and news media reports have documented the recent opioid crisis, which is linked to the emergence of the "Oxy epidemic" in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Since then, oxycodone drugged driving has increased,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The 8th Annual Alexander Awards: The Best Tox Reading of 2017
Alexander Gettler Once again, last year’s outstanding examples of long-form journalism dealing with topics related to medical toxicology were dominated by coverage of the opioid crisis, its origins and the resulting carnage. The must-read article of the year was “The Family That Built a Empire of Pain,” Patrick Radden Keefe’s massive history of the Sacklers, one of America’s richest clans, much of whose wealth comes from their ownership of Purdue Pharma and the marketing and distribution of Oxycontin. The article, which appeared in the New Yorker, notes that the clan’s patriarch, Ar...
Source: The Poison Review - January 2, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical 2017 Alexander awards opioids Purdue Pharma Sackler Source Type: news

Armed with More Opioid Prescription Data, Justice Department Aims to Stop Fraudulent Doctors
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pain clinic tucked into the corner of a low-slung suburban strip mall was an open secret. Patients would travel hundreds of miles to see Dr. Andrzej Zielke, eager for what authorities described as a steady flow of prescriptions for the kinds of powerful painkillers that ushered the nation into its worst drug crisis in history. At least one of Zielke's patients died of an overdose, and prosecutors say others became so dependent on oxycodone and other opioids they would crowd his office, sometimes sleeping in the waiting room. Some peddled their pills near tumble-down storefronts and on blighted s...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sadie Gurman, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Armed with More Opioid Prescription Data, Justice Department Aims to Stop Fraudulent Doctors
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pain clinic tucked into the corner of a low-slung suburban strip mall was an open secret. Patients would travel hundreds of miles to see Dr. Andrzej Zielke, eager for what authorities described as a steady flow of prescriptions for the kinds of powerful painkillers that ushered the nation into its worst drug crisis in history. At least one of Zielke's patients died of an overdose, and prosecutors say others became so dependent on oxycodone and other opioids they would crowd his office, sometimes sleeping in the waiting room. Some peddled their pills near tumble-down storefronts and on blighted s...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sadie Gurman, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

U.S. Teens: Vaping Up, Smoking Down, Pot Use Level
At the same time, marijuana use has held steady as it remains more popular than cigarettes and, in a piece of good news, misuse of opioid painkillers like OxyContin has actually dropped among adolescents. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Often, Opioid Abuse Becomes a Family Affair
If someone is taking prescription opioids for pain, such as OxyContin, it's more likely that others living in the home will also get an opioid prescription, the researchers found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Often, Opioid Abuse Becomes a Family Affair
MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 -- Opioid addiction often starts in the family medicine cabinet, a new study warns. If someone is taking prescription opioids for pain, such as OxyContin, it's more likely that others living in the home will also get an opioid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news