Fentanyl Tainted Pills Cause Drug Fatalities Among Youth to Soar
Teenagers and young adults are turning to Snapchat, TikTok and other social media apps to find Percocet, Xanax and other pills. The vast majority are laced with deadly doses of fentanyl, police say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Social Media Drug Abuse and Traffic Opioids and Opiates Mobile Applications Fentanyl Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drug Enforcement Administration Snap Inc Meta Platforms Inc your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

oxycodone/acetaminophen
Title: oxycodone/acetaminophenCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/24/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/24/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 24, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Bessemer Couple Sentenced for Producing Fake Prescription Drugs
FDA OCI, Earnest Coleman, Tashana Sims, sentence, pill presses, fake prescription drugs, punches, dies, plates, defraud, mislead, powders, dyes, China, acetaminophen, fentanyl, heroin, paverine, fake Lortab, fake Adderall, fake Soma, fake Xanax, fake Ecstasy, fake Oxycodone, fake OxyContin, opioids, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 12, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

FDA: Doctors Should Discuss Opioid OD Antidote With Patients
FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 -- Doctors should tell patients and caregivers about the overdose antidote naloxone when they prescribe opioid painkillers such as Percocet and OxyContin and medicines to treat opioid addiction, including buprenorphine,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More than half of US opioid prescriptions for dental procedures exceeded 3-day supply recommendations from CDC 2016 guidelines
New largescale study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found overprescription of opioids by dentists common, particularly to patients at high risk for substance abuse, and that almost 1/3 of patients received more powerful drugs than neededElsevierIMAGE: In this cross-sectional analysis of 542,958 dental visits by adult patients, between 1 in 4 and 1 in 2 opioid prescriptions exceeded the recommended morphine equivalents and days ' supply for...viewmore Credit: Michelle S. Woods Ann Arbor, February 4, 2020 - Dentists are among top prescribers of opioids in the US, however, whether their opioid presc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Opioid Use By Teens a Red Flag for Other Dangers
In a national survey of U.S. high school students, 14% said they had ever "misused" a prescription opioid such as Vicodin, OxyContin or Percocet. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) for Pain
Title: Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) for PainCategory: MedicationsCreated: 1/3/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/7/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 7, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Taking opioids for pain may make it harder to find primary care, study finds
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Finding a new doctor for health checkups and general care can pose a challenge to anyone. But for people who take prescription opioid pills for their chronic pain, it might be far harder, according to a new study. In fact, 40% of 194 primary care clinics contacted for the study said they wouldn't accept a new patient who takes Percocet daily for pain from a past injury, no matter what kind of insurance they had. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Opioid use is reduced in patients treated with NSAIDS
(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Patients receiving a post-surgery prescription of ibuprofen with a rescue prescription of Percocet used less opioids than a group of similar patients who were prescribed just Percocet. The research was presented by a group from the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City today at the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Percocet vs. Lortab
Title: Percocet vs. LortabCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/28/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 26, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

CVS fined $535K for filling forged Percocet prescriptions
Drugstore chain CVS Health has agreed to pay a $535,000 penalty to resolve federal allegations that it filled 39 prescriptions for narcotic medications that its pharmacists knew were forged (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Childbirth in the age of addiction: A new mom worries about maintaining sobriety
After the birth of her son, doctors sent Nicole home with a bottle of Percocet. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why I Never Did Hard Drugs
“Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem.” – Kurt Cobain I grew up in a close-knit, fairly religious family where children were seen and not heard, where mealtime meant everyone sat down together and exchanged pleasantries while enjoying the prepared-at-home repasts, complete with dessert. There was no distraction, either from television or radio, and the telephone ringing was a rare occurrence, quickly dispatched once the caller learned we were eating. In fact, nothing was so urgent back then. It was, indeed, a peaceful, happy tim...
Source: Psych Central - September 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse Alcoholism Drug Abuse Opioid Addiction Source Type: news

Prince family files wrongful death lawsuit
More than two years after Prince's death, the family of the late musician is suing the doctor that prescribed the painkiller Percocet to Prince in a new civil lawsuit. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen, Roxicet, Tylox, Oxycet)
Title: Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen, Roxicet, Tylox, Oxycet)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 16, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news