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

Vicodin and Percocet Pulled Off the Market?
Title: Vicodin and Percocet Pulled Off the Market?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/1/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:10 PM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 13, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds For Chronic Pain
CBS Local — A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain. In patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping. They also provided slightly less pain relief. Opioids tested included generic Vicodin, oxycodone or fentanyl patches although few patients needed the most potent opioids. Nonopioids included generic Tylenol, ibuprofen, and prescription pills for nerve or muscle pain. The study randomly assigned patients to take opioids or other ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Addiction Chris Melore Local TV opioid crisis opioids Painkillers talkers Tylenol 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

Are ibuprofen plus acetaminophen as good as opioids in treating acute extremity pain
3.5 out of 5 stars Effect of a Single Dose of Oral Opioid and Nonopioid Analgesics on Acute Extremity Pain in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Chang AK et al. JAMA 2017;318:1661-1667. Abstract As Dr. Demetrios Kyriacou points out in a must-read editorial accompanying this paper, a growing body of evidence clearly indicates that even short-term opioid use for painful injuries or procedures carries a significant risk of leading to chronic use and potential abuse. We are now realizing the importance of avoiding even limited use of drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone in opioid-naive patients, if at ...
Source: The Poison Review - November 22, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical acute pain analgesic emergency department opioid Source Type: news

Doctor's Rx for a Stiff Knee: 90 Percocet Pills Doctor's Rx for a Stiff Knee: 90 Percocet Pills
As public health officials grapple with how to slow the growing opioid epidemic, the over-prescription of narcotics after even minor surgery is coming under new scrutiny.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Over-The-Counter Pain Relievers Worked As Well As Opioids In New Study
CHICAGO (AP) — Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found pain relievers sold as Tylenol and Motrin worked as well as opioids at reducing severe pain. The results challenge common ER practice for treating short-term, severe pain and could prompt changes that would help prevent new patients from becoming addicted. The study has limitations: It only looked at short-term pain relief in the emergency room and researchers didn’t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Confronting The Crisis opioid crisis Source Type: news

Notes from the field: Counterfeit percocet-related overdose cluster - Georgia, june 2017 - Edison L, Erickson A, Smith S, Lopez G, Hon S, King A, Nydam N, O'Neal JP, Drenzek C.
On June 5, 2017, a Georgia North-Central Health District emergency department (ED) notified the Georgia Poison Center of six opioid overdoses and one death during the previous day. All patients had severe respiratory depression, loss of consciousness, o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Counterfeit Percocet –Related Overdose Cluster — Georgia, June 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Former Athlete Shares Survival Story Of Opioid Addiction From Sports Injuries
TAUNTON (CBS) — There are many benefits to participating in high school sports, but there are also risks few people consider. Every year, thousands of injured athletes are prescribed opioids, and many will become addicted. It happened to Corey Palazzi, a baseball standout from Taunton. During high school, he could throw everything from a curve ball to a knuckle ball–and major league scouts were taking notice. Corey Palazzi. (WBZ-TV) “I actually won the MVP of the whole league,” Corey recalled, when he was the youngest player on his Babe Ruth team. Things changed his junior year at Taunton High when ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Confronting The Crisis Corey Palazzi David Wade opioid crisis Source Type: news

Dilaudid vs. Percocet for Pain
Title: Dilaudid vs. Percocet for PainCategory: MedicationsCreated: 9/26/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Do I need Rehab to Quit Percocet?
Title: Do I need Rehab to Quit Percocet?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - September 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Percocet Vs. Hydrocodone
Title: Percocet Vs. HydrocodoneCategory: MedicationsCreated: 9/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - September 14, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Utah's Largest Hospital Group To Curtail Opioid Use
Intermountain Healthcare, the largest hospital system in Utah and Idaho, is taking a stand against drugs like Oxycontin and Percocet, pledging to prescribe 5 million fewer opioid pills, a reduction of 40%. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news