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Medical Organizations Warn Of Widespread Addiction To Opioids

The American Academy of Neurology warns that the risk of using opioids for headache, back pain and other chronic pain is not worth the risk.

10/07/2014

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Man Wearing Skeleton Mask Robs Hundreds Of Oxycontin Pills From Montgomery County CVS

Police are searching for the suspect who wore a skeleton-style mask and stole nearly 600 pain-killing pills from a Montgomery County pharmacy.

07/07/2014

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The Overprescribing Of Opioids A Major Cause For Concern

We have a major public health problem in this country and it has to do with the overuse of opioid medications.

11/21/2013

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Prescription Drug Abuse Leads To Monitoring Of Pain Meds

Prescription drug abuse has become such a big issue that computer technology is now in place in many states to track the flow of these medications.

11/06/2013

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Health: Deaths From Prescription Painkiller Overdose Rise Sharply Among Women

There’s been a dramatic increase in the number of women dying from prescription drug overdoses.

07/02/2013

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Doctors As Drug Pushers

Three types of ‘patients’ turn to doctors for pain medication: those who are in pain, those who are addicted to the drugs and those who are filling prescriptions only to sell the drugs on the street.

11/01/2012

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Reformulated Oxycontin Leads Drug Abusers To Opana

Law enforcement agencies are on alert for people who are willing to acquire a powerful painkiller called Opana at point of gun.

07/23/2012

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Former Hatboro Police Detective Accused Of Theft

The Pennsylvania Attorney General says a former Hatboro police detective is under arrest accused of using his position of authority to steal evidence and use confidential informants to buy drugs for his personal use.

05/17/2012

Grand Jury Indicts Marlton Man For Practicing Medicine Without A License

A grand jury indicted a South Jersey man who’s charged for practicing medicine for years without having a license.

03/30/2012

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Doctors Being Trained In Narcotic Prescriptions

The vast majority of physicians find themselves caught between patients who need strong pain medications to deal with chronic problems and manipulative drug addicts just looking for a fix.

02/16/2012

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Death Of Whitney Houston Draws Attention To Problem Of Prescription Drug Abuse

While it will take weeks to determine exactly what took her life, one thing is certain: prescription drug abuse in this country is a growing problem.

02/14/2012

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Doctor At Jefferson Works To Speed Up Process Of Weaning Newborns Off Drugs

A baby born dependent on such drugs as methadone or oxycontin requires an average of five weeks in the hospital for treatment with morphine.

11/20/2011

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Bucks County Spearheading Rx Collections on ‘Drug Take-Back Day,’ Oct. 29th

Experts point out that throwing pharmaceuticals in the trash or down the toilet can contaminate landfills and wastewater with biologically active chemicals.

10/24/2011

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Bucks County Doctor Faces Trial In Sex-For-Drugs Case

Dr. Harris Newman waived his preliminary hearing and was held for trial on charges that include prescribing controlled substances in bad faith and delivery of a controlled substance.

03/10/2011

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