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Pa. Issues New Guidelines For Prescribing Painkillers

Pennsylvania has issued new guidelines for medical professionals on the use of opioid painkillers in an effort to stem the rising tide of prescription drug addiction.

07/15/2014

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Kermit Gosnell Gets 30 Years In Drug Sentencing

A Philadelphia doctor already serving life in prison for performing rogue abortions has been sentenced to a concurrent 30 years for distributing painkillers.

12/16/2013

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South Jersey Officials Warning Dangerous Painkiller Being Used to Cut Heroin

Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor says officials found fentanyl in an amount of heroin that was recently seized in Wildwood.

11/22/2013

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Methadone Deaths On The Rise

Methadone accounts for 2% of painkiller prescriptions in the US but it is involved in 30% of deaths by prescription painkillers.

11/07/2012

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Get Rid Of Your Old Drugs

Another reason for parents to clean out medicine cabinets. Abuse of prescription drugs by teens is on the rise.

04/11/2012

Neck

Treating Neck Pain

Neck tightness can be frustrating, irritating and it can really slow you down. Here are some treatments.

01/16/2012

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Philadelphia Doctor Creates Pain Medication ‘Contracts’ With Patients

A Philadelphia doctor is taking some extra steps to make sure patients getting painkillers from him don’t become addicted.

04/12/2011

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