Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds, Study FindsIn 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.
NJ Developing Lower Prescription Limits For Potentially Addictive PainkillersBottom line, they're just trying to curb the rising tide of addiction from those who take the pills for acute, short term pain.
Interview: Brian Fallon Explains The Gaslight Anthem's "Indefinite Hiatus" And His Solo DebutPainkillers is the solo debut for Fallon, out March 11th. This week he started a tour to support the album, which kicked off Tuesday night at Electric Factory.
Man Gets 7-Year Sentence For Distributing PainkillersState authorities say 44-year-old Marlboro resident David Roth provided the doctor with the names and birth dates of people he had recruited.
New Law Aims To Reduce Number Of Fatal Drug Overdoses In PennsylvaniaA law aimed at reducing drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania takes effect today. Police statewide can now administer an antidote to heroin and painkillers.
Pa. Issues New Guidelines For Prescribing PainkillersPennsylvania 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.
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.
South Jersey Officials Warning Dangerous Painkiller Being Used to Cut HeroinCape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor says officials found fentanyl in an amount of heroin that was recently seized in Wildwood.
Methadone Deaths On The RiseMethadone accounts for 2% of painkiller prescriptions in the US but it is involved in 30% of deaths by prescription painkillers.
Get Rid Of Your Old DrugsAnother reason for parents to clean out medicine cabinets. Abuse of prescription drugs by teens is on the rise.
Treating Neck PainNeck tightness can be frustrating, irritating and it can really slow you down. Here are some treatments.
Philadelphia Doctor Creates Pain Medication 'Contracts' With PatientsA Philadelphia doctor is taking some extra steps to make sure patients getting painkillers from him don't become addicted.