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New Statistics Show Prescription Drug Deaths Quadrupled In U.S.

By McCarton Ackerman

The number of overdoses have skyrocketed in recent years, particularly among older Americans. MORE  

Virginia AG Determined to Tackle Opiate Addiction Problem

By Victoria Kim

With overdoses skyrocketing in the Commonwealth, Mark Herring wants more accountability from dealers and doctors. MORE  

Addiction Is Top Concern For Patients Prescribed Narcotics

By Victoria Kim

Over a third of patients prescribed opioid painkillers voiced concerns about addiction, poll shows. MORE  

Obama Administration Hosts Opioid Addiction Summit

By Shawn Dwyer

Attorney General Eric Holder was one of several prominent figures on hand to deliver remarks on the nation’s growing battle with heroin addiction. MORE  

Mass Gov Continues Fight Against Opioid Abuse

By Shawn Dwyer

Gov. Deval Patrick has stepped up to the plate again to curb the growing opioid crisis in the Northeast. MORE  

Chicago Sues Drug Companies for Addiction Problems

By McCarton Ackerman

The nation's third-largest city joined two California counties in laying blame for opioid addiction at the feet of Big Pharma. MORE  

Massachusetts Governor Keeps Pushing For Zohydro Restrictions

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite getting smacked down by a district judge, Gov. Deval Patrick is trying a different way to curb potential abuse of the powerful opioid. MORE  

Judge Says MA Governor "Out Of Line" For Banning Zohydro

By McCarton Ackerman

The governor took unilateral action in banning the powerful opioid painkiller in response to what has been deemed a severe public health emergency. MORE  

New 'Abuse-Resistant' Painkiller May Torpedo Zohydro

By Paul Gaita

The news of Purdue Pharma's intention to rival Zohydro has caused the drug's maker, Zogenix, to see its stock drop by more than 20 percent. MORE  

Addicts Becoming More Frequent, Younger in Maine

By Shawn Dwyer

State welcome signs read “The Way Life Should Be,” but Maine has rapidly become one of the country’s biggest abusers of prescription painkillers. MORE  

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