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Kentucky Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against OxyContin Maker

By Brent McCluskey

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has joined two California counties and the city of Chicago in suing the makers of the highly addictive painkiller. MORE  

Anti-Opioid Abuse Groups Call for Resignation of FDA Head

By Victoria Kim

Physicians are calling for Margaret Hamburg to resign because of her agency's approval of the powerful painkiller Zohydro. 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  

New Abuse-Resistant Opioid Receives $60 Million Backing

By John Lavitt

A New York investment firm has ponied up to fund KemPharm's new painkiller technology. MORE  

Shocking Prescription Drug Statistics Highlight Severity of Epidemic

By McCarton Ackerman

With over 100 overdose deaths per day, prescription drugs have become more deadly than car accidents, guns, and suicides. MORE  

Two California Counties Sue Big Pharma For Painkiller 'Deception'

By Shawn Dwyer

Officials from Orange and Santa Clarita counties have sued five of the largest drug companies for false advertising and misleading doctors about narcotic painkillers. MORE  

Should Prescribing Doctors Be Held Responsible When Their Patients OD and Die?

By Remi L. Roy

Rehab admissions have increased, emergency room visits are up and overdose deaths from prescription medication have multiplied dramatically as a result of unregulated prescribing practices. MORE  

Controversial Painkiller Zohydro Being Geared Up for Release

By McCarton Ackerman

The first pure hydrocodone painkiller approved by the FDA will hit the market this week barring a last-minute repeal. MORE  

Medicaid Policies Restrict Opioid Addiction Treatment

By McCarton Ackerman

Some experts say limited access to opioid addiction meds could put addicts' lives in danger. MORE  

Cirque du Soleil Star Treads Opioid Tightrope

By McCarton Ackerman

Joe Putignano explains the balancing act of pain management while in recovery from heroin. MORE  

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