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Kentucky Teens Impacted By Drug Abuse Eligible For College Scholarship

By McCarton Ackerman

Once again, the Sarah Shay Memorial Scholarship and the Michael Donta Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to high school students affected by drugs. MORE  

Maker of Zohydro ER Submits Resistant-Proof Drug to FDA

By John Lavitt

Under the microscope, pharmaceutical company Zogenix is trying to stave off controversy over its highly-addictive new painkiller. MORE  

DEA Puts Tighter Restrictions on Prescription Painkillers

By Brent McCluskey

The DEA reclassified hydrocodone painkillers to Schedule II drugs. Meanwhile, marijuana remains Schedule I. MORE  

America Consumes 80% of the World's Prescription Painkillers

By John Lavitt

Though ranking 24th in literacy and dead last among developed nations in healthcare, the U.S. is number one when it comes to taking prescription drugs. 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  

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  

National Take-Back Initiative Marks Shift in U.S. Drug Policy

By John Lavitt

Drop-off boxes for prescription drugs have been cropping up all across the country. MORE  

Study Shows Sharp Increase in Drug-Related Suicide Attempts

By John Lavitt

A staggering number of people use prescription medication, not illegal drugs, to attempt suicide. MORE  

DEA Imposes New Rules to Combat Hydrocodone Threat

By Bryan Le

It's about to become a lot harder to get prescriptions for hydrocodone-based medications thanks to new DEA rules. MORE  

White House Clamps Down on Narcotic Drug Prescriptions

By McCarton Ackerman

Hydrocodone combination drugs like Vicodin will be reclassified in an effort to reduce drug abuse. MORE  

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Kentucky Teens Impacted By Drug Abuse Eligible For College Scholarship

Once again, the Sarah Shay Memorial Scholarship and the Michael Donta Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to high school students affected by drugs.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Contributing to Greater Naloxone Access

The actor's death has triggered dozens of states to enact naloxone programs and Good Samaritan laws.

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014

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Divorced or Separated Women Report Higher Stress and More Drug Use Than Men

Women who had ended their marriages reported higher levels of drug and alcohol use as a means to relieve stress.

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Banned Drugs Still Found in Weight-Loss Supplements

A new study shows that banned drugs and even anabolic steroids are still found in dietary supplements and sexual enhancement aids.

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