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Majority of ER Overdoses Caused By Prescription Painkillers

By Victoria Kim

Overdoses caused by prescription painkillers have skyrocketed in the past decade. MORE  

Neurology Experts Say Risk of Painkillers Outweigh Benefits

By Victoria Kim

The American Academy of Neurology issued a warning about taking powerful painkillers to treat non-cancer conditions. 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  

New Mexico Overdoses Decline For Second Straight Year

By McCarton Ackerman

Could the drop in states like New Mexico and Georgia be the start of a national trend? MORE  

U.S. War Veteran Addicted to Opiates Due to Lack of Treatment Options

By Bryan Le

The Department of Veteran's Affairs gave Justin Minyard prescription painkillers instead of discussing options with him. MORE  

Dot-Com Millionaire Caught Selling Painkillers

By Chrisanne Grise

A co-founder of Live Online faces a long prison sentence after being felled by her addiction to Rx drugs. MORE  

Florida Sees Surge in Addicted Newborns

By Chrisanne Grise

Despite the state's crackdown on pill mills, the number of addicted babies has risen six-fold since 2004. MORE  

Opana Abuse Overtakes Oxy

By McCarton Ackerman

The crushable pill has replaced OxyContin as the most abused prescription painkiller in the US. MORE  

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