Prescription Drug Deaths: Two Stories

Prescription drug deaths: Two stories

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After co-founding the Treatment Research Institute, McLellan worked as the deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy for the Obama administration. One of his main tasks was combating the epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
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Area treatment centers agree on painkiller addiction problem, differ in treatments

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They rarely refer patients for methadone treatment and don't prescribe Suboxone, a newer alternative. But many physicians have warmed to the idea, said Dr. Mark Kraus, a board member for the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Abusing painkillers …
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Chain drug stores call on federal officials to address prescription drug abuse

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“[We] are committed to partnering with law enforcement agencies, policy makers and others to work on viable strategies to solve the problems of prescription drug diversion and abuse,” the letter states. … for Practical Bioethics, Inflexxion Inc …
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Operation OpioidSAFE Rescues Wounded Soldiers From Prescription Drug

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13, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — The United States Army is taking action to help wounded soldiers avoid the added crisis of a prescription drug addiction. Doctors and researchers are now emphasizing providing non-pharmaceutical treatment for pain related …
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