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Drug Companies Receive FDA Warnings for Selling Unapproved Narcotics

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings to nine companies to stop manufacturing and shipping unapproved narcotic pain medication. …

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Country Singer Tours to Raise Funds for Addiction Research

Kelliegh Bannen, an emerging Nashville star, is honoring the memory of her brother by performing 90 shows in 90 days to raise money for addiction research. …

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Treatment Programs Admitting More Patients Addicted to Painkillers

Five percent of all individuals in addiction treatment programs are primarily addicted to prescription drugs, up from just 1 percent in 1997. …

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Anna Nicole Smith's Boyfriend, Doctors Face Drug Charges

California authorities have charged Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend, Howard Kevin Stern, and her doctors with illegally supplying Smith with prescription drugs. …

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U.N. Narcotics Board Urges Regulation of Internet Pharmacies

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is calling for greater international cooperation, regulation and law enforcement to prevent online drug trafficking. …

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Pain and the Nonmedical Use of Prescription Opioids

This population-based survey collected demographic, psychiatric, and substance use data to determine whether nonmedical use of prescription opioids is driven by untreated pain. …

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UN Agency Warns on Marijuana, Prescription Drugs

The International Narcotics Control Board's annual report includes a warning against potent pot and calls for greater controls on Internet pharmacies, but also says that opiate-based painkillers need to be made more available globally. …

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Panel Issues Guidelines for Physicians Prescribing Methadone

A panel of independent physicians has developed cardiac-safety recommendations for prescribing methadone, an anti-addiction opiate that also has become increasingly popular as a painkiller. …

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Appalachian Regional Commission Awards Prevention Grants

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a total of $296,800 to nine nonprofit groups in Appalachia for alcohol and other drug prevention projects. Grantees came from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, and Tennessee. …

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Study: Painkiller Misuse Up Among Young Adults

A study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Heath Services Administration (SAMHSA) says that prescription painkiller misuse among young adults has increased even as non-medical use by teenagers decreased between 2002 and 2007. …

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