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New FDA Rules Could Cut Narcotics Prescriptions

New restrictions will be placed on prescription of two dozen powerful Schedule II narcotic drugs including OxyContin, methadone and morphine. …

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FDA Advised to Pull Darvocet Off Market

The pain medications Darvon and Darvocet should be pulled off the market, according to a recommendation approved on a 14-12 vote by a panel of medical experts assembled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). …

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Va. Treatment Programs Get OxyContin Settlement Money

Virginia officials recently awarded $650,000 in grants to addiction treatment and prevention programs, distributing money from a settlement with the makers of the powerful painkiller OxyContin. …

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Army's Approach to Drug Treatment Criticized

While more returning U.S. soldiers struggle with addiction to painkillers prescribed by Army doctors to treat their combat injuries, the U.S. Army's approach to treating addicted soldiers is drawing increasing criticism. …

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U.S. Supreme Court to Review School Strip-Search Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide whether allowing schools to conduct strip-searches is a reasonable way to prevent drug use in schools; the court is reviewing a case where a school official ordered a strip-search of a middle-school student to see if she was carrying prescription-strength ibuprofen. …

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Study Finds ADHD Medication Often Used as College Study Aid

More than one in 20 college students misuses drugs intended to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but those who do so typically use the drugs as a study aid, not to get high, researchers found. A study undertaken by researchers from …

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More Vigilance, Better Electronic Records Needed, Not Less Use of Opioids to Control Pain

CDC Study of West Virginia Overdoses Suggests Need for Better Compliance Monitoring, Contend McLellan and Turner in Special JAMA Editorial Physicians who prescribe opioids should be more vigilant and step up monitoring, but not avoid prescribing these drugs when needed …

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Youth Use of Legal Drugs Eclipses Illicit-Drug Use, Annual Survey Reports

The War on Drugs has long been cast as a battle against illegal narcotics, but the latest federal data shows that seven of the top 10 drugs being misused by high-school seniors are legal prescription or over-the-counter medications. …

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Painkiller Overdose Deaths Rising, Study Says

A new study suggests that deaths from accidental overdoses of prescription medications in the U.S. are on the rise, U.S. News and World Report reported Dec. 9. The study, which focused on accidental deaths in the state of West Virginia, …

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SAMHSA Releases New Data on Drug-Related Hospital Emergency Department Visits, 2006

The latest Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) report indicates that more than 1.7 million visits for treatment were associated with some form of substance misuse or abuse. …

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