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OxyContin Maker to Pay States Over Marketing Practices

Purdue Pharma, the maker of the painkiller OxyContin, will pay a group of states $19.5 million to settle a complaint about the marketing of the drug. …

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Antidepressants Raise Suicide Risk for Youth, FDA Says

A class of antidepressants that includes Paxil and Zoloft can increase suicidal behavior and thinking among users under age 25, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in requiring new warning labels to that effect. …

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Some Kids Abusing Ambien, Florida Doc Says

Some adolescents are stealing the sleep medication Ambien from their parents' medicine cabinet and using it to get high, according to a doctor at Broward General Hospital in Florida. …

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In Retrial, Prominent Pain Doc Convicted on 16 Counts

Well-known pain doctor William E. Hurwitz was found guilty of 16 counts of drug trafficking by federal jurors. …

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Study Looks at Suboxone Treatment for Prescription Drug Abuse

Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco and others nationally are hoping to determine whether the anti-addiction medication Suboxone -- a mix of buprenorphine and naloxone -- can be used to effectively treat people addicted to prescription opiate-based drugs. …

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Increase Seen in ED Visits for Nonmedical Use of Pharmaceuticals

U.S. emergency department (ED) visits in 2005 involving the nonmedical use of pharmaceuticals or dietary supplements increased by 21% in one year, according to recently released data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network. …

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Few Age Limits on Prescription Drug Abuse

In death, Anna Nicole Smith has become something of a poster child for the problem of prescription-drug misuse. …

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Addiction Resistant Oxycodone: Nice Idea But Will it Work?

Pharmaceutical companies ought to consider how addicts might misuse the 'addiction-resistant' gelatin, suggests a reader from Ontario. …

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Don't Blame Clinics for Methadone ODs, SAMHSA Says

Methadone has been involved in a growing number of drug overdoses, but diversion from methadone clinics is not the source of the problem, according to officials at the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. …

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Women, Whites and Young People More Likely to Abuse Meth, Prescription Drugs

A study of addiction-treatment admissions finds that the profile of people addicted to methamphetamine and prescription narcotics differs from those who use non-stimulant drugs. …

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