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Iowa Law Credited with Drop in Meth Labs

An Iowa law limiting sales of drugs containing pseudoephedrine has won praise for cutting the number of clandestine methamphetamine labs in the state. …

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DOJ Awards $6.2 Million For Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

The Department of Justice awarded $6.2 million to 22 states under the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. …

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Appalachian Substance Abuse Coalition Highlights Need for Treatment in Southwest Virginia

At a recent coalition meeting, speakers and delegates discussed the causes of, and possible solutions to, the rising rate of prescription drug abuse in Southwest Virginia. …

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1,000 Lawsuits Filed Over OxyContin

Purdue Pharma, the maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin, was hit by about 1,000 separate lawsuits filed on Friday by residents of Staten Island, N.Y. …

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Iowa Drug Database Prompts Privacy Concerns

Iowa lawmakers, doctors, and the Iowa Civil Liberties Union are among those expressing concern about a proposed database that would track prescriptions of controlled substances to prevent diversion and abuse. …

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Youth Trade Drugs at 'Pharming' Parties

Prescribed Ritalin, OxyContin stolen from medicine cabinets at home, and other psychoactive prescription drugs are the stock in trade at so-called "pharming parties," where young people trade medicines and often mix pills with alcohol to get high. …

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Report: More in Treatment for Meth, Pain Meds

Addiction-treatment admissions for methamphetamine and narcotic pain medications jumped sharply between 2002 and 2003, according to statistics from the federal Treatment Episodes Data Set (TEDS) report. …

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Fentanyl Deaths Probed by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking into deaths among patients using a transdermal-patch version of the drug fentanyl, a powerful painkiller. …

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Treatment Admissions Increase in 2003

SAMHSA announce the release of new research showing that admissions to addiction treatment involving methamphetamine and narcotic pain medications increased sharply from 2002 to 2003. …

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FDA Pulls Palladone, Citing Alcohol OD Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has pulled Purdue Pharma's powerful new painkiller Palladone from the market, citing the risk of fatal overdose among patients who take the drug and drink alcohol. …

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