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Anti-Drug Campaigns Shift Focus from Marijuana to Prescription Drugs

After years of focusing primarily on marijuana use, antidrug campaigns from both the private and public sector have turned their attention to what's seen as a more urgent problem: prescription-drug misuse. …

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Dentists Seen as Source for Prescription Pain Pills

Individuals addicted to prescription pain medications often turn to dentists as a source for drugs like codeine, Vicodin and OxyContin. …

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Many Factors Contribute to South Florida's 'Pill Mill Capital' Reputation

A combination of a high concentration of doctors, loose state regulations and lax oversight by law enforcement has helped contribute to South Florida's reputation as America’s "pill mill capital." …

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Roadside Driver Checks Reveal Less Drinking, More Evidence of Drug Use

Random tests of U.S. drivers revealed that fewer Americans are driving drunk, but more have traces of illicit drugs in their bodies. …

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ADHD Drugs Associated with Sudden Death among Kids

A study funded by the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institute of Mental Health found an association between children taking stimulant drugs such as Ritalin or Adderall, used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and sudden unexplained death. …

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Drug Czar Cites Jackson Death in Warning on Prescription Drugs

Autopsy results are not yet in on pop icon Michael Jackson, but Obama administration drug czar Gil Kerlikowske is already citing the singer's death as a cautionary tale about prescription-drug abuse. …

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FDA Strengthens Warnings on Pain Medications Containing Propoxyphene

Manufacturers of pain-relief medication containing propoxyphene -- such as Darvon and Darvocet -- must emphasize the potential risk for overdose by strengthening warning labels on the drugs. …

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FDA Issues Suicide Warnings on Chantix, Zyban

Patients taking the stop-smoking drugs Chantix and Zyban/Wellbutrin should be closely monitored for symptoms of serious mental illness that could lead to the risk of suicide, according to a new directive from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). …

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Top Pain Pills May Be Banned

A federal advisory panel has recommended that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban the painkillers Percocet and Vicodin because of their damaging effects on the liver. …

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Michael Jackson Death Probe Focuses on Prescription Drugs

Officials investigating the death of music icon Michael Jackson are looking at the King of Pop's past struggles with prescription-drug addiction to help determine if his death was due to an overdose. …

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