Category Archive for: ‘Prescription Medication Abuse’

A Soldier’s War on Pain

By BARRY MEIER MAY 10, 2014 Four years and a lifetime ago, a new war began for Sgt. Shane Savage. On Sept. 3, 2010, the armored truck he was commanding near Kandahar, Afghanistan, was blown apart by a roadside bomb. His head hit the ceiling so hard that his helmet cracked. His left foot was pinned against the dashboard, crushing 24 …

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Aging Well: Medications Blurring the Line Between Helpful, Harmful

September 28, 2009www.craigdailypress.comTamera Manzanares Chronic pain, anxiety and depression are just a few problems that can send a person to their doctor’s office for relief. Chances are, they will leave with one or more prescriptions for medications. Although prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications can greatly improve a person’s quality of life, misuse can quickly blur the line between feeling better …

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Michael Jackson Death Probe Zeroes in on Medications Found at His Home

July 1, 2009By Andrew Blankstein, Cara Mia DiMassa and Richard Winton Los Angeles Times Authorities investigating the circumstances of Michael Jackson’s death are relying in part on several bags of evidence they have removed over the last week from the pop star’s Holmby Hills mansion, including prescription drugs that one source said were not in Jackson’s name. It will be …

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Michael Jackson and Prescription Drugs: A Window on a Broader U.S. Issue?

July 5, 2009By MICHAEL B. FARRELLABC News The ongoing investigation into Michael Jackson’s death has stirred many questions about the pop icon’s use of prescription drugs and whether overmedicating played a role. While the official cause is not expected for several weeks, colleagues and friends of Mr. Jackson have suggested that a misuse of prescription medication may have been a …

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New Study Blames Prescription Drugs for Bulk of Fatal Overdoses

By Jessica CalefatiDecember 10, 2008USNews.com Research published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association confirms the growing threat posed by abuse of prescription opiates and calls on clinicians to help prevent future cases of addiction and overdose. The study, authored by Aron Hall, finds that a majority of drug overdose deaths in West Virginia in 2006 are linked …

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Doctor Guilty Of Selling $85 Million In Pain Pills Online

By ELAINE SILVESTRINI | The Tampa Tribune October 28, 2008 TAMPA – A 60-year-old physician could be sentenced to decades behind bars after pleading guilty to federal charges that he conspired to create a business that illegally sold $85 million worth of pain medication over the Internet. Juan Antonio Ibanez, who practiced in Tampa, Haines City and Winter Haven, and …

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