Category Archive for: ‘prescription painkillers’

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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FDA Plans Curb Of Opioid Pain Killer Abuse

December 5, 2009VisitBulgariaHenry Aaron The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been provided with plans from manufacturers of 24-different prescription painkillers for curbing opioid drug abuse. FDA has been pressurizing these pharmaceutical companies to figure out a way of stopping the hundreds of fatal medication overdoses that occur each year. According to the Associated Press, executives from Johnson …

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Prescriptions Now Biggest Cause of Fatal Drug Overdoses

October 6, 2009USA TODAYLiz Szabo Addiction to prescription painkillers — which kill thousands of Americans a year — has become a largely unrecognized epidemic, experts say. In fact, prescription drugs cause most of the more than 26,000 fatal overdoses each year, says Leonard Paulozzi of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of overdose deaths from opioid painkillers …

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