‘Heroin in a Capsule’? Lawmakers Step Up Fight Against FDA-Approved Painkiller Zohydro

‘Heroin in a capsule’? Lawmakers step up fight against FDA-approved painkiller Zohydro
But others, like Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., say the agency should rescind its approval of the painkiller. Manchin, whose home state leads the nation in prescription overdoses and abuse, has worked with New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to overturn the approval.
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Cyrus denies drug abuse, Willis welcomes fifth daughter
The day’s top showbiz news and headlines including Miley Cyrus denies rumors that her illness was caused by drug abuse, Bruce Willis welcomes another daughter, and Jon Hamm premieres his new film. Bob Mezan reports.
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Drug abuse database keeps going with last-minute rescue
TALLAHASSEE — Even from his perch as Pasco County tax collector, Mike Fasano is still making his presence felt in the Capitol when it comes to his signature legislation, the state’s prescription drug monitoring database. When lawmakers ended their annual …
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San Antonio area teen shares story of prescription painkiller abuse
WE WILL HAVE MORE ON THIS STORY COMING UP LATER IN THE NEWSCAST. PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLER ABUSE HAS REACHED EPIDEMIC LEVELS IN THE U.S. THE ACCIDENTAL OVER DOSES ARE NOW GREATER THAN COCAINE AND HEROINE COMBINED. APRIL MOLINA MET UP WITH A LOCAL TEENAGER …
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Government taking steps to combat prescription drug abuse
ATLANTA, Ga. — The federal government is paying attention to prescription painkiller abuse and addiction because the epidemic cuts across all socio-economic boundaries and state borders. Dozens of people have died from opiate-related overdoses this …
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Rally held outside Statehouse to call for more painkiller restrictions
Drug abuse prevention groups, state lawmakers and organized labor leaders rallied outside the Massachusetts Statehouse on Tuesday to call for more restrictions on a powerful new painkiller. Related. Orthodontist suspended after… Plan to overhaul …
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Painkiller addiction can be a gateway to heroin
Stephanie King's parents never thought their daughter would become a heroin addict. She was raised in a quiet middle class community in Delaware. But while studying at the University of Delaware, King was hospitalized for a severe stomach infection.
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