There’s a perception that they are safe, but they’re not ... They are still medications – with Codeine or Vicodin. They can kill you if you take too much of it or if you are taking other medication at the same time.
Many of us have anecdotal evidence of the value of this. Doctors' groups have endorsed this, nurses. It is a substance, which is much more benign than, for example, powerful prescription drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin and the rest. The scourge of these drugs is well known. This is not true of the medical use of marijuana
Hawaii ranks 24 in the nation for the number of Hydrocodone prescriptions sold in doctor’s offices, but only 43 when Hydrocodone is sold in a retail pharmacy. Could there be a perverse incentive for dispensing doctors to prescribe this addictive pain killer so much more often?More quotes »
FDA move may raise painkiller overdose deaths, some say
would be the first pure hydrocodone medication available in the United States. Zogenix says Zohydro is safer than other hydrocodone medications because it doesn't contain acetaminophen, which has been proven to cause liver injuries if used long-term.An FDA Read more »
Schumer pursues bill to address hydrocodone abuse
in Glen Oaks, Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the bipartisan bill would mirror one passed by New York in February that would change hydrocodone, the generic name for Vicodin , Norco and Lortab, from a Schedule III drug to a Schedule II drug.That means a doctor couldn't Read more »
Editorial: Don't let painkillers that are easy to abuse
whether to approve a new medication called Zohydro ER, which is the narcotic hydrocodone in an extended release capsule. Hydrocodone , as well as oxycodone, the key drug in OxyContin , belongs to a group of addictive medications that includes morphine and Read more »
Nyack physician admits selling painkiller prescriptions to drug dealers
A Nyack physician has admitted selling painkiller prescriptions to drug dealers from his offices in midtown Manhattan and Rockland County, authorities said.Dr. David Brizer pleaded guilty in Rockland County Court Friday to felony drug sale, drug possession Read more »
Dr. Felix Rodriguez pleads guilty to supplying drug ring with oxycodone
A Bronx doctor who illegally gave oxycodone prescriptions to drug dealers who wound up peddling the powerful painkiller on Yonkers streets pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court, authorities said.Dr. Felix Rodriguez, 50, was charged in October along with Read more »
Around the web
Hydrocodone found during traffic stop
from around the web GRAND FORKS (AP) — The Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department said deputies found more than 500 hidden hydrocodone pills hidden during a traffic stop. The sheriff’s department said deputies stopped the car Wednesday afternoon and discovered the from Jamestown Sun Read more »
Heroin Task Force presents first public forum on prescription drug abuse
The heart-wrenching story of a school principal who lost his son to drugs and the first-person story of a woman’s heroin addiction gripped the attention of parents attending the first Community Forum on Prescription Drug Abuse presented by the Delaware Cou from Deleware County News Network Read more »
HSBC's Stephen King: fiscal stimulus now an 'addictive painkiller'
Stephen King, chief global economist at HSBC, argues that stimulus "started off as a powerful course of antibiotics designed to cure the problem", but it has now "become a course of addictive painkillers". Exiting these policies is "very tricky", he adds. from The Telegraph Read more »
Mario Williams Texts His Feelings, Gets Backstabbed
Marzouki and her lawyer just revealed that Williams texted her a series of messages in which he admitted to suicidal thoughts and painkiller use. Williams now says he was venting his anger and frustration while recovering from wrist surgery, and his mental from EveryJoe Read more »
AUDIO: Methadone 'an emotional painkiller'
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