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Prescription Drug Abuse


stop pharma from pushing opioids


With rise of painkiller abuse, a closer look at heroin NPR All Things Considered
FDA now urging tighter control of hydrocodone New York Times
Oregon Governor’s Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force OHA
Painkiller paradox: Feds struggle to control drugs that help and harm NPR
State Estimates of Nonmedical Use of Prescription Pain Relievers NSDUH
Federal panel advises tighter controls on hydrocodone Los Angeles Times
Unused pills raise issue of disposal and risk New York Times
Op Ed: Keep crushable pills off the streets The Hill
Legal drugs, deadly outcome Los Angeles Times
Opiate abuse now exceeds meth abuse in Oregon Coos Bay World
Op Ed: Fighting Rx drug abuse, while treating pain, is a health care crisis Oregonian
Op Ed: Prescription drug abuse problem requires medical intervention Oregonian
Opioid Redux NRPCA newsletter
New US Senate Investigation:
Opioid Manufacturers’ Ties to Medical Groups US Senate
Senate Inquiry Into Painkiller Makers’ Ties New York Times
American Pain Foundation Shuts Down as Investigation Launches ProPublica
OxyContin Manufacturer Subject of Senate Investigation Salem-News
Op Ed: Opioids Are Rarely the Answer New York Times
Tightening the lid on pain prescriptions New York Times
Patient advocacy group funded by success of painkiller drugs Washington Post


Frequency of prescription pain reliever non medical use (2003-2010) Internal Medicine
Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
Oregon Rx Summit
DEA National Take-Back Initiative
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs:
Oregon PDMP
Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Programs
PMP Center of Excellence
CDC Grand Rounds: Prescription Drug Overdoses - a U.S. Epidemic
2000-2011 Oregon drug treatment admissions (by primary drug of abuse)
2003 GAO Report on OxyContin


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