Two vastly different perspectives on painkillers

April 21, 2014 by johntemple

This story in Businessweek India sounds like a drug manufacturers’ press release: http://www.businessinsider.in/Why-America-Needs-This-Dangerous-New-Painkiller/articleshow/33921840.cms

While this one is Big Pharma’s nightmare — a girl gets injured in a car wreck, is prescribed narcotic painkillers and six years later she’s working the streets to buy heroin: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/04/jeremy_mack_victim_heroin_addi.html

Massachusetts trying to ban Zohydro

April 14, 2014 by johntemple

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/2014/04/13/4d8c5424-c189-11e3-bcec-b71ee10e9bc3_story.html

Portable drug can reverse ODs

April 5, 2014 by johntemple

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/04/health/fda-approves-portable-drug-overdose-treatment.html?_r=0

Daily Kos: Big Pharma to blame for rx abuse, not docs

April 1, 2014 by johntemple

New term for me: Big Rehab: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/31/1288674/-CNN-s-Sanjay-Gupta-Plays-The-Blame-Game-With-Prescription-Drugs-America-Loses-VIDEO

New Republic: Doctors to blame for heroin crisis

March 23, 2014 by johntemple

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116922/what-makes-heroin-crisis-different-doctor-prescribed-pills

Miami Herald story: kids died during pill mill epidemic

March 23, 2014 by johntemple

http://www.miamiherald.com/projects/2014/innocents-lost/stories/pill-mills/

Indianapolis Colts owner arrested for pills

March 18, 2014 by johntemple

http://www.wbiw.com/state/archive/2014/03/prescription-drug-abuse-back-in-the-spotlight.php

“American Addict” movie explores roots of epidemic

March 18, 2014 by johntemple

http://www.americanaddictthemovie.com/poll.php

FDA Chief Defends Zohydro as Criticism Intensifies | Top Tech News

March 18, 2014 by johntemple

FDA Chief Defends Zohydro as Criticism Intensifies | Top Tech News.

OxyContin maker may derail Zohydro

March 12, 2014 by johntemple

Zohydro is often called the “new OxyContin,” meaning, a game-changing narcotic painkiller that many fear will trigger a new wave of addiction.

So it’s ironic that Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, could be the one to undermine the new drug.