Archive for July, 2009

  • Colorado Pharmacy Robbed for Vicodin

    In Longmont, Colorado, an unarmed man successfully robbed a Walgreens pharmacy for the generic form of the painkiller Vicodin. Police said the suspect threatened the pharmacist and appeared very determined to get the drugs.

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse an Epidemic in Kentucky

    In 2006, Kenneth Williams and James Quisenberry killed a Louisville, Kentucky mother and severely injured her daughter while looking for prescription drugs. They robbed Earon Harperr, shot her to death, and then shot 2-year-old Erica Hughes. Fortunately, Erica survived. Williams was sentenced to life in prison without parole earlier this year and Quisenberry was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the crimes.

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  • The Internet: Today’s Drug Dealer

    “The Internet is the new street corner drug dealer,” write CNN’s Drew Griffin and David Fitzpatrick, who were nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Reporting on a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for their pieces on online prescription drug abuse.

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  • States Try to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

    According to an article on CBSNews.com, more than 50 million Americans have admitted to abusing prescription drugs. As a result, 39 states have taken steps to monitor prescription drug use, CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts reports.

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The Pain of Addiction

Vicodin addiction often starts innocently enough. Most people start taking Vicodin or other pain medications after surgery or an injury. But then they can’t stop. They need more to get the same pain relief. They start doctor shopping to get more pills. And the cycle continues until it takes over their lives.