Archive for October, 2009

  • Huge Prescription Drug Bust in Kentucky

    The largest drug bust in Kentucky’s history occurred this week as state, local, and federal officers raided dozens of homes with felony arrest warrants for 518 people in an attempt to take down the center of an illegal prescription drug trafficking organization.

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  • Purdue Pharma Creates Free Video to Help Prevent Pharmacy Crime

    With the rash of pharmacy robberies and hold-ups stemming from the rise in prescription drug abuse and addiction, Purdue Pharma L.P. and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) partnered to create a video to help educate pharmacists and staff about preventing pharmacy crime. The video, “RxPATROL® Pharmacy Safety and Security,” is available for viewing at

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  • Rep. Mary Bono Mack Calls for Increased Attention to Prescription Drug Abuse

    Representative Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) told members of a congressional panel that the nation’s domestic drug policy should include increased attention to the growing problem of prescription drug abuse.

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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.