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    Sometimes an oft-repeated message ends up being tuned-out. Prescription drug abuse has been getting so much press that the warnings may be in danger of being ignored. Read More…

  • New Study Recommends RX Drug Monitoring Programs Shift To Proactive Approach

    Prescription painkillers account for more overdose deaths annually than for heroin and cocaine combined. Yet few states are fully analyzing the data they collect in programs designed to curb substance abuse and addiction. Read More…

  • More People in Florida Dying from Prescription Drugs than Illicit Ones

    In Florida, a statewide report on drug-related deaths shows that the number of fatalities from prescription drugs continues to surpass those caused by illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine.

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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.