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  • How to Identify Signs of Vicodin Addiction

    When used as prescribed, Vicodin is the answer for many individuals who need pain management. Because any opiate can become addictive, it’s very important to be aware of the signs of addiction. Another dangerous aspect of Vicodin is the rate at which tolerance can be built up. The more a person uses Vicodin for pain management, the higher their tolerance becomes.
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  • FDA Proposing New Controls on Most Commonly Abused Opioids

    Opioids are synthetic pain relievers and Americans take more of them than anyone else in the world. The United States represents only five percent of the world’s population and yet we consume 80 percent of the world’s opioid painkillers, with national use quadrupling since 1999. Now the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is attempting to curb that problem by making the pills harder to get.

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  • People in New Jersey, Michigan and Massachusetts Arrested for Vicodin Crimes

    NJ Women Forges Doctor’s Signature to Get Vicodin

    Hazlet Police say thirty-three-year-old Rachel Kerns was trying to use a stolen prescription for Vicodin and forging a signature at a local pharmacy. Kerns, who lives at Sam’s Mobile Park, attempted to use a blank prescription that she stole from her employer, a doctor. Kerns put her husband’s name down for the prescription and then forged the doctor’s signature. When she tried to have the prescription filled at the Drug$mart Pharmacy the pharmacist knew it was fake – the pharmacist and the doctor are cousins. The pharmacist called police who then went to Kerns’ trailer and arrested her. Kearns was charged with forgery, criminal attempt to possess a controlled dangerous substance and receiving stolen property.

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  • Crimes Involving Vicodin, Heroin, Meth and Alcohol

    Jeep Owner Arrested for Heroin Crimes

    A search by Oregon authorities of a 1998 Jeep Cherokee that was located at a residence in Coos Bay uncovered heroin and other narcotics. South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team agents found heroin, packaging material, drug paraphernalia, scales, suspected hashish and 15 assorted pills initially identified as Vicodin, methadone, Suboxone and OxyContin. The Jeep belonged to twenty-five-year-old Mitchell T. Summers and was seized because it was used in a crime. Summers was charged with two counts of possession of opiates, two counts of delivery of opiates, unlawful possession of heroin, unlawful delivery of heroin and unlawful manufacture of heroin.

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  • Vicodin Addiction News

    Traffic Stop Lands Two Men in Jail

    Vincent Joseph Johnson, 44, and Lukeus Nathan Coleman, 35, of Corning, California, were arrested on Saturday, Sept. 11 following a routine traffic stop for multiple traffic violations. According to authorities, Johnson was in possession of a crushed glass meth pipe and generic Vicodin pills without a valid prescription. He was booked on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. Coleman had a plastic baggy with 1.9 grams of crystal methamphetamine concealed in his pants. He was charged with suspicion of possession and transportation of a controlled substance Read More…

  • A Doctor and a Fire Captain Part of This Week’s Vicodin News Report

    Criminal Convicted for Seattle Pharmacy Robbery

    Tyler Ljubich has been convicted of Robbery First Degree for his armed robbery of OxyContin and Vicodin from the Westside Pharmacy in West Seattle, Washington. Because Ljubich has a prior conviction (for a drive-by shooting), he faces 41 to 54 months in jail. Read More…

  • Vicodin News this Week

    Prescription Drug Thief Convicted of Seattle Robbery

    Tyler Ljubich has been convicted of Robbery First Degree for his armed robbery of OxyContin and Vicodin from the Westside Pharmacy in West Seattle, Washington. Because Ljubich has a prior conviction for a drive-by shooting he faces 41 to 54 months in jail. Read More…

  • Illegal Prescription Drug Ring and Corey Haim’s Death

    California authorities have made an arrest in what they say is a massive fraud ring involving prescription drugs; there may also be a direct link to the recent overdose death of 1980s teen icon Corey.

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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.