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Painkillers Come Really Easy With the Right NYC Doctor

More than 80 percent of prescriptions for pills like OxyContin and Vicodin came from just 15 percent of New York City's drug-providing doctors in 2010, according to a new report from the Bloomberg administration, while more than 30 percent of the opioid prescriptions were written by just one percent of ... More »
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Patients 13 To 24 Given Opioids For Pain More Than Twice As Likely To Become Addicted If They Have Mental Health Disorder

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

Long-term use and abuse of opioid painkillers, such as OxyContin and Vicodin, has markedly increased in the United States in the last two decades. Of note, prescription opioids constitute 86.9 percent of prescription drug misuse amo... Read Post

Panel Turns Down FDA Proposal To Control Prescription Narcotic Painkillers

Health : Medical News Today (5 years ago)

An FDA (Food and Drug Administration), USA Advisory Committee voted 25 to 10 against a proposal to reduce the abuse and misuse of long-acting narcotic painkillers, such as OxyContin or Vicodin. Although the Advisory Committee's reco... Read Post

On painkillers and thinking about getting pregnant? Better talk to your doctor.

Health : The Checkup (last month)

More than one-fourth of women who might become pregnant are getting prescriptions for opiod painkillers, such as Vicodin and Oxycontin, that can cause birth defects and other serious problems early in pregnancy, according to a repor... Read Post

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