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Prescription Drugs for Pain

What are Pain Prescription Drugs Pain prescription drugs, known as opioids or narcotics, can provide individuals with relief from severe discomfort. However, the use of these medications comes with a high risk of addiction. In fact, prescription drug abuse has been on the rise over the past several years. Learn more about the facts and…

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Prescription Drug Takeback Program

On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is partnering with local agencies around the country, giving the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. You can bring unwanted pills…

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Use of Potent Opioid Painkillers Grows Despite Concerns about Rising Rates of Opioid Dependence

Potent opioid painkiller prescriptions has been a growing concern over the past decade. According to statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, enough prescription painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate each American citizen every four hours for an entire month. Despite these alarming figures and worry about the addictive nature of these painkillers,…