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Ryan: Make Opioids Harder To Abuse

By Dr. Shawn Ryan Prescription drug abuse in America has been called an epidemic. As a dually trained physician who sees addicted individuals in my chemical dependency practice and in the...
Posted on Jul 07, 2015
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McAllister & Anderson: Stop Rx Drug Abuse, but Preserve Access

By Rick McAllister and Steven C. Anderson If there were an easy way to end prescription drug abuse while ensuring that patients maintain legitimate access to these medications, we suspect it...
Posted on Jun 18, 2015
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Volkow: Addiction is a Disease of Free Will

By Dr. Nora Volkow When I was five or six years old, my grandfather — my mother’s father — died of what I was always told were complications of heart disease. It was not until much later,...
Posted on Jun 17, 2015
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Silverglate: When Treating Pain Brings a Criminal Indictment

By Harvey Silverglate Federal drug-enforcement officials have made it a serious felony for doctors to overprescribe painkillers or, as the applicable law states, to prescribe controlled...
Posted on Jun 16, 2015
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Bono, Dean, and Levi: With Opioid Abuse and Fatalities on the Rise, It’s Time for a Truly Collaborative Effort

By Mary Bono, Arthur T. Dean, and Jeffrey Levi The faces that represent today’s opioid abuse epidemic are startling. So often, they are people with familiar stories of jobs, of families, of...
Posted on Jun 11, 2015
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Charleston Daily Mail: Troubling Decision from WV Supreme Court

Editorial, Charleston Daily Mail In its seemingly never-ending campaign to make this state as friendly to plaintiffs’ lawyers as possible, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals last week...
Posted on Jun 09, 2015
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Webster: Six Ways To End the Opioid Crisis

By Dr. Lynn R. Webster Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton only recently announced her bid for office in 2016, she has already declared a few important issues on her presidential agenda,...
Posted on Jun 01, 2015
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Brown: Drug Overdoses Are on the Rise Across OH

By Sherrod Brown In 2013, we saw a record 2,110 fatal overdoses in our state. Opioid abuse in particular has wreaked havoc across Ohio, devastating thousands of families. When it’s easier for...
Posted on Jun 01, 2015
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Lowell Sun Editorial: Time for United Front in Drug Abuse Fight

The Lowell Sun Editorial If you want to know why the fight against opiate-opioid abuse in this state remains such an uphill battle, just take a look at The Sun‘s front page on Friday. There...
Posted on Jun 01, 2015
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