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Apr 17, 2013 at 8:12 AM
Federal health regulators will require generic versions of the best-selling painkiller OxyContin to include recent formulation changes designed to make the pill harder to abuse.
Mar 17, 2013 at 11:49 AM
If pioneering physician Kermit Gosnell set out to offer women safe, legal abortions in the 1970s, that's far from what drug investigators say they found inside his West Philadelphia clinic in 2010.
Mar 13, 2013 at 8:07 AM
Nearly every woman takes a medication at some point during pregnancy. Yet there's disturbingly little easy-to-understand information about which drugs pose a risk to her baby, and what to do about it.
Feb 22, 2013 at 8:26 AM
Dead mice laced with painkillers are about to rain down on Guam's jungle canopy. They are scientists' prescription for a headache that has caused the tiny U.S. territory misery for more than 60 years: the brown tree snake.
Feb 19, 2013 at 2:45 PM
Drug overdose deaths rose for the 11th straight year, federal data show, and most of them were accidents involving addictive painkillers despite growing attention to risks from these medicines.
Feb 19, 2013 at 2:43 PM
Drug overdose deaths rose for the 11th straight year, federal data show, and most of them were accidents involving addictive painkillers despite growing attention to risks from these medicines.
Jan 17, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been moved from a drug treatment center to the Montana State Prison for threatening a staff member and other unspecified behavioral problems at the center, a corrections official said Thursday.
Jan 3, 2013 at 9:17 PM
It started as an ABC News exclusive investigation and KATU News learned Thursday that the University of Oregon has given out the drug.
Nov 13, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Authorities say heroin use in Lane County is on the rise. Officers say they are seeing quantities at the same level as methamphetamine.
Nov 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM
Westview High School student Raghav Tripathi's research on a promising “painless painkiller” that may reduce unintended side-effects and addiction associated with modern prescription pain medicine won him a $3,000 scholarship and a trip to ...
Nov 2, 2012 at 10:18 AM
Merck & Co. Inc. has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Missouri consumers of the prescription pain reliever Vioxx in a deal that could cost the drugmaker up to $220 million, lawyers for the consumers said.
Jul 9, 2012 at 1:42 PM
Drugmakers that market powerful painkiller medications will be required to fund training programs to help U.S. doctors and other health professionals safely prescribe the drugs, which are blamed for thousands of fatal overdoses each year.
Jul 8, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Out-of-state trips by "prescription" tourists have complicated the challenges investigators face trying to stem the flow of painkillers, whose prevalence have made drug overdoses the leading cause of accidental death in dozens of states.
Jul 4, 2012 at 3:36 PM
Health officials say methadone is involved in nearly one-third of deaths from prescription painkillers. But overdose deaths from methadone appear to have peaked.
Jun 19, 2012 at 4:38 PM
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf could spend 15 months locked down in Montana, first in a secure drug treatment facility and then in a pre-release living center as part of a judge's sentence following Leaf's guilty plea for breaking into a house and...