Pill Raids: Here’s How Big Prescription Drug Abuse Is in the U.S.

by Tracy Connor A record-setting raid of pill mills across the South on Wednesday shows that prescription-drug fraud and abuse remains a stubborn problem that has touched every corner of the U.S. — but there have been glimmers of encouraging news. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after a decade-long explosion of…

What Hillary Clinton Could Do About the Opioid Crisis

posted: 05/05/2015 2:37 pm EDT Updated: 05/05/2015 2:59 pm EDT During a recent campaign stop, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised to make the “quiet epidemic” involving heroin and prescription opioids an important part of her presidential campaign — and, presumably, of her presidency, should she be elected. She mentioned the issue of substance misuse again…

Pain killer prescription practices vary widely among US states, study finds

Published July 02, 2014 Reuters Facebook54 Twitter34 Email Print Wide state-by-state variations in how often U.S. doctors prescribe opioid pain killers underline the need for tighter regulations for “pain clinics” that dispense the potentially deadly drugs, particularly in Southern states, a federal agency said on Tuesday. The United States has the highest per-capita consumption of…

8 warning signs your teen may be abusing prescription drugs

By Nicholas Kardaras, M.D. Published October 20, 2012 FoxNews.com Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print taking drugs. Open glass container and some pills in male hand. Gavin Smith (not his real name) sat across from my desk and looked at me with that confident-yet-insecure look of so many high school seniors. Looking at Gavin, you’d think he…