PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Magan Kilgore in Prescription drugs
October 9, 2017

Powerful and Free

People never sit down and think about how the addiction gets started. It can start with a toothache, and I would have never thought it would be a toothache that caused me to begin a horrible journey of becoming addicted to opioids.

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Erica in Prescription drugs
July 24, 2017

Types of Prescription Painkillers

Prescription painkillers are a growing problem in this country as the opioid epidemic only continues to become worse. The increasing number of prescriptions being written is adding to this figure and so is the occurrence of abuse and addiction to these drugs.

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Erica in Prescription drugs
June 14, 2017

OxyContin: Why It’s So Addictive and How to Get Help

Prescription drugs are being prescribed now more than ever before and unfortunately, more people are also becoming addicted to them. Painkillers are by far the most addictive as they are used to help alleviate pain, but the body builds a tolerance over time and as a result, abuse of them occurs.

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Karen in Prescription drugs
May 6, 2017

Enid, Oklahoma Makes “Top 15” List of Addicted Cities

Making the Top 15 List of Addicted Cities is not exactly something the Enid Chamber of Commerce wants to promote to visitors. But perhaps it’s better that the citizens of Enid know the situation in their own town.

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Erica in Prescription drugs
May 5, 2017

Opiate Warning: Hydromorphone, Hydrocodone, and Oxycodone

Opiate abuse has become an epidemic as more people are treating pain with prescription drugs and becoming dependent on them. The most prescribed drugs are oxycodone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone, which are all highly addictive and can have deadly consequences.

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Karen in Prescription drugs
April 5, 2017

Loading Our Senior Citizens Up with Pills… That May End Up on the Illicit Market

If you look closely, there are plenty of signs that senior citizens may simply be loaded up with pills rather than receiving the right care to heal their injuries or ailments. In some cases, this has put so many pills in the hands of the elderly that they take to selling them just to make ends meet.…

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Karen in Prescription drugs
October 13, 2016

DEA Intervenes to Reduce Number of Painkillers in Circulation

In early October 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration released an order to pharmaceutical manufacturers to reduce the number of controlled prescription drugs that could be made in 2017. While this action is designed to reduce the number of pills on the market and being abused, there’s no guarantee that those in pain may suffer in the transition.

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