Posts Tagged ‘prescription painkillers’

Win a copy of The Death Proclamation of Generation X by Max Furek!

May 5, 2010
The Death Proclamation of Generation X: A Self-Fulfilling Prophesy of Goth, Grunge and Heroin by Max Furek

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June 22, 2009


Critical Action Needed by June 30, 2009

Tell the FDA to Protect Access to Important Pain Medications!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may remove important pain medications from the market or could very likely limit access to certain pain medications that currently are legally prescribed to millions of Americans suffering from pain.

Send the FDA Your Comments:

Read the American Pain Foundation Alert and take action!


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SOARING? Former Eagle Sam Rayburn [Allegedly] Forged Prescriptions for Painkillers

May 7, 2009

From Comcast SPORTSNET:

Former NFL player Sam Rayburn is facing drug-related charges in his Oklahoma hometown.

The 28-year-old Rayburn was charged Tuesday in Grady County District Court with two felony counts of obtaining or attempting to obtain a controlled substance by forgery or fraud.

According to court papers, prosecutors are alleging that Rayburn presented forged prescriptions to try to obtain Percocet and Lortab, which are addictive painkillers.

Rayburn was arraigned on Tuesday and is free on $2,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for June 24.

The Grady County court clerk’s office said Rayburn does not yet have an attorney, and attempts to reach Rayburn at his Chickasha home Wednesday were not successful.

Rayburn played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2003 to 2006.

Are you people hearing me yet? (-Ed.)


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Painkiller Epidemic Update: Ohio Has Twice As Many Pharmacy Robberies As Bank Robberies

October 27, 2008
There have been almost twice as many pharmacy robberies this year in Columbus as bank robberies.

The prescription painkiller OxyContin is the primary target in most pharmacy robberies.

As of last week Columbus, Ohio has racked up a record-smashing 56 pharmacy robberies this year, compared to “only” 29 bank robberies. So what’s going on here? Are prescription painkillers becoming more valuable than money itself? Short answer: Yes.


Painkiller Epidemic Update: Thousands of Young Kids Accidentally Ingest Prescription Painkillers

September 8, 2008
Mr. Yuk means no!

Mr. Yuk means no!

According to the Web site, a recent study has found that adult prescription painkillers are responsible for poisoning thousands of children each year.

The study found that:

  • The average age of the kids taking the meds meant for adults was 2.
  • Nearly all of the medications were prescribed for an adult in the household.
  • Most (92%) of the medications were ingested by children at home.
  • According to the article, which quoted a recent study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center-Denver Health, “researchers found that more than 9,000 kids ingested a prescription painkillermostly hydrocodone (Vicodin) and oxycodone (OxyContin), and with horrible results: eight deaths (every one a child under the age of 3), 43 life-threatening or debilitating illnesses, and 214 moderate but not deadly effects.”

    Click here to read the article in its entirety.



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