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Stories with subject: Drug addiction
  • Doctors group issues guidelines on pain medications 
    Updated: May-21-15 3:29 pm

    BOSTON - A group representing 25,000 doctors in Massachusetts issued new guidelines Thursday for prescribing pain medication, citing an epidemic of opioid abuse that claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in the state last year.

  • Summit to focus on drug addiction in W.Va. 
    Updated: May-21-15 2:23 am

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A West Virginia state delegate says he'll be holding a summit in Charleston that focuses on drug addiction in the state.

  • DEA raids clinics, pharmacies in 'pill mill' crackdown story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 7:01 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Authorities raided medical clinics, pharmacies and other locations across the South on Wednesday as part of a Drug Enforcement Administration attempt to thwart illegal prescription drug sales.

  • Sen. Ayotte highlights drug-exposed newborn legislation 
    Updated: May-18-15 3:41 pm

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Medical providers and first responders on Monday urged Sen. Kelly Ayotte to consider further incorporating mental health treatment into her efforts to address New Hampshire's heroin and prescription drug crisis.

  • Prison for heroin addict who killed man he met on Craigslist 
    Updated: May-11-15 3:01 pm

    NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania - A heroin addict charged with robbing and killing a man he met through a Craigslist ad seeking sex was sentenced Monday to 40 to 80 years in prison.

  • Officials discuss state's ongoing heroin issues 
    Updated: May-08-15 12:47 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Politicians, police officers and anti-drug advocates said Friday that New Hampshire's growing heroin and opioid addiction is a social, economic and family problem that requires collaborative prevention and treatment efforts.

  • Lawmakers to discuss heroin scourge in western New York 
    Updated: May-07-15 3:04 am

    ALBANY, New York - A panel of state lawmakers is headed to western New York to discuss the problems posed by addiction to heroin and other opiates.

  • Gov. Sandoval signs bill to fight prescription drug abuse 
    Updated: May-05-15 2:10 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill Tuesday aimed at intervening before patients get hooked on painkillers and making it easier for people to access medicine that can reverse potentially deadly overdoses.

  • Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 7:11 am

    ZHARI, Afghanistan - It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan - the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin.

  • Companies ask Boone judge to keep suit's pill records sealed 
    Updated: May-03-15 3:08 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Eleven pharmaceutical drug distributors have asked a judge to deny the state's request to unseal a court filing containing information about their shipments to West Virginia pharmacies.

  • Randolph meeting draws about 100 concerned citizens, addicts 
    Updated: May-03-15 12:46 pm

    RANDOLPH, Vermont - About 100 people - many of them addicts - attended a police meeting on fentanyl-laced heroin in Randoph, Vermont, where a man died of an overdose in a convenience store bathroom 10 days ago.

  • 2 W.Va. churches organize garden to help drug addicts 
    Updated: May-03-15 9:51 am

    PARKERSBURG, West Virginia - Two churches are working together to provide free and healthy produce while helping participants battle drug problems.

  • Officials: More than 1,000 overdose deaths in 2014 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 3:32 pm

    BOSTON - State health officials say more than 1,000 people died as a result of opioid-related overdoses in Massachusetts last year - an increase of 33 percent from 2012 and part of an ongoing spike in deaths blamed on prescription drug and heroin abuse.

  • Woman who lost grandson to heroin takes on drug addiction 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 4:14 am

    ST. JOSEPH, Michigan - Carol Stockman's grandson seemed to be steadily on the road to recovery from heroin addiction.

  • Scott offers proposal to rehabilitate drug offenders 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 4:59 pm

    LAGRANGE, Kentucky - Republican gubernatorial candidate Will T. Scott said Friday that non-violent drug addicts should be put on an alternate path in Kentucky's corrections system as a way to bolster public safety, cut prison costs and reduce reoffenders in a state struggling with drug problems.