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Serious Withdrawal Symptoms of Cymbalta

This information about the serious withdrawals symptoms of Cymbalta (duloxetine) has been excerpted from an article on the website for the Institute of Safe Medication Practices.  The full report can be read by going to the link provided at the end of this post. Serious Withdrawal Symptoms of Cymbalta (duloxetine) We observed a signal for […]

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What Opioid Pain Medication Can Do

What Opioid Pain Medication Can Do

 Anatomy of an Epidemic: The Opioid Movie A video made 14 years ago by Purdue Pharmacy and sent to doctors showcased glowing results from their opioid painkiller OxyContin.  Now a movie is being made about what really happened to those patients featured in this advertising.  The video, made 14 years ago, showcased ordinary people who […]

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College Students Get Hooked on ‘Smart Drugs’ – Hidden Camera Video

College Students Get Hooked on ‘Smart Drugs’ – Hidden Camera Video

This hidden camera video shows how easy it is to get the “ADHD” drug Adderall on college campuses both with and without a prescription.  And the students taking it have no idea how dangerous this medication can be.  Many of them were on stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin even as children and chances are […]

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Painkiller Addiction Video

Painkiller Addiction Video

Video About the Symptoms of Painkiller Addiction Painkiller addiction is running at epidemic levels in the United States.  By becoming aware of the symptoms and the signs of addiction you can more easily spot these in yourself or in others and get help right away.  A drug-free life is possible.  And it begins by spotting […]

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Health Experts Petition FDA to Change Labeling on Pain Relievers

July 25th 2012 Pain Relievers Need a New and Stronger Label A group of 37 clinicians, researchers and health officials have petitioned the FDA requesting a change in the labeling of opioid analgesics (pain relievers).  The group hopes to get the FDA to label the drugs in such a way as to encourage doctors to […]

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Painkiller Addiction: A New Epidemic

Prescription painkiller addiction is soaring to the point where it can be called an epidemic.  Meanwhile, few controls are in place to prevent off-label marketing, over-prescribing and “doctor shopping”. National Center for Health Statistics, found that prescription pills are now a leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., trumping auto accidents, which has for […]

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Class Action Lawsuits – Chantix and Suicide

Here we go again….Chantix and Suicide Drugs come on the market without nearly enough proof of safety or effectiveness.  These drugs are then heavily advertised to the general public (in the United States) and pushed on doctors, downplaying the risks and exaggerating the benefits.  Drug companies make billions. We already knew serious heart problems were […]

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Filming “Oxyana,” West Virginia Coal Town’s Prescription Drug Abuse | The White Noise, Scientific American Blog Network

Prescription pills’ effects are insidious because of their societal normalcy,  addictions we see behind a particular mask of self-identifying shame and fear. Oceana, West Virginia has just this sort of terrible normalcy, so much so that the town is dubbed “Oxyana” for its dependence. Prescription drug addiction, including dependence on painkillers has become so rampant […]

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