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Friends Common Source of Abused Prescription Meds

By Lindsey Tanner | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

Researchers Advise Taking HIV Meds, Even When Drinking

By Megan Barnes | Monday Nov 19, 2012
A new study found that people with HIV, skip their meds when drinking, under the mistaken idea that it is more harmful to mix the two.

Pfizer Halts Late-Stage Study Into New Lyrica Use

Monday May 7, 2012
Pfizer halted a late-stage study of its second-best selling drug, Lyrica, as a possible treatment for a nerve pain in HIV patients.

FDA orders lower doses in prescription painkillers

By Matthew Perrone | Friday Jan 14, 2011
Federal health regulators are limiting a key ingredient found in Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription painkillers that have been linked to thousands of cases of liver damage each year.

Doctors, prosecutors clash over painkillers

By Roxana Hegeman | Tuesday Jun 15, 2010
When dozens of overdose victims who got painkillers from the same Kansas clinic started showing up at emergency rooms and the county morgue, federal prosecutors accused a doctor and his wife of indiscriminately writing prescriptions for powerful drugs at a so-called pill mill.
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