SC Task Force efforts yield more drug busts – Branford News

Live Oak — Continued efforts of the Suwannee County Drug Task Force have led to the arrest of two more individuals on various charges, including the sale of hydrocodone and oxycodone, according to the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office.

Reports show that Richard Lamar Little III, 24, 10395 70th St., Live Oak was arrested on April 18. Reports show that during the course (more…)

Drugging of America – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New York – Sales of the nation’s two most popular prescription painkillers have exploded in new parts of the country, an Associated Press analysis shows, worrying experts who say the push to relieve patients’ suffering is spawning an addiction epidemic.

From New York’s Staten Island to Santa Fe, N.M., Drug Enforcement Administration figures show dramatic rises between 2000 (more…)

Feds must take bigger role in breaking painkiller addiction – The Olympian

High-strength painkillers – they’re called opioids – are the most commonly prescribed class of medications in the country. The use of oxycodone and hydrocodone as a prescribed painkiller has grown nearly 400 percent in the past decade.

The medical community and patients alike need to hit the reset button on the use of these potent painkillers. While there remains a time and (more…)