Cramer: This company finds oxycodone replacement – CNBC

GW Pharmaceuticals has created a drug that could replace the opioid oxycodone as a leading prescription painkiller, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said.

The U.K.-based company said Monday that the results of the final phase III trials of Epidiolex — a cannabis-based drug meant to treat children’s epilepsy— have been successful, (more…)

Rat Study Suggests Oxycodone Can Cause Long-term Behavioral Changes – PsychCentral.com

By Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on November 18, 2014

Rat Study Suggests Oxycodone Can Cause Long-term Behavioral Changes

New research using a rat model suggests even brief usage of the painkiller oxycodone may impair behavior in a person even after use of the medication ends.

Investigators believe use of oxycodone may result in a “cognitive hangover” that can lead to enduring brain changes that (more…)

Tacoma’s ‘Fast Food Robber’ sentenced to 14 years in prison – TheNewsTribune.com (blog)

A 26-year-old man was sentenced this morning to 14 years, 3 months in prison for a spree of robberies last fall that terrorized fast-food and convenience store clerks in Tacoma.

Joshua Nitschke, 26, pleaded guilty in July to robbing 28 local businesses and attempting to rob two others. Nitschke, who earned the nickname “the fast-food robber,” and his girlfriend said they committed (more…)