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Counterfeit prescription painkillers is a billion dollar business, but a new company is trying to put a stop to dangerous fake pain meds. As prescription painkillers have become big business, counterfeit meds began cropping up by those hoping to cash in. These fakes can be dangerous, though, especially since there’s no way to know just […]

The new film Limitless tells the story of a pill that boosts brainpower, but as addiction experts know, there’s always a downside when it comes to drugs. You may know Bradley Cooper from The Hangover. In his new film, he’s overindulging in a different way, experimenting with an untested pharmaceutical called NZT. Pop this pill […]

The current opioid crisis in America is fueled by many sources — people get their drugs from doctors, surgeons, family member’s medicine cabinets, the black market, and they get heroin on the street. But for many people, including teenagers, a first experience with prescription pain killers often comes from a visit to the dentist or […]

Law enforcement is cracking down on the medical professionals who are making prescription abuse a possibility for an ever-increasing number of Americans. It will take much more than some high-profile arrests to stamp out the growing problem of prescription abuse, but the Los Angeles County coroner’s office is making an effort to go after any […]

What is zolpidem? Zolpidem is a benzodiazepine that is prescribed to treat seizures, reduce anxiety and can cause sedation. It may not be a household word, but zolpidem is a tongue twister of a term and is causing quite a stir in addiction circles. A generic version of the drug used in brand-name medications like […]

Are dentists proving to be a new source of prescription meds in a time when the rate of painkiller addiction continues to rise? As prescription addiction has become an increasing problem in the U.S., the focus has been on medical doctors doling out pain meds to those who no longer need the medication for its […]

What do you really know about this popular painkiller that is increasingly being abused? We hear so much about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs, but how much do we really know about the prescription pain relievers at the center of the news stories? Hydrocodone Basics Hydrocodone is in a group of drugs called narcotic […]

Why do some drugs carry the danger of addiction while others can be taken for long periods without withdrawal symptoms? With all the talk in the news of prescription addiction being on the rise, it can be scary for anyone who takes regular medication, even when it’s prescribed by a doctor and taken as directed. […]

You can’t turn on the TV or pick up a newspaper or magazine without finding coverage of golf star Tiger Woods’ recent personal troubles. The Toronto Star reported on Dec. 8, 2010 that reports released earlier in the week say that Woods was admitted to Health Central on Nov. 27th as the possible victim of […]