opioids

Brian Kelly
May 20, 2020 - 3:26 pm
While alcohol and drug abuse are increasing during the covid crisis, help is also getting easier to find.
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Associated Press
January 30, 2020 - 7:27 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego judge on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay nearly $344 million in penalties for deceptively marketing pelvic mesh devices for women. Superior Court Judge Eddie Sturgeon ruled against the medical giant in a lawsuit brought in 2016 by the California Department...
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kratom capsules
Alex Degman
May 07, 2019 - 10:00 pm
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOX) — They don't know much about it, but St. Charles County officials are moving to ban an opioid-like substance that's currently available legally. Kratom comes from a tropical evergreen tree native to southeast Asia. It triggers the same receptors in your brain that an opioid...
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Pure methamphetamine in rock from, known as ice, was photographed at the DEA's North Central Laboratory in Chicago.
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April 22, 2019 - 12:21 pm
(KMOX) - While opioids continue getting many of the headlines, and deservedly so, an old scourge is making a big comeback in southern Illinois. "We're really starting to see in the last year or so," says Gateway Foundation of Carbondale Executive Director A'nna Jurch, "an increase in...
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Michael Calhoun
January 31, 2019 - 8:46 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — A new program begins in Illinois Thursday that allows patients to trade their painkiller prescription for a trip to the marijuana dispensary. The goal is to save lives by preventing people from becoming addicted to opioids. Christine Karhliker (car-licker) is community...
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Prescription pain RX medication pills spilled out of an amber pharmacy medicine bottle on a pharmacy counter
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December 05, 2018 - 6:18 pm
Missouri's rate of overdose deaths is the 18th worst in the nation.
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Police photo
September 13, 2018 - 4:49 pm
Police say Ballweg was the primary caregiver for her 20-year-old daughter, who is in hospice care.
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Prescription pain RX medication pills spilled out of an amber pharmacy medicine bottle on a pharmacy counter
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September 07, 2018 - 7:41 am
It's called the Opioid Misuse study, and it will look at why some people are able to avoid addiction to opioids.
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Medical Marijuana in prescription bottle
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August 28, 2018 - 6:01 pm
The law Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Tuesday is effective immediately.
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Medical Marijuana in prescription bottle
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June 01, 2018 - 10:23 am
Patients prescribed pain medications may have another option besides potentially addictive opioids.
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