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Activists: FDA Policies Have Contributed To Rx Painkiller Epidemic

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration’s top official to step down, saying the agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

09/24/2014

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Second Wave Of Former Players Join NFL Lawsuit

Former Pro Bowl defender Marcellus Wiley is among a second wave of players joining a lawsuit accusing NFL teams of illegally dispensing painkillers and other drugs to keep players on the field without regard for their long-term health.

06/04/2014

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Ex-Players: NFL Illegally Used Drugs To Mask Players Pain

A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit that the league illegally supplied them with risky painkillers that numbed their injuries and led to medical complications.

05/20/2014

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Police Nab Suspect In Dallas Pharmacy Robbery

Police in Dallas had been investigating a pharmacy robbery, but it was tips from the public that ultimately helped them identify and locate the man believed to be responsible.

08/23/2013

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Doctor Talks Pain Training, Excedrin, Sweeteners

Dr. Crystal Foster talks about a dropped plan for doctors to receive pain drug training, a shortage on Excedrin, and a study that says artificial sweeteners can help with weight loss.

07/11/2012

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DPS Database Tracks Your Prescription Information

Did you know pharmacists have been sending the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) information on your prescriptions since 1982?

03/12/2012

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Marijuana Mouth Spray Seeks FDA Approval

A British company is in advanced clinical trials on the world’s first pharmaceutical — a painkiller — developed from raw marijuana plants.

01/24/2012