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This is Health Revolution Radio, today's topic: Overcoming Addiction

Guest speakers: Heather Elledge and Tiffani

I know how emotionally charged the topic of pain medications can be. This is one subject that usually garners strong opinions from pain patients, their doctors, pharmaceutical companies, the insurance world, and now even the military and our government. But certainly those who suffer with chronic pain carry the strongest sentiments about their medications. And I know this is an area that is frequently met with deep dissatisfaction by...

By Dr. Peter Abaci

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Several Maine pharmacy organizations have joined with a major pharmaceutical trade group to challenge the legality of a new Maine law that allows international firms to fill mail-order prescriptions.

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The Iowa Juvenile Home has been given 15 citations for violations in its substance-abuse treatment program.

The Des Moines Register says the violations found in a new inspection included a lack of oversight and failure to track whether some children were making progress in their treatment.

Certain painkillers soon could require more than a doctor’s prescription. You might have to sign an agreement that you will use the medicines responsibly and submit to periodic drug tests.

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I read about a massage therapist in Virginia who was dismissed from a sobriety monitoring program after his alcohol screening results were positive. He blamed it on the kombucha tea he had been drinking. Read more here.

Illinois law enforcement officials are producing informational videos to combat what they say is an "epidemic" of heroin use.

The Illinois State Crime Commission and the Police Athletic League of Illinois announced Wednesday the videos will be made available to police, educators and public health officials.

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Donations come every day, and more than 250 "cuddlers" have volunteered to comfort newborn babies enduring the torment of drug withdrawal when a unique treatment center opens this fall in southern West Virginia. Read more here.

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