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The Unseen Toll of Heroin Addiction

The Unseen Toll of Heroin Addiction

AP (Apr. 7, 2014) Heroin addicts seeking help are running into barriers blocking them from treatment. The high costs for care and unwillingness on the part of insurance companies to pay for inpatient rehab are taking their toll on addicts and their families. (April 7) Video provided by AP
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ERs Prescribing More Painkillers

ERs Prescribing More Painkillers

Newsy (Mar. 21, 2014) A study published in Academic Emergency Medicine says between 2001 and 2010 ERs showed a 49 percent increase in prescriptions for opiates. Video provided by Newsy
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Powerful New Painkiller Worries Dr's, Lawmakers

Powerful New Painkiller Worries Dr's, Lawmakers

AP (Mar. 13, 2014) A powerful, new opiate painkiller is now at some major pharmacies. Zohydro is a twice-a-day pure hydrocodone pill that addiction experts fear will be abused widely but some pain specialists say should be available to treat certain patients. (March 13) Video provided by AP
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CARA CEO: We Are Not Just a Medical Marijuana Stock

CARA CEO: We Are Not Just a Medical Marijuana Stock

TheStreet (Mar. 11, 2014) Medical marijuana stocks have been all the rage and CARA has been lumped into that category, but the story is much deeper. Dr. Derek Chalmer, CEO of Cara Therapeutics joins Jill Malandrino at the NASDAQ MarketSite to give a complete review of the company. The company's lead program is an opiate-based program with the promise of analgesia with no narcotic side effects. CARA's main focus is obtaining approval for the first medications for 2016. Video provided by TheStreet
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