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Will Tightened Painkiller Regulations Reduce Drug Abuse?

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August 22, 2014
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The DEA announced new rules that classify hydrocodone as a Schedule II drug. Experts disagree on whether the regulations will curb drug abuse. Video provided by Newsy


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TheStreet (May 9, 2014) — The National Institute for Drug Abuse, or NIDA, has asked the Drug Enforcement Agency for more marijuana. NIDA has requested an increase from 21,000 grams to 650,000 grams, or roughly 1,433 pounds of pot. As of January, NIDA has funded 28 active grants related to therapeutic uses of marijuana in six different disease categories covering AIDS, pain, schizophrenia, seizures and hard drug withdrawal. But NIDA frequently contradicts on the subject of marijuana: a NIDA-funded study at Yale looking at cannabis as a treatment for schizophrenia warned that marijuana could worsen the condition. NIDA gets its pot from The University of Mississippi, the only legal marijuana farm that grows pot for the government. The request is now open to the public for comment. Video provided by TheStreet
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California Doctor Says New Painkiller a "drug Dealer's Dream"

California Doctor Says New Painkiller a "drug Dealer's Dream"

Reuters - US Online Video (Mar. 7, 2014) — Painkiller 'Zohydro' -- said to be 10 times stronger than Vicodin -- is about to hit the U.S. market, and it has doctors concerned. Gavino Garay reports. Video provided by Reuters
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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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Ex-NFL Players Sue League Over Painkiller Usage

Ex-NFL Players Sue League Over Painkiller Usage

Newsy (May 20, 2014) — The new suit alleges the NFL gave players painkiller pills and injections without notifying them of the long-term effects. Video provided by Newsy
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