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March 2011- Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association - Substance Abuse Treatment Cuts
March 2010 Prescription-Drug Abuse Grows Greatly, Resulting in Danger
2009 DEA Fact Sheet 
2009 Increase in Fatal Poisonings Involving Opioid Analgesics in the United States, 1999–2006
2008 In Florida, Prescription Drug Deaths Outpace Those from Illegal Drugs
2010 2 28 "Nearly all of the top 50 prescribers of oxycodone in the United States are in Florida.
CDC 2009 Report: From 1999 through 2006, the number of fatal poisonings involving
opioid analgesics more than tripled from 4,000 to 13,800 deaths.

CDC June 2001 Drug Overdose Deaths - Florida
 

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Other Articles: History of OxyContin- PURDUE PHARMA
2001 7 19 Ohio takes point in fight against OxyContin
2011 6 23 Painkillers are a gateway to heroin
2011 4 29 Three Indicted in Florida-Kentucky “Pill Mill.”
2001 3 19 Flamingo Pipeline
2001 3 16 Oxy Usage Doubles in Three Years
2011 3 15 UF Freshman from Tampa Found Dead
2011 3 8 
Gov. Rick Scott rejects $1M from OxyContin maker to fund drug database
2011 3 4 Panel gathers in Pinellas to raise awareness of prescription drug abuse
2011 2 6 Number of Newborns Addicted to Painkillers
2011 2 8 Scott: Repeal drug monitoring

2011 2 8 Fighting Pill Mills with Fear of Cuts
2011 2 3
Operation Pain Reliever' nets 45 arrests
2011 1 27General's story a warning about use of painkillers
2011 1 25 High doses, frequency of opioid prescribing are 'troubling': Ontario study
2010 11 1 Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction is available but rarely used

2010 10 20 Schneiders get 30 years
2010 9 30 Over-prescribed painkillers take deadly toll
2010 9 24 We ignore rise in drug abuse among kids
2010 915 Report: Illegal drug use up sharply last year
2010 8 13 Feds: Tampa Bay area tops in state for 'pill mills'
2010 6 17 Painkiller abuse soars, Matches illegal drug abuse
2010 6 13
Prescription drugs were too powerful for a father to fight
2010 6 5 2 doctors, 170 others arrested in Central Florida drug-trafficking crackdown
2010 6 4 CDC Statement Regarding the Misuse of Prescription Drugs

2010 5 14 ‘Oxy-Blues' investigation nets 23 arrests
2010 5 12 24 hours of Tampa Bay's prescription drug epidemic
20105 10 Clinic's problems painfully obvious, neighbors say
2010 5 4 Concerned Residents protest against alleged pain mill
2010 5 2 Son's struggle with addiction leads mother to action against pain clinics
2010 4 23 New' OxyContin draws fire from experts on battling drug addiction
2010 4 23 City cheers raids on troubling 'pill mills'
2010 4 15 Hooked in the Suburb
2010 4 12 OxyContin A Gateway For Young Users In Eastie
2010 4 5 Tampa area pharmacists accused in $1.5 million fraud scheme
2010 4 5 Oklahoma drug-related deaths may hit high
2010 3 29 Rx for trouble: Painkiller abuse plagues society
2010 3 28 Experts push for painkiller Tramadol to be on controlled list
2010 3 20 Inside the Painkiller Business: Golf, Laptops and Theater Trips for Prescribing Doctors
2010 3 17 Abuse of pain pills by troops concerns Pentagon
2010 3 15 Hannibal Lecter Gets Away with Murder in Tennessee
2010 3 15 Mother wants son's doctors to be punished
2010 3 11
Prescription drug abuse escalating
2010 3 12 Haim's name on illegal prescription
2010 2 27 St. Petersburg Police bust prescription drug abusers
2010 2 22 Huge rise in prescriptions for strongest painkillers
2010 3 3 Nonmedical prescription analgesic use & concurrent alcohol consumption -college students
2010 2 17 Dog Meds latest way to get high
2010    
Misuse of prescription drugs could soon exceed that of illicit narcotics, UN panel warns
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2010 1 18 Even legitimate opioid use may cause overdose
2010 1 15
Florida Holds First Statewide Prescription Drug Task Force Meeting
2010 1 6 The Teen Drug of Choice
2008    Drug research- to test or to tout
2009 12 Overdose Deaths Involving Rx Opioids Among Medicaid Enrollees
2009 12 21 Drugs Now the Leading Killer of Ohioans
2009 12 18 Study Links OxyContin to Increase in Deaths in Canada
2009 12 8 OxyContin Deaths Skyrocket
2009 12 15 Teens in a drug daze
2009 10 23 A Methadone story
2009 10 7 Risks of Opioids for Arthritis Outweigh Benefits
2009 10 2 Prescriptions now biggest cause of fatal drug overdoses
2009 10 1 Prescriptions now biggest cause of fatal drug overdoses
2009 10 1 Mom guilty of starving twi
2009 9 30 CDC- Opioid Analgesics 1999-2006 US
2009 9 30 CDC- Alarming Increase in Methadone Deaths
2009 9 20 Hooked on painkillers
2009 8 23 Oklahoma families battle c
2009 8 20 Prescription drug abuse
2009 8 12 Commentary- Danger in your pill bottle
2009 7 27 Jane's Story Drugs took me down
2009 7 27 Losing a Loved One to Hillbybilly Heroin
2009 7 23 Drug Firms Pour 440 million Into Health Care Debate
2009 7 23 Prescription Drug Abuse
2009 7 20 Pill Mills Prescribe Drug Addiction
2009 7 20 Drug Company Responsible For Deaths
2009 7 7 Son's death motivates parents
2009 7 7 Prescription drug abuse overruns US
2009 7 7 Legal Drug Abuse Exploding
2009 6 30 FDLE and Florida Medical E
2009 6 24 The dark abyss of drug addiction
2009 5 20 ONDCP Prescription Opiod
2009 5 20 Mourning Mom Fights To Get Drug Taken Off the Market
2009 5 18 If Heroin is Illegal, Why is Oxycontin Legal
2009 5 11 The deadly epidemic no one
2009 5 7 Methadone Frequently Cause
2009 5 7 Methadone
2009 5 3 Meth labs make a comeback in Tennessee
2009 4 20 Methadone-Associated Overdose Deaths
2009 4 20 Methadone deaths linked to prescription incresase
2009 4 18 It's an epidemic
2009 4 16 Relapse a constant threat,
2009 4 16 Recovery high school
2009 4 15 After relapse come terror,
2009 4 6 Buyers Flock To Florida Pill Mills
2009 3 29 Drug-Related Deaths
2009 3 22 Weak Laws Make State A
2009 3 19 Binge drinking shows immaturity of some students  By
2009 3 16 Smack is Back
2009 3 9 Opiates of mass addiction
2009 2 20 Older adults and overdoses West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Tre
2009 2 20 Drug overdose callers may get legal immunity  Politics Vide
2009 2 10 F.D.A. to Place New Limits on Narcotics - NYTimes
2009 2 9 - Drugmakers Push Boosts 'Murky' Ailment
2009 2 9 Response to Drugmaker Push Boosts 'Murkey' Ailment
2009 2 8 The pain of prescription drug abuse
2009 2 6 Md pharmacist gets 6 years for dealing OxyContin
2009 2 4 An unexpected scourge
2009 2 2 The destructive nature of drugs
2009 2 2 We pay to create, treat opiod addiction
2009 2 2 A prescribed addiction
2009 2 1 Abuse of painkillers raises alerts in Tier
2009 1 25 Prescription abuse must be stopped
2009 1 9 Office of Inspector General News
2009 1 7 $31 million lawsuit against drug giant filed in Courtenay
2009 1 6 Drug overdoses in FL targeted
2009 1 2 OxyContin and the Opium Epidemic of the 21st Century
2009 1 1 Preventing drug addiction is a battle that begins at home

2008 12 28 Rx for Pain
2008 12 24 OxyContin is a New Target in the War on Drugs
2008 12 18 Pharmacy Robbed
2008 12 16 Fentanyl Abuse Deadlier than Methadone
2008 12 9 CDC studies trend of painkiller overdose
2008 12 7 Study drugs could lead to addiction
2008 12 5 Heroin hits the Suburbs
2008 12 4 Agents seize nearly $400,000 worth of drugs
2008 11 30 Prescription drug abuse on the rise
2008 11 29 Florida Officials Say Prescription Drug Abuse Can lead to Fatal Results
2008 11 25 Prescription pain pills
2008 11 25 A different kind of cold
2008 11 24 FDLE Report Identifies Drugs in Decreased
2008 11 20 Prescription Painkillers
2008 11 20 As prescriptions increase, so do methadone deaths
2008 11 18 Web of addiction- The gateway shifts to prescriptions
2008 11 15 Families touched by addiction battle new drug from hitting the market
2008 11 15 Doctors try to tackle drug abuse
2008 11 14 Pills seized weren't OxyContin, drugmaker says
2008 11 13 Pill Mills
2008 11 9 Mother wants to help others with support group
2008 11 8 Group seeks to end fatalities- methodone
2008 10 23 Teens take big risks with drugs, alcohol
2008 10 23 New law allows website hosts to just say no to drugs - USATO
2008 10 22 Prescription drug abuse hits Mo. Army unit hard
2008 10 21 Dozens gather to remember those who died of drug overdoses
2008 10 20 Prescription for danger
2008 10 20 U Medical School plan
2008 9 24 Published in Sunday, September 27, 1992
2008 9 23 Prescription for change - Tue, Sep 23,
2008 9 20 Study Finds Few Pain Doctors Face Criminal Prosecutions
2008 9 20 Accused Pharmacy Robber Faces More Charges
2008 9 18 Prescription abuse can cause harm to all those involved
2008 9 18 In Southwest Florida the deadliest drugs are legal
2008 9 18 Do methadone prescriptions do more harm than help
2008 9 17 Should OxyContin, Vicodin, ... be easily available to our children on the Internet
2008 9 17 Oxycontin may hook teens more easily than adults  Reuters
2008 9 17 Huge stash of OxyContin found in man's underwear
2008 9 7 USC fooball assistant Dave Watson on road to recovery

2008 9 2 The Modern Marketing of Pain
2008 8 25 new wave of drug deaths hits Southwest Florida
2008 8 22 The Illegality of Legal Drugs MUST READ
2008 8 18 Son dead of overdose; father charged in drug robbery
2008 8 17 Methadone Rises as a Painkiller With Risks - NYTimes
2008 8 17 F.D.A. Weighs Training to Dispense Narcotics - NYTimes
2008 8 14 Database proposed to stop Rx drug trafficking West Palm Beac
2008 8 14 CASA 2008 Teen Survey
2008 8 10 Learn to Cope reaches out to families of jail inmates
2008 8 8 College bound kids pack new item -- chemical dependency
2008 8 7 - 52 public employees named as OxyContin scam suspects
2008 8 7 Modern Pain Killers
2008 8 5 Seattle investigator charged with stealing drugs from dead 
2008 8 4 When Prescriptions Do More Harm Than Good
2008 7 30 Want Pills For Cheap Come To South Fla.
2008 7 30 US grapples with rising prescription drug addiction
2008 7 28 Rapid Rise seen in fatal medication errors at home
2008 7 28 Titan Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results
2008 7 24 Top 7 Dangerous Drugs
2008 7 24 Ledger lessons are lost

2008 7 23 Prescription for Addiction Part IV
2008 7 22 Prescription for Addiction Part III
2008 7 21 Prescription for Addiction Part II
2008 7 20 Prescription for Addiction Part I

2008 7 18 Jailed doctor's office had party atmosphere
2008 7 17 Patients Praise Doctor Arrested On Drug Charges
2008 7 16 - Tragic for people to continue to die
2008 7 16 Learn to Cope wins state funding again to help fight heroin
2008 7 12 Mixed progress for bupe -- baltimoresun
2008 7 10 Medicated to Death
2008 7 9 Narcotics Sold Online, No Rx Needed
2008 7 9 Abuses Are Found in Online Sales of Medication - NYTimes
2008 7 8 Officials urge action on painkiller abuse - Las Vegas Sun
2008 7 7 Rising use of painkillers taking deadly toll - Las Vegas Sun
2008 7 7 The painful truth about Nevada Part I
2008 6 25 Hope for people addicted to opioids
2008 6 23 Parents speak out on son's death  West Palm Beach, Boca Rat
2008 6 18 Top drugs on street now Rx
2008 6 18 Man admits robbing families known to be attending funerals
2008 6 17 Florida Medical Examiners- Drugs identified in Deceased Persons
2008 6 16 US WorldMeds Completes Phase III Trial of Lofexidine for Tre
2008 6 16 Man with Machete robs store
2008 6 14 Legal Drugs Kill Far More Floridians than Illicit Ones
2008 6 13 The White House returns to Stroking Fears about Potent Pot
2008 6 12 Restaurant owner accused of selling drugs with oysters
2008 6 12 Sammamish firefighters hope triathalon will get anti-drug fu
2008 6 11 Pain and King start the countdown
2008 6 11 Guilty pleas entered in overdose of 17 yr old
2008 6 10 Women found in suitcase was pregnant-
2008 6 10 Detective- 'pharm' parties on the rise
2008 6 9 Heroin addiction is on the rise in New York State
2008 6 7 Parents charged in baby's death
2008 6 6 Marianne Skolek-Battling Purdue Pharma
2008 6 6  Beg, rob, steal --
2008 6 2 Isreal's Dr. Wash claims to cure opiate addiction in 36 hours
2008 6 1 The Fatal Chemical Reaction
2008 6 1 Lack of funding, space hinders help for addicts -- South Flo
2008 5 30 We must kick our methadone habit
2008 5 30 Spray Saving Addicts
2008 5 30 Drugs not the whole story in Benoit tragedy
2008 5 29 Man charged with dealing out of Walgreens bathroom
2008 5 29 Rehabbing- abstinence vs. methadone
2008 5 29 Carrollton physician facing more charges of overprescribing
2008 5 28 Durect ramps up Remoxy manufacturing
2008 5 26 Union Twp. Police Find $500K In Drugs Inside Car - KYPost
2008 5 26 Tip Leads To 3 Arrests, $800,000 In Drugs - Print This Story
2008 5 24 Pasco County Sweetbay pharmacy robbed  WFTS-TV  First in HD
2008 5 19 Lenient Climate For Painkillers Adds To Florida's Heartache
2008 5 18 - Safer painkiller sought
2008 5 18 Prescriptions supplanting illegal substances as drugs of cho
2008 5 18 Overdoses lead to search for safer painkillers - St. Petersb
2008 5 14 Justins Bill -harder to get addictive drugs online
2008 5 14 Families of fallen addicts hope to save other lives - Easton
2008 5 13 Back Pain - Treatment Options - Health - New York Times
2008 5 13 -16 Die Of Drug Overdoses In Barrow County - Print This Story
2008 5 10 The Lollipop that can Kill
2008 5 9 Prescription drug addiction has unlikely victims
2008 5 9 New Medication Shows Promise in Addiction Treatment
2008 5 9 Drug deaths soar in Boston - The Boston Globe
2008 5 7 The highs and lows of opiate abuse
2008 5 6 Nearly 100 Arrested in College Drug Bust
2008 5 6 FDA Panel Nixes 'Abuse-Proof' OxyContin
2008 5 5 Concerns about New OxyContin
2008 4 30 Stories Of OxyContin
2008 4 23 Pharmacies targeted for OxyContin, Hydrocodone
2008 4 23 First-ever Middle School Youth Congress gets lesson on drug
2008 4 20 Two mothers share the pain of lose and a common mission
2008 4 17 Dilaudid- the Next Heroin
2008 4 12 Crushed Dreams
2008 4 12- Candy cocaine  New flavor adds intensity to drug war
2008 4 11 Strong Painkillers Only Moderately Effective Against Chronic
2008 4 11 Man Threatins to Bomb Walgreens for OxyContin
2008 4 11 Program helped doctors identify OxyContin abusers
2008 4 10 US News- User Registry May Help Docs Stem Painkiller Abuse
2008 4 10 Law could reduce doctor shopping
2008 4 10 Prescription drugs need more oversight
2008 4 8 Oxy execs targets of activism
2008 4 7 Drug Rehab Takes a Look at Prescription Drug Abuse
2008 4 4 Walgreens pulls drug from some Tampa Bay pharmacy shelves
     E-mail Walgreens: Support their decision to pull OxyContin
2008 4 3 Drug poisoning deaths on the rise -page 1
2008 4 3 Drug Poisoning Deaths on the Rise
2008 3 30 Abuse-resistant oxycodone primed for clinical trials
2008 3 30 Efforts to track drugs are stuck
2008 3 27 Ten Deadliest Drugs
2008 3 24 AMNews
2008 3 19 Walton County Physician Indicted and Arrested Tuesday
2008 3 18 Tampa forum looks at prescription drug safety
2008 3 17 Drug deaths surpass traffic fatalitites
2008 3 17 Califano says U.S. is a 'high soci
2008 3 16 Addicts, dealers plunder pharmacy shelves
2008 3 15 Fighting the Online Drug Corner
2008 3 14 Prescription Addiction Radio Show Airs Califano Interview
2008 3 13 Some Walgreens Stop Carrying Popular Painkiller  WFTS-TV 
2008 3 11 Among students, illicit prescription drug u
2008 3 6 New Generation Gap Emerges as Older Addicts Seek Help  Serve
2008 3 5 The Dangerous Drug OxyContin
2008 3 3 Endo Pharmaceuticals- Investor Relations - News Release
2008 3  ONDCP Drug Control Strategy
2008 3 1 Presidents Press Release Drug Control
2008 3 1 Lansing State Journal Printable story
2008 2 28 Who-is-to-blame-for-the-nationwide-epidemic-of-alcohol-and-drug-abuse
2008 2 26 Teens Abusing Prescription Drugs
2008 2 25 7 Berlin Students Face Criminal Charges -- Courant
2008 2 23 Legal drugs, lethal access
2008 2 23 What Addicts Need
2008 2 18 Methadone Prescriptions
02/18/08 Prescription Drug Abuse on the rise among suburban women
02/17/08 Tragedy becomes cautionary tale
02/17/08 Deadly Combination
02/14/08 Clinton drug czar touts treatment, methadone clinics to lawn
02/14/08 Keeping America Hooked on Drugs
02/13/08 Parents in Orlando urge doctors to help curb painkiller abuse
02/12/08 $86 Billion Spent on Back, Neck Pain
02/12/08 Latest Prescription Drug Statistics Provide Compelling Reason for Addicts
Newly released stats AMA- Serious Adverse Drug Reports
02/10/08 The addict next door
02/10/08 Pills take lethal local toll
02/08/08 WPB County cracks down on ODs
02/07/08 Rx drug cocktail 'accident' killed Heath Ledger
02/06/08 Heath Ledger's death shows danger of mixing prescription pills
02/01/08 New pill to help break addictions- Suboxone
01/26/08 Speak Out- Public Health Suboxone
01/25/08 Heath Ledger: Don't Mix Downs
01/19/08 Davenport pharmacist pleads innocent to taking 9,000 painkiller pills
01/17/08 Another pain medication proving deadly
01/17/08 Methadone deaths surging
01/16/08 Coroner sees rise in prescription overdoses
01/16/08 A Drugged Nation Is Not Healthy
01/15/08 Tampa Drug Bust Nets Over 66 Pounds of Heroin
01/14/08 CESAR Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs
01/12/08 Wasted Youth Update-Suboxone
01/09/08 Killing consumers for the almighty dollar
01/01/08 A Familiar Fiend -Painkillers
01/02/08 DEA's Deadly Decision
12/28/07 Doctor combats pull of drug reps
12/28/07 Florida has a prescription problem
12/28/07 Pain Pills easy to get, Hard to regulate
12/28/07 Under attack, Drug Maker turns to Giuliani for help
12/28/07 Crimes linked to abuse of legal drugs
12/27/07 Getting a handle on drugs- Alabama
12/22/07 Reid Breaks silence
12/17/07 Prescription drug abuse a growing problem
12/14/07 Rudy Giulianni Time Magazine
12/14/07 She watched her daughter die
12/11/07 Study: Painkillers still popular
12/10/07 Where’s the Punishment for lying about OxyContin
12/09/07 Effort takes aim at 'doctor shopping' in Florida
12/04/07 Delray cop says prescription drug abuse out of control
11/17/07 Pat Robertson, Giulianni support OxyContin Execs
11/15/07 Prescription Drug Abuse Escalates
11/04/07 Painkillers: Poisonings now kill more Americans than guns
11/04/07 Overdosing leading death in West Virginia
10/23/07 Human Cost of Prescription Drugs
10/14/07 High School Junior dies at weekend party
10/12/07 Mom still taking punches after son’s death in 2001
10/10/07 Ft. Myers High School Student faces drug charges
09/28/07 FDA Takes Action to Stop Marketing of Unapproved Hydrocodone Products
09/10/07 AMA- Serious Adverse Drug Reports
09/13/07 Bereaved Mom hunts Purdue Pharm Execs
09/07/07 Man charged as 'mule' due in Harrison court over $75G in OxyContin
09/06/07 DEA arrests Doctor and Pharmacists 
09/01/07 Who’s Judging drugs?
09/01/07 Drug case withholds comfort from some
2007 08 23 DRUGS FOR PAIN SURGE IN FLORIDA Series
2007 8 22 Americans hooked on painkillers
2007 8 20 The Alchemy of OxyContin
2007 8 20 Lax oversight has addicts flocking to Florida for painkillers
2007 8 20 Statewide database could cut down on prescription drug abuse
2007 7 21 OxyContin A Prescription Drug that Killed

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