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Doctors have increasingly prescribed benzodiazepines, also known as "benzos," in recent years. Data from 2014 to 2016, new research found this class of central nervous system depressants was prescribed at about 65.9 million office-based doctor visits.
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Two Endo International Inc. subsidiaries have agreed to pay Oklahoma $8.75 million to resolve the state’s investigation into whether the pharmaceutical company had a role in the
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In Sept. the FDA stepped in to limit abuse of Imodium and other anti-diarrhea drugs. Apparently it's a growing problem. According to U.S. News & World Report, the U.S. National Poison Data System reported a 90% spike in loperamide overdoses 2010 to 2016.
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Opioid-Maker Insys Wins Court Approval of Bankruptcy Plan -- Creditors will recover cents on the dollar under payment plan as ex-CEO John Kapoor awaits sentencing on racketeering conviction.
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Major drugstore chains — which face an October trial in the mammoth federal opioid litigation — have sued doctors across northeast Ohio, claiming that physicians are the real culprits in the nation’s deadly drug epidemic.
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Naloxone can prevent opioid overdose deaths, but only a tiny percentage of Americans at risk are prescribed the lifesaving drug.

That's the key finding from an analysis of nationwide data on adults with private health insurance.
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