Painkillers

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Study: Missouri Prescribes More Painkillers Than Illinois

A new federal study finds it is a lot easier to get painkillers from your doctor in Missouri than in Illinois.

07/03/2014

SAN DIEGO - 1987:  Wide receiver Roy Green #81 of the St. Louis Cardinals catches a pass during a 1987 NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo: Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Ex-Players: NFL Illegally Used Drugs

Former St. Louis Cardinals wide-receiver Roy Green is among a group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the league, thirsty for profits, illegally supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers.

05/20/2014

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Study: Kids Given Codeine Despite Risks

A local pediatrician says not to let your child’s doctor prescribe the powerful painkiller codeine without talking about alternatives first.

04/22/2014

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Study Finds Link Between Painkillers and Heart Rhythm Disorder

Recent study reveals that the most popular pain relievers may cause a possible heart disorder in the long run.

04/11/2014

Jeannie Gore (R) lost a son to a heroin overdose. She attended a Heroin Kills rally in St. Louis on Saturday, May 19, 2012 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Heroin Abuse Group Focuses on Doctors, Junior High

Over the last six-and-a-half years, 1,645 people in the St. Louis area have died of heroin overdoses, a figure the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse calls “pretty horrifying.”

07/23/2013

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Middle-Aged Women Experiencing Increase in Death from Painkiller Overdose

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says approximately 18 women die everyday from a painkiller overdose.

07/03/2013

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2 Accused Of Missouri Painkiller Robbery Scheme

A woman who reported being robbed outside a central Missouri pharmacy is now accused of taking part in a scheme to obtain and sell prescription painkillers.

11/06/2012

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Follow Up: Police say Pill Mills Advertising Locally

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Monday, KMOX News told you about “Pill Mills” now popping up in Missouri — clinics that hand out painkillers to anyone with the money to pay. According to one local […]

07/24/2012

Pill Mills Popping Up in Missouri

Federal officials suspect powerful narcotics are making it onto the streets of St. Louis under the cover of “pain clinics”.

07/23/2012

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Painkiller Abuse Skyrockets Nationwide

Midwest DEA’s Scott Collier says Missouri lawmakers have refused to establish a prescription drug monitoring program.

04/06/2012

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