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Hydrocodone Dropped to 30-Day Prescription Due to Abuse

Those who need hydrocodone medications for pain relief now have to jump through a few more hoops to get them.


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Parents Testify At Public Heroin Hearing

During the public heroin hearing Friday, parents gave personal testimonials of their children’s addiction.


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Parents, Law Enforcement Discuss Heroin Problem

Law enforcement, drug counseling experts and ordinary people whose lives have been wrecked by the drug came together for the hearing.


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Marijuana Use by Teens on the Rise

A new survey finds nearly 1 in 10 teens lights up at least 20 or more times a month.


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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.


Illinois Senator Joins Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

The legislation targets doctors, clinics and pharmacies that prescribe or dispense prescription narcotics inappropriately.


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