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Addiction (INACTIVE)

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  • Drug earning millions despite 'orphan' label

    The company that makes buprenorphine holds exclusive rights to market the drug in the United States for two more years, after which competitors can make cheaper generic versions. The rights stretch until 2009 because of a federal decision to classify...
  • Not a cure-all

    Not a cure-all
    Many heroin addicts trying to break the grip of drugs and crime turn to a health center on West Saratoga Street for help. Some come asking for an orange pill they believe might be a "wonder drug" for treating their problems. Nearly 200 have gotten it....
  • About the drug

    Buprenorphine (pronounced byoo-preh-NOR-feen) is a narcotic approved for treating drug addiction. It helps opiate addicts avoid withdrawal symptoms and reduces cravings. Nicknamed "bupe," the drug is mostly sold in the United States as Suboxone, a...
  • The 'bupe' fix

    There's a new narcotic on the street in Baltimore and other communities - and taxpayers helped put it there. The hexagonal orange pills some users call "bupe" are championed as an exceptional treatment for heroin and pain-pill addicts. Federal...
  • Misuse of 'bupe' is found to be on rise

    In a report to federal regulators, the manufacturer of buprenorphine has provided the starkest evidence to date that misuse of the drug is growing in parts of the country where it is most widely prescribed as an addiction treatment. Reckitt Benckiser...
  • James Berry III is in the fight of his life

    James Berry III is in the fight of his life
    SOME MORNINGS, PERHAPS EVEN ON A morning like this one, James Berry III will lie on his mother's couch at 4 a.m., unable to sleep. The only light in the living room will be the flicker of the television. The thoughts inside his head will collide and carom...
  • Small-scale exhibitions of big importance

    The most notable thing about this season of museum and gallery shows is that, for the first time in years, it seems, there's no blockbuster event in the offing to monopolize all the attention, interest and ticket sales to the public. Instead, area...
  • State revokes license of store that sold drugs to patients who died

    State revokes license of store that sold drugs to patients who died
    A Burbank pharmacy that dispensed painkillers and other narcotics to five young patients who later died of overdoses had its license revoked Monday after the state pharmacy board found that its employees failed to properly scrutinize prescriptions that...
  • Addicted to work, at the cost of love

    Addicted to work, at the cost of love
    Ask people who work too many hours — as in, all the time — why they do it, and one of two responses is likely: a blank stare followed by denial because they have no idea what you are talking about, or complete silence because they are lost...
  • Dad's cocaine use may help protect son from addiction

    Dad's cocaine use may help protect son from addiction
    Cocaine use may not make you a better dad, but it may make your son a bit more resistant to addiction, says a new study conducted on rats. Compared with the pups of rats who got no cocaine, the male offspring of rats that were allowed to self-administer...
  • Prescription drug abuse continues to climb, especially usage of painkillers

    whatdoctorsknow.com When most people think of addiction, they visualize a derelict on a street corner or in a back alley, homeless and wasting away from a nasty and illegal drug habit. In truth, an addict could be the teen next door, a co-worker, the man...
  • Separate fact from fiction about pain medication and addiction

    whatdoctorsknow.com When it comes to prescription pain medications, there's a lot of misinformation out there. Whether you're searching for information about how such drugs can help you relieve pain or reading the latest tabloid tale of a celebrity...