New Rules Limit Precribed Painkillers

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon leads the nation in abuse of hydrocodone by young people, but a new federal rule will limit access to the drug. Prescription painkillers like Vicadin will now be in a drug class with the most dangerous and addictive substances. This reclassification is meant to limit the abundance and oversupply of the … Continue reading »

Toddler Dies from Painkiller Patch

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (CNN) — Investigators say they now know what killed a 2-year-old Tennessee boy last month. They say the child overdosed on a powerful prescription pain killer. Now, the toddler’s death has been ruled a homicide. “It’s a Schedule-2 narcotic, which means it’s got the highest abuse potential and the highest risk for overdose. So, … Continue reading »

1,000 Pounds of Prescriptions Collected

EUGENE, Ore. — Just over 1,000 pounds of unwanted medication was collected at a drug take-back event on Saturday. Cars lined up at the Pain Society of Oregon in Eugene as volunteers collected all the unwanted and expired prescriptions. Doctors said prescription medication when used appropriately are fine, but they often times end up in … Continue reading »

Drug Take-Back Event Saturday

EUGENE, Ore. — You can drop off expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs Saturday, Sept. 29 at several places around town. They’ll be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The goal is to keep the pills out of the hands of addicts and out of the local water supply, which can happen when you … Continue reading »