prescription painkillers

Health & Science
4:57 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Essay: We Must Address Prescription Painkiller Addiction

A local doctor says patients, doctors and lawmakers need to come together to address prescription painkiller addiction.
Credit Kratka Photography/Flickr

Lake Effect essayist Nilesh Patel looks at the death of a well-known hockey player two years ago as evidence that change is needed inside and outside of sports:

I wish I had known about Derek Boogaard before he died.

The 28-year old Canadian was a fan favorite in the National Hockey League when he lost his battle to addictive prescription painkillers two years ago.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Medicine Collection Day is Saturday

Authorities want to keep leftover medicines from harming the environment or ending up in the wrong hands

Residents can drop off unused and unwanted prescription drugs at a number of locations around the community this weekend.  

The Drug Enforcement Administration is holding its seventh annual event to collect leftover medicines.

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