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Subutex Discount Cards From MedicationDiscountCard.com Help Addicts Prevent Drug Overdoses


New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2014

Opioid addiction is characterized as an inability to stop using opiates like oxycodone, heroin, morphine, or hydrocodone. This type of addiction is devastating and deadly. The CDC reports that each day, over 100 people in the U.S. die from a prescription drug overdose—either when taking more than the recommended dosage, or when people take pills that were not prescribed for them. (http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/rxbrief/) Addiction is a complex problem that can be very expensive to treat properly. That’s one of the reasons Medication Discount Card, LLC, offers savings of up to 75% on drugs like Naltrexone, Clonidine, and Subutex—drugs that help patients end opioid addiction.

While it’s true that 12-step programs can be helpful to many people suffering with addiction, opiates are particularly difficult to quit. Many patients begin taking these drugs for legitimate pain from an injury or accident. Over time, though, an increasing physical tolerance may lead to higher dosages, and then physical cravings may develop. Using cessation-focused drugs like Subutex and Clonidine in conjunction with a 12-step program has been shown to be more successful than either drugs or 12-step programs alone. MedicationDiscountCard.com can make Subutex and other opiate-cessation drugs affordable for families dealing with the heartbreak of addiction. Savings of 75% or more can mean the difference between fully treating addiction and so-called “white knuckle sobriety.”

Medication discount cards are available at no cost from the company’s website. Patients can print the card on a home printer or request a card to be mailed to their home at no charge. The card can be used without limit at any of thousands of participating chain and local pharmacies, including Cub, Walgreens, K-mart, Winn Dixie, Publix, Rite-Aid, CVS, and many more. Because the card is free, no credit card information is needed. There is no medical exam required to obtain these medication discount cards. Medication Discount Card, LLC, has helped thousands of families to obtain affordable prescription medication, and is standing by to help thousands more.







Risperdal Lawsuit Claims Contending Males Taking The Antipsychotic Drug Causes Gynecomastia Move Forward With October Meeting Reports Wright & Schulte LLC


Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 11, 2014

As Risperdal lawsuit claims continue in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, another monthly meeting has been scheduled for parties to discuss the litigation surrounding antipsychotic drugs and the development of male breasts or gynecomastia. According to court records there are nearly 80 Risperdal lawsuit claims pending in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas mass tort program. The court’s calendar shows attorneys for the plaintiffs and defendants are scheduled to meet on October 15, at the Complex Litigation Center in Philadelphia’s City Hall. The Risperdal side-effects complaints were filed on behalf of males who allege that they experienced gynecomastia, which is excessive male breast growth similar to that of a woman after using the antipsychotic drug. The Risperdal side-effect lawsuits purport that Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which manufactures and markets the drug, failed to warn consumers and health care providers about the serious side-effects of taking Risperdal. (In Re: Risperdal Litigation, Case Number 100300296)

Risperdal gynecomastia is a devastating condition that can have far reaching effects on a boy’s social development and quality of life. The attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are committed to ensuring that the victims of Risperdal gynecomastia obtain the justice they deserve. To learn more, please contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a free Risperdal lawsuit consultation to ensure you are treated fairly and receive all of the compensation the law allows. Call 1-800-399-0795 or visit http://www.yourlegalhelp.com for more information.

In June, plaintiffs’ attorneys asked Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Arnold New, who is presiding over the Risperdal litigation, to reconsider his decision of preventing plaintiffs from asking for punitive damages against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Judge New issued an order on July 18 reaffirming his earlier decision to deny punitive damages to plaintiffs but they can still ask for compensatory damages. The issue of punitive damages arose as a result of Janssen asking Judge New to allow the New Jersey Product Liability Act to apply in the Risperdal litigation because the company is headquartered in New Jersey. The New Jersey Product Liability Act does not allow punitive damages to be awarded against manufacturers of prescription drugs or medical devices if they have received pre-market approval by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Plaintiffs’ attorneys contend that the defendants marketed Risperdal for uses that were not approved by the FDA and therefore, punitive damages should be allowed. Judge New initially granted Janssen’s motion in an order issued May 2, 2014. (In Re: Risperdal Litigation, Case Number 100300296)

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., was the subject of a criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for marketing Risperdal for uses that were not approved by the FDA. According to the DOJ, Janssen did not have FDA approval when the company marketed the antipsychotic medication for use in children and adolescents with behavior challenges and the company did not disclose the health risks associated with use of the drug. In November 2013, the DOJ announced that Janssen was charged with a criminal count of misbranding Risperdal and Janssen pleaded guilty to the charge. The company also agreed to pay a $ 400 million criminal fine. The DOJ said Risperdal was not approved for use in children for any purpose until late 2006. Janssen was also under criminal investigation for marketing Risperdal for unapproved use in elderly dementia patients. The DOJ charged Janssen in this case with introducing a misbranded drug into interstate commerce. The company also paid $ 1.25 billion to settle a separate civil case regarding Risperdal. [justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/November/13-ag-1170.html, November 4, 2013] [fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm373499.htm, November 4, 2013]

Risperdal is approved by the FDA as an atypical antipsychotic drug to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability in autistic children and adolescents. An investigation by the Los Angeles Daily News showed children in California’s foster care system have been prescribed psychiatric drugs, including Risperdal, Prozac, and Haldol, to control their behavior, although the medications have not been approved by the FDA use by children. The Los Angeles Daily News said it looked at 10 years of data that begins in 2004. The newspaper’s investigation found that nearly 1 out of every 4 adolescents in California’s foster care system is receiving psychiatric drugs, which is three times the rate for all adolescents nationwide. The newspaper reported that of the thousands of foster children prescribed psychotropic drugs in the last 10 years, nearly 60 percent were prescribed an antipsychotic, which are the highest risk psychotropic drugs. The newspaper further reported that the percentage of foster children who were prescribed two or more psychotropic medications increased from 10.1 percent in 2004 to 12.2 percent in 2013.

[dailynews.com/health/20140823/children-in-californias-foster-care-system-are-prescribed-risky-medications, August 23, 2014]

About Wright & Schulte LLC

Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free Risperdal lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.

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New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Asks: What are the Most Addictive Painkillers?


(PRWEB) April 08, 2014

Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is asking a critically important and timely question in its latest blog post: What are the most additive painkillers?

“Many people still believe that drug abuse and drug addiction only refer to illicit drugs, such as cocaine, heroin and so on,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, there is a prescription drug abuse problem happening in our country that is, without question, of epidemic proportions, and affecting people from all walks of like, and of all ages – from children to seniors.”

According to the Best Drug Rehabilitation blog post, opioids remain the most abused prescription painkillers. Opioids relieve pain by minimizing the pain signals in the brain, plus they can create a feeling of euphoria. However, the body requires more and more of the drug to achieve a desired state of physical and emotional wellness, which is what leads to a spiralling path of addiction. Some commonly used – and unfortunately, commonly abused – opioids include (but is not limited to):


Vicodin
Methadone
Dilaudid
Duragesic
Demerol
Percoce
Propoxyphene
Oxymorphone
Oxycodone HCL
Meperidine
Hydromorphone
Bitartrate
Fentanyl
Hydrocodone

Added Per Wickstrom: “Individuals who are addicted or are concerned that they may be heading down that road can get the professional, compassionate help they need through inpatient treatment programs. Their family members and loved ones who desperately want to help an addict can also call a qualified and certified treatment facility to learn how they can be part of the solution.”

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog entitled “What are the Most Addictive Painkillers?” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/what-are-the-most-addictive-painkillers/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/.







Subutex Discount Cards From MedicationDiscountCard.com Help Addicts Prevent Drug Overdoses


New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2014

Opioid addiction is characterized as an inability to stop using opiates like oxycodone, heroin, morphine, or hydrocodone. This type of addiction is devastating and deadly. The CDC reports that each day, over 100 people in the U.S. die from a prescription drug overdose—either when taking more than the recommended dosage, or when people take pills that were not prescribed for them. (http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/rxbrief/) Addiction is a complex problem that can be very expensive to treat properly. That’s one of the reasons Medication Discount Card, LLC, offers savings of up to 75% on drugs like Naltrexone, Clonidine, and Subutex—drugs that help patients end opioid addiction.

While it’s true that 12-step programs can be helpful to many people suffering with addiction, opiates are particularly difficult to quit. Many patients begin taking these drugs for legitimate pain from an injury or accident. Over time, though, an increasing physical tolerance may lead to higher dosages, and then physical cravings may develop. Using cessation-focused drugs like Subutex and Clonidine in conjunction with a 12-step program has been shown to be more successful than either drugs or 12-step programs alone. MedicationDiscountCard.com can make Subutex and other opiate-cessation drugs affordable for families dealing with the heartbreak of addiction. Savings of 75% or more can mean the difference between fully treating addiction and so-called “white knuckle sobriety.”

Medication discount cards are available at no cost from the company’s website. Patients can print the card on a home printer or request a card to be mailed to their home at no charge. The card can be used without limit at any of thousands of participating chain and local pharmacies, including Cub, Walgreens, K-mart, Winn Dixie, Publix, Rite-Aid, CVS, and many more. Because the card is free, no credit card information is needed. There is no medical exam required to obtain these medication discount cards. Medication Discount Card, LLC, has helped thousands of families to obtain affordable prescription medication, and is standing by to help thousands more.







Subutex Discount Cards From MedicationDiscountCard.com Help Addicts Prevent Drug Overdoses


New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2014

Opioid addiction is characterized as an inability to stop using opiates like oxycodone, heroin, morphine, or hydrocodone. This type of addiction is devastating and deadly. The CDC reports that each day, over 100 people in the U.S. die from a prescription drug overdose—either when taking more than the recommended dosage, or when people take pills that were not prescribed for them. (http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/rxbrief/) Addiction is a complex problem that can be very expensive to treat properly. That’s one of the reasons Medication Discount Card, LLC, offers savings of up to 75% on drugs like Naltrexone, Clonidine, and Subutex—drugs that help patients end opioid addiction.

While it’s true that 12-step programs can be helpful to many people suffering with addiction, opiates are particularly difficult to quit. Many patients begin taking these drugs for legitimate pain from an injury or accident. Over time, though, an increasing physical tolerance may lead to higher dosages, and then physical cravings may develop. Using cessation-focused drugs like Subutex and Clonidine in conjunction with a 12-step program has been shown to be more successful than either drugs or 12-step programs alone. MedicationDiscountCard.com can make Subutex and other opiate-cessation drugs affordable for families dealing with the heartbreak of addiction. Savings of 75% or more can mean the difference between fully treating addiction and so-called “white knuckle sobriety.”

Medication discount cards are available at no cost from the company’s website. Patients can print the card on a home printer or request a card to be mailed to their home at no charge. The card can be used without limit at any of thousands of participating chain and local pharmacies, including Cub, Walgreens, K-mart, Winn Dixie, Publix, Rite-Aid, CVS, and many more. Because the card is free, no credit card information is needed. There is no medical exam required to obtain these medication discount cards. Medication Discount Card, LLC, has helped thousands of families to obtain affordable prescription medication, and is standing by to help thousands more.







Drug Rehab Expansion Advances Fox Valley Response to Heroin Epidemic


Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) October 29, 2014

Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers announces today it has been approved by Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to receive a $ 500,000 grant, which will help fund the investment surrounding a 10-bed expansion construction project at its drug rehab center located in Aurora, IL. As heroin continues to lure a following of young adult users from the Fox Valley area, the additional capacity will help Gateway meet the escalating demand for inpatient substance abuse treatment services.

“The reality is the surge in heroin use in DuPage and Kane counties have caused a bleak ‘no vacancy’ status quo for inpatient treatment services since providers, for the most part, have been working at full capacity. Thanks to the financial backing from DCEO, more individuals who struggle with addiction issues will have access to life-saving treatment and the kind of emotional support needed, when they are ready to get life back on track,” explains Jim Scarpace, Executive Director, Gateway Aurora.

Gateway Aurora also is an active participant in solution-minded community coalitions, which bring together elected officials, businesses leaders and concerned citizens to collaborate on strategies to address the area’s heroin problem. Thanks to unwavering support from State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) and Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14), progress has been made in alleviating vulnerabilities, educating the public and saving lives. For example, Naperville police now carry Narcan nasal spray to be administered in the event of an overdose, which has resulted in 25 lives saved in one year alone according to Chicago Tribune story published on Oct. 17, 2014.

“During my time in Congress, I have looked for ways to attack from head-on the problem of substance abuse. Healthcare providers know the best way to fight addiction is to provide in-patient treatment, like the services provided by Gateway Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers. This grant funding will go a long way in the fight against substance abuse in the Fox Valley and the surrounding area. Ten more beds at this facility mean more people will get the help they need and be on the road to recovery,” says Congressman Bill Foster.

When complete in July 2015, Gateway Aurora’s renovated inpatient annex will include a total of 44 beds, increasing client capacity by about 22 percent. The Aurora center also offers step-down services, Outpatient and Aftercare programs; please visit RecoverGateway.org/Aurora for more information.

About Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment

Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers provide substance abuse treatment services for adults and adolescents at drug treatment centers throughout Illinois and the St. Louis Metro East area. Gateway’s outpatient and residential treatment centers are licensed by the state of Illinois and accredited by The Joint Commission. Each year, Gateway’s professional clinicians help thousands of individual’s successfully complete treatment. To learn more about Gateway’s free, confidential consultation, call 877-505-HOPE (4673) or visit RecoverGateway.org.







Subutex Discount Cards From MedicationDiscountCard.com Help Addicts Prevent Drug Overdoses


New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2014

Opioid addiction is characterized as an inability to stop using opiates like oxycodone, heroin, morphine, or hydrocodone. This type of addiction is devastating and deadly. The CDC reports that each day, over 100 people in the U.S. die from a prescription drug overdose—either when taking more than the recommended dosage, or when people take pills that were not prescribed for them. (http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/rxbrief/) Addiction is a complex problem that can be very expensive to treat properly. That’s one of the reasons Medication Discount Card, LLC, offers savings of up to 75% on drugs like Naltrexone, Clonidine, and Subutex—drugs that help patients end opioid addiction.

While it’s true that 12-step programs can be helpful to many people suffering with addiction, opiates are particularly difficult to quit. Many patients begin taking these drugs for legitimate pain from an injury or accident. Over time, though, an increasing physical tolerance may lead to higher dosages, and then physical cravings may develop. Using cessation-focused drugs like Subutex and Clonidine in conjunction with a 12-step program has been shown to be more successful than either drugs or 12-step programs alone. MedicationDiscountCard.com can make Subutex and other opiate-cessation drugs affordable for families dealing with the heartbreak of addiction. Savings of 75% or more can mean the difference between fully treating addiction and so-called “white knuckle sobriety.”

Medication discount cards are available at no cost from the company’s website. Patients can print the card on a home printer or request a card to be mailed to their home at no charge. The card can be used without limit at any of thousands of participating chain and local pharmacies, including Cub, Walgreens, K-mart, Winn Dixie, Publix, Rite-Aid, CVS, and many more. Because the card is free, no credit card information is needed. There is no medical exam required to obtain these medication discount cards. Medication Discount Card, LLC, has helped thousands of families to obtain affordable prescription medication, and is standing by to help thousands more.







Subutex Discount Cards From MedicationDiscountCard.com Help Addicts Prevent Drug Overdoses


New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2014

Opioid addiction is characterized as an inability to stop using opiates like oxycodone, heroin, morphine, or hydrocodone. This type of addiction is devastating and deadly. The CDC reports that each day, over 100 people in the U.S. die from a prescription drug overdose—either when taking more than the recommended dosage, or when people take pills that were not prescribed for them. (http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/rxbrief/) Addiction is a complex problem that can be very expensive to treat properly. That’s one of the reasons Medication Discount Card, LLC, offers savings of up to 75% on drugs like Naltrexone, Clonidine, and Subutex—drugs that help patients end opioid addiction.

While it’s true that 12-step programs can be helpful to many people suffering with addiction, opiates are particularly difficult to quit. Many patients begin taking these drugs for legitimate pain from an injury or accident. Over time, though, an increasing physical tolerance may lead to higher dosages, and then physical cravings may develop. Using cessation-focused drugs like Subutex and Clonidine in conjunction with a 12-step program has been shown to be more successful than either drugs or 12-step programs alone. MedicationDiscountCard.com can make Subutex and other opiate-cessation drugs affordable for families dealing with the heartbreak of addiction. Savings of 75% or more can mean the difference between fully treating addiction and so-called “white knuckle sobriety.”

Medication discount cards are available at no cost from the company’s website. Patients can print the card on a home printer or request a card to be mailed to their home at no charge. The card can be used without limit at any of thousands of participating chain and local pharmacies, including Cub, Walgreens, K-mart, Winn Dixie, Publix, Rite-Aid, CVS, and many more. Because the card is free, no credit card information is needed. There is no medical exam required to obtain these medication discount cards. Medication Discount Card, LLC, has helped thousands of families to obtain affordable prescription medication, and is standing by to help thousands more.







Subutex Discount Cards From MedicationDiscountCard.com Help Addicts Prevent Drug Overdoses


New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2014

Opioid addiction is characterized as an inability to stop using opiates like oxycodone, heroin, morphine, or hydrocodone. This type of addiction is devastating and deadly. The CDC reports that each day, over 100 people in the U.S. die from a prescription drug overdose—either when taking more than the recommended dosage, or when people take pills that were not prescribed for them. (http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/rxbrief/) Addiction is a complex problem that can be very expensive to treat properly. That’s one of the reasons Medication Discount Card, LLC, offers savings of up to 75% on drugs like Naltrexone, Clonidine, and Subutex—drugs that help patients end opioid addiction.

While it’s true that 12-step programs can be helpful to many people suffering with addiction, opiates are particularly difficult to quit. Many patients begin taking these drugs for legitimate pain from an injury or accident. Over time, though, an increasing physical tolerance may lead to higher dosages, and then physical cravings may develop. Using cessation-focused drugs like Subutex and Clonidine in conjunction with a 12-step program has been shown to be more successful than either drugs or 12-step programs alone. MedicationDiscountCard.com can make Subutex and other opiate-cessation drugs affordable for families dealing with the heartbreak of addiction. Savings of 75% or more can mean the difference between fully treating addiction and so-called “white knuckle sobriety.”

Medication discount cards are available at no cost from the company’s website. Patients can print the card on a home printer or request a card to be mailed to their home at no charge. The card can be used without limit at any of thousands of participating chain and local pharmacies, including Cub, Walgreens, K-mart, Winn Dixie, Publix, Rite-Aid, CVS, and many more. Because the card is free, no credit card information is needed. There is no medical exam required to obtain these medication discount cards. Medication Discount Card, LLC, has helped thousands of families to obtain affordable prescription medication, and is standing by to help thousands more.







Subutex Discount Cards From MedicationDiscountCard.com Help Addicts Prevent Drug Overdoses


New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2014

Opioid addiction is characterized as an inability to stop using opiates like oxycodone, heroin, morphine, or hydrocodone. This type of addiction is devastating and deadly. The CDC reports that each day, over 100 people in the U.S. die from a prescription drug overdose—either when taking more than the recommended dosage, or when people take pills that were not prescribed for them. (http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/rxbrief/) Addiction is a complex problem that can be very expensive to treat properly. That’s one of the reasons Medication Discount Card, LLC, offers savings of up to 75% on drugs like Naltrexone, Clonidine, and Subutex—drugs that help patients end opioid addiction.

While it’s true that 12-step programs can be helpful to many people suffering with addiction, opiates are particularly difficult to quit. Many patients begin taking these drugs for legitimate pain from an injury or accident. Over time, though, an increasing physical tolerance may lead to higher dosages, and then physical cravings may develop. Using cessation-focused drugs like Subutex and Clonidine in conjunction with a 12-step program has been shown to be more successful than either drugs or 12-step programs alone. MedicationDiscountCard.com can make Subutex and other opiate-cessation drugs affordable for families dealing with the heartbreak of addiction. Savings of 75% or more can mean the difference between fully treating addiction and so-called “white knuckle sobriety.”

Medication discount cards are available at no cost from the company’s website. Patients can print the card on a home printer or request a card to be mailed to their home at no charge. The card can be used without limit at any of thousands of participating chain and local pharmacies, including Cub, Walgreens, K-mart, Winn Dixie, Publix, Rite-Aid, CVS, and many more. Because the card is free, no credit card information is needed. There is no medical exam required to obtain these medication discount cards. Medication Discount Card, LLC, has helped thousands of families to obtain affordable prescription medication, and is standing by to help thousands more.