Monthly Archives: November 2011

Little relief in sight for painkiller addicts: Only one doctor in region willing to prescribe Suboxone. (Spokesman-Review; December 16, 2007)

Pent-up demand for a drug that helps addicts kick prescription painkillers has prompted a new federal law that more than triples the number of users each doctor can treat. But new rules expanding the use of buprenorphine – sold as … Continue reading

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Indian youth’s death ends a troubled life. (Spokesman-Review; December 16, 2006)

Even in death, the fate of Robley “Bobby” Carr Jr., remains unclear. This afternoon, in a small memorial at an evangelical church near this Stevens County town, Bobby’s friends and family will gather to remember a teenage foster child and … Continue reading

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Local grassroots group seeks to stem abuse of prescription pain medication.(September 1, 2006)

“There is a perception that since it comes from a doctor, it is safe,” says Jim Tilla, a Chewelah area resident who has seen firsthand the consequences of the abuse of pain killing medication. “It steals life away from a … Continue reading

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