Prescription Painkillers

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Illinois Will Be First State To Lock Painkiller Pill Bottles

Illinois will be the first state in the country to test out a pilot program that will put locking devices on some prescription painkillers to make it harder for people to abuse the drugs.

08/29/2015

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Lawmakers Consider Requiring Locking Devices For Prescription Painkillers

Experts have asked state lawmakers to require locking containers for prescription painkillers, to help prevent theft and abuse.

12/03/2014

New York Rangers winger Derek Boogaard fights with New York Islanders winger Trevor Gillies at the Nassau Coliseum on December 2, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Boogaard Family Sues NHL For Son’s Death

The family of a National Hockey League player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his addiction to prescription painkillers.

05/13/2013

Heroin

Heroin Arrests In DuPage County Up 700% In 2010

It’s an alarming spike; the number of people being arrested for heroin in DuPage County were up 700 percent last year. At the same time, researchers might have uncovered a link – something almost all heroin addicts share.

CBS 2–08/02/2011