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The price of addiction: A treatment primer for opioid dependence

From the Portland Business Journal, October 9, 2013 There are a lot of unsung heroes working in the trenches in Portland to help those who have fallen into opiate dependence. Alison Noice, director of addiction medicine treatment at CODA, is … Continue reading

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Allied Health Service’s Medford methadone clinic new location opens with little fanfare

From the Medford Mail Tribune, September 11, 2013 A methadone clinic that was forced to move from East Main Street has set up shop on Murphy Road, catching some residents by surprise. “I did not know they had moved,” said … Continue reading

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Increased use of urine screenings leads to billion-dollar industry, kickbacks, possible rights violations

By Barry Meier, The New York Times, August 1, 2013 As doctors try to ensure their patients do not abuse prescription drugs, they are relying more and more on sophisticated urine-screening tests to learn which drugs patients are taking and … Continue reading

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Methadone becoming a big killer

From the McMinnville News Register, June 4 2011 Last year, a single prescription drug killed 101 people in Oregon. No, it wasn’t the narcotic opiate oxycodone, dispensed primarily under the brand name OxyContin, or its cousin hydrocodone, under the brand … Continue reading

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Painkiller Overuse: Addicted Newborns, Oregon’s High Rate of Abuse, Roots of the Epidemic, & Criminals Profiting

By Joe Rojas-Burke, The Oregonian, Monday, November 14, 2011 The epidemic of prescription painkiller overuse has led to a rising number of infants born with an opioid drug dependence. USA Today reports: “National statistics on the number of babies who … Continue reading

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Methadone – Boon or Menace?

From the Oregonian, July 3 1949. Not available elsewhere online. READ – Methadone – Boon or Menace? (PDF); from The American Weekly and syndicated in The Oregonian.

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