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House Advances Anti-Narcotics Bill
Friday, 03/22/13
By Kirk Carapezza
After weeks of studying Vermont's prescription drug problem, House lawmakers on Thursday advanced a sweeping bill that would address opiate addiction and abuse.
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Anti-Narcotics Bill Coming Together
Thursday, 03/14/13
Spurred by stories of addiction from across the state, lawmakers this week are voting out of committees a wide-ranging bill aimed at minimizing the effects of opiate use on the health and safety of Vermonters.
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With Physicians On The Front Lines, Report Recommends Changes For Chronic Pain Treatment
Thursday, 11/15/12
By John Dillon
A new research paper shows doctors in Vermont are feeling the stress of being on the front lines of the fight against prescription drug abuse. The report lays out several recommendations - including changing insurance policies so that non-drug therapies are covered. 
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Burlington Doctor Sentenced For Rx Fraud
Friday, 10/19/12
A Burlington doctor has pleaded guilty to one felony count of prescription fraud.
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Rutland's Poorest Neighborhoods Suffer Most From Drug Problem
Tuesday, 10/16/12
By Nina Keck
Drug related crimes have escalated across Vermont - mostly because of a surge in heroin and prescription drug abuse. In the second part of our series, VPR's Nina Keck reports for Rutland it's the northwest part of the city that's struggling most with drug-related crime.
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States Net Millions In Drug Settlement
Friday, 08/31/12
Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire will get a total of $9.6 million as part of a nationwide settlement between the drug company Johnson & Johnson and dozens of states.
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Rultand Man Sentenced On Drug Charges
Tuesday, 08/21/12
Federal prosecutors in Vermont say a Rutland man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for his role in a prescription drug selling ring.
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Colchester Drug Arrest
Thursday, 08/16/12
Two men are facing charges of selling prescription painkillers following a three-week investigation by Colchester police.
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Vt. House, Senate Differ On Police Access To Drug Database
Tuesday, 05/01/12
By Bob Kinzel
One of the key issues facing lawmakers before adjournment involves access to the state's prescription drug database by law enforcement officials. The House is insisting that the police get a warrant from a judge before using the database but the Senate is arguing that the warrant isn't needed.
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Bill To Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Approved By Senate
Thursday, 04/26/12
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont Senate has given its final approval to legislation that backers say is needed to combat an epidemic of prescription drug abuse in the state.
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Health Official: More Died From Opiates Than Crashes
Thursday, 01/26/12
Vermont's top public safety official says more people died in the state last year from overdoses of prescription opiate drugs and heroin than in car crashes and murders combined.
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Pharmaceutical Companies Back Prescription Program
Friday, 08/19/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Pharmaceutical companies are underwriting a new program in Vermont that they say will help uninsured and under-insured people who are struggling to pay for prescriptions.
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To Prevent Crime, Vt. Sheriffs Collect Prescription Drugs
Friday, 05/06/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont law enforcement officials say hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs have been collected in an effort to prevent overdoses and stem drug-related crimes.
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Prescription Drug Abuse A National Problem
Tuesday, 09/21/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with an agendt from the Drug Enforcement Administration and a U.S. Attorney for the District of Vermont about the problem of prescription drub abuse on a local and national level.
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National Drug Take-Back Day
Tuesday, 09/21/10
By Jane Lindholm
We look at the abuse of prescription drugs and the efforts to curtail it, including this Saturday's Drug Take-Back Day. Also, VPR's Steve Zind speaks with Vermont National Guard members responsible for training police in Kabul.
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Sorrell Wants Drug Makers To Disclose Free Samples
Friday, 02/05/10
Last year, Vermont enacted a law banning drug companies from providing free lunches to doctors. Now the state may go a step further by requiring the companies to disclose the free drug samples they give to physicians.
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Vermont Considers Disclosing Free Prescription Samples
Tuesday, 10/27/09
By John Dillon
Vermont is looking at whether drug companies should disclose when they give free samples to physicians.
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Prescription drug abuse eclipses heroin use in VT
Thursday, 09/24/09
By Steve Zind
Addiction to heroin in Vermont has long been an issue - but now abuse of pharmaceutical drugs has eclipsed the heroin problem.
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New drug marketing rules
Thursday, 06/18/09
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont's rules are getting even tougher for pharmaceutical companies. We look at new restrictions on how drugmakers can interact with physicians, and what patients can learn about gifts their doctors have received. Also, an update on the political meltdown in Albany as the New York State Senate argues over who's in charge.
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