prescription drugs http://kgou.org en CDC Ranks Oklahoma 5th In The Nation In Painkiller Prescription Rate http://kgou.org/post/cdc-ranks-oklahoma-5th-nation-painkiller-prescription-rate <p>A <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/opioid-prescribing/index.html?s_cid=cdc_homepage_feature_001">new report</a> from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Oklahoma tied for fifth in the nation in the rate&nbsp; of painkillers prescribed to its residents.</p><p>The CDC says Oklahoma doctors wrote about 128 opioid pain reliever prescriptions, drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone, per 100 state residents.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:16:29 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 32521 at http://kgou.org CDC Ranks Oklahoma 5th In The Nation In Painkiller Prescription Rate Fallin, Doctor Groups At Impasse On Oklahoma Drug Bill http://kgou.org/post/fallin-doctor-groups-impasse-oklahoma-drug-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Mary Fallin and two of the leading physician groups in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;are at an impasse over the final details in a bill designed to curb prescription drug abuse in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 14:02:00 +0000 Associated Press 29373 at http://kgou.org Fallin, Doctor Groups At Impasse On Oklahoma Drug Bill Oklahoma Looks To Kentucky As Prescriptions Fall In States With Required 'Doctor-Shopping' http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-looks-kentucky-prescriptions-fall-states-required-doctor-shopping <p>When the state of Kentucky decided two years ago to require doctors to check their patients’ drug-taking histories before writing new narcotic prescriptions, some physicians were adamantly opposed.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The doctors said mandatory checks would cause them to waste valuable time and money running checks on patients with legitimate pain and anxiety problems. They said they didn’t need an online database to help them spot “doctor-shoppers” who might be obtaining prescriptions from more than one doctor.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Oklahoma Watch & Warren Veith 28606 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Looks To Kentucky As Prescriptions Fall In States With Required 'Doctor-Shopping' Prescription Discounts Available For Some Needy Oklahomans http://kgou.org/post/prescription-discounts-available-some-needy-oklahomans <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Cards that provide a discount on prescription medications for the needy in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;will be offered through a partnership with the Regional Food Bank of&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:45:02 +0000 Associated Press 18518 at http://kgou.org Prescription Discounts Available For Some Needy Oklahomans Oklahomans Dying By Prescription Drug Overdose http://kgou.org/post/oklahomans-dying-prescription-drug-overdose <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A new report says&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;has one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the country, but that the state is doing more than most to help curb prescription drug abuse.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 23:15:34 +0000 Associated Press 14932 at http://kgou.org Oklahomans Dying By Prescription Drug Overdose Norman Students Treated for Apparent Drug Overdose http://kgou.org/post/norman-students-treated-apparent-drug-overdose <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Four Norman High School students have been taken to a Norman hospital after apparently taking prescription drugs at the school.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:06:44 +0000 Associated Press 3000 at http://kgou.org Norman Students Treated for Apparent Drug Overdose