Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds, Study FindsIn patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.
Federal Lawsuit Filed Against NFL In Players' Use Of PainkillersFor the first time, new documents reveal the widespread use of painkillers in the NFL, alleging teams skirted federal law for dispensing powerful drugs. The revelations are part of a lawsuit former players filed against the league and individual teams, including the Ravens.
Getting Overdose Antidote With Painkillers May Cut ER VisitsA new study says patients prescribed an overdose antidote along with opioids made fewer painkiller-related visits to the emergency room.
Widow Of Former Ravens Player A Part Of New Lawsuit Against NFL TeamsPainkiller pressure. A federal lawsuit is filed against NFL teams across the country by a Baltimore-based attorney.
Former NBA Star Speaks To Students About Addiction BattleIn college, he started using marijuana and cocaine. When he made it to the NBA, he became a heroin addict.
Doctors Work To Fight Painkiller OverdosesIt's a nationwide epidemic. Prescription drug abuse is responsible for a growing number of deaths. Now a new study out of Johns Hopkins shows that doctors are taking steps to try and fight painkiller overdoses.
Md. Gynecologist Pleads Guilty To Drug ChargeA Baltimore gynecologist has pleaded guilty to illegally distributing powerful painkillers to patients.
Lawyer Bill Sinclair Explains Lawsuit Against NFL For PainkillersLawyer Bill Sinclair talks about the lawsuit being filed against the NFL for use of painkillers.
Ex-Players Sue NFL Over Use Of PainkillersDamaging allegations against the NFL. Nearly 600 retired players filed suit, accusing the league of plying them with painkillers instead of treating their injuries--leading to long-term damage and even drug addiction. The lawsuit involves former players from every team, including the Baltimore Ravens.
Marylanders Get Rid Of Unused Prescription Drugs In Annual EventUnused and unwanted. Scores of Marylanders got rid of their prescription drugs this weekend. It's part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.
Painkillers Before Exercise May Be Bad For The GutPopping a painkiller to ward off exercise pain is a common practice, but should it be?
Attorneys For 2 Accused Of Running Lutherville Pill Mill Say Clients To Plead 'Not Guilty'Authorities say powerful painkillers and narcotics were being sold without legal prescriptions at the so-called "pill mill" being operated in Baltimore County. Now, a judge sets bail for two of the men involved.