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AUG 18, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Florida Legislation Aimed At Opioid Abuse Tied To Dip In Prescriptions

(Reuters Health) - Florida’s efforts to curb opioid abuse by registering pain clinics and electronically monitoring prescriptions may have helped reduce use of these narcotics, a study suggests. To address so-called “pill mills,” or rogue pain management clinics where prescription opioids were being inappropriately prescribed or dispensed, Florida passed legislation in 2010 requiring the centers to register with the state ...

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AUG 15, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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New step toward making painkillers from yeast

A team of US scientists said Thursday they have taken an important step toward engineering painkillers from yeast, a process that has raised both hope and concern worldwide. The report in the US journal Science describes how researchers at Stanford University genetically engineered yeast to convert sugar into hydrocodone -- an opioid in the same chemical family as morphine -- ...

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AUG 14, 2015 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Scientists engineer yeast to turn sugar into hydrocodone

Over the past several months, scientists from around the world have published bits and pieces of a fascinating feat: In an effort to create pain medications like hydrocodone without using popp…

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AUG 13, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Scientists use bioengineered yeast instead of poppies to make opioids

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have invented a speedy method to make potent painkilling opioids using bioengineered baker's yeast instead of poppies, but need to fine-tune the process to make it commercially viable, according to a study published on Thursday. The new method, if it can be made more efficient, could significantly change the multibillion-dollar pain medication manufacturing ...

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