Thursday Sep 11
Don't become your kids' drug dealers
Between the late 1990a 2s and 2010 sales of narcotic pain medicines quadrupled in the United States. Hydrocodone use increased by 280%, methadone by 1300%, and oxycodone by 900%.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Contra Costa Times
Marin physician indicted on federal drug charges
A suspended physician who lives in Corte Madera was arraigned Tuesday on a federal indictment charging him with illegally prescribing prescription painkillers. Michael Roger Chiarottino, 66, is free on $75,000 bail.
Relmada Announces The Filing Of Clinical Trial Application In Canada For d-methadone
Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. , a clinical stage company developing novel therapies for the treatment of chronic pain, today announced that it has filed a Clinical Trial Application with Heath Canada to conduct 2 pharmacokinetic studies with d-methadone, its NMDA receptor antagonist for neuropathic pain. Health Canada has accepted the application that is now under review.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
The Jersey Journal
Hackettstown Regional Medical Center EMTs using Narcan
In March, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie expanded a statewide pilot program allowing police and emergency medical technicians to carry and administer Narcan, a life-saving medication that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose, which has become a growing problem in New Jersey.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Prescription Drug Abuse situation in Tennessee
Abuse of prescription opioids, ie: pain medications, is the number one drug problem for Tennesseans receiving publicly funded assistance for treatment services.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
I4U Future Technology News
Drew Barrymore's sister Jessica Barrymore Died from Drug Overdose
Jessica Barrymore was the half-sister of Hollywood star Drew Barrymore . She died last month at the age of 47. Jessica Barrymore was found dead in a car parked in Hoover Avenue in National City, California on July 29. And the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office released a report earlier this week that declared that a drugs and alcohol ... (more)
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Inbox - August 27, 2014
Clearing Up Misinformation Thanks for doing such a great article on the heroin epidemic.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Methadone treatment suppresses testosterone in opioid addicts
Treatment for opioid addiction tampers with the testosterone levels of male but not female opioid users, McMaster University research has shown.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
NBC San Diego
Drew Barrymore's Half Sister Died From Overdose: ME
The half-sister of movie star Drew Barrymore was killed by acute drug and alcohol intoxication, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office announced Monday.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat
Ex-dealer pleads guilty, gets 3-6 years in jail
A former drug dealer from Hampton who gave Darriean Hess the powerful painkiller fentanyl several hours before Hess killed two bicyclists said she is happy to be sober.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Magee-Womens, insurers launch recovery center for pregnant addicts
At a time when heroin use and prescription drug abuse have reached epidemic levels, local health care providers are stepping up to the plate to help one targeted group: pregnant women.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Prison for mom in boy's sippy-cup methadone death
Mom who accidentally served her two-year-old son methadone that she had stored in a Gatorade bottle is jailed for 15 years Jill Goff 'served her two-year-old son Aiden a pink liquid in a sippy cup at their home in Tooele, Utah, 'thinking it was Gatorade' A Utah woman whose two-year-old son died after police say she inadvertently poured her ... (more)
Opioid users breathe easier with novel drug to treat respiratory depression
August 19, 2014 - People taking prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain may be able to breathe a little easier, literally.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Newport woman pleads guilty in methadone death
Jennifer M. Johnson gave the drug to her husband after a night of beer drinking.