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Wednesday |

Needles hidden around idyllic home told a tale of Peaches' lost battle

Peaches Geldof was discovered dead from a heroin overdose with a syringe in a sweet box on the floor and a stash of drugs, burnt spoons and needles throughout her countryside family home.


Related Topix: Medicine, Bob Geldof, Pop/Rock, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Parenting, Family, Entertainment

Wednesday | KDWN

FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.


Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Food and Drug Administration, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Prescription drug abuse growing despite efforts to curb problem

Recovering prescription drug addict Jessica Wornkey-Immediato talks about her struggles and the benefits of methadone treatment programs at the Center for Change, 1333 N. Broadway.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Galva, KS, Lakin, KS

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Crossing the Line: Pregnant and Addicted to Drugs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The number of babies born addicted to drugs, including prescription medication has tripled in the last decade.


Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic)

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Medical marijuana shop opens in Halifax's North End

The 34-year-old man, who does not have a medical marijuana license yet, has been using marijuana medicinally to ease pain and anxiety stemming from a car accident 17 years ago.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Medicine

The Marion Star

Many paths lead addicts to recovery

There isn't just one road to recovery. Of hundreds of opiates addicts looking to quit in Marion, rarely does chief probation officer Tom Stotts find two who require the same treatment.


Related Topix: Marion, OH, Drugs, Medicine

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Former cop's addiction to prescription meds cost him his career

For nearly 20 years, Mr. Moore served and protected in multiple positions with both the Toronto Police and Peterborough police.


Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs

Thu Jul 17, 2014


Tracking Babies

Indiana doctors are delivering more babies born to mothers who took prescription drugs while pregnant causing them to go through withdrawals.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine

The Daily Beast

The Drug Ruling America's JailsBy Daniel Genis

Heroin, once the top illicit drug trade in prison, has been replaced by the cheaper and easier to smuggle suboxone, which was designed to treat opiate addiction.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Dentist prescription of painkillers opposed

The prescription medicine OxyContin is displayed August 21, 2001 at a Walgreens drugstore in Brookline, MA.


Related Topix: Dentistry, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Brookline, MA, Health, Pain

Mon Jul 14, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Life Lessons: Pregnant & addicted to drugs

Now a handful of niche clinics are opening up to help drug addicted moms get clean and deliver healthy babies.


Related Topix: Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Medicine, Vanderbilt University

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Times Leader

Suspended lawyer withdraws DUI guilty plea

A Kingston attorney on Friday withdrew his guilty plea in a drug-related Plymouth hit-and-run crash in order to apply for admission into the county's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program.


Related Topix: Drugs, Xanax, Alprazolam (generic), Medicine

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Jailed pregnant woman addicted to heroin denied methadone treatment

She's pregnant, addicted to heroin and behind bars. That's the struggle right now for a woman from Schertz.


Related Topix: Medicine, Schertz, TX, Guadalupe County, TX

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

With opening of Anchorage clinic, two for-profit Alaska businesses now provide methadone treatment

LOREN HOLMES / Alaska DispatchAnchorage Treatment Solutions, a new methadone clinic in midtown, is getting ready to open for business in the coming weeks, pending final approvals.


Related Topix: Medicine, Anchorage, AK, Alaska, Drugs, Health, Pain

Thu Jul 03, 2014


Southern Doctors Write More Opioid Painkiller...

Opioid painkiller use in the US vary greatly by region, with most of the highest-prescribing states being located in the southern part of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed in a new report .


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Health, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic)

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

US: Half a Million Drug-Dependent Veterans

"Hundreds of thousands of veterans are struggling with chronic pain, drug dependency, mental health conditions, and homelessness.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Life, Veteran Affairs, Charitable Organizations, Human Rights Watch


Single-nucleotide polymorphism in the human mu opioid receptor gene...

Single-nucleotide polymorphism in the human mu opioid receptor gene alters I2-endorphin binding and activity: Possible implications for opiate addiction Opioid drugs play important roles in the clinical management of pain, as well as in the development and treatment of drug abuse.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic)

Fri Jun 27, 2014

WNDU-TV South Bend

Prescription drug is #1 cause of overdose in Elkhart County

Tricia Harte joined NewsCenter 16 in May 2013 as the Elkhart Bureau reporter. Her stories are featured on WNDU's 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. newscasts throughout the week.


Related Topix: Drugs, Elkhart County, IN, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wed Jun 25, 2014


Local Law Firm Racks Up $17 Million Handling Methadone Overdose Cases

The civil law office of Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison, P.C. is venturing on an impressive crusade throughout the nation, handling cases involving the accidental intoxication of the drug methadone that have handed them verdicts and settlements worth millions of dollars.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)