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Yesterday | WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

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.


Related Topix: Tennessee, Tennessee Government, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

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)


Related Topix: Drugs, National City, CA, San Diego County, CA, Medicine, Ultram, Tramadol (generic), Health, Pain

Wed Aug 27, 2014

LEO Weekly

Inbox - August 27, 2014

Clearing Up Misinformation Thanks for doing such a great article on the heroin epidemic.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine

Tue Aug 26, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs, Ontario (Ontario, CA)

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.


Related Topix: Drugs, San Diego County, CA, Medicine, Ultram, Tramadol (generic), National City, CA

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.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic), Hampton, NH, Strafford County, NH

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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.


Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Allegheny County, PA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Daily Mail

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)


Related Topix: Medicine, Tooele, UT


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.


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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Star Tribune

Newport woman pleads guilty in methadone death

Jennifer M. Johnson gave the drug to her husband after a night of beer drinking.


Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Washington County, MN, Scandia, MN

Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Times

A year after ATV accident, teen returns to school

Sam Sartain, center, on his first day back at Gainesville High School on Thursday with friend Blake Rogers and principal LaCrisia Larkin.


Related Topix: Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, Lowndes County, GA, Valdosta, GA

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Painkiller drug sales seen dropping by 2020

London, England, United Kingdom - Prescription drug sales are forecast to exceed $1 trillion by 2020, according to a new report of EvaluatePharma, an analyst of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.


Related Topix: Drugs, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Food and Drug Administration, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic)

Sun Aug 03, 2014

International Business Times

Raetihi Mother Jailed For Killing Child With Methadone

Injectable drugs are pictured inside an injection room at a hospital in Shanghai May 4, 2014.


Related Topix: Medicine

Sat Aug 02, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Proposed methadone clinic meeting resistance in Waveland

Four days before Waveland city leaders are scheduled to vote on the controversial issue, the owner of the building where a proposed methadone clinic would be set up is speaking out.


Related Topix: Medicine, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)

Thu Jul 31, 2014

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Appeals court upholds conviction in pain pill case

A federal appeals court has upheld the 15-year prison sentence of a Louisiana businessman for distributing oxycodone and methadone in eastern Kentucky illegally through pain clinic patients.


Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals