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The Star Press
Tobacco-smuggling nurse reinstated
The state is taking disciplinary action against East Central Indiana nurses, two of whom violated regulations in other states and another who trafficked with an inmate.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
FDA to consider morphine-oxycodone combo pill
A closed sign is seen taped to the door of the Cabana Pharmacy after it was raided by the City of Miami Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit and Florida Department of Health on October 14, 2011, in Miami, Florida.
Morphine decreases clopidogrel concentrations and effects: a...
This study sought to examine the possible drug-drug interactions between clopidogrel and morphine.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Rocky Mount Telegram
Efforts ease access to anti-overdose drug
SACRAMENTO, Calif. Slowly and trembling, she inserted the needle into a sponge and continued rescue breathing on the plastic mannequin.
Kiwis taking to 'hillbilly heroin'
New Zealanders are popping prescription pills with alarming regularity, and a painkiller known as "hillbilly heroin" is being handed out too easily.
Utah cops warrantlessly search drug records of 480 emergency personnel
Utah law enforcement officials searched, without a warrant, the prescription drug records of 480 public paramedics, firefighters and other personnel to try to figure out who was stealing morphine from emergency vehicles.
Pensacola News Journal
Team Semper Fi lives up to its name for Pensacola Beach event
Chris Stephenson had just celebrated his 20th birthday when, in 2005, the Humvee he was riding in rolled over a pressure-plate bomb in the Anbar Province of Iraq.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Charge: Kirkland nurse swapped morphine with water
Working at EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Kelly Schwartz is alleged to have swapped morphine and similar drugs with saline solution before leaving syringes loaded with diluted painkillers at the hospital dispensary.
Stars and Stripes
Combat veterans battle an enemy within: Addiction
A bottle of methadone collected in a possible drug overdose death is displayed in this 2002 photo.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Botched op victim pays for her own repair
TOO MUCH PAIN: Jean Redman takes morphine every day since a bungled operation three years ago, in which a replacement hip was fitted at the wrong angle.
Nurse who stole drugs at seniors home gets conditional sentence
A nurse who stole medication from patients at a seniors home to feed her drug addiction has been given house arrest.
National Review Online
If He'd Mercy Killed Wife, Would be Applauded
A correspondent from the UK sends me an article about a man arrested for providing a morphine patch for his demented wife newly in a care home.
Naltrexone: A New Way to Treat Drug Addiction
Opioids are also important for medicine because they can relieve pains. The drugs of this class work on the body functions and affect the brain as well.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Do you and your twin have a strange connection?
My mom is identical twin. One night she woke up with her left arm burning and aching.
Husband, 83, arrested and banned from seeing wife of 60 years for giving her painkillers in care home
An 83-year-old man was arrested and locked up for seven hours for giving his wife medication at a care home An 83-year-old man was arrested and locked up for seven hours for giving his wife medication at a care home.
Death of UGA student ruled accidental overdose
The death of a Marietta student at the University of Georgia has been ruled an accidental overdose.
Wife of ShelterBox founder died after stress of sacking: Full Report
The wife of ShelterBox founder Tom Henderson died from an overdose of morphine the day after her husband was sacked from the charity - leading to claims she had been "murdered" through stress, an inquest has heard.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Mother gets 20 years for infant's death due to 'negligent breastfeeding'
Greene, a now-39-year-old nurse, was convicted by a jury last Thursday of homicide by child abuse, involuntary manslaughter and unlawful conduct towards a child in what has been deemed a case of "negligent breastfeeding."
Cancer battler from Oswaldtwistle took his own life after 'struggling with chemotherapy'
Anthony McFarlane, 65, died at home in Central Avenue, Oswaldtwistle, on December 10 last year, after taking a deliberate over-dose of prescribed morphine the day before.