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Green Bay Press-Gazette
Fentanyl among 'most dangerous' abused drugs
MANITOWOC -- Victor Gadzinski, 39, was found dead at his residence in the 1300 block of South 13th St. on Feb. 9. Toxicology tests showed that fentanyl was a contributing factor to his death and that he had more than three times the therapeutic range on the drug in his system.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Judge weighs bail for former pain doctor charged in overdose deaths
The case began last July with the major indictment of a former Palm Beach County doctor charged with first-degree murder for the overdose deaths of two patients, and 89 other felony drug crimes.
Former Doctor Accused Of Over-Prescribing Headed To Prison
In some cases, investigators believe his over-prescription of narcotics may have contributed to his patients' deaths.
"Walking awkwardly," leads to man landing in jail
Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Looking into the Oxycodone epidemic
According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse, when a person takes an opiate it activates the brain's reward system.
Asbury Park Press
Doctors, medical staff on drugs put patients at risk
Anita Bertrand doesn't remember much about the first time she stole narcotics she was supposed to administer to surgical patients.
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.
Woodstock doctor accused in pill ring wants separate trial
Dr. Sanjay Sinha, 49, of Woodstock, Ga., and three Mississippi men were indicted in March on federal charges of illegally distributing painkillers.
Zogenix Corrects Misinformation About Zohydro
Zogenix released a press release today confronting what it calls "rampant misinformation" about its painkiller oral drug Zohydro ER.
Health Highlights: April 14, 2014
A growing number of pregnant women in the United States are being prescribed powerful narcotic painkillers, even though little is known about the risks to a developing fetus.
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.
Caught between patient satisfaction and prescription drug abuse
The creatures cause pain by being born, and live by inflicting pain, and in pain they mostly die.
Why doctors treat patients as drug addicts
I had an old man with cancer. He kept complaining of pain as I was increasing his opiate pain medication, Oxycontin.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
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
Let's Get The Zohydro Facts Straight
Rampant misinformation about Zohydroa ER continues to be reported by the media and echoed in Washington D.C. and some states' capitals.
The Baxter Bulletin
60-year-old woman pleads guilty to selling drugs to grandson, who was a police informant
In one of the more unusual cases in Baxter County Circuit Court, a Mountain Home woman pleaded guilty Thursday to selling drugs to her grandson -- who was a police informant.
Franklin Township woman arrested on drug charges
Using a search warrant obtained as the result of a narcotics investigation by Detective Warren Rivell, patrol officers and detectives arrested Debbie Williams, 45, who lives in a trailer there, police said.
Cape Cod Times
Police, doctors share drug ideas
The physician had become one of the doctors well-known on the streets by drug seekers, Brandon told about 50 medical professionals, police and addiction specialists at a forum on prescription drug abuse Thursday.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
(BALTIMORE) Prescription Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 5 Years
Was a member of a drug trafficking conspiracy based out of the Paschall Auto Body Shop; Loaned his truck to others to use in commercial robberies APR 10 U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Richard Ashbrook, age 51, of Baltimore, today to five years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute ... (more)