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Kensington physician indicted in pill mill operation
A Kensington physician is facing federal drug charges for his alleged role in a scheme that prosecutors say provided bogus prescriptions for powerful pain medications. William Crittenden III was arrested along with four other people involved in running the Healthy Life Medical Group, a pain management clinic located first in Owings Mills and later in Timonium, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
A decade of guilt over GM crash
Candice Anderson could not have been more proud the day she bought her 2004 Saturn Ion. It was brand new, and Anderson, then 21, had worked hard to afford it.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Painkillers, sedatives biggest threat when kids get into medicine chest
When kids under age six are hospitalized for accidentally taking prescription medications, in many cases they've gotten hold of narcotic painkillers and benzodiazepine sedatives, according to a new study. "All medications should be kept out of the reach and sight of young children," said lead author Maribeth C. Lovegrove of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
'Galavant' scoop: Ricky Gervais eases medieval anxiety in a guest starring role
ABC's fun-filled musical comedy has cast Ricky Gervais as a medieval wizard who may give Miracle Max a run for his money. Entertainment Weekly exclusively broke the news on Sept.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
County 10 News
Pavillion man shot by law enforcement was three times over the legal limit for alcohol
A man shot dead by a Bureau of Indian Affairs Wind River Police Officer died as the result of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to a verdict and case docket released today by the Fremont County Coroners Office. The victim, Justin Steele, 26, was intoxicated at the time with a blood alcohol level of 0.302 percent, nearly three times the legal limit.
Xanax, Valium linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's
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The Gaston Gazette
Two from Gastonia face drug charges
Two people from Gastonia have been charged with selling drugs to an undercover officer in McDowell County, authorities said Wednesday. Lt. Chris Taylor of the McDowell County Sheriff's Office charged 37-year-old Jeremy Wayne White and 34-year-old Stephanie Nicole Sutton, both of Gastonia, with one felony count each of possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, sale and delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Benzodiazepine use linked to Alzheimer's
ER visits related to Xanax misuse doubled from 2005 to 2011, according to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The use of benzodiazepine drugs for sleep or the relief of anxiety for as long as three months has been found to increase the chances of a person over 50 having Alzheimer's disease by as much as 51 percent.
New Study Says Common Anxiety Medications Like Xanax, Valium and...
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Xanax, Valium Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study
Older adults who habitually use sedatives for anxiety or insomnia may have a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The drugs in question are benzodiazepines, a widely prescribed group of sedatives that include lorazepam , diazepam and alprazolam .
Fri Aug 29, 2014
The Sampson Independent
Couple more arrests on 'Tap'
The latest in an ongoing series of significant drug arrests by the Sampson County Sheriff's Office continued Thursday as two more "Double Tap" suspects were served felony charges.
Rogers mayor addresses incidents involving city attorney
Mayor Greg Hines held a press conference Friday morning to address complaints filed against Ben Lipscomb, city attorney, including allegations that Lipscomb shared prescription medication with another city employee.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
"In 2008, news reports revealed that Ativan was being used by the U.S. Customs Service to keep suspected terrorists sedated while deporting them to detention facilities abroad."
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Date Rape Drug-Detecting Nail Polish Won't Work
Four college students have just leapt onto your newsfeed with their development of a color-changing new nail polish that claims to detect date rape drugs when you stick your finger into your drink.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
How To Find A Holistic Form Of Treatment For Anxiety Disorders
How do those with anxiety deal with panic attacks, social uneasiness and other issues that stem from the mental health disorder? In a HuffPost Live conversation Maria Senise, who suffers from general anxiety disorder, described how she learned to deal with her own anxiety.
Bucks crime lab struggles with backlog
In May, police in Falls Township, Bucks County, pulled over Corey Sean Mcgrogan after getting a call about an intoxicated driver on West Trenton Avenue.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
GBI: overdose deaths decrease in 2013 while deaths related to illicit drugs increase
Deaths related to all drug overdoses in Georgia last year were lower than in each of the previous five years.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Boca News Now
Boca, Parkland Men Facing Federal Drug Charges
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, David W. Bourne, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Food and Drug Administration , Office of Criminal Investigations, Miami Field Office, and Ric Bradshaw, Sheriff, Palm Beach Sheriff's Office , announce that Frank Fiore , 59, of Parkland, Gary Lee Jones , 55, of Boca Raton, ... (more)
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Husband, wife faces drug and weapons chargesHusband, wife faces drug...
Husband, wife faces drug and weapons charges A Monroe husband and wife are arrested and accused of several drug and weapons charges Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1oNhMFl A tip about illegal narcotic use with a juvenile in the home led to the arrest of a husband and wife early Monday evening in Monroe.