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2 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Vt. Senate hears challenge of opiate treatment

An estimated 50,000 people in Vermont need treatment for addiction problems every year and don't get it, and efforts to expand treatment options for people addicted to heroin and other opiates are expected to increase pressure on the treatment system, the head of an addiction-treatment center told a state Senate committee Thursday.


Related Topix: Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, Underhill, VT, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

7 hrs ago |

Ohio sees record high heroin overdose deaths

The state says 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012, up from 426 deaths in 2011, a 37 percent increase, according to data being released Friday.


Related Topix: Ohio, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Cuyahoga County, OH, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

10 hrs ago |

Rob Ford acknowledges "rocky moments" at rally

Ford, who was the first to register as a candidate in January, invoked the spirit of second chances during a speech in front of supporters on Thursday.


Related Topix: Canada,

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Tri-City News

Medical pot rules unleash 'bedlam' among B.C. doctors

B.C. doctors are being divided into two camps - the ones who will prescribe medical marijuana to their patients and the majority who won't.


Related Topix: Medicine, Marijuana

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Salsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78

Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning.


Related Topix: Rico, CO, Salsa, Cheo Feliciano, Music!, Fania All Stars, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Nydia Velazquez, US Politics, Entertainment

Norwalk Citizen News

Ohio bans 2 chemicals used to make synthetic drugs

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 file photo, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine speaks at West Carrollton Middle School in West Carrollton, Ohio.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, Drug Enforcement Administration

ABC News

Police: Student Ate More Pot Than Recommended

A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony ate more than the recommended serving of a marijuana cookie, police reports show.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Powell, WY

Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area

But a theater project led by one of Mexico's best-known actors has been taking middle-class audiences into the lives of Tepito residents in recent weeks in an attempt to show the human side of the gritty area blighted by poverty and crime.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, World News, Mexico, Marketing

The rise of college 'study drugs'

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Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Health, Ritalin, Methylphenidate (generic), Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), University of Kentucky

News Herald

Officer revives overdose victim with Narcan

A police officer here became the first to save a life under a pilot program equipping officers in Ocean County with Narcan , a drug that reverses the effects of opiates such as heroin.


Related Topix: Ocean County, NJ, Seaside Heights, NJ, Chris Christie, US Governors

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Wausau Daily Herald

Feds say drug kingpin targeted prosecutors in Del.

A DEA a??trapa? vehicle before it was loaded onto an Air National Guard C-17 at New Castle Airport as part of a DEA operation to track a cocaine network to its source.


Related Topix: Prison, Drug Enforcement Administration, World News, Mexico,

Norwalk Citizen News

Officer: Sharper's DNA found on 1 Arizona victim

Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper 's DNA was found in an examination of one of two women who accuse him of drugging and sexually assaulting them at a Tempe apartment, a detective said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Arizona, Tempe, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ

The Modesto Bee

Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug

This Aug. 19, 2012 file photo shows actor Cory Monteith at the 2012 Do Something awards in Santa Monica, Calif.


Related Topix: Glee, Entertainment, Television, Cory Monteith

CBS Local

Big Colorado Pot Business Bans Drug Use At Work

Workers for one of Colorado's biggest marijuana businesses learned Wednesday they can be fired for smoking pot on the job or using cocaine any time.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drug Testing

The Fresno Bee

Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

In this April 15, 2014 photo, authorities investigate a homicide in Denver. Richard Kirk is being held for investigation of first-degree murder in the death of his wife in their Denver home.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Marijuana

ABC News

4th Mexican Cartel Associate Charged in Chicago

Federal court documents show that an associate of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in Las Vegas in January and brought to Chicago.


Related Topix: Mexico, World News

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Casual marijuana use may damage your brain

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Lincoln Daily News

Study: Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young

Y oung, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, researchers found.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Northwestern University

Daily Echo

Ex-bank boss and Hampshire minister charged with drugs possession

Disgraced former Co-op Bank boss Paul Flowers has been charged with possession of drugs including cocaine, prosecutors said today.



UPDATE 2-U.S. court reverses Massachusetts ban on Zogenix pain drug

A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday stopped Massachusetts from implementing a ban on the sale of Zogenix Inc's prescription painkiller Zohydro, saying federal law superseded the state's action.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Health, Pain, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Food and Drug Administration