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  1. Lawmakers examine bill to create prescription drug use databaseRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KLAS-TV Las Vegas

    State lawmakers are considering a new legislation that will try to put a stop to prescription drug abuse. Senate Bill 114 was discussed by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee Monday.


  2. Vancouver police launch campaign to make public aware of fentanyl riskRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

    The drug is prescribed as a patch to treat severe pain, but is showing up in liquid, powder or pill form and in illegal drugs such as heroin. The drug is prescribed as a patch to treat severe pain, but is showing up in liquid, powder or pill form and in illegal drugs such as heroin.


  3. The scapegoatRead the original story

    6 hrs ago |

    In dysfunctional homes often one of the children is made the scapegoat. This is an appointed role that meets the needs of the family members and has nothing to do with the actual value or competency of the child.


  4. Mentor to Brandon Mull, James Dashner chose morality, LDS Church over mafiaRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Deseret News

    David Farland is a writer, a mentor to some of the most famous authors today and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When he was 11 years old, his grandfather, who was in the mafia and believed young Dave wanted to follow in his footsteps, tried to explain the best ways to commit crime.


  5. Beating family skin cancer curse made me become a doctor but now it's back and I'm dyingRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago |

    Dr Mark Sims vowed to help others after he beat cancer aged 15 - but after fulfilling his ambition, he has now been given just months to live aged 27 Mark Sims was just 15 when he was diagnosed with skin cancer - the result of a genetic abnormality which blighted his family. Three relatives also suffered from the same disease and all of the family were given blood tests to check for the same deformity.


  6. Drug drive testing active in the IsleRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | South Yorkshire Times

    The new law makes it illegal to drive with a specific controlled drug in the body if it is above an accepted limit, and police will roadside test to check for drugs. Casualty Reduction Officer Barry Gardner of Humberside police said; "All Roads Policing officers are trained to detect drivers who are under the influence of drugs, there are a worryingly number of drivers now caught drug driving.


  7. In Canada, Emerging from a Legacy of Pain --PhotosRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Wall Street Journal

    Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman documented the lives and struggles of indigenous Canadians battling addiction, HIV and a legacy of pain left by a network of special schools intended to assimilate aboriginal people. On the Nipissing First Nation reserve in Ontario, Doreen Bellaire, a member of the Ojibwe tribe, inspects the description on the back of a painting by an indigenous artist.


  8. Op-ed: Conservatism supports access to medical marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Salt Lake Tribune

    In 1915 - 100 years ago - the Utah Legislature passed an omnibus narcotics bill that banned a lengthy list of substances including cocaine, heroin, novocaine, morphine, as well as "loco weed," the common term in that era for cannabis. At the same time, the law legalized possession, use, or sales of these substances "upon the written order or prescription of a physician."


  9. With pain management alternatives, Doctors hope to improve patients' surgical experienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 |

    After the surgical removal of one or both breasts, managing excruciating pain, while dealing with hallucinations, nausea and other adverse effects of narcotic painkillers can be a daunting struggle. Physicians worldwide are learning about extended-release drug formulations, as alternatives.


  10. Virtual Reality Can Make You Forget PainRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | LiveScience

    This article was originally published on The Conversation . The publication contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights .


  11. VIDEO: Improving palliative care in MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | BBC News

    But Human Rights Watch estimates that in Mexico tens of thousands of terminally ill patients are suffering because they don't have access to proper end-of-life care. Pain-relieving drugs such as morphine are often difficult to access, and many doctors are unaware of how to navigate the complicated system of prescription.


  12. A Compassionate DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Bangor Daily News

    "Is it rational to forbid patients who are dying from taking marijuana as a palliative to permit them to gain body weight and to get some food down? It seems madness to say, 'We're worried that they're going to become addicted to marijuana' - there's no evidence whatever that it's an addictive drug, but even if it were, these people are dying, what are we saving them from?"- Carl Sagan As a registered nurse with a background in hospice care, I have a vested interest in supporting peace and ease for patients and families facing the end of life process.


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    Friday Feb 27 | WHLO-AM Akron

    DON'T REALLY KNOW WHY, BUT DREW CAREY will conduct a mass wedding March 31 at the Price Is Right studio in California. All you need is a California marriage license, although I would suggest a visit to for more.


  14. Consider Depomed Long-Term For Its Specialty ExpertiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Seeking Alpha

    Last month's NUCYNTA acquisition gives Depomed a differentiated product which is more appreciated in Europe but ignored by American pain prescribers. Depomed is a mid-size specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat pain and other central nervous system conditions.


  15. Vanessa Moss' parents bid to raise A 400k for pioneering treatment in New YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Mail on Sunday

    Heartbroken parents bid to raise A 400,000 for daughter, six, battling rare form of childhood cancer whose last chance of survival is pioneering treatment in New York Days after her fourth birthday Vanessa Moss's family was given the heart-breaking news their beautiful little girl had stage-four neuroblastoma - a rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer. Further tests showed it was so advanced that it had spread from head to toe throughout her body.


  16. On the front line with our ambulance lifesaversRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 |

    AS the East of England Ambulance Service says it is determined to improve following months of criticism and begins a major recruitment drive for student paramedics, I joined one crew for an eventful 12- hour shift. With people complaining about ambulance waiting times and tales of delays in A&E, it's fair to say the service has some harsh critics.


  17. Sawing Wood...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Daily Kos

    The one thing that has come to me, as I enter the "golden" years of my life .... Is.... Getting older is like having a really old car. It's too damn much money to fix.


  18. The Birth BusinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Creative Loafing

    I've always had awful dreams. They're common in my family - we call them "Mossmares."


  19. 2-26 6:15am Tommy, prescription painkiller abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2012 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    How big a problem is prescription drug over use? Tommy talks to Jim Hall, an epidemiologist at Nova Southeastern University, about prescription painkillers 615 throwback Thursday in this is a request on the bumper music the knack in my Sharaud. And guys hit some you wanna hear him play the whole song naturally but as a way to get you ready for.


  20. MANILA: - 75% of Filipino cancer victims die with excruciating pain'Read the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Asia News Network

    Of the eight Filipinos who die from cancer every hour, five do so with excruciating pain because of inadequate access to full pain treatment, which is a violation of their human rights, according to pain medication specialists. The Pain Society of the Philippines has stressed the need for government to amend a provision in the Dangerous Drugs Law that would delineate the rules for medical opioids , to provide the seriously ill, especially cancer sufferers, with easier access to pain medication.