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2014-09-23 12:30:04

WAISMANN METHOD® Medical Director Urges Targeted Prevention Strategies and Prompt Treatment to Slow Prescription Painkiller Overdose Epidemic BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael H. Lowenstein M.D., medical director for the Waismann Method opiate treatment, warns that opioid overdose rates continue to rise, albeit at a slower rate. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140922/147564 Overdose deaths associated with prescription painkillers increased...

2014-08-29 23:01:37

Harbor Village Florida Comments on Overdoses on Painkillers Decreasing in States with Medical Marijuana USA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 According to a CNN article, entitled Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Painkiller Overdoses (8/25), a new study found that those states who legalized medical marijuana to help reduce pain have seen a significant decrease in the number of painkiller overdoses seen. By reviewing death certificate information over a ten year period, and comparing various states...

2014-08-20 23:12:11

According to the CDC, prescription painkiller overdoses are at an all-time high, and legal restrictions of painkiller abuse can actually lead to abuse of illegal substances. According to Aid in Recovery, the only viable solution is accessible, affordable drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities. Stuart, FL (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol treatment center, today released a statement regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

2014-07-30 23:15:52

Mental Health Center at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers becomes the first medical practice in Los Angeles to distribute free prescription Naloxone to local treatment centers and sober living facilities. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 On January 1, 2014, the Overdose Treatment Act (AB 635) became law in California. The law allows lay people to possess and administer prescription naloxone to someone in urgent need who is experiencing life-threatening respiratory depression from an...

2014-07-25 23:01:05

Harbor Village Florida reports on the rise in heroin use in Michigan. USA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 As reported by Wood TV 8 in the article Michigan Heroin Use, OD Deaths Increase(7/20), Michigan has seen a nearly 500-person increase in heroin related overdose deaths in the past four years. While the count was 271 between 1999 and 2002, the toll increased to 728 during the 2010-2012 year range. DEA Agents believe that, like other states, drug users in Michigan have turned to heroin after...

2014-07-23 08:31:41

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightlake Therapeutics Inc. ("Lightlake") (OTCQB: LLTP), a biopharmaceutical company developing addiction treatments based on its expertise in opioid antagonists, announced today that it has filed an investigational new drug application ("IND") with respect to its naloxone-based opioid overdose reversal nasal spray. Lightlake also announced today that it has received an additional commitment from the National Institute on Drug Abuse ("NIDA"), part...

2014-07-04 23:03:32

Physical Therapy: The Key to Reducing the Risks Connected with Painkiller Use and Abuse Astoria, NY (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 Physical therapy shown to increase patients' control of pain, eliminating much of the need for painkillers. According to the Center For Disease Control, Americans makes up 5% of the world’s population, but consume 75% of the world’s prescription drugs. The most abused of these drugs is painkillers. In 2012 doctors in the United States wrote 259 million...

2014-07-03 23:02:22

Harbor Village Florida comments on Maryland's increasing rates of deaths related to heroin abuse. USA (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 As reported by The Washington Post in the article Heroin Deaths Spike in Maryland (6/27), the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has recently discovered that heroin-related deaths in the state have gone up by 88% within the last three years. Many local residents reported that they were expecting the result to be a large number but did not...

2014-06-23 08:27:35

Conference attendees discuss designer drugs and injuries NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Designer drugs and other trends in drug overdose" will be the focus of one session at an annual meeting of over 1,000 disease detectives from around the country. Epidemiologists will gather at the annual meeting of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), a national association of public health disease detectives. This session, taking place...

2014-06-18 23:08:04

Novus Medical Detox comments on the growing number of heroin users and overdoses plaguing the U.S., which the facility says can be countered with increased public education and rehabilitation. New Port Richey (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 With recent news reports indicating that heroin use is on the rise—the U.S. Justice Department says there was a 320% increase in heroin seized along the southwest U.S. border from 2008 through 2013 (1)—the health and safety of the American public are at...


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