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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...

2014-06-16 23:07:02

During National Safety Month, Narconon Arrowhead rehab program publishes informational tool kit on its main site, along with additional information on signs of prescription drug abuse and tips on how to stop this type of addiction in the family. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Narconon Arrowhead published an informational tool kit on its main site during National Safety Month, making its prescription drug abuse tools available to anyone searching for information on the facts...

2014-06-11 23:00:39

Sunshine Summit Lodge, a Narconon drug rehabilitation program in California, has witnessed the trend of initial drug use change from illicit drugs over to prescription painkillers over the last decade. Because of recent news about the prescription epidemic, the facility is offering solutions through a new series of articles through it’s website, as well as effective treatment. (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 According to the CDC (The Center for Disease Control and Prevention), deaths from...

2014-06-06 23:01:17

A nasal-spray version of Naloxone, a heroin/opiate overdose-reversal drug, is in the works in Kentucky. (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 As reported by USA Today in the article Nasal Spray For Heroin Antidote Under Development(5/31), a Kentucky doctor has been successful in advocating a nasal spray medicine to reverse a heroin or opiate overdose. Dr. Daniel Wermeling has made a deal with a pharmaceutical company to create a nasal spray version of naloxone, a common medicine used on persons who are...

2014-06-03 16:24:56

During National Safety Month, NSC urges Americans to take precautions when taking prescription painkillers ITASCA, Ill., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for Americans ages 25 to 64. Opioid prescription painkillers - legally obtainable drugs that are sitting in many medicine cabinets - account for most of these fatal drug overdoses. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b During National...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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