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2014-04-30 23:21:39

New hydrocodone painkiller could come with an increased risk of addiction. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 A brand-new painkiller has been released, and it could pose a very serious threat to the public. Zohydro is the first painkiller that is made up only of hydrocodone, and available dosage amounts go as high as 50 milligrams. This is five times as much as comparable drugs. Destination Hope's Florida drug rehab is concerned that a lack of education and easy access to...

2014-04-16 23:15:00

Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on a recent study regarding the frequency of overdoses among patients who refill painkiller prescriptions four times or more. According to the study, those who refilled their prescriptions four times or more were more likely to overdose than those who did not. Stuart, Florida (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol treatment center servicing south Florida, released a statement today commenting on a...

2014-04-09 23:23:34

The auto-injector is designed to allow quick administration when drug overdose first occurs. LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Family members and caregivers of individuals with opiate drug addiction problems heaved a sigh of relief earlier this month when the FDA announced it was issuing fast-track approval to Evzio (naloxone hydrochloride), an injectable medication that can be administered to someone who is known or suspected to have had an overdose of opioid drugs. The drug will be...

2014-04-08 08:33:01

The auto-injector is designed to allow quick administration when drug overdose first occurs LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Family members and caregivers of individuals with opiate drug addiction problems heaved a sigh of relief earlier this month when the FDA announced it was issuing fast-track approval to Evzio (naloxone hydrochloride), an injectable medication that can be administered to someone who is known or suspected to have had an overdose of opioid drugs. The drug...

2014-03-13 16:27:31

NSC warns against improper prescription painkiller use during National Poison Prevention Week ITASCA, Ill., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Our nation's most abused drug is legal and sitting in the medicine cabinet. Fatal drug overdoses are an epidemic, with opioid prescription painkiller overdoses accounting for the majority of these deaths. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140313/DC83026-INFO In observance of National Poison Prevention Week (March 16-22), the National Safety...

Physicians A Leading Source For Opioid Drug Abuse
2014-03-04 10:11:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that most people who abuse prescription painkillers get their fix from friends and family, while those who chronically abuse the addictive opioids most likely get the drugs from their own doctor. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, the new study emphasizes the need for mitigation efforts that target...

2014-02-13 23:22:35

Drug rehabilitation centers such as Narconon Arrowhead of Oklahoma experience a rise in the number of clients admitted for prescription drug use. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 According to the CDC (The Center for Disease Control and Prevention), deaths from prescription painkillers have reached epidemic levels in the past decade. The number of overdose deaths has become greater than deaths from heroin and cocaine combined. A big part of the problem is the nonmedical use of...

2014-02-11 12:23:40

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The untimely deaths of actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith from drug overdoses once again highlight a serious continuing public health problem in America that emergency physicians see every day. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) "We see up close and personal the severe damage these poisons can do to the human body," said Dr. Alex Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians....

2014-02-04 23:30:05

Passages Malibu echoes warning on deadly batch of fentanyl-laced heroin. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 The powerful street opiate heroin has clawed its way back into the US. CBS Pittsburgh on January 26th reported that a batch of heroin labeled “Theraflu” is responsible for 22 overdose deaths in Western Pennsylvania the past week. According to medical examiners, the heroin was laced with fentanyl. Fentanyl has been described by local toxicologists as a powerful narcotic. They...

2014-02-03 20:22:33

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent analysis, released by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) in October, of state drug laws and policies found a majority of states do not have laws that can provide help to individuals during an overdose. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) -- Good Samaritan Laws: Only 17 states and Washington, D.C. have laws in place to provide a degree of immunity from criminal charges or mitigation of...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.