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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...

2014-01-09 11:36:55

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have identified that injection frequency and taking anti-retroviral therapy for HIV are risk factors for nonfatal drug overdoses among Russians who are HIV positive and inject drugs. Alexander Walley, MD, MSc, an attending physician in general internal medicine at BMC and an assistant professor of medicine at BUSM, is the study's lead author. Published in the journal AIDS Care, the study was done...

2013-12-12 23:29:13

Narconon Freedom Center Michigan, a drug rehab facility, is offering a holiday season special to veterans struggling with prescription drug use. Albion, MI (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Narconon Freedom Center, a drug rehab facility, is responding to the story CBS News broke this fall with a holiday special offer for veterans. The CBS story (cbsnews.com/videos/congress-probes-veterans-prescription-drug-overdose-deaths/) revealed returning veterans are receiving lethal amounts of pain...

2013-11-16 23:03:18

A Tampa drug detox center offers new female-only program to stop drug dependency. Call (855) 912-7867 for an appointment at Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 16, 2013 A Tampa drug detox center is launching a new women’s program solely focused on eliminating prescription drug use and abuse from her life. This program is available through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. This is an ongoing problem not only in Tampa and Florida but the United States itself....

2013-11-12 10:45:57

Investigators look at the link between geographic patterns and death rates in the new issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine gives new insight into the geographic variation in drug poisoning mortality, with both urban centers and rural areas showing a large increase in death rates. While previous studies have looked at drug poisoning related deaths in broad strokes, this is the first study to examine them on...

2013-10-30 23:34:45

Prescription drug abuse fatalities are now more prevalent than those from illegal drugs. (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Drug rehab Florida centers are seeing the truth of recent reports on the fatalities associated with legal drug abuse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that at least 50 percent of Americans are taking a minimum of one prescription drug at any time. An October 2013 report from the D.C. based nonprofit Trust for America’s Health indicates that...

2013-10-30 23:33:50

The report revealed the scope of the prescription drug misuse epidemic in the US, state-by-state. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 A new report, released on October 7th by the Trust for America’s Health, showed alarming statistics regarding the development of widespread problems with American prescription medication misuse since 1999. Drug overdose fatalities, a majority of which stemmed from prescription medication, doubled in 29 states since 1999. Misuse and abuse of prescription...


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