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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...

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...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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