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2013-08-06 23:23:52

At South Florida's clinics, two doctors had dispensed drugs that may have led to the overdose deaths of nine people. Those abusing prescription drugs should contact a detox center such as South Florida's Harbor Village. (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 In an article by Reuters (7/30), Florida pain doctors convicted of money laundering, two doctors who were charged with contributing to the overdose of nine patients, were acquitted by U.S. District Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Federal Case...

2013-07-31 23:35:26

South Florida drug rehab for women, Destination Hope: The Women's Program, raises the alert in response to recent statistics, warning that drug abuse is not just a male problem. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Destination Hope: The Women’s Program, a nationally recognized gender specific substance abuse treatment, alcohol and drug rehab for women facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, responds to shocking new data illustrating a dangerous trend in female drug abuse....

2013-07-29 16:25:15

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Signature Therapeutics, Inc., a development-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it has received no-cost access to contractor resources through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences' Bridging Interventional Development Gaps (BrIDGs) program (part of the NIH) to support development of its extended-release, abuse-deterrent oxycodone, PF614 - a novel, inactive prodrug formulation that must be digested...

2013-07-24 23:22:23

The National Drug Control Policy Director R. Gil Kerlikowske said in a speech that drug abuse is a brain disease and we should continue to provide treatment to addicts. Drug abusers should seek treatment by checking into a certified detox center such as Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 The Miami Herald reported in Drug czar: Treat addiction as public health issue, on 7/18, that National Drug Control Policy Director R. Gil Kerlikowske told a group of 700 people at a...

2013-07-22 23:23:33

The CDC reported that a woman dies every hour from an overdose of prescription painkillers. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed in a recent public report that the number of deaths for painkiller overdoses among women is four times higher than those from heroin and cocaine combined. Between 1999 and 2010, 48,000 women died from prescription painkiller overdoses. CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden revealed that painkiller overdoses have increased 400%...

2013-07-15 23:19:07

According to the nation's top public health official, doctors are prescribing narcotic drugs far more than they should. People who have a prescription drug dependency should contact a detox center such as Harbor Village to start the recovery process. (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 The Los Angeles Times reported on 7/2 in their article Doctors prescribe narcotics too often for pain, CDC chief says, that Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has issued...

2013-07-09 23:03:31

In response to the growing epidemic of pain pill overdoses throughout the United States, David G. Greenberg, M.D., MPH, and his team at http://www.painpillod.com are creating an Online National Pain Pill Overdose Memorial. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 This Memorial, the first of its kind, is designed to honor and share the memories of unintentional overdose victims and to ensure their story is told. The Memorial will feature a graphical scrolling representation for each person who...

2013-07-05 23:02:16

Harvard-trained, board certified Pain Management Expert Reza Ghorbani, MD, ABIPP, FIPP discusses the epidemic of women overdosing on pain killers. Washington, District of Columbia (PRWEB) July 05, 2013 A July 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control on women dying from prescription painkiller overdoses are shocking. However, not really surprising to medical professionals who see these powerful drugs, called opioids, abused everyday. Even so, when reading that the death rate for...

Prescription Overdoses Are Alarmingly High Among Women
2013-07-03 05:09:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of women dying as a result of prescription painkiller overdoses increased by over 400 percent between 1999 and 2010, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed Tuesday. In their July 2013 Vital Signs report, the American public health agency revealed that nearly 48,000 women died after overdosing on prescription opioid or narcotic pain relievers such as Vicodin, OxyContin or methadone over that 11-year...

2013-06-27 12:28:19

Drug Caused at Least 50 Fatalities This Year in Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs issued a warning today about fentanyl and its derivative, acetyl fentanyl, a deadly drug that resembles heroin, but is much more potent and has caused 50 deaths in Pennsylvania this year. After recently confirming five overdoses, including one fatality, from the drug in Lebanon County, the department last week called upon...