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2013-09-27 10:20:38

Rhode Island Hospital study shows officers frustrated by limitations to medical role in response A recent study from Rhode Island Hospital has found that a change in the way police respond to drug-related overdose emergencies could contribute to improved outcomes of the victims and to the communities where overdoses occur. The study found that while law enforcement officers often serve as medical first responders, there is a lack of clarity as to what police can do, or should do, at the...

2013-09-24 23:35:11

Passages Malibu comments on the need to confront the growing epidemic of opiate abuse in the US. (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 In a September 10th story by CNN, it was reported that a person dies every 19 minutes from an overdose of prescription painkillers. In order to curtail the epidemic of opioid deaths in the US, which now exceed fatalities from illegal drug use, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has invoked its authority to ensure that extended-release, long-acting opioids like...

2013-09-18 23:27:27

In New Jersey, prosecutors are cracking down on drug dealers by vowing to seek stiff sentences at their trials. Those abusing drugs should contact a detox center such as South Florida's Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 In an article by The Trentonian (8/11), titled Dealers now being charged in drug overdose deaths, that in the state of New Jersey, prosecutors are cracking down on drug dealers by vowing to seek stiff sentences at their trials. “We’re going...

2013-08-29 23:21:39

As prescription overdose deaths among women sharply increase, Novus Detox says a solution is needed now—doctors need to exercise caution when prescribing, and must also warn patients of the potential side effects. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Prescription drugs have long been claiming the lives of many individuals, costing nearly 15,000 lives each year (1). But who becomes addicted has changed: addicted individuals are no longer only “street people” or “hard core...

2013-08-20 23:29:32

Prescription Drug abuse is on the rise with over 100 people that die every day from drug overdoses in the United States, a number that has more than tripled since 1990. The specialists at Treatment Center Finder focus on the specific needs of the addict that need to be met for successful treatment. Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 In an article published August 12th, 2013 by NBC, Dr. Joseph Sirven discussed the growing epidemic that is plaguing the US, Prescription Drug abuse....

2013-08-13 23:22:46

As reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more women are dying from prescription drug abuse than from cervical cancer or homicide. Prescription drug abuse has also increased among men and those suffering from this dependency should contact a detox center such as South Florida's Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 As reported in an article by the New York Times (7/2)...

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....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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