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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...

2013-06-10 23:01:10

American Association of Poison Control Centers say products make light of prescription drug misuse. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and America´s 57 local poison centers are urging the retailer Urban Outfitters to stop selling its line of products designed to look like prescription medicine bottles. Urban Outfitters, a national retail store popular with teens, sells pint glasses, flasks and shot glasses made to look like...

2013-06-07 23:15:29

Celebrities suffering from drug or alcohol addiction check in to luxury centers usually located on the west coast. Meeting the need for upscale drug and alcohol detox in the Eastern United States is South Florida's Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 Always in the news, it seems, are celebrities falling victim to drug and alcohol dependencies. The tabloids are quick to report entertainment's biggest names and their stays at west coast centers. Up until now, those seeking...

2013-04-26 23:01:44

Naloxone, an anti-overdose medication, has recently gained attention as legislators are attempting to widen its use in light of the increased abuse of opiates across the US. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 Recent legislation has been proposed to address the issue of remedying overdoses caused by opiate drugs, according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times. The primary anti-overdose drug in question, Naloxone, is a relatively inexpensive generic medication that was approved by the...

2013-04-12 23:04:53

Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education (NOPE) visited Into Action Treatment Center this week to connect and spread the message of hope in recovery from drug addiction. Boynton Beach, Florida (PRWEB) April 12, 2013 This week Into Action Treatment welcomed members of Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education to their drug rehab center located in Boynton Beach, Florida. They have a very strong connection with N.O.P.E. and help support them and their NOPE Task Force's mission of...

2013-04-02 23:02:33

Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have more than tripled over the last decade; according to a Policy Impact Report from the CDC, nearly three out of four prescription drug overdoses are caused by prescription painkillers; millions of people report using prescription painkillers nonmedically and, the dangers of overdose death are gloomy. Pure Health Group Inc. reacts to this and reveals a different solution; their unique at home detox system to help get this epidemic under...


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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.