Latest Drug overdose Stories

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...

2013-06-10 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...

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