Latest Drug overdose Stories

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...

2013-03-01 23:00:50

Freedom Treatment Center is a drug and alcohol addiction recovery facility that is ramping up efforts to reach out and help people recognize the signs of drug abuse and addiction before it´s too late. The Southern Michigan recovery facility offers natural methods of detoxification that can help halt the continuous increase in drug overdose deaths every year in the U.S. Albion, MI (PRWEB) March 01, 2013 With drug overdose deaths in the U.S. on the increase for the 11th year in a row,...

Prescription Drug Overdoses Continue To Rise
2013-02-21 09:57:37

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published a research letter highlighting the increase in deaths related to drug overdoses. In that report, researchers also explain that 2010 was the 11th consecutive year where a rise in deaths was seen. The analysis by the CDC demonstrated that 38,329 people died due to a drug overdose in the United States in 2010. The continuous rise in deaths...

2013-02-08 11:51:51

But researchers warn that further measures required to limit death toll Long term effect of reduced pack sizes of paracetamol on poisoning deaths and liver transplant activity in England and Wales: interrupted time series analysis The number of deaths and liver transplants due to paracetamol overdoses has significantly reduced thanks to UK legislation to make pack sizes smaller, a paper published today on bmj.com suggests. Paracetamol overdoses are a common method of suicide and...

New York City Prescription Opioid Overdoses On The Rise
2013-02-03 06:47:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of New York City residents who died as a result of prescription opioid overdose was seven times higher in 2006 than it was just 16 years earlier, according to a new Columbia University study. As part of the study, which is detailed in the latest edition of the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, lead author Dr. Magdalena Cerdá, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the university´s Mailman School...

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