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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

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

Researchers from the 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.

2013-02-08 11:51:51

The number of deaths and liver transplants due to paracetamol overdoses has significantly reduced thanks to UK legislation to make pack sizes smaller.

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

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.

2013-02-01 13:16:03

Overdoses of opioid drugs are a major cause of emergency hospital admissions and preventable death in many countries.

2012-10-15 16:11:19

A joint study by University of Cincinnati (UC) Department of Emergency Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center researchers has found that, in contrast to popular opinion, major holidays are associated with a lower number of suicide attempts by poisoning.

Nonprescription Misuse On The Rise
2012-10-05 06:03:20

With pharmaceuticals becoming more and more accessible, medication overdose appears to be a rising concern throughout the world.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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