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2012-04-16 23:36:24

Injuries remain number one killer of youth Death rates from unintentional injuries among children and adolescents from birth to age 19 declined by nearly 30 percent from 2000 to 2009, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, more than 9,000 children lost their lives as a result of unintentional injury in the United States in 2009. And although rates for most causes of child injuries have been dropping, suffocation rates are on...

2012-04-06 02:20:49

BALTIMORE, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in pain medication monitoring, commends Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education, Inc. (Operation UNITE), the organizers of the inaugural National Rx Drug Abuse Summit, on its coordination of a national forum to address the prescription drug abuse epidemic. The Summit will be held April 10-12 in Orlando, Florida. "As the nation's leader in Pain Medication Monitoring...

2012-04-05 14:21:05

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to recent figures released by the Associated Press (AP), sales of oxycodone and hydrocodone increased dramatically between 2000 and 2010, and distribution of those painkillers has exploded in new parts of the country. Administrative director for WAISMANN METHOD® rapid detox treatment and registered addiction specialist, Clare Waismann, is cautioning Americans that this report provides evidence of a prescription painkiller...

2012-03-28 23:00:33

Orange County Rehab 449Recovery speaks out against opiate addiction. San Clemente, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 According to a story released on the New England Cable News website, the state of Oklahoma is now the number one state in prescription pain pill addiction and abuse. What is more disturbing according to data within the article is that the number of deaths as a result of drug overdoses is now averaging two a day; which is higher than the number of deaths caused annually by...

2012-03-20 02:23:55

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Safe Kids Worldwide released a new research report that found while the death rate among children from poisoning has been cut in half since the late 1970s, the percentage of all child poisoning deaths due to medications has nearly doubled, from 36 percent to 64 percent. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/55155-safe-kids-worldwide-medication-safety-campaign-research-report...

2012-02-28 14:57:33

Opioid-dependent individuals who want to kick the habit typically begin the road to recovery with detoxification. But detox is ineffective as a stand-alone treatment, with relapse rates ranging from 65% to 80% just one month after discharge. New research published online today in the journal Addiction reveals that individuals with substance use disorders may be as much as ten times more likely to stay abstinent when they have access to drug-free recovery housing and day-treatment programs...

2012-02-27 07:00:00

BALTIMORE, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in pain medication monitoring, commends the expert authors of "Recommendations For Urine Drug Monitoring For Patients On Long-Term Opioid Therapy," unveiled Friday evening in a poster session at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's (AAPM) 28th Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, California. The expert consensus recommendations seek to answer key questions that physicians may have about medication monitoring for...

2012-02-18 09:00:00

C.A.R.E.S. Alliance?invites area residents to drop off unwanted pain medication at six locations PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Feb. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national coalition dedicated to fighting abuse and misuse of prescription pain medication is inviting area residents to safely dispose of unwanted and expired medicines at any of six local pharmacies today. Sponsored by the Collaborating and Acting Responsibly to Ensure Safety (C.A.R.E.S.) Alliance(SM), the event...

2012-02-03 14:00:00

Burning Tree, a long term drug treatment center in Texas, reintroduces to the addiction community a proven, but sometimes forgotten about, method of treating chronic addicts and their families. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 One method to treat the chronic abuse of illicit prescription drugs and alcohol is drawing more attention from persons with chemical dependence and their families. That solution is available through long-term rehabilitation, a consistently overlooked option...

2012-01-18 18:30:00

A lawsuit filed in the Seminole County Circuit Court, Florida No. 04 CA 1311-10-K revealed that Susan Hodgemire, a 34 year old mother of five, died of fentanyl overdose after placing two Duragesic pain patches on her skin. She did so in order to relieve pain after having back surgery. The Seminole County Jury awarded the Hodgemire family $13.3 million on October 29, 2008. The FDA, a few days ago, approved new fentanyl deliver system. Now, AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law,...