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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.

2012-09-29 23:04:06

The recently released statistic that prescription drug overdoses are now the #1 accidental killer in San Diego County didn’t make much of a news ripple, but attorney Stacey Patterson, who specializes

2012-08-17 06:08:59

A Rhode Island Hospital researcher has found that the use of electronic prescription drug monitoring programs (PMPs) may have a significant impact on the demand for drug treatment programs and how prescribers detect and respond to abuse of painkillers.

Serious Illness And Death Found In Children Who Were Given Codeine
2012-08-16 13:12:11

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently stated that a few children who were given codeine, a pain reliever, after surgery may have developed serious breathing problems that lead to death.

2012-08-09 10:39:45

There is "substantial variation" in the stocks of essential antidotes used to treat various types of life threatening poisoning incidents in UK acute hospitals.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.