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2012-07-21 23:01:52

In 2012, the fastest growing trend in Oklahoma is abuse of prescription drugs, not the ones most people are used to but the right rehab program can handle either one. Canadian, OK (PRWEB) July 21, 2012 When it comes to drug abuse in Oklahoma, most people have heard plenty about drinking and driving and homemade methamphetamine. While these problems are still sending people to drug rehabilitation centers around the state, the newest addition to the roster of drug problems is prescription...

2012-07-06 23:01:42

While marijuana was long the first drug of abuse for many drug initiates, prescription drugs are now catching up — but have deadlier consequences. Canadian, OK (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 The change in the overall pattern of substance abuse is reflected in the types of drugs causing overdose deaths and trips to rehab. Since 2000, the drugs sending people to their graves or to rehab have been shifting away from illicit drugs and toward prescription drugs. The 2011 report on the subject from...

Methadone Linked To Increase In Painkiller Deaths
2012-07-04 06:09:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that the prescription drug methadone accounted for over 30 percent of prescription painkiller overdose deaths, even though there were only two percent of painkiller prescriptions in the U.S. in 2009. The findings were published in a recent CDC Vital Signs report. Researchers examined national data from 1999 to 2010, with the 2009 data pooled from 13...

2012-07-02 23:00:41

Drug testing is among the most effective ways for physicians to detect and prevent prescription drug diversion and abuse and is an essential tool in the patient treatment process today. (PRWEB) July 01, 2012 The prescription drug abuse problem has skyrocketed in the past decade. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 20,000 Americans die each year of prescription drug abuse. Opioid pain relievers now account for more overdose deaths than cocaine and heroin combined. The...

2012-06-21 23:01:15

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of professional consumer advocates makes it its mission to provide free online educational resources regarding the potential dangers associated with certain medications, has a Web site URL located at http://www.tylenolliverfailure.com. The CJF hereby alerts the public to an article published on the Philly.com Web site that states that children who accidentally overdose on acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, face...

2012-06-06 05:33:33

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Acetaminophen, a widely available over-the-counter medication, can cause liver toxicity in children if doses are exceeded. It is the most common single agent responsible for a life-threatening event, longer-term illness or death. “Acetaminophen overdose is a major cause of acute liver failure and is the most common identifiable cause of acute liver failure in children,” Dr. Rod Lim of the Department of Pediatrics at the Children´s Hospital in...

Medication Overdose Of Acetaminophen Causes Problems
2012-06-05 04:44:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Panic. Fear. These are thoughts that run through a parent´s mind when they find out their child is hurt or injured. It can be even more alarming if the situation is a medical emergency. Some medical-related incidences can be avoided, such as accidental medication overdoses with drugs like acetaminophen. An article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) stated that acetaminophen, a popular over-the-counter medicine, can lead to liver...

2012-05-31 23:03:22

Increased emphasis on arrests of drug dealers, especially those who provided drugs that resulted in overdose, helps make communities safer but can never be a complete solution. McAlester, Oklahoma (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 As heroin deaths increase across America, law enforcement and civic groups push for more arrests to deal with the problem. In many cities, when an overdose death occurs, the person who supplied the drug is arrested for homicide. While this provides a certain degree of justice...

2012-05-31 13:17:51

Penn researcher calls for expansion of programs to identify potential drug abusers and protect pain patients Individual use of prescription opioids has increased four-fold since the mid-1990s, in part due to increased awareness of pain control for chronic conditions such as low back pain and fibromyalgia and a Joint Commission mandate that hospitals assess patients' pain as a "vital sign" along with their blood pressure and temperature. During the same timeframe, however, the number of...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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