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2011-11-07 13:00:00

New Study Reveals a Shocking 15,000 Americans Die Annually From Prescription Painkiller Overdose Beverly Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that in 2008 approximately 15,000 Americans died from overdoses from prescription painkillers, like Vicodin, Oxycontin and Opana. These findings show a three-fold increase over the past decade, from 4,000 deaths in 1999. Dr. Michael Lowenstein, who specializes...

Prescription Painkiller Overdoses Tripled In Past Decade
2011-11-01 13:54:34

According to a report released on Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the death toll from overdoses of prescription painkillers has tripled in the past decade. The CDC said the new finding shows that over 40 people die every day from overdoses on prescription pain killers like hydrocodone (Vicodin), methadone, oxycodone (OxyContin) and oxymorphone (Opana). “Overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans...

2011-10-24 14:09:02

The use of bath salts as recreational drugs has greatly escalated in recent years. Researchers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma describe an incident of a man experiencing significant agitation, paranoia, and hallucinations who also exhibited violent behavior upon his emergency department arrival. His case is not unique. Despite disclaimers of "not for human consumption" package warnings, according to the American Association of Poison...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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