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Cyber Pranksters Mail Heroin Security Expert
2013-07-31 09:57:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Security researcher Brian Krebs from the popular blog Krebs On Security received a surprising package at his home this week: 13 small bags of heroin. The administrator of an online forum for cybercriminals meant to frame Krebs and have him arrested on possession charges. The administrator, known online as "Fly" or "Flycracker," runs a Russian forum called "thecc(dot)bz" and worked with forum members to raise money, buy the drugs and...

2013-07-29 23:01:50

The Holistic Sanctuary Issues National Poll Concerning the Challenges of Conventional Drug Rehab Centers Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 With the death of Cory Monteith*, who played the role of Finn Hudson on the Fox television series Glee, The Holistic Sanctuary has conducted an emergency poll of 1,000 past and current patients who have sought treatment from a conventional drug rehab center. The numbers come in the wake of Cory’s demise from “mixed drug toxicity” consisting...

2013-07-29 16:25:15

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Signature Therapeutics, Inc., a development-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it has received no-cost access to contractor resources through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences' Bridging Interventional Development Gaps (BrIDGs) program (part of the NIH) to support development of its extended-release, abuse-deterrent oxycodone, PF614 - a novel, inactive prodrug formulation that must be digested...

2013-07-24 23:25:20

Passages Malibu urges awareness of the growing trend of heroin abuse among illicit drug culture. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Over the past weeks and months, analysis and careful monitoring of emerging developments in the subculture of illegal substances has revealed a troubling, but difficult to ignore trend. Long a fading ember in the drug world, heroin has found new energy as the substance of choice among far too many people, across multiple states in the US, and in steadily...

2013-07-24 23:22:23

The National Drug Control Policy Director R. Gil Kerlikowske said in a speech that drug abuse is a brain disease and we should continue to provide treatment to addicts. Drug abusers should seek treatment by checking into a certified detox center such as Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 The Miami Herald reported in Drug czar: Treat addiction as public health issue, on 7/18, that National Drug Control Policy Director R. Gil Kerlikowske told a group of 700 people at a...

2013-07-22 23:23:33

The CDC reported that a woman dies every hour from an overdose of prescription painkillers. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed in a recent public report that the number of deaths for painkiller overdoses among women is four times higher than those from heroin and cocaine combined. Between 1999 and 2010, 48,000 women died from prescription painkiller overdoses. CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden revealed that painkiller overdoses have increased 400%...

2013-07-17 23:22:28

The Holistic Sanctuary, home of the exclusive, all-natural and proprietary Pouyan Method for enabling patients to permanently end addiction, announces, in response to the latest editorial in the New York Times about painkiller overdoses in women, its heightened efforts to help all patients suffering from this condition. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 The Holistic Sanctuary, home of the exclusive, all-natural and proprietary Pouyan Method for enabling patients to permanently end...

2013-07-17 12:26:27

NEW YORK, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We are saddened by the tragic, early death of "Glee" star Cory Monteith due to an overdose of heroin and alcohol. We hope that parents take this teachable moment and talk with their kids early and often about substance abuse, whether that be about prescription drug misuse, drinking or other illicit drugs. After news of Cory's death, a colleague said to me of Cory's beloved "Glee" character, "Finn Hudson was the kind of son I'd hope...

2013-07-16 23:29:03

A 20 year old preschool teacher has been accused of having heroin delivered to her at work. Selection.com President, James Boeddeker, says a random drug screen could have prevented this type of incident. Hales Corners, WI (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 This story was originally reported on 07/02/2013 by WISN-TV. This Site makes no warranties or representations in connection therewith. According to WISN-TV, a 20-year-old teacher at a local Lutheran preschool is accused of having her heroin...

Prescription Overdoses Are Alarmingly High Among Women
2013-07-03 05:09:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of women dying as a result of prescription painkiller overdoses increased by over 400 percent between 1999 and 2010, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed Tuesday. In their July 2013 Vital Signs report, the American public health agency revealed that nearly 48,000 women died after overdosing on prescription opioid or narcotic pain relievers such as Vicodin, OxyContin or methadone over that 11-year...