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2013-10-01 15:20:24

Over past 20 years street prices have fallen while purity/potency has increased Since 1990, the street price of illegal drugs has fallen in real terms while the purity/potency of what's on offer has generally increased, both of which are indicators of availability. The United Nations recently estimated that the illicit drug trade is worth at least US $350 billion every year. And needle sharing is one of the key drivers of blood borne infections, including HIV. The drug trade is also...

War On Illegal Drugs Is A Losing Battle For Authorities
2013-10-01 13:23:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Authorities are losing the global battle trying to control illegal drugs, according to a study published in the journal BMJ Open. Researchers analyzed data from seven international government-funded drug surveillance systems containing 10 years of information on the price and purity of cannabis, cocaine and opiates such as heroin. They also reviewed the number of seizures of illegal drugs in production regions and rates of consumption...

2013-09-30 23:43:38

On October 1, 2013 a national coalition of advocate organizations called the Fed Up! Coalition will hold a major rally to call for an immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal response to the epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths. The Rally will run from noon until 2:00 p.m. in Upper Senate Park at the Capitol in Washington D.C. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 As the death toll from the opioid epidemic climbs, grief turns to action at FED UP! Rally in D.C....

2013-09-28 23:05:04

The addiction professionals at Drug Rehab Center Hamburg have a new method of addiction treatment that is far more effective at helping people reach sobriety. Hamburg, NY (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 The addiction specialists at Drug Rehab Center Hamburg are pleased to announce their new addiction treatment approach is helping more patients get clean than ever before. Thanks to a redesigned addiction treatment plan devised by the expert staff, patients at Drug Rehab Center Hamburg are...

2013-09-27 23:25:40

The innovative alcoholism treatment at Drug Rehab Center Miramar is helping countless people end their addiction to alcohol for good. Miramar, FL (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Drug Rehab Center Miramar has breakthrough new treatment programs that are helping those with an alcohol addiction. Alcohol is a substance that is very prevalent in our society. Try going to a supermarket, restaurant, or your local corner store without running into a giant fridge full of alcohol. That is why the new...

2013-09-27 23:24:32

Drug Rehab Center Union’s latest techniques are helping addicts complete detox without fear. Union, NJ (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Drug detoxification is one of the most crucial stages of alcohol and drug rehab. It can also be one of the most intimidating. But without it, no addict can successfully complete rehab. Drug Rehab Center Union is implementing the newest methods of drug detox to give patients are more safe and comfortable experience. Drug Rehab Center Union counselor Roger D....

2013-09-27 10:20:38

Rhode Island Hospital study shows officers frustrated by limitations to medical role in response A recent study from Rhode Island Hospital has found that a change in the way police respond to drug-related overdose emergencies could contribute to improved outcomes of the victims and to the communities where overdoses occur. The study found that while law enforcement officers often serve as medical first responders, there is a lack of clarity as to what police can do, or should do, at the...

Russian Flesh-Eating Drug Makes It Into The US
2013-09-27 04:58:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A flesh-eating drug that first surfaced in Russia over a decade ago has found its way to US shores, with poison control center officials confirming that two people have been treated for using the substance this week. Dr. Frank LoVecchio, co-medical director at Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center in Arizona, told Lee Moran of the New York Daily News on Thursday that there were two patients who had used...

2013-09-20 23:03:26

While pill mill legislation is badly needed, an unexpected side effect of pill mill closures seems to lead to substance abusers now turning to heroin—this ramification is spreading throughout the U.S., and Novus Medical Detox says that education, along with legislation, is needed. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 As an unexpected side effect of pill mill legislation and closures, substance abusers are now turning to heroin to achieve a much cheaper, faster high. As the...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'