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2013-02-26 08:29:27

DENVER, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The national debate over opioid use and the rise in overdoses continued with a hearing before the FDA this month and in January the New York Mayor put limits on how its hospitals fill opioid prescriptions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130226/LA66164LOGO) The focus of the FDA's dedicated task force is to reduce the misuse and abuse of opioids. Their multi-pronged approach includes improving labeling, packaging, and storage along with...

2013-02-17 23:02:13

Freedom Treatment Center is a Michigan drug and alcohol addiction facility that harbors acute awareness of drug trends throughout the state. One recent trend the center has noted is the increase in heroin abuse, with a recent law enforcement bust netting 15 grams of the drug from a key Michigan supplier. Albion, MI (PRWEB) February 17, 2013 Freedom Treatment Center has an insider view of alcohol and drug addiction due to its recovery programs, but the center has also been keeping its eye on...

New York City Prescription Opioid Overdoses On The Rise
2013-02-03 06:47:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of New York City residents who died as a result of prescription opioid overdose was seven times higher in 2006 than it was just 16 years earlier, according to a new Columbia University study. As part of the study, which is detailed in the latest edition of the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, lead author Dr. Magdalena Cerdá, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the university´s Mailman School...

2013-02-01 13:16:03

Educational program key to addressing the epidemic of opioid overdoses Overdoses of opioid drugs are a major cause of emergency hospital admissions and preventable death in many countries. In Massachusetts, annual opioid-related overdose deaths have exceeded motor vehicle deaths since 2005, so several strategies have been introduced to tackle this growing problem. For example, overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) programs train drug users, their families and friends, and...

2013-01-30 12:27:21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A veterinary deworming agent, levamisole, found in both cocaine and heroin has caused infectious diseases and skin lesions requiring emergency care. A case series published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine calls levamisole-contaminated cocaine "an important emerging public health concern" in view of the nearly two million cocaine users in the United States ("Passive Multistate Surveillance for Neutropenia after Use of...

2013-01-30 08:29:19

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Although many books, movies and television programs may poke fun or make light of prescription drug use, a recent article from Highbrow Magazine presents comprehensive evidence that suggests this type of drug abuse is a serious problem. More specifically, the article addresses the heavy abuse of prescription medication--such as opioids and antidepressants--on college campuses. A Forever Recovery, Battle Creek, MI based rehabilitation...

2013-01-16 08:25:26

MALIBU, Calif., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Addiction touches almost every family. Your mother, father, spouse or child may be hooked on alcohol, prescription drugs, cocaine, or heroin. Now, a new cutting-edge book from Cliffside Malibu is bringing hope to addicts and their families. Ending Addiction for Good: The Groundbreaking, Holistic, Evidence-Based Way to Transform Your Life, written by Richard Taite and Constance Scharff, PhD, shares the successful treatment protocols offered at...

2013-01-09 05:01:01

Sovereign Health of California has seen a drastic increase in number of patients seeking treatment for heroin addiction. Sovereign Health is committed to combating the spread of hepatitis C by treating heroin addiction through their innovative opiate addiction treatment plan and newly added technology enhanced aftercare monitoring program (T.E.A.M.). Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 08, 2013 Heroin is the most common name for an illegal and often more potent form of morphine, a drug used to...

2013-01-02 12:22:21

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An "abuse-proof" formulation of OxyContin may have helped reduce the number of patients abusing the drug, but Dr. Michael Lowenstein, medical director for WAISMANN METHOD® opiate detoxification and treatment, is voicing alarm at recent data showing it may have consequentially resulted in a sharp increase in heroin and other opioid drug use. "After the new abuse-resistant OxyContin was released, I expressed concerns that it could...

2012-12-17 11:14:57

Buprenorphine is a safe and effective drug for treating opioid addiction. But as the prescribed use of buprenorphine has dramatically increased in recent years, accidental exposure of children to the drug has risen sharply, placing them at risk for serious injury and in extremely rare cases even death, according to researchers at the Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC), U School of Medicine's Department of Family and Preventive Health, and the Utah Department of Health (UDOH). In a study...