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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...

2013-07-16 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...

2013-06-18 09:48:37

A missing brain enzyme increases concentrations of a protein related to pain-killer addiction, according to an animal study. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Opioids are pain-killing drugs, derived from the opium plant, which block signals of pain between nerves in the body. They are manufactured in prescription medications like morphine and codeine, and also are found in some illegal drugs, like heroin. Both legal and...

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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.