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heroin overdoses
2014-10-05 06:51:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that heroin deaths have risen sharply in many US states. The findings, published in a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, were developed from death certificate data from 28 states. Despite this rise, twice as many people died from prescription opioid overdoses than heroin overdoses in these states in 2012. According to John Tozzi of Bloomberg...

opioid risks and benefits
2014-10-01 03:00:36

Rachel Seroka, American Academy of Neurology According to a new position statement from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the risk of death, overdose, addiction or serious side effects with prescription opioids outweigh the benefits in chronic, non-cancer conditions such as headache, fibromyalgia and chronic low back pain. The position paper is published in the September 30, 2014, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Opioids, or...

2014-09-28 12:21:15

OTTAWA, Sept. 28, 2014 /CNW/ -The issue: Teva Canada Limited, in consultation with Health Canada, is recalling one lot (#669745) of Biomedic Acetaminophen with Codeine (30 caplets with 300 mg acetaminophen and 8 mg codeine) due to missing child-resistant packaging. Who is affected: This product poses a risk to children who could open the bottle and ingest the bottle's contents. Codeine is not recommended for use in children under 12 years old. Codeine overdose is associated with breathing...

2014-09-11 23:05:13

Millennium Treatment Group will treat patients from New Jersey who are battling heroin addiction, which has become a full-blown epidemic in the Garden State. Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 New Jersey is in the midst of a full-blown heroin crisis. According to the New Jersey Attorney General, there were 449 overdose deaths from heroin and morphine in 2012, 591 deaths in 2013 and 380 deaths in the first six months of 2014. While Millennium Treatment Group is located in Florida,...

2014-09-03 23:00:34

In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is asking: which addiction is the most difficult to overcome? Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can...

2014-09-02 12:30:19

Report examines deadly trends that created latest heroin scourge; Research to be presented at National PAIN Week conference September 2-6, 2014 BALTIMORE, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in medication monitoring solutions, today released, "A Deadly Trend: Prescription Drugs to Heroin," a research report that provides concrete evidence linking prescription drug abuse to heroin abuse, and examines deadly trends that have created a unique heroin epidemic. The full...

2014-08-31 23:01:19

Harbor Village Florida Comments on New Street Drug Showing to be Much More Powerful Than Heroin USA (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 According to an article posted in Medical News Today (8/21), entitled Emerging Street Drug Fifteen Times Stronger than Heroin, a new opiate has begun to hit the streets of America which is fifteen times more potent than heroin. Known as acetyl fentanyl, this opiate is a non-medical use drug that has been linked to many overdoses and emergency room visits among opiate...

Bioengineers Close To Creating Painkillers Without Using Opium From Poppies
2014-08-27 03:56:55

By Tom Abate, Stanford School of Engineering A decade-long effort in genetic engineering is close to creating yeast that makes palliative medicines in stainless steel vats. For centuries poppy plants have been grown to provide opium, the compound from which morphine and other important medicines such as oxycodone are derived. Now bioengineers at Stanford have hacked the DNA of yeast, reprograming these simple cells to make opioid-based medicines via a sophisticated extension of the...

2014-08-18 12:25:11

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency physicians should expect "an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses," but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl fentanyl, an opiate that is mixed into street drugs marketed as heroin. The looming threat of another unregulated quasi-legal drug is detailed today online in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("The Potential Threat of Acetyl Fentanyl: Legal Issues, Contaminated Heroin, and Acetyl Fentanyl...

2014-07-25 23:01:05

Harbor Village Florida reports on the rise in heroin use in Michigan. USA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 As reported by Wood TV 8 in the article Michigan Heroin Use, OD Deaths Increase(7/20), Michigan has seen a nearly 500-person increase in heroin related overdose deaths in the past four years. While the count was 271 between 1999 and 2002, the toll increased to 728 during the 2010-2012 year range. DEA Agents believe that, like other states, drug users in Michigan have turned to heroin after...


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Papaver glaucum
2014-10-27 10:40:36

Papaver glaucum, otherwise known as the Turkish tulip or Turkish red poppy, is a poppy plant that grows in the region of Anatolia. It is from the family Papaveraceae. P. glaucum can grow to a height of 35 inches. This poppy can withstand the most difficult climates, including the droughts of the dry Middle East. The flowers of the poppy are a vibrant rich red, with notable black spots in the center. The petals are thin, and may appear and feel crispy or brittle. When blooming, the flowers...

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