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Florida In The Middle Of Pain-Killer Boom Once More
2012-04-10 04:45:22

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is inspecting 6 Walgreens pharmacies and its Florida distribution center in response to a jump in purchases of oxycodone, a highly addictive pain killer. According to Reuters, the DEA has issued inspection warrants to Walgreen´s distribution center as well as stores in Hudson, Port Richey, Oviedo, Fort Meyers, and two stores in Fort Pierce, Florida. In accordance with the US Controlled Substance Act, warrants may be issued for “valid...

2012-04-04 10:53:45

Study may enable more effective future treatments Researchers at the University of Montreal's Sainte-Justine Hospital have identified how neural cells like those in our bodies are able to build up resistance to opioid pain drugs within hours. Humans have known about the usefulness of opioids, which are often harvested from poppy plants, for centuries, but we have very little insight into how they lose their effectiveness in the hours, days and weeks following the first dose. "Our study...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'