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2012-03-12 19:54:53

Using injectable diacetylmorphine — the active ingredient in heroin — to treat chronic opioid addiction is cheaper and more effective than methadone.

2012-03-12 19:48:28

Medically prescribed heroin is more cost-effective than methadone for treating long-term street heroin users.

2012-03-12 19:40:10

Prescribing opioids for pain to older patients within seven days of short-stay surgery appears to be associated with long-term analgesic use compared to those patients who did not receive prescriptions for analgesics after surgery.

2012-03-07 10:51:59

Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with mental health diagnoses, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder, are more likely to receive prescription opioid medications for pain-related conditions, have higher-risk opioid use patterns and increased adverse clinical outcomes associated with opioid use than veterans with no mental health diagnoses.

Doctor Facing Murder Charges In Patient OD Deaths
2012-03-05 06:09:53

A California doctor is facing murder charges following the death of three of her patients, all of whom were died as a result of prescription drug overdoses.


Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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