Addicted to Opiates: The Staggering Impact of Prescription Painkillers
An in-depth look at the types of prescription painkillers, rise in opioid overdoses and who is at risk for abusing ... “drug overdose death rates in the United States have more than tripled since 1990 and have never been higher. In 2008, more than ...
Minister's daughter: Cannabis 'a gift from God'
A more stark contrast between the ... What's up with legalization of medical marijuana Anecdotally, he said he has encountered many patients who have used cannabis to either reduce their need for opioids or get rid of them altogether.
Trio facing charges in multi-agency opioid bust
Frank Mirasolo said police seized more than 100 ... have said Percocet and Oxycontin typically sell on the street for about $1 per milligram. Arrested were Michael Varley-Barrett, 21, of 24 Strawberry Hill Road, Chelmsford; Tenora Callahan, 35, of 10 ...
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death points to broader opioid drug epidemic
But the very real heroin epidemic is framed by an even more ... opioid painkiller fentanyl, which is many times stronger than heroin. The chief medical examiner, Karl Williams, said that in the 1980s and 1990s, Allegheny County would typically have about ...
Questions and Answers - FDA recommends against the continued use of propoxyphene
Propoxyphene is also marketed under such names as Dolene, Propacet 100, Wygesic, SK-65 ... side effects from stopping propoxyphene? Patients who have used propoxyphene on a regular basis for more than a few weeks may experience withdrawal symptoms ...