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FDA approves overdose device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a handheld device for the treatment of opioid-overdose emergencies.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in his NYC apartment

New York - The Wall Street Journal has reported that actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his West Village, NYC, apartment. A cause of death for the 46-year-old was not named in the report.

New York’s problem with prescription drugs

New York - Nationwide, overdose rates are increasing at an alarming rate. In some states, overdose deaths have surpassed traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental death. As the death toll rises, many are asking what can be done to combat this trend.
In the Media by Matthew DeLuca - 1 comment

Coroner finds Cory Monteith died from heroin and alcohol overdose

Canadian actor Cory Monteith died from a mix of heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia coroner's office said on Tuesday. The star of the hit TV show 'Glee' was found in his Vancouver hotel room around noon on Saturday.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Physician pleads guilty to painkiller deaths

A New York physician faces 20 years in prison after admitting he distributed painkillers to people he knew were drug addicts. This follows on from news that deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses have risen sharply among women.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Vermont 2013: A good year for drug policy reform

Now that the 2013 session of the Vermont legislature has been over for almost a month and the last of the bills have been signed into law, one thing has become clear for those Vermonters who smoke marijuana or use drugs--2013 was a good year.
In the Media by Matthew DeLuca - 1 comment

Oregon Governor signs bill for overdose prevention programs

On Thursday, January 6th, Oregon Governor, John Kitzhaber, signed SB 384 A into law. The bill requires the Oregon Health Authority to establish rules for training programs that will instruct individuals on "lifesaving treatments for opiate overdose."
In the Media by Matthew DeLuca - 1 comment

U.S. drug overdose deaths rise for 11th year running

Deaths from drug overdoses have risen for the 11th consecutive year according to U.S. government data. The main cause is from the overuse of addictive painkillers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Cough Syrup believed to have resulted in 33 deaths

Gujranwala - Officials in Pakistan are investigating the cause of death of thirty-thee people, with initial indications pointing to cough syrup.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Video: Watch former addict Freddy Sharp overdose on 'bath salts'

Freddy Sharp, 27, of Tennessee, is a former bath salts addict. He claims he has been addicted to the drug since he was 13 or 14 years old. Sharp describes an overdose on bath salts as the "evilest thing imaginable."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment
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