Needles hidden around idyllic home told a tale of Peaches' lost battle
Peaches Geldof was discovered dead from a heroin overdose with a syringe in a sweet box on the floor and a stash of drugs, burnt spoons and needles throughout her countryside family home.
FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
Prescription drug abuse growing despite efforts to curb problem
Recovering prescription drug addict Jessica Wornkey-Immediato talks about her struggles and the benefits of methadone treatment programs at the Center for Change, 1333 N. Broadway.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Crossing the Line: Pregnant and Addicted to Drugs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The number of babies born addicted to drugs, including prescription medication has tripled in the last decade.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Medical marijuana shop opens in Halifax's North End
The 34-year-old man, who does not have a medical marijuana license yet, has been using marijuana medicinally to ease pain and anxiety stemming from a car accident 17 years ago.
The Marion Star
Many paths lead addicts to recovery
There isn't just one road to recovery. Of hundreds of opiates addicts looking to quit in Marion, rarely does chief probation officer Tom Stotts find two who require the same treatment.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Former cop's addiction to prescription meds cost him his career
For nearly 20 years, Mr. Moore served and protected in multiple positions with both the Toronto Police and Peterborough police.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Indiana doctors are delivering more babies born to mothers who took prescription drugs while pregnant causing them to go through withdrawals.
The Daily Beast
The Drug Ruling America's JailsBy Daniel Genis
Heroin, once the top illicit drug trade in prison, has been replaced by the cheaper and easier to smuggle suboxone, which was designed to treat opiate addiction.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Dentist prescription of painkillers opposed
The prescription medicine OxyContin is displayed August 21, 2001 at a Walgreens drugstore in Brookline, MA.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Life Lessons: Pregnant & addicted to drugs
Now a handful of niche clinics are opening up to help drug addicted moms get clean and deliver healthy babies.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
The Times Leader
Suspended lawyer withdraws DUI guilty plea
A Kingston attorney on Friday withdrew his guilty plea in a drug-related Plymouth hit-and-run crash in order to apply for admission into the county's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Jailed pregnant woman addicted to heroin denied methadone treatment
She's pregnant, addicted to heroin and behind bars. That's the struggle right now for a woman from Schertz.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Anchorage Daily News
With opening of Anchorage clinic, two for-profit Alaska businesses now provide methadone treatment
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska DispatchAnchorage Treatment Solutions, a new methadone clinic in midtown, is getting ready to open for business in the coming weeks, pending final approvals.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Southern Doctors Write More Opioid Painkiller...
Opioid painkiller use in the US vary greatly by region, with most of the highest-prescribing states being located in the southern part of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed in a new report .
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Humans Rights Watch
US: Half a Million Drug-Dependent Veterans
"Hundreds of thousands of veterans are struggling with chronic pain, drug dependency, mental health conditions, and homelessness.
Single-nucleotide polymorphism in the human mu opioid receptor gene...
Single-nucleotide polymorphism in the human mu opioid receptor gene alters I2-endorphin binding and activity: Possible implications for opiate addiction Opioid drugs play important roles in the clinical management of pain, as well as in the development and treatment of drug abuse.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
WNDU-TV South Bend
Prescription drug is #1 cause of overdose in Elkhart County
Tricia Harte joined NewsCenter 16 in May 2013 as the Elkhart Bureau reporter. Her stories are featured on WNDU's 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. newscasts throughout the week.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Local Law Firm Racks Up $17 Million Handling Methadone Overdose Cases
The civil law office of Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison, P.C. is venturing on an impressive crusade throughout the nation, handling cases involving the accidental intoxication of the drug methadone that have handed them verdicts and settlements worth millions of dollars.
Relmada Therapeutics Successfully Completes Offerings Totaling $28...
The Company intends to change its name to to better reflect its business operations.