Indianapolis Business News
Palmer MacKie, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Health Integrative Pain Program, Eskenazi Health Dr. Palmer MacKie sees his focus on helping patients manage their pain responsibly as an apology of sorts.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Deb Anderson-Berardo: Prescription drugs is where problem starts
Heroin. It gets our attention. Especially when someone dies. It conjures up fear and disgust and seems so far away from us and our busy lives.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
NBC Los Angeles
Family Shocked Over Grave Treatment
Members of the military who paid the ultimate sacrifice were honored by volunteers who placed an American flag on each of the 200,000 graves at the Riverside National Cemetery ahead of Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
Study identifies new drug target for chronic, touch-evoked pain
Researchers at the School of Medicine have identified a subset of nerve cells that mediates a form of chronic, touch-evoked pain called tactile allodynia, a condition that is resistant to conventional pain medication.
Drug Bust First: Police allege link to death in arrest of man for trafficking
WODONGA police have charged a Border man with trafficking the deadly painkiller fentanyl in a ground-breaking development in the fight against its abuse.
Complaints over care home
The Care Inspectorate's first two reports, seen by The Wee Paper, investigated complaints made last year by a relative of a female resident concerning her end-of-life care, and the use of a scheduled drug Oramorph: a morphine sulphate painkiller.
Heroin: New England's Unlikely Epidemic
In quaint New England towns, where white-spired churches dot a landscape of rolling farmland and leafy forests, local residents and government officials are alarmed over a deadly scourge more often linked to gritty urban ghettos: heroin addiction.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Stepmother who police said put boy in scalding hot bath will stand trial
A stepmother who police said put a 4-year-old boy in a bathtub filled with scalding hot water, causing second-degree burns, will stand trial.
The societal problem of opioid addiction
Opioids are a family of pain medications chemically related to opium and heroin.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Three face trafficking, possession charges
Two men and a woman, all in their 20s, are facing a series of drug trafficking and possession charges, Greater Sudbury Police said in a release Wednesday.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals' CEO Discusses Q4 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Welcome to the AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2013 Financial Results Conference Call.
Extraordinary Indian: The doctor who makes a difference
'Even if there is only one day left for a person, I find it very satisfying to have made a difference.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Evaluation of antinociceptive activity of hydromethanol extract of Cyperus rotundus in mice
Cyperus rotundus Linn. is used to treat inflammation, pain, fever, wounds, boils and blisters in folk medicine.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Famous last words were texted
Philip Seymour Hoffman 's cause of death, according to the New York medical examiner on Friday, was an acute mixed drug intoxication of heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine, it was announced today.
The Mountaineer Publishing Company
New synthetic drug linked to NC deaths
Local law enforcement offices have been warned to be on the lookout for a new type of synthetic drug that has been linked to three deaths in North Carolina, one of them in a neighboring county.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Drugs and Decriminalizing: Thoughts from (and for) the Pagan Community
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Salt Lake City Weekly
Bill to Loosen Pain Pill Prescription Law Fails in Committee
The House Health and Human Services Committee room was packed with advanced nurse practitioners who came out to support a bill to allow them prescribe Schedule II and III prescription drugs including Lortabs, Percoset and Morphine without consultation from a physician.
Wounded vets at Rx risk: V.A. hospitals overprescribe addictive pain-killers
America's military veterans suffering from war wounds and other injuries are often put at risk again during their recuperation by their own doctors who overprescribe pain-killing medicine.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
The Northern Echo
Toxic reaction to prescription painkiller causes death of Stanhope mum-of-two, an inquest heard
CONCERNS were raised about the care of patients on medication for chronic pain at an inquest into the death of a mother-of-two today .
New York Daily News
Docs urge FDA to halt launch of controversial pain drug
The potent drug has drawn widespread concern from addiction experts and state attorneys general, who fear it will fuel opioid abuse and overdose.