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Monday | Free Republic

Dying Vets in New York VA Denied Painkillers – Given Salt Water Instead

It's a sad day to see a senior veteran dying, but helping them leave this life without pain or hardship is a must.


Related Topix: Medicine

Monday | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

VA makes changes to prescription pain killer policy

The Veterans Administration has a new policy designed to reduce dependency on pain killers such as morphine and oxycodone.


Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health, Pain

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Medical News Today

Naloxegol being tested to counteract constipation caused by opioid painkillers

Opioids - strong morphine-based painkillers - are widely prescribed to patients experiencing chronic severe pain.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

The Citizens' Voice

Heroin cocktails a deadly mix

MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Luzerne County Coroner Bill Lisman said toxicology reports for all 11 heroin/morphine-related overdose deaths last year came back showing sometimes seven or eight other drugs.


Related Topix: Drugs, Drink, Cocktails, Medicine, Luzerne County, PA, Pharmacology, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Coroner: 2 recent deaths drug-related accidents

Stephen Nonn says 40-year-old Cleophus Richardson died in May after being found unresponsive in his Wood River home.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic)

Has Codeine Harmed Your Child?

In August 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a boxed warning - its strongest - to alert doctors and parents about the risks of administering codeine to children post-surgery.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Health, Pain

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The York Daily Record

Legal but dangerous: Locals work to curb prescription drug abuse

Phil Bauer poses for a portrait on June 27 at his West Manchester Township home in front of photos of his son, Mark Bauer, who died in 2004 from a prescription drug overdose.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic)

WTVR Richmond

Chesterfield woman bitten by copperhead still recovers 30 days later

Poisonous snakes tend to hide in places like bushes and weeds. Experts say they're not aggressive and will run away from you.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Virginia

Toxic effects of medication led to death of Kingswinford man, inquest told

A KINGSWINFORD father's death was caused by the combined effects of medication he was taking for severe back pain, an inquest heard.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Elavil, Endep, Amitriptyline (generic), Nortriptyline (generic), Pamelor

Biotech Stock Mailbag: AcelRx, Yellen Aftermath, Nymox

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Related Topix: Mozilla, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Financial Markets

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Horrible Tale From a Minnesota Hospital

A heart patient suffered "uncontrollable pain" and had to have her forearm amputated because a hospital nurse stole her morphine for himself and injected her with contaminated substances instead, the woman claims in court.


Related Topix: Medicine, Stearns County, MN, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic)

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Gateway Pundit

Horror! Dying NY Vets Denied Painkillers - Given Salt Water Instead

Another day, another VA tragedy. An Albany nurse claims dying New York Veterans were denied painkillers.


Related Topix: Medicine, Conservative Political News, US News


Promising medication counteracts constipation caused by opioid painkillers

While these drugs are very effective for treating and managing pain, they have one particularly bothersome side effect: constipation.


Related Topix: Medicine

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Councillor had high level of morphine at time of death

Veronica Sharkey, who had an internal morphine pump fitted, died suddenly in her home after returning from a routine visit to the Mater Hospital Veronica Sharkey, who had an internal morphine pump fitted, died suddenly in her home after returning from a routine visit to the Mater Hospital.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Mesquite makes late push for marijuana businesses

The small town is late to the game. Now they are pushing to become the next place in Clark County to take part in this budding industry.


Related Topix: Mesquite, NV, Marijuana, Clark County, NV, Medicine, Health, Pain, Las Vegas, NV


Egalet Reports Positive Top-Line Results From Category 1 Abuse...

Egalet Corporation today announced positive results from the Category 1 abuse deterrence study for Egalet-001, an abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral morphine-based product in development for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock opioid treatment and for which alternative treatments are inadequate.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Food and Drug Administration

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Daily Kos

Why Obamacare won't shield you from massive medical bills

I had a rude awakening recently when I visited the emergency room with an excruciating stomach ache.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Health Insurance, US News, Liberal Political News

WKXW-FM Trenton

Deadly drug is like 'poison in a package'

A deadly synthetic opiate is causing new concern, especially in Ocean County where law enforcement officials are already dealing with a heroin epidemic .


Related Topix: Drugs, Ocean County, NJ, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic), Medicine

Sat Jul 12, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Pinellas Park firefighter-paramedic charged with sale of prescription drugs

James A. Comer, 38, of Largo was charged with 16 separate counts, which include sale, delivery and possession of oxycontin, morphine, alprazolam, oxycodone and hydromorphone.


Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Xanax, Alprazolam (generic), Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Pinellas County, FL

Daily Mail

A whisker from death: Woman slipping into coma was saved by her pet ...

A whisker from death: Woman slipping into coma was saved by her pet cat after it tapped on the window to get neighbours' attention A cat is up for a top moggy award after tapping on a next-door neighbour's window to get their attention after his owner collapsed at home.


Related Topix: Cats, Pets, Medicine