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Florida 'medical marijuana' measure would legalize recreational pot smoking

Voters in Florida will be deciding this November on an amendment to their state constitution to allow so-called medical marijuana, the Clearwater Gazette reports today .


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Florida, Florida Government, California, Medicine, Rick Scott, US Governors

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, Xanax, Alprazolam (generic), Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Pinellas County, FL

CBC News

Ontario dentists wary of over-prescribing opioids

Ontario's governing body for dentists is drafting new guidelines for opioids to try to cut down on their over-prescription.


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

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Goldsboro News-Argus

City man guilty in federal pain pill probe

A Goldsboro man was one of six defendants sentenced after the successful federal prosecution of an Oxycodone distribution ring.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Goldsboro, NC


Letter: Opioid abuse

Instagram users share their snapshots as they soak up the sun this week on the beach, at the PNE, in parks and at the ballgame.


Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Medicine


Michel Perron , Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and National Advisory Council Co-Chair, is joined by Minister Aglukkaq for the release of National Strategy First Do No Harm: Responding to Canada's Prescription Drug Crisis.


Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Medicine


White House Summit Tackles Opioid Abuse

Two public health problems in the United States-prescription drug abuse and heroin use-are inextricably linked, and solutions will require comprehensive efforts, said participants in a June 19 White House policy summit.


Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Vermont, Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Medicine, Criminal Defense Law, Law


Former West Orange Pharmacist Sentenced to Thirty Seven Months In Prison for Oxycodone Sales and More

No one suspected something was very wrong at West Orange Pharmacy, a 60-year mainstay of the West Orange community, until a July, 2009 armed robbery tipped off the police that all was not what it appeared to be.


Related Topix: Medicine, West Orange, NJ, Orange, NJ, Montclair, NJ

Steuben Courier

Matthew T. Mangino: Overdose the leading cause of injury death

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin delivered his annual State of the State address in January, and according to Rolling Stone Magazine, Shumlin devoted his entire speech to what he perceived as the state's biggest threat - heroin addiction.


Related Topix: Drugs, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Medicine, Prison, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Opinion

Thu Jul 10, 2014


Police Investigating Alleged Rape at Large 4th of July Party in Portsmouth

Portsmouth police are investigating an alleged rape that occurred at a 4th of July party at a Bayview Avenue home and two brothers who hosted the party are now facing charges of procuring alcohol for minors.


Related Topix: Portsmouth, RI, Medicine


At a time when death rates from opioids are raising alarms, dentists are being told to stop routinely prescribing painkillers such as OxyContin to patients who have had their wisdom teeth removed or other dental surgery.


Related Topix: Dentistry, Medicine, Wisdom Teeth, Health, Pain, Family, Teenagers

The Jersey Journal

East Hanover pharmacist who sold Oxycontin for cash sentenced to more than 3 years

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced today that the former head pharmacist of West Orange Pharmacy was sentenced to 37 months in prison for illegally selling Oxycontin tablets cash.


Related Topix: Medicine, East Hanover, NJ, Healthcare Law, Law

Virginia Business

EVZIO now available in the U.S.

Richmond-based Kaleo announced Tuesday that its handheld auto-injector for opioid overdoses is now available.


Related Topix: Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Drugs, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian


Doctor striped of license over allegations of bad telemedical practices

State regulators have stripped a Utah doctor of his license to prescribe controlled substances following an emergency hearing where it was determined that he poses "an immediate threat to public health, safety and welfare."


Related Topix: Drugs


Wayne Police outline current drug market dangers

As a follow up to the township's annual drug forum the Wayne Police Department recently spoke with Wayne Today in an effort to highlight current drug trends, naming prescription pills, heroin, and marijuana as the top three.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

Wed Jul 09, 2014


Heroin deaths on the rise: 'It's here, it's big, it's hitting young adults'

More and more young people are dying of heroin overdoses in King County, and the alarming trend has experts working overtime to save lives.


Related Topix: Drugs, University of Washington, Washington, Medicine

Sentencing Law and Policy

Following the money behind sustaining pot prohibition

The Nation has this fascinating new investigative report with a headline and subheadline that highlights its themes: "The Real Reason Pot Is Still Illegal: Opponents of marijuana-law reform insist that legalization is dangerous - but the biggest threat is to their own bottom line."


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Medicine, Family, Kids

CBS Local

Defense Attorney: Dr. Stan Li Only Guilty Of Treating Patients' Pain

A doctor who ran a pain-management clinic in Queens was not a pill pusher, his attorney said during close arguments of the man's trial Wednesday.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Medicine

PhysOrg Weblog

One of eight deaths among young adults related to opioid use, research finds

One of every eight deaths among young adults in Ontario is related to opioids, making the drugs a leading cause of premature death, researchers have found.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine

CBC News

How tiny Vermont is handling a huge heroin crisis

Raina Lowell, at her home in Montpelier, Vt., is a recovering drug addict who used painkillers, then heroin.


Related Topix: Drugs, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Prison