Doctors overprescribe dangerous, addictive drugs that lead to heroin use
The article on prosecuting heroin dealers for the deaths of their customers was very thought provoking.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Civil Commitment: If You Build It They Will Come
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 123, Section 35 permits the court to involuntarily commit to an inpatient substance abuse treatment someone whose alcohol or drug use puts themselves or others at risk.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
EVZIO now available in the U.S.
Richmond-based Kaleo announced Tuesday that its handheld auto-injector for opioid overdoses is now available.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Prescription opioids kill about 300 people yearly
Prescription opioids claimed the lives of about 300 people each year from 2006 to 2012, according to data from the state Department of Health Services.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Surge In Painkiller Prescriptions Has Deadly Consequences
According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, doctors wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2012, enough for every adult in the country to have their own bottle of pills.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
State Of The Painkiller Nation: Wide Variation In Prescription Rates
There's no getting around the fact that the abuse of prescription painkillers is a huge problem in the U.S. Prescription drug overdoses now kill more people each year than car crashes.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Stronger oversight for prescription pain pills recommended
Rate of unintentional rx/medication overdose by county, 1999-2012. Credit: N.C. Injury & Violence Prevention Branch, Division of Public Health Say you go to the dentist and need to have a root canal.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Islet transplant helps control diabetes after pancreas removal
Extreme, persistent pain can lead a person to make dramatic decisions, including getting rid of the painful body part.