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5 Lottery Winners Who Got in Trouble With the Law
One of New Jersey’s richest Powerball winners was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a child, prosecutors said, landing him on a growing list of lottery winners who have either befallen misfortune or been accused of a crime. Pedro Quezada, 49, won $338 million — one of the state’s biggest Powerball jackpots in history — in 2013. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually assaulting a young girl for about three years when the child was between 11 and 14 years old, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes said in a statement. The alleged crimes took place before Quezada won the lotter...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Crime Lottery onetime Source Type: news

In the Philippines, Human Rights Have a Precise Value: $20
Philippine lawmakers have voted to reduce the annual budget of the Commission on Human Rights — the body tasked with investigating the country’s brutal war on drugs — to about $20. The move to defund the commission, which was easily passed by Representatives and now awaits approval by the Senate, coincides with another proposal to cut spending on drug rehabilitation programs by about 75%, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The measures are reportedly backed by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, whose party controls a majority in both chambers. The rights commission — which was...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized onetime Philippines Source Type: news

Polydrug use and its association with drug treatment outcomes among primary heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine users - Wang L, Min JE, Krebs E, Evans E, Huang D, Liu L, Hser YI, Nosyk B.
BACKGROUND: Polydrug use may challenge effective treatment for substance use disorders. We evaluate whether secondary substance use modifies the association between treatment and primary drug use among primary heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine (MA) users... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

‘Dark, Dark World.’ Prosecutor Says Suspect Bragged About Holly Bobo’s Murder
(SAVANNAH, Tenn.) — A man who lived in the “dark, dark world” of methamphetamine and morphine abducted a Tennessee nursing student from her rural home in 2011, then drugged, raped and shot her before discarding her body and bragging about it, a prosecutor said Monday. Paul Hagerman made the statements during opening arguments in the trial of Zachary Adams in Savannah, Tennessee. Adams, 33, has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, raping and killing Holly Bobo, who was 20 when she disappeared from her home in Parsons, Tennessee, on April 13, 2011. Her remains were found 3 ½ years later near her home in...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adrian Sainz / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime holly bobo onetime Source Type: news

Meth, coke and oil: A drug boom in the Texas shale patch
MIDLAND, Texas (Reuters) - When Joe Forsythe returned to the West Texas oilfields last year after a stint in a drug rehab facility, he figured he had beaten his addiction to methamphetamine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Methamphetamine-induced brain injury and alcohol drinking - Blaker AL, Yamamoto BK.
A majority of methamphetamine (Meth) abusers also abuse alcohol but the neurochemical consequences of this co-abuse are unknown. Individually, alcohol and Meth cause inflammation and long-term alterations in dopamine and serotonin signaling within the brai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Brief primary care intervention cut risky drug use among Latinos by 40 percent
FINDINGSNew research finds that brief interventions in a primary care clinic can reduce patients ’ risky substance use by 4.5 days per month — a 40 percent decline among the Latino patients surveyed — compared with people who did not receive the brief intervention. This corresponds to two fewer weekends of drug use per month, or one less day of use per weekend, or a shorter monthly binge period.BACKGROUNDThe findings duplicate those of the Quit  Using Drugs Intervention Trial, or Project QUIT — conducted by the same research team in 2011 and 2012 — which is aimed at reducing ris...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Speed increases risk of stroke within hours or days of use
Methamphetamine can raise blood pressure, making users more susceptible to a hemorrhagic stroke, found a study by the University of New South Wales in Australia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meth use boosts young adults ’ risk for brain bleeds and stroke
(Reuters Health) - Young adults who use the stimulant methamphetamine, sometimes called `speed, ’ `ice,’ or `meth,’ may have an increased risk of strokes, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Methamphetamine Use Tied to Heightened Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk Methamphetamine Use Tied to Heightened Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk
Methamphetamine use has been tied to an increased risk for stroke in young adults, especially often-fatal hemorrhagic stroke, a new review shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Meth Use Tied to Higher Risk of Stroke in Younger People
Predominately hemorrhagic strokes associated with methamphetamine use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Meth abuse may increase stroke risk in younger users
Younger adults who use methamphetamine may be at greater risk for stroke, a new review suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meth Abuse Could Up Stroke Risk in Younger Users
Most of these strokes involve bleeding into the brain: studySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Methamphetamine, Stroke (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meth Abuse Could Up Stroke Risk in Younger Users
THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 -- Younger adults who use methamphetamine may be at greater risk for stroke, a new review suggests. With use of the stimulant increasing, particularly in more potent forms, doctors in many countries are seeing more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Prevalence and nature of cardiovascular disease in methamphetamine-related death: a national study - Darke S, Duflou J, Kaye S.
This study examined the nature, and extent, of cardiovascular disease amongst cases of methamphetamine-related death in Australia, 2009-2015. METHODS: Analysis of 894 cases of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Following Lives Undergoing Change (Flux) study: implementation and baseline prevalence of drug use in an online cohort study of gay and bisexual men in Australia - Hammoud MA, Jin F, Degenhardt L, Lea T, Maher L, Grierson J, Mackie B, Pastorelli M, Batrouney C, Bath N, Bradley J, Prestage GP.
Drug use among gay and bisexual men (GBM) is higher than most populations. The use of crystal methamphetamine, erectile dysfunction medication (EDM), and amyl nitrite have been associated with sexual risk behaviour and HIV infection among gay and bisexual ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine : epidemiology, clinical importance and sequelae of abuse - Arnaud N, Thomasius T.
Methamphetamine (also known as meth and crystal meth) is a  highly psychoactive synthetic amphetamine type stimulant, which falls under the German Federal Narcotics Law. The substance is similar to other stimulants but has distinct features with respect to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

"Just not all ice users do that": investigating perceptions and potential harms of Australia's Ice Destroys Lives campaign in two studies - Douglass CH, Early EC, Wright CJC, Palmer A, Higgs P, Quinn B, Dietze PM, Lim MSC.
This study invest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

USC Med School former dean, a Buffalo native, on leave following LA Times expose
A Buffalo native who led the University of Southern California medical school for a decade has been put on leave following a blockbuster story in Monday ’s Los Angeles Times alleging he abused methamphetamine and affiliated with prostitutes. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Morning administration of oral methamphetamine dose-dependently disrupts nighttime sleep in recreational stimulant users - Herrmann ES, Johnson PS, Bruner NR, Vandrey R, Johnson MW.
INTRODUCTION: Use of amphetamine-type stimulants (e.g., methamphetamine) is associated with acute sleep disruptions. No prior reports have characterized the acute effects of methamphetamine on sleep using polysomnography, the gold standard for objective sl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Discrimination between drug abuse and medical therapy: case report of a tranylcypromine overdose-related fatality - Akhgari M, Jokar F, Etemadi-Aleagha A, Ghasemi A.
Tranylcypromine is an effective antidepressant from the class of monoamine oxidase inhibitors and is structurally related to amphetamine. However, reports differ regarding the potential metabolism of tranylcypromine to amphetamine and methamphetamine withi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Transitioning illicit drug preferences and emerging user identities in Ohio: the proliferation of methamphetamine use among African Americans - Flynn KC, Hoffer LD.
Understanding the social dynamics of local methamphetamine markets is critical to improving community health and reducing social costs associated with illicit drug use. We examine a local drug market in Summit County, Ohio, wherein methamphetamine users as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Self-administration of methamphetamine alters gut biomarkers of toxicity - Flack A, Persons AL, Kousik SM, Napier TC, Moszczynska A.
Methamphetamine (METH) is a highly abused psychostimulant that is associated with an increased risk for developing Parkinson's disease (PD). This enhanced vulnerability likely relates to the toxic effects of METH that overlap with PD pathology, e.g., aberr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Twin Plagues: Meth Rises in Shadow of Opioids
Details the resurgence of methamphetamine use in the U.S., and the complications related to awareness and treatment with much of the present focus being on the opioid epidemic. Uses Wisconsin, especially rural areas of the state, as a window into the larger trends of the country as a whole. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 2, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A simple and effective physical characteristic profiling method for methamphetamine tablets seized in China - Li T, Hua Z, Meng X, Liu C.
This study developed a simple and effective physical characteristic profiling method for MA tablets with capital letter "WY" logos, which realized the discrimination between l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine causes neurotoxicity by promoting polarization of macrophages and inflammatory response - Li X, Wu F, Xue L, Wang B, Li J, Chen Y, Chen T.
Macrophages, especially their activation state, are closely related to the progression of neurotoxicity. Classically activated macrophages (M1) are proinflammatory effectors, while alternatively activated macrophages (M2) exhibit anti-inflammatory properti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

IHS and Boys & Girls Clubs Partner to Expand Services to Native Youth
Blog post from the Indian Health Service (IHS) about their collaboration with Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Native Services. Together, they aim to discourage risky behaviors among American Indian and Alaska Native youth using early intervention strategies with a particular focus on methamphetamine use and suicide. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 22, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Rates, characteristics and circumstances of methamphetamine-related death in Australia: a national 7 year study - Darke S, Kaye S, Duflou J.
AIMS: Assess trends in the number, and mortality rates, of methamphetamine-related death in Australia, 2009-2015; 2. Assess the characteristics, and the cause, manner and circumstances of death; and 3. Assess the blood methamphetamine concentrations and th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Texas police seize 600 pounds of meth-laced lollipops
Police investigating a reported burglary have seized almost $1 million worth of methamphetamine-laced lollipops. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Humble Honeybee
Honeybees are incomparable little creatures. Allow me to tell you why: Honeybees and humans share many things in common: we socialize, dance, eat honey, touch, feel, mimic one another, sleep, enjoy nicotine, caffeine, vote and we both get sick. After a queen honeybee lays a couple million eggs, she begins to produce fewer pheromones (or chemical scents), which cause the worker bees to feed half a dozen larvae royal jelly or pure protein as they begin rearing a new queen. It’s up to the scout bees to locate a new site to move the existing queen and thousands of workers to create with their beeswax a new hive. The bee...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Meth users who quit may reverse some heart damage
(Reuters Health) - With the right treatments, some methamphetamine users who kick the habit might be able to undo heart damage linked to abusing these drugs, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Oxytocin reduces cravings for methamphetamine
(Elsevier) Many people have suggested that addiction hijacks the body's natural drives in the service of compulsive drug use. A new study now suggests that hijacking another natural system in the brain may help overcome drug addiction. Published in Biological Psychiatry, the study shows that administration of oxytocin -- a naturally occurring molecule well known for its role in social bonding and childbirth -- reduces drug-seeking behavior in methamphetamine-addicted rats. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quitting Meth Is Necessary to Improve Related Cardiac Symptoms, Study Suggests (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Methamphetamine users who develop cardiomyopathy see symptom improvement only when they stop using the drug, according to a JACC: Heart Failure study.Researchers in Germany studied 30 … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Meth Addicts' Hearts May Improve If They Quit
MONDAY, May 29, 2017 -- Methamphetamine users who quit the drug may get a break: New research suggests it's possible to reverse heart damage with proper medical treatment. Research has previously linked meth use to heart problems that can contribute... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stopping drug abuse can reverse related heart damage
(American College of Cardiology) Quitting methamphetamine use can reverse the damage the drug causes to the heart and improve heart function in abusers when combined with appropriate medical treatment, potentially preventing future drug-related cases of heart failure or other worse outcomes, according to a study published today in JACC: Heart Failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2 Sisters Try To Tackle Drug Use At A Montana Indian Reservation
Highlights community efforts to create peer recovery groups to help combat addiction on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana. Dependence on methamphetamine and other psychostimulants has more than tripled in Montana and Wyoming from 2011 to 2015, creating a high demand for substance abuse programs. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 27, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Medico-legal assessment of methamphetamine and amphetamine serum concentrations-what can we learn from survived intoxications? - Weber M, Lessig R, Richter C, Ritter AP, Wei ß I.
Medico-legal experts are increasingly enlisted to assess the methamphetamine and amphetamine serum concentrations after a criminal offense. However, since criminal users rarely provide useful information to medico-legal experts regarding the substances abu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Domestic violence in methamphetamine psychotic users, psychiatric inpatients, and healthy people: a comparative study - Khalkhali SMR, Najafi K, Ahmadi R, Yousefnezhad A, Hamidi A, Ellahi M, Amiri A, Montakhabi A, Zavarmousavi M.
BACKGROUND: Domestic violence is a serious threat to the physical and mental health of women. The aim of the present study was to find and compare the frequency of domestic violence between methamphetamine users, patients with psychiatric disorders, and he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mechanisms underlying methamphetamine-related dental disease.
CONCLUSIONS:Mode of intake and frequency of meth use have a minimal impact on dental health outcomes. Behaviors, such as sugary beverage consumption and poor oral hygiene, better explain dental health outcomes.PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS:Having a better understanding of the causal mechanisms of " meth mouth " sets the stage for clinicians to provide more personalized interventions and management of dental disease in people who use meth. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Violence, trauma and living with HIV: longitudinal predictors of initiating crystal methamphetamine injection among sex workers - Argento E, Strathdee SA, Goldenberg S, Braschel M, Montaner J, Shannon K.
BACKGROUND: Despite rapid increases in crystal methamphetamine (CM) use worldwide and established gendered patterns of use, empirical research on CM injection initiation among sex workers is limited. Given the wide range of harms associated with CM, alongs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Fatal Overdose of Gamma-hydroxybutyrate Acid After Ingestion of 1,4-Butanediol - Le Garff E, Mesli V, Cornez R, Demarly C, Tournel G, H édouin V.
We report a case of fatal intoxication from 1,4-butanediol (1,4-BD), which was ingested by a young and "na ïve" gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) consumer during a party with the co-ingestion of alcohol, cannabis, and methylene-dioxy-methamphetamine. The followi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine use and dependence in vulnerable female populations - Kittirattanapaiboon P, Srikosai S, Wittayanookulluk A.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The study reviews recent publications on methamphetamine use and dependence women in term of their epidemic, physical health impact, psychosocial impacts, and also in the identified vulnerable issues. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies of vulnerab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Recent trends in alcohol and other drug use among police detainees in New Zealand, 2010-2015 - Wilkins C, Prasad J, Parker K, Rychert M, Barnes HM.
BACKGROUND: New Zealand has unusual patterns of recreational substance use by international standards including low levels of cocaine and heroin use, and high methamphetamine use. AIMS: This paper examines recent trends in alcohol and other drug use among ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Stimulants may have detrimental effects on muscle control
(Wiley) Researchers have found that current or past use of methamphetamine or other stimulants may lead to psychomotor control deficits, or a reduced ability to control physical movement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Gender and sex trading among active methamphetamine users in Cape Town, South Africa - Lion RR, Watt MH, Wechsberg WM, Meade CS.
BACKGROUND: South Africa has experienced a tremendous rise in methamphetamine use since the year 2000. Sex trading is a global phenomenon that has been observed in active drug users and has been associated with risks for HIV infection and violence. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Experimental small molecule shows potential in preventing meth relapse
The reason methamphetamine users find it so hard to quit -- 88 percent of them relapse, even after rehab -- is that meth takes advantage of the brain's natural learning process, say scientists. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Experimental small molecule shows potential in preventing meth relapse
(Scripps Research Institute) New research from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) suggests that the reason methamphetamine users find it so hard to quit -- 88 percent of them relapse, even after rehab -- is that meth takes advantage of the brain's natural learning process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

San Diego Debuts Mouth Swabs To Detect Drivers High On Pot
A major concern of police about state laws legalizing marijuana has been how to detect when motorists may be driving under the influence of pot — or other drugs. Now San Diego police are joining a growing number of cities relying on mouth swabs for chemical tests to detect drugs in drivers. The swabs and two portable testing machines hit the field Friday night in San Diego, reported CBS-8 TV. It’s the second city in the state after Los Angeles to use the new detection method. The machines test for the presence of marijuana and six other drugs: cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamine, methadone, opiates and benzod...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Woman in Labor Demanded Injection of Heroin and Meth before Giving Birth in Ambulance
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman in labor demanded a friend inject her with heroin and methamphetamine before firefighters arrived at their home and she gave birth while entering an ambulance, New Hampshire police said Wednesday. Police in Concord arrested Felicia Farruggia, 29, of Concord, this week, about six months after her son was born. He is in state custody. Police also arrested Rhianna Frenette, 37, of Belmont, who is accused of giving Farruggia the drugs. They're charged with felony reckless conduct. Frenette also faces a misdemeanor count on the same offense. "This case is just, honestly, absolutely appall...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: KATHY McCORMACK, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Woman in Labor Demanded Injection of Heroin and Meth before Giving Birth in Ambulance
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman in labor demanded a friend inject her with heroin and methamphetamine before firefighters arrived at their home and she gave birth while entering an ambulance, New Hampshire police said Wednesday. Police in Concord arrested Felicia Farruggia, 29, of Concord, this week, about six months after her son was born. He is in state custody. Police also arrested Rhianna Frenette, 37, of Belmont, who is accused of giving Farruggia the drugs. They're charged with felony reckless conduct. Frenette also faces a misdemeanor count on the same offense. "This case is just, honestly, absolutely appall...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: KATHY McCORMACK, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news