Dozens overdosed in one New Haven park Wednesday
As New Haven Fire Chief John Alston Jr. spoke to reporters about a spate of drug overdoses on Wednesday, he heard shouting coming from behind him. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic marijuana causes mass overdose in Connecticut
Nearly 50 people in New Haven, Connecticut, have been treated after taking synthetic marijuana. The drug can be 100 times more powerful than pot. CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overdose Outbreak Near Yale Linked to Synthetic Cannabinoid
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — More than 30 people overdosed Wednesday from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana at or near a city park in Connecticut. No deaths were reported, but officials said two people had life-threatening symptoms. JEMS: Patients May be Using Synthetic Cannabinoids More than You Think Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a popular, historic downtown park that borders part of Yale University, and officials expected the overdose total to increase. Police said they arrested a man believed to be connected to at least some of the overdoses. "Do not come down t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Overdose Outbreak Near Yale Linked to Synthetic Cannabinoid
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — More than 30 people overdosed Wednesday from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana at or near a city park in Connecticut. No deaths were reported, but officials said two people had life-threatening symptoms. JEMS: Patients May be Using Synthetic Cannabinoids More than You Think Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a popular, historic downtown park that borders part of Yale University, and officials expected the overdose total to increase. Police said they arrested a man believed to be connected to at least some of the overdoses. "Do not come down t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

‘You Have a New Identity.’ Patients Share What It’s Like to Recover From a Face Transplant
After having more than 20 surgeries over four years, Katie Stubblefield finally has a new face. In May of last year, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic helped the then 21-year-old become the world’s 40th face transplant recipient, and the youngest in U.S. history. Today, Stubblefield, whose story was first told in National Geographic’s September cover story, is recovering well — and adjusting to the novel life, identity and reality that come with her new appearance. “I’m starting over in a lot of ways,” Stubblefield says through her parents, Robb and Alesia. (Her speech is still recovering ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic: A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017
Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Opioids and Opiates Fentanyl Deaths (Fatalities) Drug Abuse and Traffic Medicine and Health Heroin Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Reached a Record Level of 72,000 in 2017, New Estimates Show
Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Opioids and Opiates Fentanyl Deaths (Fatalities) Drug Abuse and Traffic Medicine and Health Heroin Source Type: news

Over 20 people overdosed in one New Haven park today
As New Haven Fire Chief John Alston Jr. spoke to reporters about a spate of drug overdoses on Wednesday, he heard shouting coming from behind him. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Reached Record Level of 72,000 in 2017, New Estimates Show
Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Opioids and Opiates Fentanyl Deaths (Fatalities) Drug Abuse and Traffic Medicine and Health Heroin Source Type: news

New Estimates Show Overdose Deaths Surpassed 72,000, a New High, in 2017
Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have financed public health campaigns and addiction treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Opioids and Opiates Fentanyl Deaths (Fatalities) Drug Abuse and Traffic Medicine and Health Heroin Source Type: news

Overdose deaths spike in downtown Toronto, prompting public warning by police
Toronto police have issued a public safety warning about a batch of dangerous opioids they believe are being sold in the downtown core after seven people died from drug overdoses over the past 12 days. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

The Opioid Epidemic: National Trends in Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths from 2000 to 2016 (June 2018)
This brief provides high-level information about opioids and opioid addiction, presents the historical context for the epidemic of opioid-related addiction and mortality in the United States, and examines trends in opioid-related mortality across the country and among population subgroups. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NanoMedical Tackles Opioid Abuse with Combination Device
NanoMedical Systems has received a nearly $3 million grant from the Department of Defense to develop a combination device for the long-term treatment of opioid use. The grant provides $2,993,398 over three years to support formulation development, device development and manufacturing, preclinical studies, and initial human factors assessments in conjunction with the DeBakey, VA Medical Center in Houston, TX. The Austin-based company develops drug-delivery devices based on its nStrada nanofluidics platform for sustained release (up to six months) of chronic therapies. These devices can be loaded with a variety of drugs incl...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Business Source Type: news

Ontario government puts 3 overdose prevention sites on hold
Ontario Minister of Health, Christine Elliott says the sites in Thunder Bay, St. Catharines and Toronto will be frozen as the province conducts a review of harm-reduction practices and determines if the sites "have merit." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Alcohol, Opioid Addiction Meds Reduce Crime, Suicidality Alcohol, Opioid Addiction Meds Reduce Crime, Suicidality
Medications used to treat alcohol and opioid use disorder reduce arrest rates, suicidal behavior, and accidental overdose.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Doctors Alerted of Patient Deaths Prescribe Fewer Opioids
Letters to doctors informing them of their patients' fatal opioid overdoses have led to a decrease in opioid prescriptions from those doctors. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Physician convicted of improper prescribing gets 4 years
A physician in Kentucky convicted of improperly prescribing drugs to patients who died of overdoses has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

College students may face pressures from opioid epidemic's secondary effects
(Penn State) About one in five college students reported in a survey that they knew someone who was addicted to pain medications, and nearly a third said they knew somebody who overdosed on painkillers or heroin, according to a team of undergraduate Penn State Lehigh Valley researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Opioid Use Rising in ADHD Patients on Stimulants
(MedPage Today) -- Concomitant usage poses danger for addiction, overdose (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - August 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

New Study Shows Trends in Naloxone Administration by EMS
A new study released today shows the importance of EMS data in estimating the public health burden of opioid overdose and can help emergency responders, public healthcare organizations and community organizations target and evaluate prevention and strategies to address the epidemic. The report, published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), was authored by researchers at the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Office of EMS. Researchers found that the rate of EMS naloxone admini...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NREMT Tags: Patient Care News Industry News Source Type: news

New Study Shows Trends in Naloxone Administration by EMS
A new study released today shows the importance of EMS data in estimating the public health burden of opioid overdose and can help emergency responders, public healthcare organizations and community organizations target and evaluate prevention and strategies to address the epidemic. The report, published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), was authored by researchers at the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Office of EMS. Researchers found that the rate of EMS naloxone admini...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NREMT Tags: Patient Care News Industry News Source Type: news

Doctors Write Fewer Opioid Scripts After Learning of Overdose Death
Title: Doctors Write Fewer Opioid Scripts After Learning of Overdose DeathCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 10, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Doctors prescribed fewer opioids after they were told about their patients' overdoses
More than 400 'Dear Doctor' letters, sent last year in San Diego County, were part of a study that, researchers say, put a human face on the US opioid crisis for many doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coroner sent letters to doctors whose patients died of opioid overdoses. Doctors' habits quickly changed
Addressed directly to the doctor, the letter arrived in a plain business envelope with a return address of the San Diego County medical examiner ’s office.Its contents were intended, ever so carefully, to focus the physician on a national epidemic of opioid abuse — and his or her possible role... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Learning of a Patient's Opioid Death Reduces Prescribing
(MedPage Today) -- Clinicians prescribed 10% fewer opioids when notified of a single patient's fatal overdose (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sending Letters About Their Patients' Overdoses Changes Doctors' Prescribing Habits
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sara Kiley Watson Source Type: news

CDC warns an antidepressant is poisoning Americans
In the last four years, there has been a surge in reports from poison control centers of Americans overdosing on tianeptine, an unapproved antidepressant with opioid effects, the CDC reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids
In a novel experiment, doctors started prescribing fewer opioids after getting a letter from the medical examiner's office telling them of a patient's fatal overdose (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Doctors Write Fewer Opioid Scripts After Learning of Overdose Death
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- Doctors prescribed fewer opioid pain medications after receiving letters from a medical examiner informing them of a patient's fatal overdose, a new study says. Many people who die of opioid overdoses got addicted to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Notification of patient overdose deaths reduces clinician opioid prescriptions
NIH-funded study shows clinicians reduced prescriptions following behavioral “nudge”. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pasco County Fire Rescue Launches Opioid Campaign Emphasizing Alternatives
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — One Tampa Bay area fire rescue will be the first local department to launch a three-prong campaign against the opioid crisis. Their first phase is providing alternatives to opioids for pain treatment. It is part of an effort to give you better options in the ongoing fight against opioid addiction. In just a year span, Pasco County Fire Rescue gave out Narcan, the overdose reversal drug, 1,200 times. That is about three times a day. These include patients who have overdosed or those who took too much medication by mistake. In Pasco County, they are seeing a 10% increase of Narcan use every year. &...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Isabel Rosales (WFTS) Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Pasco County Fire Rescue Launches Opioid Campaign Emphasizing Alternatives
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — One Tampa Bay area fire rescue will be the first local department to launch a three-prong campaign against the opioid crisis. Their first phase is providing alternatives to opioids for pain treatment. It is part of an effort to give you better options in the ongoing fight against opioid addiction. In just a year span, Pasco County Fire Rescue gave out Narcan, the overdose reversal drug, 1,200 times. That is about three times a day. These include patients who have overdosed or those who took too much medication by mistake. In Pasco County, they are seeing a 10% increase of Narcan use every year. &...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Isabel Rosales (WFTS) Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Preventing Prescription Opioid Overdoses in New York State
Like many states, New York is suffering from the consequences of the opioid overdose epidemic. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of overdoses due to both prescription and illicit drug use in recent years. Overdoses are killing people of all races and ages. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is coordinating statewide prevention interventions to save lives and prevent opioid overdoses. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors reduced opioid prescriptions after learning a patient overdosed
(University of Southern California) Doctors confronted with information about patient deaths by opioid overdose became more careful in prescribing the painkillers once they learned the risks first-hand. A new USC study published in Science shows many clinicians do not know about patient overdose deaths once they leave their care. Overcoming the disconnect by sharing news of losing a patient makes the opioid crisis more personal and leads doctors to reduce prescriptions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Opioid prescribing decreases after learning of a patients fatal overdose
Most opioid prescription deaths occur among people with common conditions for which prescribing risks outweigh benefits. General psychological insights offer an explanation: People may judge risk to be low without available personal experiences, may be less careful than expected when not observed, and may falter without an injunction from authority. To test these hypotheses, we conducted a randomized trial of 861 clinicians prescribing to 170 persons who subsequently suffered fatal overdoses. Clinicians in the intervention group received notification of their patients’ deaths and a safe prescribing injunction from th...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Doctor, J. N., Nguyen, A., Lev, R., Lucas, J., Knight, T., Zhao, H., Menchine, M. Tags: Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Support increases when opioid 'safe consumption sites' called 'overdose prevention sites'
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) 'Safe consumption sites,' where people can use pre-obtained drugs with medically trained personnel on hand to treat overdoses, garner higher public support when they are called 'overdose prevention sites,' according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Post-Surgery Opioid Overdoses Are Rare
(MedPage Today) -- But higher odds of persistent use seen following some procedures (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - August 7, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Relapses Like Demi Lovato ’s Are Common. Here’s Why They Can Be So Dangerous, According to Experts
More than a week after she was hospitalized for an apparent drug overdose, singer Demi Lovato has been released from Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is speaking out about the enduring struggle of addiction and relapse — an often dangerous cycle that can end in tragedy for many people who struggle with substance use. “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time,” Lovato, who had been sober prior to the incident, wrote in a statement Sunday. “It is something I must co...
Source: TIME: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime substance abuse Source Type: news

"Dopesick": The impact of withdrawal on opioid addicts struggling to get clean
The FDA will now look at whether potential treatments for drug addiction can reduce overdose rates, or the transmission of infectious diseases, instead of only focusing on whether it cuts opioid use. Author Beth Macy joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her new book, "Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America," which tracks the opioid epidemic from its early days in rural America to the nationwide crisis it is today. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug addiction is a tragedy. But we could stop so many people dying | Karen Tyrell
We know exactly what works to prevent drug-related deaths – and yet the numbers are still risingI was a drug worker in a London prison when I met Stuart, a guitar-playing Scot with a kind smile and a firm conviction that his life was over. When I met him he was dependent on heroin. His family had disowned him and he was in prison. He was scared, exhausted, and desperate. Over the next few months, with support, he started to make progress. We formed a strong bond. He got in touch with his mum, and opened up to me about the things he was running away from. I offered a listening ear, a roadmap, and no judgment. I was on...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Tyrell Tags: Drugs Science Society Drugs policy Politics Drugs trade Health Crime UK news Prisons and probation Law UK criminal justice Source Type: news

Empress EMS to Be Featured in 'Nightwatch Nation,' Premiering Thursday, August 16 at 10pm ET/PT on A & E
Yonkers, NY–A&E Network’s hit series goes deeper with “Nightwatch Nation,” a new nonfiction series from executive producer Dick Wolf and 44 Blue Productions. The series follows EMTs and paramedics from Empress EMS in Yonkers, New York, and three other cities across the country.  Real-life heroes risk their lives to work the busiest and most unnerving shift of the day, the overnight. “Nightwatch Nation” premieres Thursday, August 16 at 10pm ET/PT. Over ten episodes, the EMTs and paramedics tackle emergencies on every level, bringing viewers along for the ride while also experienc...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Empress EMS (press release) Tags: News News Videos Operations Source Type: news

Empress EMS to Be Featured in 'Nightwatch Nation,' Premiering Thursday, August 16 at 10pm ET/PT on A & E
Yonkers, NY–A&E Network’s hit series goes deeper with “Nightwatch Nation,” a new nonfiction series from executive producer Dick Wolf and 44 Blue Productions. The series follows EMTs and paramedics from Empress EMS in Yonkers, New York, and three other cities across the country.  Real-life heroes risk their lives to work the busiest and most unnerving shift of the day, the overnight. “Nightwatch Nation” premieres Thursday, August 16 at 10pm ET/PT. Over ten episodes, the EMTs and paramedics tackle emergencies on every level, bringing viewers along for the ride while also experienc...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Empress EMS (press release) Tags: News News Videos Operations Source Type: news

Demi Lovato Released from Hospital After Reported Overdose
(NEW YORK) — Demi Lovato has checked out of the hospital she was rushed to two weeks ago for a reported overdose. A person close to Lovato says she was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles over the weekend. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t allowed to speak publicly about the topic. Lovato was hospitalized on July 24. The 25-year-old said Sunday on Instagram she remains committed to overcoming addiction. She thanked her fans, family and team, and wrote, “I will keep fighting.” The singer-actress has spoken about her struggles with an eating ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mesfin Fekadu / AP Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime Source Type: news

Paramedics in Indianapolis Suburb Turn to Nitrous Oxide as Fentanyl Alternative
The Times of Northwest Indiana Paramedics in the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers are now providing nitrous oxide instead of fentanyl to patients in pain, the first department in the state to make the switch. Read more at The Times of Northwest Indiana   Switch Designed to Combat Epidemic of AddictionThe move is expected to reduce the amount of fentanyl administered to injured patients by about two-thirds, reducing the risk of addiction and eliminating harmful side effects, said Fishers Fire Capt. The nitrous oxide, commonly known as "laughing gas," will only be used in certain instances, such as for broke...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Paramedics in Indianapolis Suburb Turn to Nitrous Oxide as Fentanyl Alternative
The Times of Northwest Indiana Paramedics in the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers are now providing nitrous oxide instead of fentanyl to patients in pain, the first department in the state to make the switch. Read more at The Times of Northwest Indiana   Switch Designed to Combat Epidemic of AddictionThe move is expected to reduce the amount of fentanyl administered to injured patients by about two-thirds, reducing the risk of addiction and eliminating harmful side effects, said Fishers Fire Capt. The nitrous oxide, commonly known as "laughing gas," will only be used in certain instances, such as for broke...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Pfizer, Antares Pharma partner on opioid overdose pen
Pfizer and Antares Pharma have announced an agreement to develop a combination drug device opioid overdose “rescue pen.” (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Awareness and access to naloxone necessary but not sufficient: examining gaps in the naloxone cascade - Tobin K, Clyde C, Davey-Rothwell M, Latkin C.
BACKGROUND: Despite promising findings of opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) programs, overdose continues to be a major cause of mortality. The "cascade of care" is a tool for identifying steps involved in achieving optimal health o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Development of indicators for public health surveillance of substance use and mental health - Hopkins RS, Landen M, Toe M.
Substance use and mental health disorders can result in disability, death, and economic cost. In the United States, rates of death from suicide, drug overdose, and chronic liver disease (a marker for alcohol abuse) have been rising for the past 15 years. G... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Confirmed: Radio legend Art Bell was killed by Big Pharma drug overdose
(Natural News) Autopsy results have confirmed that radio personality Art Bell is sadly yet another casualty of the prescription drug overdose epidemic plaguing America. On Wednesday, the Clark County Coroner’s office said that Bell died with a cocktail of prescription drugs in his system. The 72-year-old was found dead in the bedroom of his home... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medications for alcohol and opioid use disorders and risk of suicidal behavior, accidental overdoses, and crime - Molero Y, Zetterqvist J, Binswanger IA, Hellner C, Larsson H, Fazel S.
OBJECTIVE: The authors examined associations between medications for alcohol and opioid use disorders (acamprosate, naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine) and suicidal behavior, accidental overdoses, and crime. METHOD: In this total population c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news